I’m sitting on the porch enjoying the mild breeze. The dogs keep reminding me they haven’t had supper yet, but the sun is still high at 6:30.
In Birdland, it’s high spring.
The Mutt Strut and Cat Nap challenge will run from Monday through June 30.
Even with some dogs and cats in “holding” and awaiting adoptable status, the numbers at the Humane Society’s animal shelter in Urbana were low for this time of year, according to Executive Director Mary Tiefenbrunn.
We’ve had rain piled on rain in Birdland. First, a thunderstorm came in the night, comforting in all its tympanic booming. We woke to a heavy drizzle, which left a wider-than-usual delta in the meadow behind the Benson timber, and on top of the usual flooding of grass waterways, we saw new c…
In Birdland, we have been through a couple of seasons this week. Winter returned on Tuesday and Thursday. But now it is spring again, and I’m ready to begin.
During the coronavirus pandemic, our pets can receive care, but it will be a different experience. The two ways Illinois veterinary clinics can offer care are through curbside service, and telemedicine consults.
The dog days of August are still a few months away, but days for dogs have arrived in late March and early April as 365彩票appbound pet owners head outside with leash in hand to get some exercise.
A sudden snowstorm interrupted our apparent spring, and now, one day later, Birdland is sunny and crisp. Scattered remnants of yesterday’s sloppy snow lie in the yard, but I expect it will all melt by afternoon. The two little serama chicks in the basement brooder are growing bigger, tiny th…
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Today, Birdland is blusterous but warmish, for March, anyway. The sun shines brightly, but the wind blows away any warmth before it can really soak in. Still, it’s hard to believe it’s only been two weeks since we drove up to the edge of a frozen Great Lake. Michael skied while I sat in a yu…
The All-Breed Cat Show set for Saturday and Sunday at Radisson Hotel in Urbana will showcase around 30 different breeds and some of the country365彩票网's top cats, including Maine coons, Bengals, Ragdolls, Cornish Rexes and exotics.
In Birdland, the sky is heavy, and we wait. The leaves on the ground expect me to finish raking them up to put into the coop, but we are in a cycle of a little bit of snow every few days that melts and dampens the leaves. By the time the wind dries the ground, I’m hoping for the sun to warm …
It’s six degrees outside, and the freezing rain we got a few days ago has melted into a giant delta in the back forty, now frozen over. It’s too cold to walk out over the fields today and see if the ice is solid, but we might take our skates out tomorrow, when it’s supposed to warm up to 28!
In the spirit of the day, I thought you might be interested in this profile of an animal from my UI environmental writing course, written by Grace Finnell-Gudwien, a student majoring in Earth, Society, and Environmental Sustainability. Enjoy.
In the first week that recreational use became legal in Illinois, the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital saw two cases of likely marijuana intoxication in pets.
'I felt very attached to him very quickly,' said Tori Worthen, who adopted him on New Year's Eve after having helped treat him at the UI's Small Animal Clinic earlier in the month. 'I just wanted to see him have a great life.'
Newly unsealed Iroquois County Circuit Court records show that a Class 4 felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty was filed against Corinne N. DiLorenzo, 38 of Will County, founder of the now-dissolved nonprofit Earth Advocates, also known as the Earth Animal Sanctuary.
I stepped out of the grocery store into the night. The wind was just gently kissed by tiny snowflakes sparkling under fluorescent lights. The promised “winter storm” that Siri kept announcing had arrived.
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It must seem that we spent weeks in Indianapolis, but it was only two action-packed days. On Sunday, we woke at our Union Station hotel and took a short, sunny walk down to Café Patachou for brunch. On the way we passed the Indiana Theater, an ornately detailed building with a grand facade o…