Thursday’s Happenings

It was a gorgeous day in the Pacific Northwest today… unseasonably sunny and warm.  I hope this isn’t the warm before the storm, BUT, I’ll bask in it for the short time we have it.

And when it’s sunny, this usually happens at the center:

All kinds of animals were released into the beautiful sunshine today (yes, even some squirrels), but the above red-tail hawk was especially happy to be sprung.  He was none too pleased to be in a hospital for the short time he was there.  Fly and be free, little guy!

Also, James and I were contacted by the Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa coming up.  We have been chosen to be on the blogging panel at the expo for the marathon as their first ever “couple” bloggers.  We will be at the expo on Saturday, November 19th, from 3 to 4 p.m.  If you happen to be running Route 66, please stop by and say hi!  We would love to meet you!  This will be the next-to-the-last race for us for the year, with the Mukilteo Turkey Trot the following week being the last and final race for 2016 (phew!).

fb_img_1478210127017.jpg

James’s site is still having problems showing up in the reader, so if you follow him, he’s just posted about his October goals.  You can see his latest post here.  He can be quite funny at times you know, 🙂

That’s it, that’s all I’ve got.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

  • Will you be in Tulsa on the 20th?
  • If you run, is a Turkey Trot on your schedule?
  • Do you prefer hamburgers or hot dogs?  😉

 

 

59 thoughts on “Thursday’s Happenings

    1. SlowRunnerGirl

      Did you get in touch with support again? I had to do this 3 times and now mine seems somewhat stable. Helps if you have the link to the broken wp feed and your rss link. Their feed grabbers seem to get stuck a lot. I also installed the beta version of the jetpack …

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply
    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Awwww, maybe one day… 😀
      Funny story (kinda, okay not really), I made hot dogs last night for the first time in 10 years. While I like hot dogs okay (the child can’t stand them), I’ve gotta vote burgers too, lol! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply
  1. artisticsharon

    Thanks for sharing the hawk video…that’s really wonderful! and Congrats on being chosen for the blogging panel!! How cool is that?! I’ve been a bit absent reading blogs because I’ve had so much trouble posting on my own…hopefully it will behave and I can get back into my rhythm!

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
  2. Lady G

    Paula, you made me cry! Geez!!!!
    I would have such a hard time letting them go even though I know that’s the whole point!
    I have a quick question: Do the animals that you release ever come back around?
    You guys are such a blessing to the world!
    May the elves and fairies always look after you all 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply
    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Awww, that’s sweet Gwin, thank you!! We actually “soft” release some animals on the property to where we can watch them and make sure they have food while they’re getting back to the wild. They all eventually move on, never to be seen again, but at the same time, they never come to know that “humans” are taking care of them. When the animals have to be handled and fed, head-to-toe ghilly camouflage suits are worn. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply
      1. Lady G

        Wow, so the idea is not to create a false dynamic by having ‘humans’ feed the animal.
        Gotcha!
        It would still be hard for me. I’m such punk when it comes to animals 🙂 LOL!

        Liked by 1 person

    2. neveradullbling Post author

      Oh also, you can’t tell on the video, but the hawk’s head is actually covered so it can’t see any of us until it’s let go, then it’s “pushed” off so it flies away, with his back to all of us (well, yeah, that part is obvious, lol)

      Liked by 1 person

      Reply
      1. Lady G

        So lots of precautions are taken to keep things as natural as possible.
        This whole thing is very well thought out and it’s something that most people don’t really think about.
        I can’t wait to show the video to Lady J!
        She will LOVE it.
        Your son is very lucky to have you guys as parents 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      2. neveradullbling Post author

        That is probably one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me! Thank you!! Xoxo
        And I hope Lady J enjoys it! It’s an extremely emotional experience releasing an animal, with a mix of pride and fear… kind of like sending your child off to college, lol! 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  3. honestme363

    I am such an animal lover that I totally loved the hawk video. It must be so rewarding! Congrats for being asked to being on the blogging panel for Tulsa! That has to be so exciting for you guys😊

    Like

    Reply
  4. The Happy Healthy Kiwi

    Congratulations on being selected for the blogging panel. I don’t even know what that entails but sounds like you guys are very busy and important!

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s