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Title: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 01, 2015, 05:07:42 AM
A Recap of 2014 - UPDATE December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20141231_2015_New_Years.jpg)

While we wish a Happy New Year to Lily Fans and bears everywhere, we remember the joys of 2014.

Holly has been a joy all year as she settled in to life at the Bear Center and developed relationships with the bears and staff.

After an unavoidable delay, we got in gear working toward the Northwoods Ecology Hall opening in May 2015. Along that line, just today, we received drafts of the many species accounts that so many dedicated Lily Fans have been working on this past year. They are part of the nearly 200 volunteers worldwide working towards our educational mission

Judy Thon and the staff started the world wide podcasts in May that enhanced visitors? experiences at the Bear Center as well as providing education via the pond cam worldwide. Scott Edgett joined the Bear Center at the end of July and is showing great vision moving us forward.

To move forward in other ways, we are cataloguing videos to document bear behavior for publications, to freshen exhibits at the Bear Center, and to make them available to future researchers.

To help the Northwoods Ecology Hall and Hope Learning Center come to fruition, Lily Fans donated for taxidermy for my birthday in April and helped more as part of the LilyPad picnic, the Hinckley Gathering this fall and the GiveMN event just a month ago in November.

We couldn't do what we do without you.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on January 01, 2015, 05:46:41 AM
Happy New Year Everyone! :-*
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 01, 2015, 05:59:29 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/B7168FF6109?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: MpMom on January 01, 2015, 06:24:06 AM
POPPING IN TO WISH EVERYONE A,
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Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 01, 2015, 08:04:31 AM
MpMom, Happy New Year to you.  Looking forward to your snips in the Decorah 2015 thread and your posts in this thread as well.

The Ely library puzzle  3:29
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 01, 2015, 08:33:14 AM
Happy New Year, Jewelies and Friends!!
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Post by: williwaw on January 01, 2015, 08:38:32 AM
Happy 2015!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on January 01, 2015, 10:21:03 AM
Good morning on the first day of this new year JP.  Nothing can beat the sight of bear cubs.  :)  I hope you went back and got some more sleep.

Neva that's great about Maddie.  At one point I thought you were very worried about her and I was sort of MIA around the forum for a while and was afraid something happened.  Happy new year!

Cal, 175 dachshunds!  Bet those were cute.  I have to mark in all the stuff on our new calendar too.  That's great they Ford guy will date the car back so Polly can get the rebate!

Hi Pat, RA, Mp!

Love that picture of Ivy and Henry Willi.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 01, 2015, 10:25:56 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/daily-jigsaw
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on January 01, 2015, 10:57:49 AM
4:50 on the bear library.

RA as neat a puzzle as that is, and thank you, I made the mistake of doing that in triangles last night, I just can't do it today  :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 01, 2015, 12:07:56 PM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/daily-jigsaw

Enjoyed that one ra.   7:11
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 01, 2015, 12:47:28 PM
Jewelies...

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc273/HuynhHue_bucket/Happy%20New%20Year/Happy%207_zpsiwxwbqqw.gif)

Somehow Crow and I were able to stay awake till midnight but we told the Times Square ball to hurry up and get to the bottom so we could go to sleep! :D Then just got to sleep when someone started setting off fireworks! This neighbor's clock must have been running slow because it was 12:20! ::) Molly, the gun dog ::), is afraid of fireworks so she ran and hid in the basement!  Today is a nice sunny day high 35 but the wind is chilling.
Cal, glad you and Polly finally got to the movie! I've only seen the first Hobbit movie. Keep meaning to go, just never seem to get around to it! :D What fun a parade with 175 wiener dogs would be! :D Wow, your gas is cheap!!! Ours is still $2.06. Not complaining! :D
Pat, pretty pic and thanks for the info about it!  Did you get any snow?
Willi, love Ivy and Henry's pic! So sweet!
Neva, how much snow did you get? Has your grand seen snow before?  Our weather guy says we are in a "snow drought"!   That's ok by me! :D
Jp, that is one nice pic of RC and cubs.  Looks like they posed for the pic! Hey, we both stayed up to see the New Year come in! :D
Nora, sounds like it's really cold up your way!
Dlong, the gorilla babes are so cute!  Sorry that you aren't feeling well. Crow had something similar a few weeks ago. Our doctor said it wasn't the flu either. But the flu apparently is bad here because our local hospital has restricted visitors and everyone has to wear masks when they visit. Hope you feel better soon!
Ra, were you able to stay up and welcome the New Year? Now I'm going to go and do everyone's puzzles! bbl
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 01, 2015, 01:40:34 PM
Ra, Cal, and Jp... just spent the last 49 minutes doing your puzzles! It appears that I haven't gotten any faster in the new year! :D Thanks, they were fun!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 01, 2015, 04:05:20 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Whew!  Just watched Michigan State win the Cotton Bowl in the last seconds of the game.  Wow... what an exciting game in the last few minutes!  Now, hoping Oregon wins!

It does my heart good to see so many come here with New Year's wishes.  People we don't see often enough, and those of us we see daily...   Neva, blschue, dlong, Nora, deb, Mp, willi, Pat, cal, JP, rues, obsver... wonder how Chippy is... have I missed anyone?

I made it to midnight... kind of.  lol  I fell asleep and didn't see the ball drop, but woke up when the fireworks in the neighborhood started shortly after the drop.   :o  I'm proud of all of you who managed to stay up to welcome the New Year!   :D

neva... SNOW??  Wow!

cal... I watched the Rose Parade on HGTV, too!   :D

dlong... Hope you're feeling better today.  Loved the baby gorillas!  I can't really say they're cute though..  lol

Nora... I did the New Year puzzle in triangles this morning!  lol

JP... Are you rooting for Oregon, too?  How about tonight's game?  I think Alabama will win...

rues... Don't you just hate the late night fireworks?  I know it's only once a year, but still...  Well, around here, it's not once a year though... Christmas, July 4th, New Years...   :-\

obsver... Did you see the ball drop?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 01, 2015, 05:40:31 PM
Cal, I watched some Me Tv today, too, Love Boat and Quincy, M.E.! I hadn't seen either of those shows in ages! Here that channel is called Me/My Tv!  I  also watched some of the Hart to Hart marathon on Hallmark Movie channel. Sounds like all I did today was watch tv! ::) 
Ra, this guy on the next block sets fireworks off whenever he gets the urge! And it's usually near 10pm for some reason. The police go there often but they never do anything about it. >:(  I didn't watch the Rose Bowl Parade but I did see folks all bundled up along the parade route! Must be a shock to them to have such cold weather. 
Pat, do you normally have snow and cold temps?  I get aggravated with announcers that gab too much, too! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 01, 2015, 07:56:08 PM
Wow... 59-20 Oregon wins.  What a surprise blowout!  Now, for Bama...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 01, 2015, 08:38:33 PM
Ra, are you kidding? The only thing that dropped here is when the crone dropped into her toasty bed at 9:30. I woke up briefly at 2:30 but went back to sleep until 6:00 a.m. I guess I could have recorded it, but too late, now!  Gooetdnight, Jewelies. It's really cold again here. Dlong, sure hope you feel better soon. Rues, is your pie gone? Pat, thanks for all the info. you give us! Cal, I'll bet those cats DO find Drama's voice jarring. Are you just going to give up and call him Hobbit? Willi, your Ivy is such a doll and so is Henry! Hi, neva! Don't send us that snow!!!! Hi, jp, nora, deb and chippy!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 01, 2015, 08:41:31 PM
Gooetdnight, obsver!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 01, 2015, 08:46:02 PM
ra,  hooray  for Oregon.  I was hoping they would win and watching them destroy FSU was pleasing to me.  Now, as you say Alabama-Ohio State.  Probably Alabama will win but I will root for a close game.  I probably will not be up for the whole game.  14-3 right now.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 01, 2015, 09:00:28 PM
Hi Jp!  I'm hoping for a good game, too.  But, being from Michigan...  lol   Roll Tide!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 02, 2015, 04:26:44 AM
(http://www.pics22.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/good-morning-teddy-bear-graphic-for-fb-share.gif)

Juliet, looking good.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130702_Juliet.jpg)

Lots of great New Year's greetings.  I thought willi's Ivy and Henry was priceless.  Pat's Vela Supernova Remnant mesmerized me and I must make a puzzle out of it for the puzzle thread.

I stayed up  again, last night, watching the Sugar bowl football game.  Some surprising results in both the major bowl games yesterday.  The result for me is one tired (tired hell, wiped out) senior citizen. who is only  going to greet, then retreat.

