Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Life of a Few Good Critters

My critters this Saturday morning begins from-
Yesterday, after dinner Misty and I took a hike!

"To his dog
every man is Napoleon;
hence the constant
popularity of dogs."
Aldous Huxley

"The donkey sweats so the horse can be decorated with lace."
Haitian Proverbs

Looking for clams.

Clams can only be dug up at low tides so it makes sense when you hear-
"Happy as a clam at high tide!"

Not all birds are meant to be caged.
Some like Lido, in this photo happily spent the day in Virginia City with us.
But that was moons ago.
Rest in peace dear sweet Lido.

By way of the following quote, I believe my long time question may just have been answered by Robin.

"Everybody is born so that they can learn to live a good life- like loving everybody and being nice, right? Well animals already know how to do that, so they don't have to live so long." - Robin Downing

Enjoy your weekend, take good care of you,
 and all the critters you are lucky to know.


Debbie said...

what a beautiful capture of misty, she's looking very majestic!!! cute donkeys as well, posing for their snap!! have a wonderful weekend!!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful critter post and quotes. I love your sweet Misty! The donkey are cute, love them! Lido was an adorable bird, I wish our animals lived longer. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

I love the two donkeys together, such lovely animals. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

only one shot of your hike? :(

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Happy as a clam! I remember, the "at high tide" is new to me.

Nice set of critters. I still have some beloved pets I miss, all these years later.

Gail said...

Love your quotes and your animals.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post and lovely variety of critter photos ~ Love the donkeys!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Christine said...

Sweet donkeys are always a pleasure to see! And Lido was a pretty bird!
Great quotes!

Cloudia said...

Aw you are the BEST sort!

RedPat said...

Thank you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the donkeys too and what a cute photo with the bird! Enjoy your weekend!

Elephant's Child said...

Just beautiful. And, if only animals lived a bit longer, perhaps more of us would learn from them.

Alexia said...

Great photos and quotes, Karen. I love seeing Misty, and the donkeys look so healthy. I wish the ones I saw in North Africa last year looked so good - some of them made me cry.

I too wish animals lived longer - especially the dogs that i miss still.

TexWisGirl said...

you have loved critters all your life, as have i. :)

Rob From Amersfoort said...

So I learned a new saying today, and what a nice bird!

Kathe W. said...

love the donkeys!

shortybear said...

very nice

kaykuala said...

There can be so many good critters in one's life. They are so adorable though for some not to be too close to them. A winged friend will always be missed when chirping of others are heard after they are gone! Rightly so Karen!