Rattlers and the Nation Within



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34 Responses to “Rattlers and the Nation Within”

  1. Wose-the small and meek
    7:58 am on September 8th, 2016


    I can not read the article without taking a survey I’d rather not take. :^(

    Strong prayers continue to go out to sweet Addie, Cheryl and Howie.

    Good day to all!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:00 am on September 8th, 2016

    Good morning, everyone! Mom actually doesn’t mind snakes (we think she’s weird) but she won’t let snakes stay in our yard just to keep us safe.Sweet Addy, Gramp, Howie and Macy’s family remain in our pawrayers today.Enjoy a terrific Thursday.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:02 am on September 8th, 2016

    Morning, Wose. We accessed the article with no problems, go figure. Basically it says rattler bites happen in the rocky area of the dog park and larger dogs who get to the vet quickly generally survive.

  4. Tupper's Mama
    8:09 am on September 8th, 2016

    Morning all.
    We get garter snakes and racers in the house. Eeeeek. So we got some snake repellant powder to put in front off the door. Seems to be working.
    And we are working at the polls this morning.
    And still working on the Native battle.
    And saying prayers
    Busy, busy, busy.

  5. Barb, Maggie & Angel Lucy
    8:21 am on September 8th, 2016

    Sad news about Marylou’s friend Cheryl. Good news about little Addie.

    Haven’t seen any snakes around here for months. Wonder if my Stubby went elsewhere or if someone killed him. His home has been near my garden for years. How long do garter snakes live?

    Just read that they are calling Chicago Chiberia, due to the extreme winter that is expected. Brrr! Glad I live in town and will be mostly retired.

  6. B.Stover
    10:21 am on September 8th, 2016

    I’ve only seen snakes in Florida. I didn’t have to take a survey to read the article.

    Good morning all.

  7. B.Stover
    10:35 am on September 8th, 2016

    Barb: According to the U of M site, here is the answer to how long garter snakes live:

    “The average lifespan of wild common garter snakes is approximately two years. Most common garter snakes probably die in their first year of life. Common garter snakes reach sexual maturity, and maximum size, at 3 to 4 years of age. The lifespan of common garter snakes kept in captivity is longer, between 6 and 10 years. One captive common garter snake lived to be 20 years old, but few wild snakes live this long.”

    Here’s a link to the site:


  8. BearSpiritDog
    10:59 am on September 8th, 2016

    Snakes! YEEP!!
    We were asked to take a Survey and still Could Not view the article.
    No Survey needed for B’s link, which was very interesting.
    Feeling bad about Stubby.

    Prayers continue for Addie, Cheryl, Howie, and all under the Quilt.

  9. Luna
    11:04 am on September 8th, 2016

    There are a Gramp shaped, Addie shaped, That Dog shaped, and ML Friend shaped lumps under the Quilt right now. As the Veil is thin especially during times such as these, Tenzing and Wyatt have been serving as pillows for this in need of comfort and healing.

  10. c.hobbitz
    11:27 am on September 8th, 2016

    Prayers for Cheryl and Addie.
    I am in Chicago on a 5-hour layover. I did not sleep the entire night flight out of Alaska. {{{sigh}}}. Next stop later today: Quebec.
    I weighed Churro (aka Big Jr) before I left and he is a porky 1.8 pounds at 5 weeks. Mama and Churro just started being very,very playful with each other and me. I have a cat tower taller than me and Churro climbs up to the 3rd shelf with only the very top shelf to go. Pet sitter has promised to take photos while I am gone. We allow adoptions at 2.5 pounds and being “emotionally ready.” I don’t know if I will be emotionally ready –although the term is for the kitten being mature enough to leave and has nothing to do with me.

  11. Staff
    11:31 am on September 8th, 2016

    http://nature365.tv/september-8-2016/ Coneflowers

    Hobbit. The two black kitties were thought to be 7 weeks old. They weighed 1.1 and 1.2 pounds. Your Churro is HUGE! I guess it helps to be an only child.

  12. Masquers
    11:53 am on September 8th, 2016

    Mr. Big, Jr.? Could our Hobbit be bonding?

  13. Masquers
    11:54 am on September 8th, 2016

    Will there be another foster failure?

  14. c.hobbitz
    11:57 am on September 8th, 2016

    Staff: Churro’s big belly is so cute. He also wears a perpetually surprised expression. When I get back I will be introducing him to Sadie so he will know what a dog is.

  15. Masquers
    12:11 pm on September 8th, 2016

    On another front…Tebow (the football player) signed to the Mets (the baseball team). What do you think of this, Rose?

