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Beauty as a Reminder


We are slowly clearing out the things we don’t need at the ranch. There is still tons to do, but this time, we got a chance to take a breather, and remember what WCCR means to so many people. Spring is in full force, and the trees are slowly showing the fresh green leaves of the season.

The bobcats were fairly uninterested in us this week. They were far too busy lounging in the patches of sunlight filtering through the tree branches to bother with us. I was completely content with that too. We sat with them for hours, enjoying the gorgeous weather right along side the wild ones that have taught me so much.

In a rare occurence at the ranch, not only were we able to spend quite a long time with our teachers, but also to walk the woods on the back side of the grounds of WCCR. The grounds consist of 11 heavily wooded acres, and if you have time to observe the beauty of the woods, there are some truly gorgeous photo opportunities.

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I love three day weekends


I didn’t go out to the ranch Sunday or Monday, but I made a point to go out there today. We recieved a donation of venison a couple of days ago, and incoroprated it into their diets today. I cut it into small pieces, and gave each cat a couple along with their scheduled diet of chicken. Our bobcats are on a scheduled diet plan to not only ensure they are getting the vitamins and minerals they need, but to provide them with variety from day to day.

Some of the cats LOVED the venison and wouldn’t touch the chicken. Others tried the venison, but went back to the chicken that they are more familiar with. It was very interesting to see some of the bobcats’ reactions to the “new” diet.

I for one like the venison. The venison seems to more readily accept the suplements that we add to their diet. We currently have two bobcats that are under treatment, and the venison even seems to hold the medication better than the beef or chicken. I guess it is spongier or something.

Anyway, that is really all I did today…I know, very productive, right? I guess we can’t all be superman everyday. I felt like such a slacker…at least the bobcats forgive me.

kari@crosstimberswildlife.org