Before You Bring Home an Exotic Pet
Reptiles may come to recognize you and acclimate to your care, but they will never bond with you like a mammal would. However, it isn’t just because they are cold blooded. It has more to do with what is in their brain from birth than the temperature of their blood.
One of the most frustrating aspects of having a dog is that he can't tell you when he is sick. In fact, a lot of dogs are pros at hiding illness until their symptoms become physical. These tell-tale signs of illness are often, well … funky. For instance, diarrhea. Even after it starts, the why of it can remain a mystery.
Can't Fight Those Feelings
The Girl Scout song goes,
"Make new friends but keep the old.
One is silver and the other is gold."
… but sometimes we can't "keep the old."
Paradise or Paradox?
The idea of heaven is much more of a paradox than it is a paradise. The world would be a better place if people would come to terms with the idea that Earth is an extraordinary place in the universe. It is one of the very few that supports life as we know it.
Slow Down: Children at Play
It is through play that we nurture our imagination, creativity, and ingenuity. If you give a child the opportunity to play, along with the playfulness, he will carry those characteristics into his adult life.
When Love Leaves You Alone
Learning to Drive
After I finished driver's training, I thought I was road-ready, but passing the behind-the-wheel driver's test turned out to be something like climbing Mt. Everest. It took me four tries to pass it. The first was not entirely due to poor driving.