Hopefully, later on this year, I will catch up with my missing rest and become a smiley old man.  Meanwhile, everyone take good care of themselves, we have a whole year ahead of us in which to excel.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 02, 2015, 05:28:54 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/20169026B8D?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 02, 2015, 06:36:04 AM
Well, cal, it's like this about ra---some teachers have success, and some failures???..lol  lol     Going out for breakfast, to recycle and then groceries. bbl
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 02, 2015, 08:54:02 AM
The Old Hospital  3:35
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on January 02, 2015, 09:48:21 AM
Good Morning Everyone! Cal, Thanks for asking about my Tommy, he is still going off to work every day, he has issues still thought he was breathing hard on Christmas, I worry about him so much. He still has some of that swelling in his throat but he hasn't passed out lately that I know of. Thankful he can work tho, he and his family really need that.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 02, 2015, 05:29:10 PM
Cal, neat  looking old hospital.  Took me longer than 4 minutes! :D Funny you mentioned Jerry Springer...I didn't know his show was still on until I was channel surfing today and there he was! Where do those people come from on his show anyway? :o A bunch of kooks!
Obsver, that pecan pie is just a memory now! Gone the next day!
Ra, Crow is no fan of Ohio State either! Even though Ohio is our neighbor! He was really glad Pitt lost, no fan of them either. He used to have a bumper sticker that said "I'm for whoever beats Pitt". :D
Deb, I sure can relate to being worried about your child, no matter how old they are.  Hope Tommy is ok.
Jp, pretty sparkly morn greeting! Juliet is looking good!  :D


Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 02, 2015, 05:47:46 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Had to laugh today with JP's comment about his "greet and retreat", to go along with obsver's prone crone comments.  lol

rues... I guess Crow REALLY doesn't like Pitt!  lol  I haven't seen that kind of bumper sticker!  lol

cal... I will definitely be rooting for Oregon!  And, yes, those uniforms are really green!!  lol  Getting ready to watch your Wildcats!

obsver... Are you calling me one of your failures??   :o  Now, that I think about it... I guess it wouldn't be the first time I've been called that!  lol

I've been working on my taxes today... trying to print everything out... but, my printer was giving me problems.  It kept saying I had a paper jam!  I could copy, so I knew it wasn't true.  I tried everything... even uninstalled and reinstalled the stupid thing.  Still wouldn't work.  I finally decided I would go somewhere and print the last 4 pages.  Then, a couple hours later... I was thinking... I hadn't tried restarting my laptop.  Guess what!  It works now!  Geez...  All those 7 words for nothing!  lol 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 02, 2015, 06:38:29 PM
Oh, ra, I would NEVER call you a failure!!!!! lol  Glad you got your printer to work. I have a theory that mechanical things work only if they are in the mood.  Really.  Rues, what's next on the menu?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 02, 2015, 06:40:37 PM
Ra, Pitt had one that said they were for whoever beat WVU! :D They once had that long running "Backyard Brawl" rivalry that lasted over 100 yrs! Crow wishes they would play each other again. We 60 somethings need to come up with a good comment like Jp's and Obsver's! Got any ideas? :D
Obsver, what menu? :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 02, 2015, 06:41:14 PM
Chili here, obsver... still too hot to eat, but I'm really looking forward to it!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 02, 2015, 06:46:54 PM
cal, K-State needs to get their act in gear.  They are behind UCLA 17-0 at the end of the 1st quarter.  I am a graduate of the University of California so I am not rooting for UCLA.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 02, 2015, 06:54:02 PM
Hi JP!  They cut into the lead a little now, but they need some TD's!!  Go Wildcats!
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Post by: jpalmken on January 02, 2015, 07:09:52 PM
Intercepted pass.  OUCH!
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Post by: ra on January 02, 2015, 07:42:45 PM
There's always the second half, right, JP?
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Post by: obsver446 on January 02, 2015, 08:08:12 PM
Rues, the menu you would have if you had one! lol   You guys are wearing me out with your football. Think I'll go read awhile. Sounds like I might have some icky weather coming my way. Get ready for it, rues! Gas is $1.89 here. Pretty soon, they'll be paying me to fill up!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 03, 2015, 04:29:51 AM
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Hope.  This picture was taken from the  calendar.  The pictures there are wonderful.  They are large and can not be scanned on my scanner as one picture so I scanned in two passes and merged them.  You can see the merge line so I did not do a great job.  I will have to study up on how to eliminate that line.

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee487/jpalmken/Selected%20Photos/HopeMerged_zpsb004e90d.jpg)

I hope all of you are weathering this cold spell.  Heck of a way to start the New Year.  It does not look as if it will get this far down but we may get rain in a few days.

cal, sorry that K-State could not get the win.  They improved and managed to only lose by 5 points.

Today is a blah day but not an ouch day.  Back alone is pretty good.  Body as a whole not too good.  Mind normal (I guess that is good), and so I leave with thoughts that you all have the finest Saturday.  The first one this year.

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 03, 2015, 05:46:25 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/D116905E578?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 03, 2015, 07:34:37 AM
Red-Breasted Nuthatch 3:48.  I did not see a red breast.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 03, 2015, 08:20:32 PM
Cal, we had freezing rain today, and the grass was slick when I went down to the barn to feed the cats at 7 a.m. More tomorrow, snow and dropping temps. Doesn't sound good. Sorry, rues, I have no good weather to pass on. Got an excellent haircut Fri--I reminded him (in a very nice way) how I like the sides.You want to be really nice to a person when he is holding scissors! lol  I haven't printed my pics. yet, and I forgot to take my little camera to show them--had Mr. O take them of my hair last time when it was looking it's best.  Ra, be glad you aren't in Mich. now. It is probably having our bad weather, too. Hi, jp, Dlong, pat, bischue, deb, nora, Willi!! Did anyone watch the Kennedy Center awards this week? The tribute to the singer Al Green was great!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 04, 2015, 05:01:35 AM
(http://www.dazzlejunction.com/greetings/sunday/sunday_2-2.gif)

Sybil, Sophie, and Sam.  Mother Juliet is in the left background.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130531_Juliet_and_yearlings.jpg)

I had a computer crash but I caused it by hitting the wrong keys, in my hurry.  My Mother always said "haste makes waste".   Anyhow, I will try to reconstruct as much of that lost post as I can.

I feel good this morning.  No problems bodily or mentally.  I do have concern about so many of you in cold, snowy, miserable weather.  Wish I could send some of ours your way.

cal, the wood lily in yesterday's update is beautiful.  Orange is one of my favorite colors but it doesn't appear too much as it is too bright for everything else.  Wasn't that little video of Lily, swinging like a monkey, on that little limb, a funny one.  LOL.  I hope Polly gets her car problem solved soon and with minimal dollar loss.  Downton Abbey tonight.  I had seen K-State play  in earlier games this year and they did not look anywhere near as good as in the earlier ones.  It definitely won't be long before you won't be able to pick Drama up.  Amazing that he has doubled his weight in less than a month.  Thank you for the nuthatch info.  It must have been a female in the puzzle picture.

obsver, You are right.  Always make friends with your barber.  Once those scissors snip it's gone.  Except in my case I do not have to stay friendly because there is so little the barber can mess up with.

Yesterday was a no-post day.  Only Cal and Obsver.  I hope all the rest of you are all right and that you have a comfortable Sunday.

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 04, 2015, 05:23:49 AM
Snow! - UPDATE January 3, 2015

Red Squirrel in snow
Red Squirrel in snow (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150103_RedSquirrel.jpg)
Snow began to block Holly?s Den Cam by midnight. A Lily Fan captured the hourly progression as the Den Cam became completely blocked by noon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_84tg2lkiig&feature=youtu.be&hd=1.

White-out in Ely
White-out in Ely (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150103_Whiteout.jpg)
At the WRI at that time, red squirrels were digging down through the snow for sunflower seeds. At 1:06 PM, a snow squall accompanied by wind blowing snow off the big white pines created the densest white-out I?ve ever seen.

This latest storm brought us 7 inches for a total of 9.5 inches of snow on the ground.

The view from Holly's cam
The view from Holly's cam (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150103_HollyCam.jpg)
Now, at 3:45 PM, I?m off to the Bear Center to see if Holly will let me unblock her Den Cam and wipe the smudge off the lens.

Tonight is date-night to see Unbroken that Donna wants to see after hearing the audio book.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

(Addendum) Lynn called to say the gate was locked. He will not be able to clean Holly's lens until Monday.

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 04, 2015, 05:54:46 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/6F169091F11?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 04, 2015, 06:59:14 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/6F169091F11?z=7

Cute little bird.  I had never heard of a bushtit.  4:50
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 04, 2015, 10:38:15 AM
Good morning Jewelies!  It's a rainy 610 this morning.  We are waiting for the bad weather to come later this evening when the temps will drop. Tomorrow's high is supposed to be 25! By Wed high 18! :o  Robin's plane is due in Pittsburgh at 7:30 this evening. Hope it's on time. I'll have to take a coat for her to wear home because she sure didn't need one where she was! :D  I'll have to record Downton tonight because I know I won't get home in time to see all of it. It's a 2 hr drive one way in good weather   Hoping that's what we get...good weather! I was here yesterday and read the posts and did the puzzle but the day was a blah day for me. I was a Debbie Downer! :(  Better today, thank goodness! But still not Susie Sunshine! I'll work on it. :-\
Cal, yikes you have some nasty weather there! Wish you could stay inside but I know there's no way you can do that! I noticed that Molly's nose is turning so white. She looks old in the face. She's not a spry as she used to be. She'll be 11 in May. I wish our pets  could live forever.   How cool that Dr. Rogers has a date night! It's been a loooong time since I went on a date! :D Hoping they get things worked out and Polly can get her car this week!
Jp, that's another really cute morning greeting! Love Juliet's pic with her kids! Hope you get everything worked  out with the crash!
Obsver, I don't want your bad weather so take it back! :D That's a great idea about taking a pic to the hairdresser!
 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 04, 2015, 04:40:04 PM
Cal, you are so funny! How about it, rues? Cal may be on to something! Post the tag if you decide to make one!!! lol  No, cal, wind did not get my hair--I ALWAYS wear a warm hat, and Big Tony has been sleeping with his head between our pillows lately and not lying on my head. At church, one of my friends wasn't wearing a warm hat, and another one forgot her gloves. I told them to dress like they had recess duty, and they'd always be warm. You heard it here, Jewelies! Dress like you have recess duty!!!!  I had a light dusting of snow this afternoon, and the wind is blowing pretty hard. Rues, maybe you feel a let-down after the holidays. The weather sure doesn't help, either. Hopefully, Robin's plane will be on time. She might change her mind and go back to Florida!! Hey, ra, how are you doing? Don't worry, I never thought of any student as a failure--just that I hadn't yet found the best method to help them learn. See, there's hope for you! lol  lol  lol   (If anyone has ever called you a failure, I'll come smack them) Really. Jp, you sound like you are feeling better, and I'm thrilled. Keep it up!! Dlong, how about you? Hi, neva, bischue, pat, nora, Willi, chippy, deb!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 04, 2015, 09:26:42 PM

Hope.  This picture was taken from the  calendar.  The pictures there are wonderful.  They are large and can not be scanned on my scanner as one picture so I scanned in two passes and merged them.  You can see the merge line so I did not do a great job.  I will have to study up on how to eliminate that line.


