Not-As-Needy Acres

tales from the heartland


Population 693, Nebraska, Middle America
December 28
C.O.B. (Crabby Old Bag)
Scientist, wife, mother, slave to the furry beasts that own the house where I live.


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APRIL 21, 2009 4:14PM

Skunk Tongues


 Mephitis mephitis


As some of you already know, I’m married to a veterinarian withRead full post »

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APRIL 10, 2009 12:57PM

Spot the Bunny

One Spring several years ago, I was cruising on Petfinder and saw a very cute rabbit available at one of the area shelters.  Since my daughter and 4H give me an excellent excuse to feed my animal addiction, I asked her if she’d like to get a bunny.  Being young andRead full post »

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MARCH 13, 2009 2:40PM

Clinic Cats

Sorry that this installment of “cat(s) of the week” is a little late...but my job sort of got in the way of my writing.  How unfair is that?!!! 

So this week, it’s a 2-for-1 deal:  the clinic cats Elliot and Harley.


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MARCH 5, 2009 4:47PM

Luscious Fruit of Death


It was a warm summer night.  Dr. WonderfulRead full post »

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FEBRUARY 27, 2009 2:19PM


When this open call came out, I really wasn’t sure what I could write about…animals and coffee were “taken” pretty darn quick.   

First of all, this didn’t start as MY addiction.  I married a veterinarian who has had a passion for parasites since hisRead full post »

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FEBRUARY 22, 2009 5:42PM

The Etiquette of Death

Yesterday morning, shortly after Dr. Wonderful left for the clinic, my cell phone rang - I assumed Dr. W had seen something interesting on the way to town that he wanted to share.  Instead, it was Terry.  She being one of my horsey friends from work, would often call on weekends,… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 13, 2009 2:44PM

It's Snowing in Nebraska

 We're in the middle of a snow storm here in NE, so I thought I'd post some snowy images.  Not from today, but seasonally accurate.  Enjoy!

Horses like snow too! 

 It's much windier today, so they all have their blankets on.

Frozen Crab 



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