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TUESDAY MORNING

Av EvaLena Hallgren - 18 augusti 2015 06:59

It's the beginning of another beautiful sunny day, Mom is sitting with her morning coffee, and I'm dictating this blog from my bed..............I'm not getting up yet.  Our company showed up on Sunday afternoon, and boy was I surprised................it was my buddy that I know how to hypnotize and his lady. ...............Yees they do have pretty good stuff in their fridge.

 

We had a great time Sunday, but Monday morning things didn't turn out too well............I was left to watch Lucy .........they went to a place called  "The Ark of the North", and it's like a zoo where dogs aren't allowed.

It's a place where they work actively with several population-strengthening measures by reintroducing animals to the wild. But for this to happen, the environments where they live have to be suitable. Therefore they're are also working to improve their natural habitats. One reason many species are endangered is simply that their habitats have been altered by man. For Nordens Ark Foundation, the conservation projects form the backbone of the important work they do.

 

This is how chipper the ladies were when they started the long walk through this huge place...

 

This is a great foundation, and their main goals are .

To contribute to work on saving animal species/breeds threatened with extinction through breeding and rearing, as well as by releasing animals into their natural habitats whenever feasible

To conduct research and studies into animal species/breeds at Nordens Ark, thereby fostering a greater understanding of them and improving their chances of survival.

The first animal they looked at was Red pandas. They live in temperate bamboo forests in the foothills of the Himalayas. Although actually a predator, the red panda has long since become adapted to a vegetarian diet and feeds mostly on bamboo. It is totally dependent on the bamboo forests where it lives. Today, large areas of forest are being felled, leading to the species becoming endangered.

 

There was a wetland area, with poisonous dart forgs, and they are wery colorful to warn others not to play with them...........that's cool , they're not like our Bufo toads that almost killed me as a puppy

   

This is an Amazon Milk Frog, and he spends almost his entire life in the trees. It even lays the eggs in small puddles of water up in the trees.  The "milk" in the common name comes from the milky fluid these frogs excrete when stressed.

The species are native to Eastern Surinam, Guyana, Colombia, Equador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.

Moms favorite color............

 

 

Here's a White Naped Crane, which look very similar to the noisy guys living in my hood...........except, these guys seem to wear headphones ??

These cranes live in wetlands and humid woodland. In April, the birds arrive at the breeding site and seek out the same partner as in previous years. They are vulnerable for extinction

The nest is constructed on damp ground at the wetlands’ edge and is built from dry sedges and other common grasses. The female lays one or two eggs. During the 30-day incubation period, the cranes aggressively defend the area surrounding the nest.

Their diet comprises insects, small invertebrates, sedge grass roots and other wetland plants.


 

   


The most exciting animal by far was The Pallas Cat, who lives in the cold and arid steppes of central Asia, where winter temperatures can drop to 50 degrees below zero. What threatens the species, however, is not the freezing cold, but human activities.


   

 

Its pray, mainly small rodents, are being killed by man, and its habitats are damaged by grazing and cultivation. The Pallas´s cat lives at altitudes between 1 000 and 4 000 metres above sea level. In areas where the winter snow cover exceeds 10-15 cm in depth the cat cannot move and hunt, due to its short legs. Thus, snow conditions limit the distribution range of the species. They were being fed dead rats and they looked  very ferocious...............not even close to Lillys sweet face.......these are cute in  different way Mom says

 

   

These kitties was so short and stocky, with very fat tails.  If they had been orange, they would have looked like Garfield

 

 

 

There were many more animals, leopard,lynx,wolf,reindeer, otters, owls just to name a few.......

and this is how the ladies looked at the end of their walk ...............time to come back and relieve me from my Lucy watch ..................

 

When they came back, Mom and Elvy put on bathing suits ???? That's NOT like my MOm ?? now what ?

I know if it's the beach they're going to I'll be back on Lucy watch..............NOT FAIR...............

Oh wow, I was allowed to come along to this beach ...................nice...........Elvy went in to the water. Mom didn't even dip her toes.....................too cold she says...I can't tell, I was never allowed to find out .....

 


Mom gave me a bath before our buddies came, and she like to keep me clean she says...............this campsite she didn't have to smuggle me into the shower in the middle of the night. They had a great dog bathroom..............  

 

I hate those dryers ............but they are very effective Mom says

 


Ove have ants in his pants ....................( not sure what that means, I've never noticed ) so he came to the beach with his fishing pole..............but no matter how much he tried..............there was no catch

 

 

It was pretty windy, a perfect day for sailing I thought, but maybe not this close to the cliffs ? This guy came in full speed, and everybody at the beach thought this can't go well......................but it did .....luckily....................one guy rushed to take down the biggest sail, so it went fine..........all other sailboats we saw came in by motor...................we all admired the sailing guy who was either crazy or a real expert captain.

 

the cliffs are so interesting to look at, and Mom and Elvy sees all kind of formations and pictures, and Ove just shakes his head ...............woman and their fantasies ? ..............I tend to agree with him..........

all I see is rocks to climb on or pee on.

 

In the evening Mom made choclate covered strawberries, and they were devoured in a second. I didn't get to taste them at all.....................Ove didn't even look at me, so I had no chance of using my hypnotizing power on him............

 


 

Well, all in all I had a good day, being left to watch Lucy, (take a nap) once in a while isn't all that bad.................

It's a new day, sky is blue, sun is up.............and time for my peeeee

see you later



 
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Av EvaLena Hallgren - Måndag 13 aug 20:43


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Av EvaLena Hallgren - Söndag 12 aug 06:12

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Av EvaLena Hallgren - Fredag 10 aug 07:01

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Av EvaLena Hallgren - Fredag 3 aug 06:42

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Av EvaLena Hallgren - Torsdag 2 aug 02:48

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