I posted this the other day and I went and reworked the combining of two scans to get the larger picture, as it was in the calendar.  I believe I succeeded so I post the difference.  The picture on top was the first attempt and has the seam line.  The bottom picture is as it should be, no seam line.  Now I can tackle some of the other calendar pictures.


(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee487/jpalmken/Selected%20Photos/HopeMerged_zpsb004e90d.jpg)  (http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee487/jpalmken/Selected%20Photos/HopeClean_zps611b93b5.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 05, 2015, 04:37:31 AM
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj38/karenhere_2008/Good%20Morning/SunBearGoodMorning-vi.gif)

Fern, back in the collar days.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130701_Fern.jpg)

cal, I really liked the picture of the squirrel in the snow in yesterday's update.  My thoughts are with Polly, hoping the car deal works out for her.  I know you will bear up during this rough weather spell.  Yeah, they did show last year's final episode of Downton Abbey before this year's first.  I didn't stay up for the Downton Manners video.  I'll probably run across that again.

ruesgram, your 61o weather does not sound too bad but I am afraid that has changed by now.

obsver446, yes, I am feeling much better.  Am down a little bit this morning because it is raining,  You know that combination.  "Rainy days and Monday's always get me down".

That is what I am going to do, get back down in bed and see if I can go to sleep and wake up when the rain stops.  Those in the bad weather areas please "dress like you have recess duty".
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 05, 2015, 06:00:04 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/DF1690C0938?z=23
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 05, 2015, 07:40:22 AM
I was so cold trying to help that squirrel that it took me   5:49.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 05, 2015, 09:14:22 AM
Here is the second calendar picture that I scanned in two passes and merged. Cookie and Colleen.

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee487/jpalmken/CookieampColleen_zps782819fa.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 05, 2015, 10:31:19 AM
Cal, oh my dear girl.That sweet  Wiggie is in our hearts, too. Hugs to you. My weather is as frigid as yours. Ra, you know we get antsy if you take breaks that are too long. Rues, are you back safe & sound?  Hey, jp, you can talk in song lyrics, too!!  Jp, what are you reading now?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 05, 2015, 11:36:32 AM
obsver446   My reading has been falling behind over the holidays and with my feeling bad.  I am reading "The Assassination Option" by W.E.B. Griffin (I read all his many books) I still have to get into "Blood Magick" by Nora Roberts and "Mean Streak" by Sandra Brown.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 05, 2015, 03:49:27 PM
Hi Jewelies! I'm cold and tired.  What a time Robin had trying to leave Ft Lauderdale airport yesterday!  Plane was supposed to leave at 4:45 arrive in Pittsburgh 7:30 direct flight. The flight kept being delayed not weather related but plane maintenance in Baltimore. Then the co pilot had too many inflight hours so they had to wait for his replacement.  Finally that plane left Baltimore, arrived in Ft. Lauderdale at 8 pm! Robin's plane then left at 8:30 arrived in Pittsburgh at 10:40pm!  :o  We got to the airport an hour and half before the plane landed. We ran into some rain and snow and high winds and made it back home around 1:30 am!  We are tired but at least we didn't have a full day's work like Robin had. Her plan is to go home after work and go to bed! Everyone on the flight got a $100 voucher towards another flight!
Cal, so sorry about your sad Monday. :'( Wiggie will always be in your heart.  Yay, Polly's finally getting her car! It's about time! :D I had no idea that a bear's stomach did all that to process their food! Excellent pics today. Our gas at Sam's yesterday was $1.99 but today it was $2.02! Maybe they had a special yesterday. ::) If I had a mouse in my coat I would go running and screaming bloody murder!!!! :o
Obsver, everyone around here, including me, dressed like they had recess duty today! :D It was a sunny 26 with wind chill 10. Snow expected overnight with 2-5 inches. Boo hiss!  It was 82 yesterday when Robin left FL. She isn't a lover of hot temps. She says it just doesn't seem normal for the 4th day of Jan to be 80 at 10:30 am! I say I think I could enjoy those temps any time of day! :D
Jp, great pics from the calendar! Thank you for sharing them!  Don't think I know Cookie and Colleen! Very pretty bears.  Robin was in Key West last Tuesday! That was a place to see on her Bucket List. She said she had the best seafood there. Can't remember where she said they ate at. In Miami she had Cuban food which she really enjoyed! She says it's too hot in FL for her! Silly girl.
Ra, what's up? Hope you aren't ill!
Blshue, way, way, too cold for me in MN! :o
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 05, 2015, 04:02:48 PM
Cal, maybe Wiggie and my Kelsey & Mandy are playing together, healthy, strong and at peace. Nope, they aren't suffering. I'll never believe that.  Bischue, it's hard to imagine dealing with your low temps. Seems plenty cold enough here to me!!  Jewelies, believe me, no schools had outdoor recess today!!!!!  Rues, wow. You had some day yesterday. Just glad you are all back home, safe and sound. Thanks for letting us know! Jp,, hopefully, you'll be able to get back into your reading soon.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 05, 2015, 04:43:46 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Just wanted to let you know I"m ok... I'm taking Joy to the vet tomorrow. this will be her last night here.  She's joining Wiggie, and the rest of our beloved pets.  Needless to say, I'm sad, too...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 05, 2015, 06:58:17 PM
Ra, I'm so sorry.  How sad for you. :'(
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 05, 2015, 07:30:43 PM
Ra, hugs to Joy and you. We're sad right along with you.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 06, 2015, 04:41:47 AM
(http://www.images55.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Teddy-Bear-With-Tea-Cup-Good-Morning-Image.jpg)

The third calendar picture and it is Jewel, the mother of Fern, Herb, Mikah, Nate, and Scott..

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee487/jpalmken/JewelCalendar3_zps880f94b8.jpg)

My thoughts this morning are with ra, and Joy, knowing her grief.  I remember when it was necessary to take our Stormy to the vet but the years since, for me, and surely will be for ra, are filled with pleasant memories of our times with the loved one.

ruesgram, glad Robin got  to Key West and also enjoyed Cuban food in Miami.  We have some fine Cuban restaurants here. 
Also, lots of great restaurants featuring fresh seafood.

cal, smart mouse, trying to stay warm.

just this short post today.  Why is that, you say.  I am having a problem, you see, with my Lumbar and Cervical radiculopathy.

I bet Shakespeare just cringed in his grave.

Warm caring thoughts to all Jewelies.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 06, 2015, 06:16:32 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/0C1690F632B?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 06, 2015, 06:46:07 AM
Holly Cam 3:33
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on January 06, 2015, 07:02:50 AM
Hi Everyone :-* Below zero here this morning, but so pretty with that Wolf full moon and the reflection on the crusty snow.
Cal and Ra, My heart goes out to you both. I am working on putting away Christmas stuff still, need to get it done as I have some other projects to do. Stay warm all of you in the cold, that flu sounds scary not here in Maine much yet, but I know it's coming, time to be careful.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 06, 2015, 07:30:56 AM
Colleen is the 12 year old daughter of Donna and Cookie is the 8 year old daughter of Dot.  Like most of us I had not seen their names nor any pictures of them before.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 06, 2015, 08:58:02 AM
Ra, I'm so sorry. Hugs
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: neva on January 06, 2015, 01:17:24 PM
Me too, Ra ...  I am so sorry that you are going through this.  We all know how you are feeling.  She will continue to live in your heart and memories.

Hugs to you ...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 06, 2015, 03:58:20 PM
Hi Jewelies!  thanks for all the hugs today.  It was really hard to say goodbye to a baby I've had for almost 18 years.  I got Pride (her brother) and Joy when they were little babies.  I'll miss her, but I still have Lily and Handsome.... or as cal says... "that Handsome".   :)  I wanted to cremate her, but they wanted $180 for me to bring her home, $55 if you just cremate and leave them (??), and free if you just take them home and bury them.  So, she's with my other cats now in my woods.  Lily is looking for her all around the house.

cal... Glad you have a new vet now and Drama was a hit there it sounds like.  Good luck getting Polly's car and all going smoothly.  When I went to the vet yesterday and I was sitting there waiting to talk to the vet, there was a guy next to me with a beautiful big white dog... same as your Babe I think... can't think of the name.... Burnese or Pyranese... He was a year old and HUGE!  Very friendly to me and real sweet.  So nice and white and clean, long hair...  I'm not thinking very good today... can you tell?   :)  I'm glad Jim helped you with the poop buckets today.  You fell again??  Yikes!