  16. Kat
    1:07 pm on September 8th, 2016

    Good afternoon! We have added Cheryl and Gramps to our prayers.

  17. BearSpiritDog
    1:14 pm on September 8th, 2016

    Big Bear Hugs to Gramp.

  18. Wose-the small and meek
    1:24 pm on September 8th, 2016

    Masquers: I am reminded of the time when Michael Jordan tried his hand at baseball, playing for the White Sox. I not sure if Jordan had ever played baseball, but Tebow played high school baseball. Do I think this may be a way to focus attention on the Mets? Maybe. While they won their division last year, right now, I believe they may only have a chance for a wild card spot. Signing Tebow may give the Mets some extra ooomph in their pitching staff. Personally, I like Tebow. I guess we shall see what Spring Training 2017 brings…

    C.Hobbitz: I can’t wait to see a picture of Little Churro’s big belly! :^) Safe travels to you!

  19. Wose-the small and meek
    1:34 pm on September 8th, 2016

    GAH! Please forgive any typos in my previous post….

  20. Herd of Hounds
    1:48 pm on September 8th, 2016

    SAfe trip to Hobbitz. Churro, keep growing. Sadie, smack the little sucker. We will share the qilt here with all who need and hope Wyatt visits once in a while.

  21. BearSpiritDog
    2:16 pm on September 8th, 2016

    Wose: I didn’t see any Typos.

    Hounds: Forgot to ask youse about the Scary Smoke Alarm early am yesterday.
    Did you ever find out What Caused it?

  22. Herd of Hounds
    2:40 pm on September 8th, 2016

    BSD, the electrician said they are programmed (alarms not detectors) to self test monthly. Why in dog’s name would someone set the test for 4 AM? If mom meets that moronic jerk, she will strangle him/her and make them try to sleep with dreaded smoke alarms.

  23. Herd of Hounds
    2:53 pm on September 8th, 2016

    And the AC/furnace noise is “good” filters sucking air like an asmatic. Solution (you won’t believe this) Put in the cheapist filters one can find! Exactly the opposite news we were given in 2012 :^(

  24. Herd of Hounds
    3:00 pm on September 8th, 2016

    Dearest Amalia/Tupper’s Mama/TentKiller,
    Please forward one “Learning to be a Pink Bulldozer” video to our dumB and non-assertive mom. We will send the required $19.99 per each video.
    Thank you.

  25. BearSpiritDog
    3:06 pm on September 8th, 2016

    Hounds: I think Many of Us could use the advice on such a Tape!

  26. BearSpiritDog
    3:08 pm on September 8th, 2016

    And, about the advice given by those “Experts”, we see a Couple of Pants Legs that are up for grabs.

  27. dawson
    7:11 pm on September 8th, 2016

    There’s rattlers in those rocks!

    I’m having one of those annoying days where everything goes a little bit wrong.

    CHobbit: Enjoy your Canadian vacation. I hope the trains run on time. I’ve heard they are often late.

  28. Herd of Hounds
    7:40 pm on September 8th, 2016

    Oh Awesome one, we always love your perspectiive on things from our northern neighbors. Positive, uplifting and non-judgemental 🙂

  29. Macy min pin
    10:49 pm on September 8th, 2016

    Thanks for all the prayers for Cheryl. Continued prayers for all under the quilt.

    Mom likes exploring cemeteries, so she went to check out one near the lake house this weekend. Turned out that there was a cemetery and a body farm. I had no idea there were any private body farms around. Mom did NOT go exploring there.

    We are reading a book called “Live and Let Growl” the people have six standard poodles. So far the story is kind of “meh”

    Niters, Macy out

  30. Staff
    11:01 pm on September 8th, 2016

    Macy dear, What is a body farm? This wife of a North Dakota farmer is curious…LOL

  31. Addie's Gramsey
    12:22 am on September 9th, 2016

    ML, so sorry to hear about Cheryl’s son. My heart aches for her.

  32. Kat
    4:32 am on September 9th, 2016

    Yeah, what Staff said. What is a body farm?

  33. Herd of Hounds
    7:47 am on September 9th, 2016

    Kat, Staff and anyone interested…a body farm is where corpses are laid on the ground in different situations so students of forensic science can study rates of decomposition. Mom says she is going to the body farm in Knoxville to be a pain in the donkey to students one more time 🙂

  34. Staff
    10:51 am on September 9th, 2016

    Iamm sorry I asked.

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