March 10th

I thought winter was at least trying to leave – but we are back to the nasty cold again.  It is -24C with a windchill of -38C.  No dog walking this morning.  They seemed to know it too and neither one started the staring routine at our normal walk time like they usually do.  Both Dakota and Chester are sprawled out on the couch – sound asleep.

Dakota & Chester
Dakota & Chester

I think I mentioned in another post that I had taken Jewel’s cage apart and moved it into the livingroom, where I spend most of my time when I am home.  Since I got the web cam out to take the dogs’ picture, I thought I might as well show you Jewel’s new spot too.  She is inside the cage up near the top in this and she can watch what I am doing on the computer as well as watch the tv in another corner of the room.

Jewel
Jewel

The time change has really ruined my viewing at both Africam and Wild Earth. They didn’t change the time in Africa, so now dawn is pretty much at my bedtime, so I miss the morning parade at Africam and the game drive at Wild Earth starts about the same time too. In the morning, it is now the hot afternoon when nothing is stirring on either cam and the game drive at Wild Earth starts just a few minutes before i have to leave for work.

I do have a few pictures from yesterday morning to share though.

Grey Tree Frog
Grey Tree Frog

This is the little guy (or one of his relatives) that building those foam nests on the tree branch at Nkorho.   He is having a snooze between the tree that holds the camera and the box that holds some of the equipment, which is why he is sideways.

Wildebeests
Wildebeests

One of the Wildebeests with her calf – one of the older babies to be born this year.

Wildebeests
Wildebeests

Two of the older babies having a drink.  I didn’t see the youngest one that day, but Jacques said he was still doing fine.

Zebra with wound
Zebra with wound

Wild Earth spotted this Zebra with a fresh wound on the side.  Because there are no claw marks, he didn’t think it was from an attack by an lion, but might have happened when something frightened her and she ran into a branch or something.  I am not sure on that, but when I am looking at the picture now, there also seems to be something red on her face as well.  The flies were bothering the wound, but he said that these things usually heal up well.

Grey Go-Away Bird
Grey Go-Away Bird

Well, I have to leave for work soon, so it is time to wrap this up.

Oh, I just remembered that I put up my newest article at BellaOnline.  This one is an e-mail interview that I did with pet psychic Terri Jay – you can find it here.