Supposed to get really cold here tomorrow... high around 30o, then lows in the teens tomorrow night!  Geez...  Glad I did my digging today...   :'(
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 06, 2015, 05:14:56 PM
Brrr Jewelies!  My snow shovel is now on the back porch. :(  We got 5 inches of snow overnight! ugh. Bitter cold tonight and tomorrow night. They are saying we are in a deep freeze.  I can't say it enough how much I hate winter.
Ra, many thoughts of you and Joy today. Hugs.
Cal, wow, that Drama is growing fast! Pete sounds like a good vet. I always forget to take a stool sample to the vet. I put it in a ziplock bag and then leave it on the workbench in the garage! ::) Hope Polly doesn't want any Cool Whip! :D So nice of Jim to help you by dumping the buckets.
Jp, nice pic of Jewel! She's a beauty! Sorry about your lumbar and cervical radiculopathy.  Wish there was something that could ease your pain.
Obsver, did you get a bunch of snow? There was no need for kids to dress for recess here today because they got a snow day! Back to school one day after Christmas break. Probably no school tomorrow or the next because of the frigid temps!
Hi to all and stay warm!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 06, 2015, 05:40:39 PM
 My sis emailed me this pick of her Bernese Mt dog yesterday.  Since Cal and Ra mentioned the breed today thought I'd share this  pic of Gretta sleeping on her favorite Christmas gift! Gretta will be 3 on St Patrick's Day. She weighs 120 pounds. She's such a sweet baby!

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/gretta_zps24cb60be.jpg)

My sis would probably shoot me if she knew I posted this because her carpet has cat hair on it!  :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 06, 2015, 05:48:58 PM
rues...

My sis would probably shoot me if she knew I posted this because her carpet has cat hair on it!  :D

Don't we all?   :)  I guess this means the dog I saw was a Pyrenes...  Gretta looks pretty comfy.   
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 06, 2015, 08:29:17 PM
Rues, some snow but not a bunch. The cold & wind is causing a wind chill advisory here today. I don't know what they would call it if we had bischue's temps.! I wouldn't be surprised  if school was cancelled tomorrow. Ra, you are very much in my thoughts tonight. What a well-loved cat. Hugs to you.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 07, 2015, 04:53:59 AM
(http://www.joy2day.com/valentines-day/wallpapers/flowers/images/bear-sey-good-morning.jpg)

Shadow.  The clan matriarch.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130902_Shadow.jpg)

cal, when I read about the weather most of you are suffering from, and see reports from around the country on the TV, I am so thankful for the weather here.  I don't think I could take the cold weather.  With all your coats put several on, layers, and keep warm.  Good hopes for your and Polly's trip to get the car business straightened out.  Seeing you post your gas at &1.76 reminded me that out gas here, mid range, has dropped to $2.93.  That is the first time it has been below $3.00 in a couple of years.  I think I will do a lot of extra driving so I can fill up more often with prices down there.

DeborahG, your mentioning the full moon on the snow scene is nice.  I always liked the looks of fresh snow in the moonlight.  Actually, fresh snow in any light.  But then the snow half melts and gets dirty and then I think it is ugly.

Neva, HI!  We all grieve for ra.  I think it is so much harder when you have to take them to the vet so that they do not really suffer any more than when they pass from natural causes.

ra, Good thoughts to you in this post.  I think it is nice that Joy is resting with your other cats.  I don't have cat hair on my rug.  Actually, I miss not having an animal companion but I don't think I could properly take care of one.

ruesgram, I wish there was some way that some of my warm air could move up and help you and the others who are really being hit with the cold.  Gretta looks relaxed with her head on her whatever it is.

So sad about the U.S. team skiers killed in the avalanche.  So amazing about the little 7 year old girl who survived the plane crash and made her way over a mile to rescue.

Warm, actually hot, thoughts for all suffering this miserable, early winter blast.

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 07, 2015, 05:23:19 AM
Holly?s Den Cam - UPDATE January 6, 2015

Holly looking out of the den
Holly looking out of the den (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150106_Holly.jpg)
Heidi (with her very familiar voice) and I had the pleasure today of visiting Holly and clearing up her den cam http://wildearth.tv/videomark/hollys-cam-gets-snow-cleared-away-010615. Heidi brought a few nuts and dried cranberries so we could get into a familiar, calming feeding routine. Holly recognized the routine and calmly took a cranberry from my fingers. But we knew that other actions would make her nervous and cornered in the den, so we threw a few bits of food into the den to distract her as we used a piece of cardboard to move the snow away from the lens. Then we slid a big white cardboard calendar envelope down between Holly and the camera so I could wipe smudges off the lens. Lily explores a hunting stand - July 12, 2007
Lily explores a hunting stand - 7-12-2007
She heard action behind the envelope and blew and pounced toward it. We distracted her with a few cranberries and a couple nuts. Then we used the envelope as a cover to prevent more snow from piling up in front of the lens with the next snowfall. We tucked one end under the snow on the rock above her entrance and covered the other end with snow to hold it in place on top of the tube. I snapped a picture of her, but she didn?t know what I was doing, so she pounced and blew?so much like a wild bear.

Lily explores a hunting stand - July 12, 2007
Lily explores a hunting stand - 7-12-2007 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150106_Lily_2_20070712.jpg)
Back at the WRI, I saw that the bright snow is still visible in front of the lens. The snow tells the camera to darken, making it hard to see Holly in the darkness of the den. We?ll have to go back soon. But despite that, a Lily Fan captured some nice video of Holly settling down and rearranging her bed after we left https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDtrk_qYl7I&feature=youtu.be&hd=1.

Lily explores a hunting stand - July 12, 2007
Lily explores a hunting stand - 7-12-2007 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150106_Lily_1_20070712.jpg)
Today?s 2 1/2 minute flashback is to July 12, 2007, when Lily the Explorer checked out a hunting stand. Bears very commonly explore the hunting stands they come across. Lily sniffed each of the different materials in the stand and finally climbed down the tree, rather than the steps, using a hanging rope for stability a couple times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysIF06UOGYM. Lily has been growing.
(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150106_Lily_3_20070712.jpg)
Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 07, 2015, 06:12:16 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/D6169120FCF?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 07, 2015, 07:00:44 AM
As W. C. Fields used to say (you probably do not know who he was) "Ah, yes, my little chickadee".  4:21
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on January 07, 2015, 11:56:24 AM
As W. C. Fields used to say (you probably do not know who he was) "Ah, yes, my little chickadee".  4:21

I know who he was! This is a movie trailer from "My Little Chickadee". I used to watch his movies; he was a favorite of my grandpa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qqe9-NCiVEA
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 07, 2015, 11:59:50 AM
WC Fields....that nose. He was in that movie with Mae West. I did see it, but not when it was new. I'm old but not THAT old.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 07, 2015, 03:31:19 PM
Yeah, cal, it's cold! Starting to snow, too. I'm so happy that Polly has a car again!!!!!!  Bud looks like he is such a sweet boy. Bischue, I can certainly see why you wouldn't want to go outside! brrrrrrr  Rues, not only have we all had cat hair on the carpet, but on occasion, cat throw-up!  Gretta is such a beauty. Many years ago, a 2nd grader of mine had two of these beauties. They would come with her mom to pick her up after school. Jp, I know very well who he is! I have lots of movie trivia in my head, because I saw tons of movies. Instead of reading me the usual kid books, she read me Photoplay, Silver Screen, etc. (she made me recite nursery rhymes for company. Oh, barf!)  Learning rhymes helps with kids' reading--the brain likes patterns. For example in body movements, snap, snap clap, snap snap clap (and continue on, repeating the pattern.) Jumping rope is good, too. Don't know if kids still do any of that stuff anymore--maybe just play lots of video games & text.  Well, I didn't mean to get off on all THAT!  Ra, were the grands glad to be back at school? Hey, Dlong! Do you feel good enough to check in to let us know how you are feeling? You, too, Pat!  Hi, Willi, neva, nora !
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 07, 2015, 04:32:10 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Cold here, too... wind chill advisory today!  brrr... that wind is cold!!  Tomorrow morning is supposed to be in the single digits now!!  Some of the schools are on a 2 hour delay tomorrow.   I think Mother Nature forgot that we're down South!  Going to Mexican tonight, I'm starving and it sounds so good!  I'm going to have to find one of my warm sweaters, so I can dress like I'm on recess duty.  lol

cal... Yes, that's what "Moose" looked like, only he was snow white!  Babe is so pretty!  Great white Pyrenes... I'll try to remember that.  glad you got Polly's car.

JP... I filled up my gas tank today for LESS THAN $20!!  I only had about 1/4 of a tank, so I thought it was pretty good to spend less than $20.  Your gas prices are really, really good for down there!  Hope it stays down for your next trip to Miami!  I know who W.C. Fields was, too.  I always thought he reminded me of a dirty old man!  lol

blschue... I've been seeing how cold it is up in your neck of the woods!  I sure don't miss that!

obsver... Yes, the grands were glad to be back at school with their friends.  They live so far from all of them, that they don't get to see friends very often, except at school.  We have a basketball game tomorrow night, first one since before their Christmas vacation.

rues... Did you have fun with Wilson last week?  Is he behaving any better now?  Handsome is starting to settle down some... I let him sleep with me last night and he only woke me up twice!  I thought that was pretty good!   :)

dlong... On the news last night, I saw Bao Bao playing in the snow with her mama.  She'sI  so cute!

