July 20: Animals: Pets or Not
Featured Bloggers for WQW #26: Hearing
Thank you to those who linked.
- BEACH WALK REFLECTIONS Fun song about sound on his blogpost. You’ve got to listen to it and share it with your kids and grandkids. 🙂
- KEEP IT ALIVE
- LADY LEE
- LOVING LIFE
- NEW 2 WRITING
- WIDE EYED WONDERINGS
IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #WQW
This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday at noon. All you need is a quote to go with your post. Write a poem, story, or memoir. Share photos and a story or no story. Just have fun with it and let the quote or quotes lead the way.
Topics for the year (subject to change) are listed on the WQW Page. Feel free to post weekly, or drop in from time to time – All are welcome.
For More Ideas about Animals
Definition of Animals
“Animals are my friends … and I don’t eat my friends.”–George Bernard Shaw
““Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”–George Eliot
Last Friday for PPAC, I did a throwback of several horse stories. Today will be a bit of a throwback on live animal stories and photos that are some of my favorites. This picture was taken during a trip to pick up a used trailer we had purchased from someone on the Oregon Coast. On the way back, towing the trailer, our truck broke down in the mountains-right in front of a trailer park. The turn of events turned into an Accidental Vacation. You can read about this encounter in Chapter Seven.
Ducks are ubiquitous. I still like to take their pictures because they are such quack-ups. This vociferous duck lived in Delaware right on the river’s edge. He was out with his family picking up groceries from visitors like me who lounged on their patio/grocery store.
It’s not every day that an American gets to see a wallaby up close. When my blogging friend Carol and her husband took me to the Bunya Mountains in Queensland, the wallabies were as plentiful as the ducks on the lakes and rivers in the United States.
Animals at Home
Pets add fluff (in the case of dogs and cats – not so much with pet turtles and goldfish) and interest to your life and a whole lot of work and worry. One of my favorite stories is how KalevAKA Puppy Girl came to live at our house. Her story was one of my first blog posts and had 9 likes. I was over the moon thrilled. Someone actually read my blog. 🙂
““Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”― Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx
“Meow” means “woof” in cat.”― George Carlin
Piggles was my favorite guinea pig, given to me by one of my teacher colleagues. You see pictures of my pets from long ago, like Piggles in Sunday Stills: Pets Are Forever. I wrote this poem for her in in the early 1990s when I first started teaching as part of a science/math/language arts unit for my fourth graders. At the time this was a song, but I didn’t write down the music.
Cavia Porcellus Cavia porcellus, Cavia porcellus What are you telling us? My cavia porcellus. You flip, squeak, and hop, Run around like a top, Lie down quiet and stop, A satisfied mop Pull your food here and there. Grow long teeth, nails and hair, Chewing all but the air, Hidden inside your lair. Don't your jaws ever get sore? My little herbivore? Food you never store, Always squealing, "More, more, more." Walking up on your slope, Nibbling on cantaloupe, Your babies give up hope, Of sharing - they'll cope. ©Marsha Ingrao circa 1991
Animals on the Streets
We are having another blogger meet-up if anyone happens to be passing through the Prescott area on September 15th. Let Janet of This That or the Other Thing, Lisa from Micro of the Macro, or I know if you are interested in meeting us for lunch.
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”― George Orwell, Animal Farm
What About Your Experiences?
Do you have a funny pet story or an unusual animal photo from a trip? There are 1,485 animal quotes from Goodreads, so it is super easy to find one that inspires you.
Ongoing on Always Write
- On July 5th Story Chat proudly announced a new story, “Not a Proper Job” by another new (to us) author, Philip Cumberland AKA Fenlandphil’s Blog It’s had lots of likes so far but not too much chatter. Don’t be shy. Come on by.
- PPAC #55 “Don’t Horse Around; Hold Your Horses – (Photographing Public Art Challenge) Your choice of art – no theme! Two more days to link.
- Upcoming topics for WQW
- July 27: Sun/ or Writer’s Choice/ or YOUR WOTY Review
- August 3: Water: Rivers
- August 10: Water: Lakes
- August 17: Earth: Mountains, Rocks
- For a list of past WQW posts visit my WQW Page