Category Archives: Animals

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Snow Fun

I had a blast at Mill Mountain Zoo last weekend taking photos of the animals in the snow. Some of the zoo’s animals are tropical and are moved to indoor holding areas during the winter, but many of our animals … Continue reading






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RVSPCA’s Best in Show

These are my latest painting entries for the 2014 Roanoke Valley SPCA’s Best in Show Competition. This is Pepper, one of my parents’ dogs. He was a stray that came to their house and made friends with their other dog. … Continue reading






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Baby Shyla

I went up to Mill Mountain Zoo this past Saturday to volunteer. We had an outreach at the Civic Center, so we were going to take a few of our education animals to speak about to the public. I went … Continue reading






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A Day for Animals

Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day and Happy International Homeless Animals Day! If you are thinking of getting a new pet, PLEASE consider adoption instead of shopping for one. Also, black cats make GREAT pets! Consider adding one to your family … Continue reading






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Zoobilee

I mentioned in a previous post that I was proud to be a part of the Roanoke Valley AAZK (American Association of Zoo Keepers) Chapter. I’m very excited to be part of this group whose members are so eager to … Continue reading






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Happy World Snake Day

Tuesday, July 16th, is World Snake Day! This is certainly a day of celebration! Snakes are a valuable part of their ecosystems and should not be persecuted or taken for granted. Let’s celebrate this amazing animal! This is Lucky. Isn’t … Continue reading






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Snap to It

I saw something on a typically busy road early yesterday morning when I was driving. The object was in the middle of the West-bound lanes and I was headed East. I immediately knew what the object was by its shape, … Continue reading






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Zoo Pics!

I’ve got tons and tons of photos from Mill Mountain Zoo where I volunteer, so I’m sorry if you get sick of seeing them, but I never do. I could stare and stare at those animals all day everyday and … Continue reading






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Going a little batty…

I have lots more Jack Hanna photos to post, but I wanted to share these first. This is a bat. He showed up at my work the week before last. He was literally hanging out right outside the front door. … Continue reading






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MIA

I apologize for the lack of posts in the last month. I moved, which is stressful enough in itself, and I’ve had some other weird stuff happen to compound the stress. But I’m coping, and I’m sure things will get … Continue reading






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