I have new health insurance this year... really cheap... only $54 a month, really a good deal, low deductible and out of pocket amount... BUT... they are making me find a doctor, make an appointment, and get a checkup!!  YIKES!!  I asked my daughter to ask all her friends who they recommend...    I don't know any of them, so had to get some help!   :)  I have 3 months...   :o
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 07, 2015, 05:04:04 PM
When the movie "My Little Chickadee" was released it was 1940 and I was a senior in high school.  Yes, I saw it when it was released. My father did the bookeeping for the local Fox theaters (2) so we had a pass to go to any movie free.  They even let me in if I had a date for no charge.  Movies were 35 cents, except matinees were 10 cents.  5 cents got a good sized bag of popcorn.  Hamburgers were 5 or 10 cents, Malts 10 cents.  Things were cheap but incomes were quite small at that time, too.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 07, 2015, 05:38:16 PM
I remember when gas was 25 cents a gallon.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 07, 2015, 05:40:24 PM
Jp, I was a year old when that movie came out. When I started going to the movies, about 4 years later, admission was 50 cents for adults, 25 for kids.  That seems really cheap, but you are right--salaries were much less. Ra, I'm astonished that your temps. are so low. Guess I don't know all that much about your state. Mexican sounds so good. I had baked chicken, brussel sprouts and cooked carrots. Dessert was pineapple chunks in it's own juice. I hate that syrup stuff. My grand is always glad to get back to school, too.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 07, 2015, 05:41:50 PM
Willi, I've slept too many nights to remember that!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 07, 2015, 05:59:52 PM
3:44 on my little chick a dee!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 07, 2015, 06:10:15 PM
Cal, you are a shining example of being brave and going to the doc. Just think--a flu shot 2 years in a row!!!  You've come a long way!!  See, ra, if cal can do it, you can!!!!   (I know, I don't like going to the doc., either, but you do need the ins.)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 07, 2015, 06:31:59 PM
The sun was out all day and it made the snow sparkle. But very deceiving because it's bitter cold. Tonight 25mph winds are expected with wind chill -31! :o  Ok, I've had enough winter! :(
Cal, Babe is a beauty and big! So happy Polly got her new car (again)! Is it exactly like her other new car?  Cute pics of baby Lily and Holly!
Jp, Gretta's toy is a very long caterpillar with a squeaker in each section! Did you do that kissy face thing at the movies? :D
Ra, oh my gosh...I always thought the same thing about WC Fields...a dirty old man!!!! :o Crow wanted to eat Mexican  this evening but I made chili instead. Too cold to go out and eat! Wilson was a sweetie here last week. I'm sure Stella would disagree! :D You got a great deal on your health ins! Now get yourself to a doctor! :D
Obsver, cat throw up and hairballs are a part of everyday life here!  :D
Willi, I don't remember how much gas was in 1971 but I know it only cost $3.00 to fill up my 1969 VW Bug! :D
Hi Blshue, Neva, Dlong, and Deb!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 07, 2015, 07:09:30 PM
I remember gas wars in MI... the lowest I remember is 19 cents.  We used to ride around all night and get 50 cents worth of gas, so we could make it home!  lol  cal... I noticed that you asked about hamburgers at the "show".  I've always called it that and my daughter laughs at me.  Down here it's called the "movies".  lol

cal... I don't know if Missy can get the same insurance there or not... maybe.  It's call Consumers Choice Health Plan and it's fairly new, but my insurance guy said they haven't had any complaints about their customer service.  That was one of the major things that made me wonder if I should change from Blue Cross.  I had been with them for years, but the guy said rates were better and I now have $200 deductible and only $1000 out of pocket per year.  I thought it was worth a try.  The main thing is to make sure you stay in their network of doctors and hospitals.  Since I don't have a doctor already, that wasn't a problem for me.  Your house must be a zoo all the time!!  lol  Don't you know Calihoula is so glad you got Drama for her to play with!!  lol

rues... I couldn't decide what to get at the Mexican restaurant, so I got two things!!  Supper for tomorrow!  lol

obsver... You will be glad to know that I haven't had a Cheeto in over TWO weeks!!  I'm dieting!  lol  Shhh... don't tell the fudge and cookies!   ;D   I got a tetanus shot last year...   :D

willi... Have you always lived in the Northwest part of the country?

JP... Hamburgers and malts at the movies!  Never heard of that before!    Do people still get malts?  It's been years for me... I always get shakes now.

American Idol is on again now... tonight is the first show of this season.  Time for me to go listen to all the good singers!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 07, 2015, 07:57:03 PM
Ra, we always called it going to the show--not the movies. Everybody in my state called it the show! Cal, oh yes, living with pets is interesting on so many levels!!  Time to turn on the mattress pad. Breakfast in the morning, leaving the house at 6:40. Goodnight, all!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: neva on January 07, 2015, 11:20:32 PM
I remember when gas was 25 cents a gallon.

Me too, Willie.  The weekend that Larry and I eloped, (I was 19) we drove to Lordsburg, New Mexico and got married in a Judge's home.  I paid attention to the price of gas that weekend, and they were having a minor price war ...  26 cents a gallon.  My dad, who was born in 1918 told me about seeing movies for 5 cents.  It is all relative ... as JP said, pay wasn't much either then.  When I was in high school, (graduated 1960) my friends and I knew a young man that had a "real job", full time, and he was making $100 per week.  "$400 hundred dollars a month!! " ... wow!  We were all very impressed.  He was doing great.  I suppose we were trying to gauge as to whether he was a catch ...  lol!

Cal ~  I was wondering if Polly were to put a steering wheel lock on her steering wheel when it's parked there at night, where she lives, might help.  The wheel is turned off to the side a bit, and the bar locked in place, and then if someone tries to drive off with the car, they can only drive in circles.  We use one on our Camry.  Just a thought ...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 08, 2015, 04:40:16 AM
(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e196/LafayetteShadow/GoodMorningBear1.jpg)

Ursula is featured this morning.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130704_Ursula.jpg)
 
According to the Weather Channel 183 million people in this country are under wind chill warnings.  Some are expected to be in the 20 to 30 degrees below zero.  I know many of you are in that situation.  Even the "Good Morning" bear is feeling it.  Also Honolulu set a record yesterday at 57o.  We are a little cool this morning at 61o.  I am not complaining.

cal, Babe is pretty.  It looks as if she has a good thick coat for the cold weather.  So happy for Polly to have her car replaced.

ra, your new health insurance sounds great.  Seeing a doctor for a checkup and when anything is out of whack is the only way to go.  Annual checkups in the Navy were required.  I carried that into my civilian life and it seems to have worked for me as I am really in good physical condition, except for my structure.  I don't see malts listed on menus much anymore, just milkshakes.  We used to call milkshakes "Shorts" and they were 10 cents.  You'd say "I'll have a chocolate short".

There was some chatter in the posts about low prices in the old days and movie prices.  I remember gas at 7 gallons for a dollar.  The main Fox theater in my home town had a separate store in its building where you could buy all the goodies and then take them into the theater when you bought your ticket and entered.  We had ushers with flashlights who maintained quiet and good behavior and could lead you out if you did not behave.  People did not talk in the theater, just laugh or groan as appropriate with the film.  Mostly, on a date, you just held hands.  I remember going with my Dad when I was 7 (1930) as he bought a new car, a Chevrolet.  I remember the price was $650.  He had a good job as the Storekeeper for the sugar factory making $600 a month.

Some back creaking this morning so I will relieve it bu lying down.  I wish you all as much warmth as you can find and send happy thoughts your way.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 08, 2015, 05:23:39 AM
Progress - UPDATE January 7, 2015

Ecology Hall at the NABC
Ecology Hall at the NABC  (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150107_Ecology_Hall.jpg)
This was a day of meetings about the Northwoods Ecology Hall and seeing the beginning of habitat construction there. The habitat is designed to accommodate dozens of the taxidermy animals Lily Fans donated. Today, the habitat creators made the beginnings of a rock outcrop.

In this 100-second flashback to April 15, 2007, June has led Lily, Cal, and Bud on their first walk away from the den where they were born some 3 months earlier. June took them 50 yards to a patch of willow bushes where the cubs climbed high in a spruce tree to rest and play while June demonstrated to Sue how bears gather willow catkins http://youtu.be/cyGWYTlPfso.

Holly in her den - Jan. 6, 2015
Holly in her den - Jan. 6, 2015  (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150107_Holly_20150106.jpg)
Ingesting willow catkins is not like picking berries with sensitive, dextrous lips. It is not like stripping leaves by pulling a branch sideways through the mouth. The catkins are harder to pull off a branch than berries would be, and they wouldn?t strip sideways through the diastema as easily as leaves do. To remove willow catlins (pussy willows) from a branch, bears strip them through their incisors. The right tool for the right job.

Willow catkins are one of the earliest bear foods along with snow fleas. Often there is snow on the ground when they eat either of these foods.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 08, 2015, 06:50:17 AM
I spent many hours in my youth behind a soda fountain and must have prepared thousands of Malts.  I never saw one in a stemmed glass or with streaks of chocolate syrup or whipped cream.  A chocolate malt is made with chocolate ice cream and milk and nothing is added except the malt powder to flavor that part of it.  I was so busy gawking at what I was creating that it slowed me down and my time was 4:57

In my days malts came in flavors chocolate, strawberry or vanilla, depending on the ice cream you used.  Now, with more flavors of ice cream I guess you could have more malt flavors.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 08, 2015, 11:17:23 AM
Pat, thanks for letting us know you are ok!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 08, 2015, 01:27:39 PM
I drank that malt in 3:48!! got the brain freeze from it too!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 08, 2015, 08:10:28 PM
Pat, feeling free to vent with Jewlies friends is perfectly ok!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: neva on January 08, 2015, 08:10:52 PM
Meet Brody ... 12 week old French Bulldog puppy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2g-T-UvU6U
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 08, 2015, 08:27:21 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Got back from the basketball game.  Man!  It's cold!!  this morning it was 11 when I got up, and in the car on the way home tonight it was already down to 17!!  Hey!!  This is supposed to be SOUTH Carolina!!  Brrr!!  Oh, we won the game!  lol

I always have a tax person do my taxes... I don't trust myself!  lol  I'm pretty organized, so I have everything ready, but this year the lady has started scheduling the appointments herself, and my appointment isn't until late in March.  I never wait that long, but I guess it's ok...  No hurry, I usually don't get much back...

