My trip whale watching in the San Juan Islands, WA

Orca tail 02 black and white

Just arrived back home from a wonderful trip to Seattle WA. Wonderful in many ways, but one was because it RAINED! I live in New Mexico and have not seen any real measurable amount of rain since December 2010. While in Seattle, I took a day trip to the San Juan Islands near Anacortes WA to go whale watching out of Friday Harbor. I saw the Orca’s playing, porpoises cresting, Sea Lions laying around, Harbor Seals curiously watching us watch them, Bald Eagles, amongst many other beautiful creatures.

So, just wanted to share footage I took and a few of my pictures taken while out on the Strait de Juan de Fuca, and the bays in the islands.  I was truly in natures Nirvana.

Whale Watching San Juan Islands WA


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In closing, my heart was saddened as I passed a horrible Shell Oil Refinery to and from Anacortes.  I do not wish to post political on this site, so you may view more on my other blog.  Our Dependence on Oil. Man versus Nature.


Cat humor… and a few other critters, too

Cat at the YMCA

Although I have a special bond to our canine companions, I still love all creatures on this earth.  Well, not real fond of cockroaches….

So in all fairness, here is some kitty-humor, and a few other animals, as well.  Remember… Laugh, and the world laughs with you… unless you laugh uncontrollably for no apparent reason…



Wait… this isn’t a dog… it’s a porcupine!


When I created this blog, I only intended on only posting dog and dog-related items.  But after seeing this video of a porcupine acting like a dog, I decided I just had to post this.  In moving forward, I will – on occassion – post non-doggie material (but animal-related), and it will have it’s own category and link in the top menu.  I do love all wildlife.

This 5 year old male was a pet in a home, and now lives at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.  It had just been given an apple to eat in this video.  Watch how happy he is!


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