posted on Aug, 24 2009 @ 08:15 PM
Ticks aren't much of a problem in the desert here, but i'd rather die from a tick bite than from getting run over by the city bus.
Greenize, awesome! I've raised several orphaned animals (i worked at the exotic animal orphanage) and have had at one point, a deer, a baby
mountain lion, and a black lab that would all play together when they were the same size as "kids". Funny thing to see a deer chase a mountain
lion around in circles
We'd use dogs as surrogate mothers for orphaned large cats and they'd maintain a lifelong relationship. And, the tigers raised in this way will
get along with dogs. We've had young adult tigers that would wrestle and play and roll around play chase, tug o war with ropes, and kick up dust
with rottweilers and pitbulls just like they were playful roughhousing pups themselves.
I raised an orphaned possum from a newborn that someone found almost dead and covered in fire ants. She survived and gradually became less of a pink
blob covered in fire ant bites and more of a little possum. She lived in my long hair, right behind my neck like it was momma's pouch and stayed
there till she was grown. Even as a full grown possum she'd go everywhere i went sitting on my shoulder, and would get along well with other
critters like skunks, ferrets, monkeys, and birds. Sometimes i'd have a monkey on one shoulder and a possum on the other, just along for the ride,
and i'd get some strange looks and reactions. One capuchin monkey i raised had a dog for a friend, and Frankie the monkey would ride on the dog's
back like a horse. I even got him a little doll's cowboy hat that he'd wear. I also had got him a little shirt with a picture of a monkey on it
that looked just like him, and he liked to wear it, he'd wiggle right into it when i'd help him dress up to go out. A monkey with a shirt , shorts
and a hat is cute enough that nobody gets freaked out about it being a "wild animal" and thus he can go everywhere i go like a human kid. He'd
even play along with the "bundle up like a human baby" routine if we needed to not be noticed, i'd have him curl up in his blanket and wrap him up
in a little bundle that i can carry around and pretend he's a human unless someone tried to look at his face buried in blanket folds.
But yeah, just going out and getting away from all of man's silliness is nothing but good. The onlt thing that makes me sad when i go out, beside
seeing trash everywhere from filthy humans, is the fact that i've got to leave all this beautiful nature and return to the concrete tomb of
civilization. I'm soon going to just reduce all i own to the bare essentials and go spend everyday out in nature.