When I was in high school, there was a Rexall drug store across the street from the school, and they let us go over there on our lunch hour.  they were the last ones to have a soda fountain in the area. I don't have a favorite flavor... I've always loved them all and had a hard time deciding what kind to have every time I went there!  Love shakes, and malts... no preference there either.  I guess I'm easy to please.  lol

JP... I never heard of "shorts" either.. maybe we're showing our age, or it was different in different parts of the country.  I love the pic of Ursula... she looks so calm and sweet!

cal... I told my daughter how big Drama is now and she just laughed!  lol  She liked that you also call him your little Hobbit ..  she's seen those movies, too.

neva... What a smart puppy!  I had to share the vid!!

Pat... You don't have to delete your post... we're all friends here.

Hi obsver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Hi rues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Hi every one who isn't here tonight, too!

 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 08, 2015, 10:20:11 PM
Pat, that's what friends are for!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 09, 2015, 04:58:01 AM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dDf_-gP3h1Y/TgX4ARtB02I/AAAAAAAAAH8/-dTn0zfDQ3o/s320/Good+morning+Scraps+Glitter+graphics+cute+teddy+bear.gif)

One of Samantha's cubs.  Too tired to climb down.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140607_Samanthas_cub_sleeping_in_white_pine.jpg)

cal,that entire Fox theater building was constructed just as the theater and the shop was part of it and owned by the theater.  Well, maybe they leased it to someone to run for them.  I remember when people asked me  how  come I got into movies free I used to tell them "I walk in backwards and they think I am coming out."  Things were so peaceful then and along came WWII and changed this country forever.  I have no idea why malts have all but disappeared but milk shakes are quite common.  Your picture of that malt whetted my appetite for one.

Pat1640, Oh, sundaes!  Yes, nothing fancy except in my area we had a sundae called a "Tin Roof" which was really a chocolate sundae with halved peanuts on top.  And banana splits - one scoop each of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup on the strawberry, strawberry syrup on the vanilla and pineapple syrup on the chocolate.  No whipped cream but a cherry.  Don't apologize about venting.  We all vent to family members and isn't that what we have here, in a way.  One family of Jewelies.

ra, I am glad the basketball team won but sorry it is so cold there.  Speaking of taxes, I do my own with the Turbo Tax Program and E-file.  It is such a great program just leads you through by having you fill in answers to its questions.

I have been turning back in time in my thoughts a lot lately.  Maybe I am just tired of all the conflict in the world and the inability of people to accommodate each other and reach mutual agreement.  That includes the goings on in this country as well.  I think my spending so much time in the past (in my thoughts) is even more emphasized today.  It is my oldest son's birthday and he is 67.  Hard to believe as I so vividly recall all sorts of things relating to him.

I was digitizing an LP, "Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits" and it turned out that only one track recorded after about two hours of work.  Now I have to try to get that corrected.  First I have to decide whether I want to have another cup of coffee or go back to bed.

Despite all the frigid weather, and I see that the northeast is getting hit now, I wish you all a great day preferably a sunny one.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 09, 2015, 05:11:34 AM
Behind the Scenes Tour - UPDATE January 8, 2015

Looking toward honey's den
Looking toward honey's den (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150108_OutBackDoor.jpg)
As we step out the back door of the Bear Center, we can see Honey?s wooden window den through the steps toward the far end of the building to the left. Then we look up the fence to the right and see the path to Ted, Lucky, and Holly?s dens.

Ted's den
Ted's den (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150108_Ted.jpg)
Ted snuggled unseen toward the back of his chalet in the small enclosure Lily Fans helped build for Honey, who chose the window den, allowing Ted to claim her new enclosure for himself. In the wild, bears use different dens most winters, so Ted was not out of line, especially since Honey chose to re-use her old window den.

Lucky's den
Lucky's den (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150108_LuckysEmptyDen.jpg)
At Lucky?s den, we see no tracks , and on closer inspection don?t see Lucky, either. Lucky gathered in all the straw we gave him, and he might be buried in it like Holly was in this den last winter.

Holly's den (from behind)
Holly's den (from behind) (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150108_HollysDenCam.jpg)
On to Holly, all we can see from the fence is her den cam tube covered with snow. Her den entrance is facing away from us.

The walk toward the dens
The walk toward the dens (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150108_DenWalk.jpg)
Not a peep or peek from any bear. We hope we can do better on any behind-the-scenes tours this summer.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.

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Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 09, 2015, 05:58:43 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/14169181636?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 09, 2015, 07:28:46 AM
Even though it was early in the day I consumed that banana split in 3:36
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 09, 2015, 07:31:31 AM
wow JP you really wolfed that down!! I ate mine in 4:39!! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 09, 2015, 04:04:38 PM
Hi, Jewelies! That little Brody was really sweet and smart!  Funny, cal--drama can do the trick of clearing the room. lol   We're all happy that Polly has her car!!!!!!  I may be living in a tropical paradise in a few days. Temp. is supposed to go up into the 20"s. One can only hope. Been watching Top Chef that I recorded Wed., and now I'm hungry.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 09, 2015, 04:51:10 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Found this when I popped into the forum a little while ago.  Thanks to OEW for posting it in the Norfolk eagles thread!BBL...

IT CAN AND WILL BE DONE

Wonderful news from Carol Flaer of Eagle on Alliance,  Copied and pasted from  FB announcement:   https://www.facebook.com/?sk=nf


Good afternoon, EOA! (Please read this entire post)  )

This is the day we have been waiting for ?we have reached all of our goals ? our eagles are safe from harm!!!!! FINALLY!!!!

1) EOA was able to confirm that the Norfolk Bald Eagles have moved out of the Norfolk Botanical Garden and have built a nest on private property beyond the reach of the federal agencies;

2) Because the eagles have relocated, the City of Norfolk USDA-Wildlife Services have stopped destroying nests at the Norfolk Botanical Garden;

3) EOA has also learned that clearly as a result of EOA?s lawsuit, the Norfolk International Airport has now hired a full-time wildlife specialist whose only job is to detect and deter birds, including bald eagles, from the runways at the Airport; and

4) The most recent permit that EOA challenged has now expired and it will not likely be renewed according to our sources.

Because of all of the above, today Eagle On Alliance filed a motion in Federal Court to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit against the federal agencies. Our motion has been granted by the Judge WITHOUT PREJUDICE which means that we may refile our lawsuit at any time to protect these eagles.

These are huge wins for our eagles! And they did most of the work! Gotta love them!

Please read the press release that will be posted under FILES above momentarily.

Voluntarily dismissing our lawsuit does not affect EOA and our mission in any way ? the lawsuit was simply part of our mission ? a very very important part but we will continue to Eagle On! We are NOT going away. We have become a very good watchdog group (or watcheagle group) and we have made it clear will be watching everything and everyone as time goes on.

I have to say here, too, that without our outstanding attorneys none of this would be happening. I know you are as happy as I am with their support, devotion and service to two bald eagles! And yes, they are still our attorneys!

Dismissing this suit at this time will allow EOA to do a couple of very important things!

First and foremost, enjoy the upcoming nesting season, clear that our eagles are finally safe to be eagles and do eagle things!!!

Second, it gives us time to regroup and be prepared for the fall in case the eagles attempt to return to the Garden. And we will be watching!!! I can?t imagine the eagles leaving their current location, given the loving care by their ?landlords? but they are eagles after all. And we will be ready!!!

We will keep all of you up to date regarding all of the activities at the nest! You have our word! And you know we will. PHOTOS!!! PHOTOS!!!! PHOTOS!!!!

AND We will celebrate!!!!!!

The Weekend of April 3-5 of this year, we will have a PAR-TAY!!!! Actually a series of PAR-TAYs! Everyone is invited to celebrate with us and Dad and the Missus!!!! We will post all the details this weekend about this extravaganza for Dad and the Missus! So mark the date!!!!

We can?t thank you all enough for just being here ? and we want you all to stay here with us! We are NOT finished ? we need you here with us to celebrate with us too ? and continue to fight and protect and Eagle On!

Without each and every one of you we would not be able to say these five beautiful words . . .

OUR EAGLES ARE FINALLY FREE!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 09, 2015, 06:29:57 PM
Ra that is excellent!!!!!!!!!!! Dang eagles should be free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for posting this!!

Thank you OEW!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 09, 2015, 07:00:38 PM
Hi Jewelies! Still freezing cold here! Wind chill alerts overnight again! But there is a light at the end of the tunnel...40 on Monday! Yahooo!  :D
Cal, oh my gosh, poor Bud stuck under the bed!! Don't tell Bud that I laughed! :D Never a dull moment at your house!
Jp, that is the sweetest pic of Samantha's cub! I wish everyone in the world could just get along. Everyone live in peace. Happy Birthday to your son!
Pat, sometimes it just helps to vent! Like Jp said we are the Jewelie family. Vent to us whenever you want!
Ra, thanks for the info on the Norfolk eagles!  Are you warming up this weekend?
Neva, Brody is a cutie and wow he is so smart!
Obsver, went to Sam's yesterday! Gas was $1.96!  Got some healthy stuff... apples, walnuts and pecans!  Got some not so healthy stuff...Lay's variety pack and Honey Buns. Got some essentials...toilet paper and paper towels! Haircut on Tuesday. Lately Anne has been doing a good job!
Hi to all!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 09, 2015, 07:08:03 PM
Hi cal!  I was so excited when I read that about the Norfolk pair!!  So glad he finally made his nest on private land!  Did you say yesterday that your dad died 10 years ago??  My dad died in 2005, too!  Our lives and their parallel is almost spooky!!  :o  Cool that Boobie sent CA a message yesterday!!  Did it make him sad or happy?          Thanks for the yummy puzzle today!!  I love banana splits!  I don't have them very often though... it's so hard to convince myself that it's ok to eat that much ice cream!  lol

Happy Birthday to your son, JP!  You are so lucky that you can still remember so much about him... so many people that are your age can't and that's so sad to me.

