Halloween Nightmares for Pets

I drew this a long time ago. It's one of many Halloween decorations
I drew this a long time ago. It’s one of many Halloween decorations

If you know me, you know I love Halloween.

I have no shame and have worn all kinds of costumes.

Like a million years ago when my 6 foot 5 boyfriend dressed as the Frito Bandito and I was a bag of Fritos.

Or the year I attended an executive meeting in full Grim Reaper attire with my face painted in white and black skull makeup.

Our HR vice president said she had no idea who I was until I laughed.

And isn’t that what it’s all about? Laughter.

Having a little fun with it.

I’m not so sure our pets would agree. So my apologies to all the pets out there. But I love this video.

Which costume is your favorite?

Halloween Pet Costumes



Waiting for the Other Egg to Drop

Mama robin sitting in her nest in the tree
Mama robin sitting in her nest in the tree

On this Good Friday before Easter, my mind turns to eggs.

It seems she’s been sitting awhile in that nest. Where are the babies?

My writer’s curiosity got the better of me. So I did what every curious, modern person does.

I Googled, How long does it take for a robin to hatch its eggs?

The things you find out.

The Story of the Robin

Thanks mostly to the site, The Story of a Robin, these are a few of the things I found out.

  • Robins lay their eggs at mid-morning
  • Most birds lay them at sunrise

No wonder I see her first coming to the nest mid-morning. According to The Story, she’s been out foraging worms. The early bird, you know.

  • Robins lay only one egg per day
  • Robins have one ovary

One egg – one ovary. Pretty good batting average.

  • Robins lay four eggs
  • They sit on the eggs for 12 to 14 days

Well now I can be less distracted, waiting for the other egg to drop. And hatch.

  • Hatching can take an entire day
  • Eggs hatch a day apart in the order they were laid

Let’s hope the babies are easier to capture on film than their momma.