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Got A Turkey Launch List?

by Kimberly A. Cook

With everything going on right now, I think the best thing to do is to prepare for Thanksgiving. Focus on food. With less light, more rain and cold temperatures, it’s the perfect time to plot the menu for next week. Once again we must answer the age-old question – jellied or whole cranberries?

Pumpkin pies and/or cake? Both. Whip cream? Always. Turkey. Yes or homemade ravioli as one former co-worker’s family. Whatever food will grace your table, it’s time to prep.

I spent two Thanksgivings in mess halls and our Army cooks put on quite a feast. And it didn’t really count if that crab leg got away from me and flew across the dining hall. I acted cool. It might still be there.

So seafood or Italian or turkey or whatever you wish for your celebration, let’s be thankful for what we have. Let us also remember our military troops serving around the world who will be eating in mess halls and aboard ships.

For those of us who might need some help in the kitchen skills arena, Snoopy is happy to show off his sous chef skills.

Happy Quirky Friday and make your Thanksgiving launch list!

 

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Amused A Dolphin Today?

by Kimberly A. Cook

Dolphins are some of the smartest mammals on earth; humans included. With all the crazy going on these days, it gives me great hope to know we can have inter-specie communication which makes finned and earth walkers both laugh with delight.

Dolphins live in the now and this one is having a blast. There is hope for us humans to get along if dolphins will giggle with us. Maybe we just need to ask the dolphins for advice.

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

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Seen The Lemur Pumpkin Cam?

by Kimberly A. Cook

This is restock weekend to get the last of the Halloween candy before they clear it out of the stores on Sunday. For those of us who eat the pre-taste candy, get in there and get stocked up for the trick-or-treaters or yourselves. I don’t judge.

These pumpkin prowlers are ahead of the game at the Indianapolis Zoo by getting early treats. I prefer to think they are munching on raisins instead of some bug stuff. But that one little guy really wants to be a camera operator or selfie star.

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

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Happy Dog Days Of Fall?

by Kimberly A. Cook                  (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

This is the time of year we all look forward to that age-old holiday – Halloween! It’s the candy. Really. So for those of us who have eaten all the pre-Halloween candy and have to buy more to complete the taste test, here are some cuddly canines to help chase away the rainy day blues. Better than watching the news!

Have a great, safe weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

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Sea Otter Awareness Week?

by Kimberly A. Cook                        (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Can you believe it’s Sea Otter Awareness Week? I didn’t know about it until Wednesday, but it has been going on for a couple years. So in the interest of informing the public, zoos and aquariums had a #SeaOtterTweetOff  – talk about the quantity of cuteness.

In case you missed the posts, our own Eddie from the Oregon Zoo updated his basketball dunk video and went for the gold in the competition. But the Vancouver (B.C.) Aquarium also competed with rescued sea otter pup Hardy meeting 13-year-old Tanu for the first time. Adorable.

If you want to check out all the events before they end tomorrow, go to http://www.seaotterweek.org for all the info and to purchase the commemorative water bottle. Then we can all plan how we will celebrate next year.

I found out sea otters eat 25 percent of their weight every day. I’m a sea otter too!

Have a great, safe weekend and Happy Quirky Friday!

 

 

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Happy Ferret Friday!

by Kimberly A. Cook             (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

With times like these that try everyone’s soul, there is only one thing to do; bring on the ferrets in packing peanuts! I’ve gone beyond bingeing on Hallmark movies and am now buying them on DVD for emergency backup.

So hug your furry friends. Have a safe weekend. Be kind to others and help out where you can. Happy Quirky Ferret Friday!

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Harvey the Hurricane Hawk Doing Better

September. We made it. Hugs to Houston, the entire populations of Texas and Louisiana, all the emergency responders, Texas National Guard, military personnel, federal personnel, volunteer rescuers, animal rescue teams and non-profit organization staff too.

The Oregon Humane Society has four-members of their FEMA-certified animal rescue team in Houston. You can read about their activities here: https://www.oregonhumane.org/updates-ohs-harvey-response-team/

The Houston Zoo was not flooded and reopened today. Other folks worked heroically to rescue cats, dogs, horses, birds, beavers and even possums. The Fire Department rescued a young sea turtle who ended up a long way from the sea during the flood. He is in rehab.

Right before the hurricane hit, this little Cooper’s hawk was injured and jumped in a cab to catch a ride. Very smart little guy. He was turned over to the TWRC Wildlife Center and is on the mend with his wing injury. Here are two updates on him.

Have a safe Labor Day Weekend. Happy Quirky Friday. Donate to an organization if you can!

 

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