Hi rues! It's still cold here... supposed to get down to 15 tonight.  At least we don't have any snow!!  I sure wouldn't want to live in the Buffalo area... I hear they're supposed to get a few FEET of snow!!  Geez...  Did you guys see the mess on the interstate in MI?  100 vehicle pile up and some of them burned up...  One truck had fireworks on it and they all blew up! Yikes!  I had to work this afternoon, because I took the afternoon off when I had to take Joy in, so I let Handsome go outside for a little while.  When it was time for me to leave, he wouldn't come home!  I heard him in the woods, but I had to leave him outside.  He's such a bad boy sometimes!  He sure was ready to come in when I came home!  He was cold and hungry, too!  Maybe that will teach him to come when I call!

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 09, 2015, 07:15:34 PM
ra, I bawled my son out by telling him he sure knew how to make his father feel old.  But I added that I still loved him.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 09, 2015, 07:17:17 PM
lol, JP!  One of the ladies I work for just turned 80, and her dad died last month at the ripe old age of 102.  She said he told people he felt funny telling people that his daughter was almost 80 years old!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 09, 2015, 08:00:49 PM
Jp, that is so sweet that you told your son you loved him! I knew my dad loved me but I can't remember him ever saying it. :'(  My mom never said it until Robin was born.   Crow, Robin and I tell each other every day.
Ra, Wilson was out on the screen porch everyday last week while he was here. The cold didn't bother him at all! Bet Handsome didn't learn the lesson to come when called! :D  Gosh, no I didn't hear about that wreck! How awful. How cool to be 80 and have your parent live that long!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 10, 2015, 04:22:47 AM
(http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m344/lollygiles08/LOllYb623_Good-Morning.png)

Something in the old stump fascinates one of Ursulas's cubs.  Is it Storm, Autumn or Opal?

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee487/jpalmken/Ursulasfemalecub_zpsff072442.jpg)

This is one of those mornings so I will just wish you all better weather ahead and a top notch Saturday.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 10, 2015, 05:28:08 AM
Suspense in a Treetop - UPDATE January 9, 2015

Lucky's den
Lucky's den - Jan 8, 2015 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150108_LuckysDen.jpg)
In this 126-second flashback from April 15, 2007, June had my heart in my throat watching the flimsy balsam fir (Abies balsamea) treetop bend, knowing how brittle they are http://youtu.be/Y3F1N3YqSMA.

The cubs are up their first tree. Mother June wants to head back to the den, but the cubs aren?t responding to her calls like cubs do in books. In fact, we see the lack of response more often than not. But June is determined. She went up and got a cub, grunting sweetly all the way, as we have seen with other mothers.

Lucky's den
Lucky's den - Jan 8, 2015 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150108_Lucky.jpg)
Lily was closest. June looked for the best place to carefully bite to pull her free. Mothers are cautious in these situations, not biting or pulling too hard. If the cub yells or is too hard to pull free, she will give up, as we?ve seen. June finds some fur on the Lily?s neck. Lily doesn?t squawk and June carefully pulls her free and carries her to the ground. One step closer to the den.

A correction to last night?s update. The picture of Lucky?s den was actually his old den from last year that is empty this year. The pictures of his den of this year with its untracked snow at the entrance is pictured here. It?s the den Holly used last year. Lucky?s selection of this den this year and his reluctance to share it with a playful young friend when he had hibernation on his mind is likely what led to Holly digging the wild den she is using.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 10, 2015, 06:09:09 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/931691B817C?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 10, 2015, 12:07:35 PM
4:19 on the 100 year old lady.  She shouldn't be smoking, doesn't she know it could kill her?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 10, 2015, 12:41:48 PM
cute goose story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0czs_OtqrLA#t=25
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 10, 2015, 01:05:09 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Brrr... again!  At least the sun is out today, but it's supposed to hide almost all of next week!  We know how we like strings of cloudy days, don't we?  lol

JP... You're so funny!  lol

cal... My dad had a stroke in 2001 and just went down from there, never even tried to recover really.  He was a real pain in my mom's rear, I know that!   :o  Told her she was lazy when she tried to get him to make his own sandwich.  She put all the stuff in front of him, but he didn't want to do it.  He didn't think about all the other stuff she had to do for him...  glad I don't have a husband, I don't think I could put up with that!  lol  Why are you buying Christmas songs now?  Are they on sale?

willi... That goose story was so cute!  I think the guy should have taken her home with him though...   :)

The grands are coming tonight... trying to get my chores done.  I want to get my heated mattress pad hooked up, but I need to cover all the wires, so Lily doesn't chew on them.  I got a package of wire covering yesterday, but I didn't get enough.  Now, I have to wait...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 10, 2015, 04:51:25 PM
I think he should take the goose home too,assuming he has a yard.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 10, 2015, 06:08:19 PM
Good evening, Jewelies! Still freezing cold even with the sun shining brightly! You need sunglasses on because of the glare! You know that horse drawn carriage ride I took with my sis...well she found a farm near Cleveland, OH, that has horse drawn sleigh rides! So we have a reservation tomorrow at noon to go for a sleigh ride thru the countryside and into the woods. When my sis asked me if I wanted to go with her and Sandy I said no, it's too cold out and Cleveland is over 2 hrs away! She sounded disappointed so I caved in like I always do and said sure why not! The ride includes blankets in the sleigh and hot chocolate and pastries afterwards. They have buggy rides when there is no snow. Apparently there is an abundance of snow there now. I would have such a boring life if I didn't have my sister around!
Cal, I have that itune app on my ipad.  I'm still new at that ipad so I haven't done much with any of the apps. Robin tells me there is so many things to do with the ipad. I need to get her to sit down with me and show me all the stuff she is talking about. When I let Molly and Boo out this morning, Boo took off towards the bird feeders. There was a hawk with a mourning dove in his talons about to eat his breakfast. Boo chased the hawk away and the dove flew away unharmed! I was glad for the dove but also sad that the hawk didn't get his breakfast. I didn't know Boo could still run that fast! :D I watched my Sat morn Brit Coms! They've changed them this season, but Keeping Up and As Time Goes By are still on.
Jp, I like Ursula's kids names, Storm, Autumn and Opal.  Opal is my birthstone.  I love your sense of humor!
Willi, love that goose.  I wonder what has become of her?
Ra, time for the south to warm up! Yes, we all love lots cloudy days! What good stuff are you feeding the grands?
Hi to all!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 10, 2015, 06:20:08 PM
Hi rues!  Your sleigh ride sounds like fun... but, cold!  lol  Are you going over the river, too?  lol  lol  You know... over the river, and through the woods...  lol  For supper we had meatball sandwiches... something I was trying for the first time, but I didn't like them... tasted too much like barbecue sauce.  I don't like barbecue sauce.  The girls thought they were ok though.  I didn't buy any ice cream this time... I want them to eat cookies!  lol 

cal... You are lucky to have had a dad that was nice.  I could count on my hand the times my dad was nice.  He should never have had children... he didn't like them much.  the pics in the updates lately are so pretty and peaceful.  Nice to look at, but I wouldn't want to be there in the cold and snow!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 10, 2015, 07:45:56 PM
Ra, I don't like bbq sauce either! :D  I hope we go over a river!  Maybe there will be someone's grandmother's house on the other side! :D   I had a great dad, in fact, to this day we still refer to him as Daddy! My brother always called him Daddy, too!  You're the best granny for feeding the grands cookies!  :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 11, 2015, 04:50:24 AM
(http://pclayer.com/images/2013/02/Good-Morning-Teddy-Bear-Graphic-for-Orkut.gif)

I'm sure I have posted this many times before, and maybe recently, but I like this picture of Sophie.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/9gn8khnfr5cibjh/Sophie.jpg)

cal, the update pictures show that Ely has had plenty of snow.  I guess a lot of the Jewelies have as well.  We have not had any here.  Just rain.  Cute story about Maria the goose.  How about that she, turned out to be a he.

There was talk about dads.  My sisters and I always called ours "Daddy"  but Mother was "Mother".  My daughter calls me "Daddy" but to the boys I am "Dad".  I was many different names to my ex-wife.

I am till a downer but I am optimistic.  Hi to all posters and readers.  My the  bluebird of happiness flutter about your shoulders all day.  Oh, I thought the Ravens were going to beat the Patriots but Tom Brady did it again.


Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 11, 2015, 05:51:59 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/F81691E9212?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 11, 2015, 08:13:47 AM
Northwoods Ecology Hall  3:16
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 11, 2015, 03:14:31 PM
I checked out that  eco hall in 4:29!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 11, 2015, 03:38:18 PM
I hope I am not  violating any copyright laws by scanning and posting things from the calendar.  I thought it would be nice for you to have an updated list of Shadow's clan to identify the cubs by name and mother.  This is a copy of the last page in the calendar.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/ypejze92ntjz78u/Shadow%27s%20Clan%202015.jpg?dl=0)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 11, 2015, 06:31:58 PM
Hi Jewelies!  It's been a dreary day today, chilly, too and it started raining tonight.  Just a little...

rues... I hope your sleigh ride was fun today! 

cal... Glad Missy and her daughter got to come for a visit today!   The next time they see Drama, Libby will probably be able to RIDE Drama!  lol

JP... I wouldn't think it would be a problem to post Shadow Clan's page here.  I just wonder what will happen this year, since none of the bears are trackable now...  Will they be able to continue the list?

I hope everyone has a nice evening and "the sun will come out tomorrow" for you.  lol  It won't here, but I hope it does for everyone else! 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 12, 2015, 04:16:13 AM
(http://images.yuku.com/image/bmp/80c1634e7c691df43737a4681bed633e1d2a1ebc.bmp)

Holly.  I hadn't realized she has such big ears or else it just looks that way in this picture.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140620_Holly_in_cedar.jpg)

The redpoll in yesterday's update has the shape of a shmoo.  I think I remember them from the Li'l Abner comic strip.

