I love owls. There is an old abandoned coal mine tipple in my town, and great horned owls live in it. They are awesome to watch. And the are HUGE ... one swooped down in front of my car as I was driving down the road and I was shocked at how large they really are. They sometimes sit in the trees in my yard at dusk, one on either side of the house, and "talk" to each other. When the windows are open in the summer, it is wonderful yet spooky to hear huge owls hooting in stereo through your house.
"We give dogs the time we can spare, the space we can spare and the love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made" - M. Facklam
"We are raised to honor all the wrong explorers and discoverers - thieves planting flags, murderers carrying crosses. Let us at last praise the colonizers of dreams."- P.S. Beagle
"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king." - J.R.R. Tolkien