Category archives for: Animal Talk

Animal Talk: I’m seeing parrots. What about you?

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I know the weather in Ramona is great, but I didn’t know we went tropical! I’ve been seeing parrots. Have you?

Green parrots have been living in Ramona for several years now. I was thinking who tracks these birds, as I’ve watched them grow in number. And then I found out.

FalconRidge Equine Rescue: A sanctuary for unwanted, abused, and neglected horses

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I had horses growing up and decided that it was finally time to add one to the family again. I wanted to help the prevention of horses going to slaughter, so I did some research on rescue organizations and found FalconRidge Ranch.

FalconRidge Equine Rescue is a nonprofit, humane equine organization. It is a sanctuary, rehabilitation and training center for horses located in the

Animal Talk: This loophole needs to be closed

Until recently, Corey Cogdell is not someone that you would know unless you are into the sports hunting scene.

Cogdell, a U.S. Olympian trapshooter, has become quite the center of controversy since she had her picture taken with an endangered Hartmann’s mountain zebra that she shot and killed in Africa.

Pets as Family Members

“Sorry, man, I can’t go out tonight, I have to spend some time with my dog.”

Sound familiar? Or would you never be caught saying such a thing?

Everyone who owns a pet has a different view of how to best care for them. In fact, there is quite a continuum of care of

Animal Talk: Money-saving TIPS for PETS

During financially challenging times, we tend to look at what we can do to reduce our spending. Pets are part of our families, but lately I have seen a lot of adoptions and selling of pets because it’s just too difficult to keep animals when you are trying to make rent/mortgages and feed your family.

Here are a few simple tips to help keep costs low and keep your pets healthy, happy, and a part of your family.

Animal Talk: The Miracle of Chancey


In my last article, we learned about the Hearts and Hands Animal Rescue ( and Nancy Nunke, who rescues and rehabilitates animals at the Spots and Stripes Ranch here in Ramona.

My first series of rescue stories starts with one such case that I am calling the miracle of Chancey. In April 2009, he was brought to Nancy by the owner as a last ditch effort to save his life.