Friday, May 04, 2007

It's June Bug! . . . . . . . . . . . No, It's May (2007) Bug!! . . . . . . . . . . . .Does "Hero" here have pretty legs?


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This guy's name is "Hero."
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Hero is a nice, friendly, long-leg, thin brown conehead katydid, species neoconocephalus triops.**
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We call him Hero because he is one. One day our dog, Adi, was playing out on the golf course, which we call a part of our extended backyard. It was a hot day and the grass was wet from the afternoon watering.
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I wasn't watching Adi very closely, as it was pretty hot day, Texas Spring, for me to be outside--outside our nice airconditioned house.
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The neighbors have a large German shepherd called Vaughn Braum who is never allowed outside without his leash. This day was the exception.
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Right away Von Braum Vaughn Braum spotted poor Adi. Needless to say Adi's brisstling back hair didn't scare Vaughn away one bit.
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Vaughn was poised to maul poor little Adi right there in the open, now being witnesses by several neighbors. These neighbors were making a loud commotion trying to call Vaughn off, to no avail.
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Adi didn't retreat, but stood her ground firmly, even after the first attempt at her throat. I'm proud of Adi.
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But being proud didn't save the day. It was Hero to the rescue.
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Hero, unbeknownst to us, and for unknown reasons, had lodged herself in Adi's right ear.
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Proabably out of fear for the large shepherd, Hero jumped out and clamped her jaws right down on Vaughn's left eyeball.
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That was enough, Vaughn, yelping all the way, ran back to her house. Adi came home pretty fast after that, generally she mozies home at a leisurely pace.
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Since then we have kept Hero on our back porch. She doesn't care to have a cage, we did get her a plastic 8 x 8-inch box and keep plenty of fresh greens and water there for her.
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I don't know how long she will live, we are thinking she will probably die before winter. If not then we have a warm place for her in the kitchen window.

You can go here to see the rest of my not-June Bug posts.

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** Conehead katydids have their cone shaped nose protruding forward beyond the base of their tennacles.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Flash! Adi has been elected president!

She is the president of Terry's Rainy Day Pet Club (link).
See her in her office here.
Amber is there too (link).
Thanks, Terry, for doing that.

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The view last night from our back porch -- Wordless Wednesday

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Monday, April 30, 2007

My next car? These people say so.

You Should Drive a Ford Shelby Mustang Cobra


You have an extreme need for speed, even when you're not in a hurry.
And while you are flying by, you don't want to look like every other car on the road!

What 2007 Car Should You Drive?


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Actually I'm waiting for a BMW M3 Convertible in 2008 or 2009. And I'm waiting for more money too! (Japopnik[dot]com link)

While you're there, be sure to scroll down and watch the Stuck on the 'RIng video of the test track drive, on the 4-12-2007 entry. It might speed up your adrenalin flow, it did mine.

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Look at the birds of the air

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26 "Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Words of our Lord, Jesus. Matthew 6:26 NKJV [verses 27--43 follow below]

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27 "Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 "So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;
29 "and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.30 "Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 "Therefore do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'
32 "For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

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