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    April 2024 Newsletter Reprint – SHARE THE FLUFFIES YOU ADORE!

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo again. So very happy you popped in. My camo jeep is all polished and spiffy, ready for us to spend time together as we explore my Untamed, Unexpected, Unforgettable World. Today we will meander around pets and animals that have bonded with us humans.  To bask in the love of animals, to see them flourish as they bask in ours, is truly a gift and one I appreciate every day. Mark Twain said: When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction. I believe that to be the case with anyone who loves animals. It was a sad week last week. Two…

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    February 2024 Newsletter Reprint – Hands, Hearts & Fun Stuff

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo, and here we are, together again in my Untamed, Unexpected, Unforgettable world. How happy that makes me. I hope it does the same for you. Three or more weeks before Valentine’s Day, hundreds of flights from Colombia and Ecuador delivered around 18,000 tons of flowers to the Florida hub in Miami this year. There were roses and carnations from Bogota; pompons, hydrangeas, and chrysanthemums from Medellin; and roses, carnations, and gypsophila from Quito to name just a few. All in the name of love. Or lust. Or hopefulness.   UNTAMED! But I reckon we should go back to basics. What happened to good old hand-holding? It’s free, you…

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    May 2022 Newsletter Reprint – The Boabab Tree and Me

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo. A huge welcome back to my Untamed Unexpected Unforgettable safari. At this time of year particularly, my bi-continental inclinations and my *baobab tree existence, become significantly confusing. When May rolls in, my northern hemisphere world is budding and alive. In our home in Florida, there is an abundance of babies. Wee birds learning to fly, baby squirrels learning the rules of the road, and recently sparse trees have become gloriously abundant with the promise of more leaves on the way. But May in the southern hemisphere is quite different. Everything is dying. Trees are dismally bare; animals are putting final touches on their plans for…