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A Day in the Life

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“Careful! Watch the knot. Do I have to go to work today?”

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“Can’t we go faster?”

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“Ah! Dinner time at last.”

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“And maybe time for a snooze.”

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These photos were taken at our local farmers’ market where they give pony rides to the children. To visit more animal photos follow the links at Camera Critters.

Savoring the Sun

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This photo of sunbathing sea lions was taken at Pier 39 in San Francisco last year when hubby and I attended the Romance Writers of America conference.

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Time For a Rest

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This photo of a “Bambi” was taken at Bear Country. Mr. Elk looks very relaxed, chewing his dinner. The weed-like bits on his antlers is actually velvet that’s falling off.

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I’m On Strike!

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This photo was taken at Bear Country in South Dakota, USA. Mr. Munro and I loved watching the bears because some of them were real characters. This one wasn’t letting any traffic past.

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Laughing Hyena

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This week’s critter is a hyena and pup. This photo was taken in Kenya, and we stopped to watch the mother and three pups. Her burrow was right near the road. They’re not the prettiest creatures, but they are interesting to watch.

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Hyenas aren’t exactly common in romantic fiction. As it happens I’ve recently read Ilona Andrews’ novella Magic Mourns (part of the Must Love Hellhounds anthology) and the hero and heroine in her story are hyena shifters.

I’ve also used hyenas as part of the plot of Romantic Interlude, the third story in my Talking Dogs series. If you’d like an armchair journey to both New Zealand and Africa then this is the story for you.

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Bath Time

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Meet Lucky, one of the roosters who lives at my father’s farm. Lucky has lived at the farm since he was a chicken and there’s a real story behind his name. My father has pigs. He gets food for them from various sources, mostly vegetable these days, but in the past he’s had dead chickens. (They were gassed when the poultry company didn’t require them) Anyway, my father was feeding these chickens to his pigs and he came across one little chicken who wasn’t dead. He took it back to the house and put it under a clucky hen. The chicken thrived and my father decided to call it Lucky because obviously, he was lucky to be alive. Lucky has lived a long, happy life at the farm.

This is Lucky watching me with suspicion while I get ready to take a photo, and Lucky enjoying a dust bath in the garden.

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Fred & Wilma at the Quarry

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My father rang us about a month ago very excited because one of his paint mares had foaled and finally, he had a filly foal. During my last visit I took the camera. The horses all graze near the quarry, hence their names Wilma, Fred and Betty. My father already had a Pebbles on the farm so the foal is named Cocoa.

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This is Fred Flintstone, the paint stallion.

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The paint mare is Wilma Flintstone and the bay is Betty Rubble. The paint foal is Cocoa.

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This is a closer shot of Cocoa and mother Wilma. My father said he intends to keep the foal, but I’m thinking if someone comes along with the right offer he’ll sell. She’s definitely a cutie.

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King of the Castle

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We were driving along the road, near Custer State Park, and came across a group of Big Horn sheep fighting on top of a rock. After about ten minutes the winner emerged and took his place as sole occupier of the rock — King of the Castle.

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Stand Tall

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Today’s critter is a Pronghorn, and this photo was taken at Custer State Park, South Dakota, USA.

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Mesa Verde National Park

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My husband and I always find the squirrels fascinating when we visit the US or other places that have them. We took this shot at Mesa Verde in Southwest Colorado. I’ve also included a photo of some of the ruins since this is why people visit this National Park. It really is an amazing place.

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Mesa Verde, USA

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