Versatile Critters

We’ve got a dog who gets into a car like Jackie Chan would do it, if he didn’t feel like opening the door, and a parrot who draws his own bath water, and a cat who grooms–what was that? a prairie dog or a woodchuck?–and somebody who swims with the manatees and lives to tell about it. Could you ask for anything more?

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

8 responses to “Versatile Critters

  • Unknowable

    That was a pretty good video. It almost looked like a Prairie Dog, but I’m not sure. Lots of neat stuff and I’ve never seen a chick hatch before.


    • leeduigon

      I’ve only seen fence lizards hatch, and that’s very different. They come out of the eggs as tiny but exact copies of the adults.


      • Unknowable

        It’s amazing how our God created all of the animals uniquely. Reptiles, it would seem, start life as miniature adults. Birds are not fully developed and require significant care by parents whom provide this by instinct. As best I understand it, reptile parents might hang around and act as guards, but they aren’t as directly involved as bird parents. Mammals, of course, take this to another level, spending significant amounts of time raising their offspring.

        The development and growth from birth (or hatching) is a miracle in and of itself.

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  • Joshua M. Swanson

    I can bet my Dr. Scholl’s socks that dog’s name is Jackie Chan. The ending video of the chick was nice!


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