Thursday, June 12, 2014

Not Much Thought in My Bark Backs Today…


Hi Y’all!




Today I’m joining Thursday’s Barks and Bytes Blog Hop hosted by 2 Brown Dawgs and Heart Like a Dog.

I’m also linkin’ up with Ruskus the Eskie in Thoughtless Thursday.





First, going back to last weeks Barks and Bytes

easyweimaraner said...

“you could swim in my big pond, there are no snakies or gators. Are the gators and the snakes there for the whole summer? Mom misread the brown thrasher, she read "trasher" and asked my dad what kind of bird it is... oh we call her "the blonde trasher" for buying useless things :o)”




The gators and snakes are here all year.  However, during the winter months when the water is cool, gators are not very active.  We do occasionally see one laying in the sun on a warm day.


Snakes aren’t very active until the air temperatures are above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.  In the spring, when temperatures are cooler in the early morning, we don’t worry about the active snakes.

This week the temperatures when we go out about dawn are in the upper 70’s Fahrenheit.



Friday’s Fitness Fun was addressed on Mischief Monday…if you missed those posts, before you click be warned rabbits and squirrels are present…seems Friday’s post created major mischief in Blogville.




About Sepia Saturday’s photos

JoAnn Stancer said...

“Very cool shadow picture. I see a wood duck house in the second picture, do you ever get a hen to lay eggs and see the chicks. We have a couple houses and see a male sitting on top. When we clean the house out in the spring there are unhatched eggs in it so don't know if any made it.”



The pair below have been around for several years.  They do nest, but I’ve never seen the young.  Since we are in a wildlife preserve a man comes by boat in the winter and cares for the boxes.



Then we come to Sunday’s black and white shadow image…

Oz theTerrier said...

“Is your shadow on a diet too, Hawk? if not, then why is it so skinny? Happy B&W Sunday.

Tenacious Little Terrier said...

“Are you wasting away to a shadow? Your humans better up your food!”

Janet Keefe said...

“Did you lose some weight, Hawk? You sure look happy about it!
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets”

nodogaboutit said...

My how slim you look Hawk! Cute smile. Your shadow cannot capture that, can it? :)





Those Terriers are really smart! don’t y’all think?  And you’re right, shadows don’t smile, especially the one in the photo which seems to be beheaded. 

But this suggestion I found smartest of all…

Emma said...

“It is a perfect weight loss solution! Just have everyone look at the shadow and everyone will find you way too thin and feed you treats.”



On Mischief Monday’s post I do have one serious comment I’d like to discuss …

homecomingbook said...

“Ever heard of the rabbit cycle? And tell your friends to watch out for tularemia.”


We all know what Lyme decease and Rocky Mountain Spotted fever are…so I went to find out about tularemia here at the CDC.  I also checked out other tick born deceases and the list is scary!

Tularemia can wipe out entire rabbit or rodent populations.  The humans get it from that nasty brown dog tick.  The decease is also carried by wood ticks and lone star ticks.  It can also be transmitted by the evil deer fly which has a much worse bite than a horse fly. There are also other ways the decease is transmitted, but I’ll let you check it out for yourself!


Y’all hurry back now!








  1. Wow Hawk! This post is just loaded with lots of information!! Those snakes and alligators SCARE us!! Mama got a little too close to one when she was in South Carolina...just a little too close for comfort. She didn't even know it was there! While we enjoy looking at all of your pictures, that last one is AMAZING!

  2. Thank our lucky stars we have no snakes to speak of over here just the adder and they are quite rare. Crikey the ticks sound horrid. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. I would be very uncomfortable looking around and seeing gators like that! EEK! Craziness!!!
    Thank you for linking up to thoughtless Thursday with Ruckus and I.
    Have a great day!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  4. That's a big gator in your picture and Mr. Snaky looks not really friendly :o) Be careful :o)We live in an area where we have no ticks (probably they dislike the climate in britanny). It's really scary what such a small thingy can cause....

  5. Thanks for the heads up about the ticks. Mom keeps having heart failure every time she sees those gator and snake pictures.

  6. Love your sepia Saturday photo! Really nice! We don't like the south because of the gators and snakes. Mom doesn't deal well with those kinds of creatures. We can't even get near water because Mom fears we will be grabbed and eaten.

  7. I agree...really like the sepia pics!

  8. Ugh, I never heard of that disease. The ticks are really bad here this year, and the deer flies always are.
    Thank you for that last peaceful cheered me up after reading about that disease! And I didn't even look at the rest of the list! :)
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  9. Thanks so much for joining the hop. :) Oh I just hate those nasty ticks. Not only are they ugly, they carry such nasty diseases. Pretty sunset picture.

  10. I love gators, hate snakes. Love that picture of the wood duck pair, too bad you haven't seen any babies. Yuck on that disease. You have a great night, thanks for a great follow up of the week.

  11. Looking good Hawk - love that smile. That disease sounds pretty nasty - be careful!

  12. We lived on a lake for many years and shared it with a few gators. That always seemed to freak out people from other areas but we never had a problem with them. They left us alone and we definately left them alone. The only time we had to be careful was during mating season when they have been known to be more aggressive. Our dogs had to strictly stay within the fence during that part of the year.