Obesity is huge…Golden Brodie gives the scoop

Dang…did you know that obesity in dogs and cats is truly a problem…yeah…a life compromising situation for your pets?  Well, here you go…read up…information is power right?!…The Association for Pet Obesity is ready to help.

I’m a retriever…I love to eat…I could chow down on  anything…anytime of the day or night.  However, I am golden blessed with my peeps and vet who keep me on a healthy track…but darn…could I get a bacon strip now and then…or perhaps a piece of that pizza?!?! Not in my house…paws up for staying trim and healthy.

Golden mantra:  Reduce treats and increase exercise

Haiku: Evolving

Metamorphosis

Life cycle protects and saves

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

newly emerged Eastern Swallowtail
Newly emerged Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/25/17

Photo provided by Kat DeYoung, Prescott, Arizona, 2017

Haiku: spring rain drops

wet drops hanging on
all of nature embraces
sweet moisture brings life

 

See nature’s beauty in Virginia… natural history gallery of wildflowers and mushrooms

 

Golden retrieves good news lemons

Sure…golden retrievers don’t drink lemonade but we do know a happy and golden undertaking when we see it.  The great state of Utah just legalized lemonade stands and other businesses run by kids.

lemonade sign
Come and get your fresh lemonade

Who would ever think that necessary?!..seems odd…but now Utah kiddies no longer need a $30 permit to exercise their entrepreneur spirit…earning money to so such things as shoveling snow and setting up a lemonade stand.  I’m clapping my paws together for these industrious kids…Utah’s state motto is “industry” and for those adults who passed a good golden rule law for “the Beehive State.”

Get ready to walk your dog to your neighborhood lemonade stand and support those golden kids.  Good on ya!

Uncomplicated Thoughts: Leader Bees

Honeybees could run congress.
Busy and productive honeybees cross-pollinate.
Unfortunately, honeybees are becoming extinct & it’s a mystery as to why.  Read this so you know how to help.

 

cross-pol·li·nate

(krôs′pŏl′ə-nāt′, krŏs′-)

tr.v. cross-pol·li·nat·ed, cross-pol·li·nat·ing, cross-pol·li·nates

1. To pollinate (a flower) by means of cross-pollination.
2. To influence or inspire (another), especially in a reciprocal manner.

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

 

Haiku: Lilac

The lilac cascades

Essence of its colors hang

Bees insert themselves

Lovely lilacs
“Sensation Lilac”

In the olive family, the Lilacs have over 1,000 total varieties.

Haiku by PamelaWLucas 4/20/17

Photo by PamelaWLucas, Oakton, VA 4/20/17

 

Uncomplicated Thoughts: Everyday

Everyday is Earth Day.

In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, 2017…make it everyday not just one day and in your own way.

“Trees” (1913) by Joyce Kilmer

I think that I shall never see

A poem lovely as a tree….

 

Photo by Pixby