Sunday, September 27, 2009

Autumn in the Poconos

This is a beautiful time of year to live in Northeast PA. The leaves are changing color, and every day you can see their progression.

Animals are everywhere. In just the past 2 days I have seen deer, turkeys, 2 bears, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, chipmunks, geese, possum, groundhogs, and a vulture, all on or near the road, eating as much as they can for winter. It makes it challenging to drive on these twisty mountain roads. I love watching all wildlife, but the bears were a treat to see. One was crossing the road in front of me, and I pulled over to watch it. I saw something in my side mirror - another bear was crossing the road behind my car! They both looked me over, but wanted nothing to do with me, and they headed off into the woods. When I know there are bears around, I walk dogs close to the house, never straying too far. Bears are unpredictable and you can never assume you're safe when one is around.

The holidays are approaching - time to make arrangements for your pet's care if you plan to do any traveling! And Presents 4 Pets is here too - I'm collecting donated items for shelter pets such as food, leashes, blankets, cat litter, and more! If you live in the local area and would like to arrange a pickup, please give me a call!