Yesterday was a day with few posts and no real complaints about the cold wet;her or snow.  Either you all are getting used to it or it may be warming up.  That would be nice, I hope it turns out that way for all.

Our new week is starting so I send wishes that it will be a better week for all.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 12, 2015, 05:29:37 AM
Juliet, June - UPDATE January 11, 2015

Juliet - January 11, 2014
Juliet - January 11, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150111Juliet.jpg)
Tonight we start the rocky road of Juliet?s Den Cam videos with this 5-minute video from January 11, 2014. It is an inauspicious beginning, glitchy and lacking audio. Seeing the problems, the team worked harder than ever, spent more than ever, and eventually got things more or less on track in time for the births. The reward was learning a lot about Juliet and her cubs.

We are uploading the den cam highlights to two locations. On our regular YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv8jGCBhl9w and Vimeo: http://www.vimeo.com/116504263. Vimeo allows a teacher to download the video (scroll down to see the download button) in case the sites are blocked by their schools. Our channel for Vimeo is http://www.vimeo.com/bearstudy where you will find all the videos as we share them.

The 2 ?-minute flashback for tonight is from April 16, 2007, the day the family permanently left their den http://youtu.be/UqeiQS7P5kc. June has occasion to climb another teetering balsam fir to retrieve another cub. Climbing this kind of tree was hard enough that June had to pause several times to bite the trunk to keep from slipping. She carefully bit the fur on the cub?s leg to pull it out of the tree and carry it down dangling upside down.

At the Bear Center today, Holly stretched, yawned toward the Den Cam, and rearranged her bed in this 5-minute video http://wildearth.tv/videomark/holly-1-11-2015.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 12, 2015, 07:49:08 AM
Hi Jewelies!  cal... The guys took the first house... Amanda House?  I think that's the name... I know it started with an A.  Hope you have a good day!  Everyone else, too!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 12, 2015, 09:43:16 AM
Special bulletin you guys!!! sister just called me and the police found her stolen car!!! oh no ..found it not far from her house..sitting in the parking lot of this apartment complex...police called her last night it is sitting in the olathe compound. so she says to me what should i do..i don't know sister i never had a car stolen call jennifer the insurance lady who paid your claim..so she is calling her now and then will call me back..i told her to go up there and get her stuff out of the car if it still in there. paperwork work clothes.. oh know now what? wish police would of found it sitting there sooner. so jim said he thought at first kids taking it for a joyride. guess so..sister sent back her spare key but her first key maybe still in the car. oh god what now with her second new car...she lost 1800.00 in car payments on the first new car...at least it didn't end up in a chop shop..insurance should be able to sell the first one for what they gave sister for it and should not raise her rates!!!

thanks ra i thought they might take that first house i think it was the amanda house!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 12, 2015, 10:45:03 AM
OH MY!!   lol  Now, she has two cars!!  I think it's up to the insurance company now... never heard of this before!   Poor Polly!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 12, 2015, 10:52:19 AM
Town House 4:11.  That looks like expensive digs.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 12, 2015, 10:56:29 AM
cal, my guess is that the insurance company, technically, now owns that old car and will sell it to recover as much of the pay out as they can.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 12, 2015, 06:18:26 PM
Hi Jewelies! We had a great time yesterday!   We drove 3 hrs to ride in a sleigh for 30 minutes! But it was fun! We didn't go over the river and thru the woods instead we went thru the woods and into a corn field! The horses are beautiful Percherons. Our horses are named Sissy on the left and Gracie on the right...
 (http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/BurtonSleighRide017_zps2ba161f4.jpg)

Here's our sleigh...
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/BurtonSleighRide003_zpsc7204b7b.jpg)

The other  sleigh is pulled by 2 humongous males. This one is Tony and
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/BurtonSleighRide033_zps9ce997a2.jpg)

this one is Jack. He was shaking his head saying yes!
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/BurtonSleighRide034_zps91c35207.jpg)

One more pic, this is Woody, their 2 yr old black, patched and ticked German Shorthair, a real sweetie!
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/BurtonSleighRide027_zpse5d71b2c.jpg)

After the ride we found a nice diner and had lunch.  On the way home we stopped at the Fanny Mae/ Harry London Chocolate Factory in Canton, OH. That place is really yummy!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 12, 2015, 06:38:41 PM
OH,rues!  the horses are so beautiful!!!!!!!!  Glad you had fun, but wish the ride had been longer!  Thanks for showing us your pics!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 12, 2015, 06:56:55 PM
Cal, omg! They found Polly's car!!! Took them long enough! Dumb manager should have been more on the ball!  Wish you could have gone on the ride with us! We had a so much fun! I don't know what my sis and Sandy have up their sleeve for our next adventure!  So nice of Missy and her daughter to come visit with you and Drama! It rained overnight so most of the snow is gone. Yay! Yep, those horses are beautiful, Woody the dog, too!
Jp, thanks for the clan chart! Now I'll know who belongs to whom or is it who?  :-\ :D
Ra, are you going to watch tonight's game? Crow has all his snacks lined up ready for the game.  I just have to fix some guacamole and then he will be a happy camper. :D  I was amazed at the size of the horses! They are huge! The male Tony was chewing on the owner's toboggan while we were talking to him! He told us when he wears a ball cap Tony grabs the bill and takes it off his head! :D
Hi to all!  Gotta go make some guacamole!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 12, 2015, 07:01:43 PM
Yup, watching the game, rues.  Hoping for a good game...

Today was foggy, chilly, drizzly, rainy...  yuck!  Tomorrow's low is 41o, and the high tomorrow is 42o!  Same as today!  Wish the sun would come out tomorrow.....  lol  I didn't have to work today, so I spent the day trying to catch up on reading the magazines I haven't read for 3 months!  lol 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 12, 2015, 07:20:52 PM
Hi, Jewelies! We did get enough snow to close the schools once again, but that's small news compared to Polly's news!!! Wow--I sure wish the apt. manager had called the police sooner so Polly could have had a much quicker resolution. Rues, thanks for the pics. Woody and the horses are beautiful! It's great you had so much fun! Jp, thanks for sending the calendar page! Hi, ra! Sounds like I'm going to be in the deepfreeze again starting tomorrow.   
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 12, 2015, 07:33:43 PM
Hi obsver!!!!! Good to see you!  Stay warm!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 12, 2015, 07:44:18 PM
Hi cal!!!  7-0.  Go Ducks!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 12, 2015, 08:04:11 PM
But, if we all go, cal... JP will have to wear his long pants, right?   :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 12, 2015, 08:14:46 PM
yes ra ..jp will have to wear his long pants! lol ra say what..
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 12, 2015, 08:21:29 PM
Hi, Pat! As fast as the time is going, maybe winter will be over soon, and we can get some relief from this frigid weather!  I hear a lot of people commenting on the time racing by. Jewelies, have I ever told you about thermals called Cuddle Duds? They are thin, silky and very , very warm. I think I did. I try not to repeat myself, but you know how it is with us old people!  lol    Ra, be nice!!!!!!!!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 12, 2015, 08:40:46 PM
What, obsver!  I was only saying that if we're going on a SLEIGH ride, it will be cold, and I don't want JP to wear his Key West shorts.  lol  I was being nice... funny, AND nice!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 13, 2015, 04:55:40 AM
(http://i391.photobucket.com/albums/oo355/Dori369/Good%20Morning%20tags/GM-Bear.gif)

Always one of my favorites.  Jewel, Fern, and Herbie.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130509_Jewel_family.jpg)

When I got up I could not get into Google Chrome.  It said it was in maintenance mode. Fortunately that lasted only a short while and here I am.

Sorry that the Oregon Ducks lost but they were really outplayed in all areas.

I appreciate your willingness to pile on to keep me warm in the sleigh ride but I would have to get in and out of the sleigh and that would be the COLD beyond belief.  I'll just remember sleigh rides from my youth.

I hope all of you are heading into a good Tuesday.  Warm, dry, happy - just all around a grand day.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 13, 2015, 05:28:06 AM
Juliet Prepares, June's Cub Climbs - UPDATE January 12, 2015

Black-capped Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee drops one seed (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150112_Chickadee.jpg)
The 8-minute Den Cam archive for this day showed what Juliet did during an active period (YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3EQDZeUooU, and (Vimeo) https://vimeo.com/116516430.

It?s nice to see Juliet?s wide, mature 11-year-old head and remember how this semi-nervous bear has learned to trust the voices of a few people in the woods and come to them?usually after 20-30 minutes of verifying by smell and sight that she heard right.

Juliet has raked in a lot of bedding to make a deep nest for the cubs that she will soon give birth to. She pulls a stick into her bed and chews it, perhaps to make more bedding out of it or just to while the hours away.

Juliet getting ready to chew up the stick
Juliet ready to shred this stick - 01-12-2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150112_Juliet_20140112.jpg)
Her temperature is probably in the mid to high 90?s Fahrenheit, so her brain is plenty active.

A light spot on the front of her right ear near the base might be frostbite. .Juliet?s left ear is slightly shorter than the other due to frostbite she incurred some years ago.

At the end of the video, she puts her head down and drops into a restful state.

In the 100-second flashback to April 16, 2007, http://youtu.be/Qj4GNw1wP4w, one of Lily?s brothers tries to climb down a branchy spruce tree. One of June?s cubs works hard to climb down a branchy spruce tree. With the branches so close together, the cub even ends up coming down headfirst for a foot or so. This is probably only the second day the cubs were climbing trees, so he?s doing pretty good. With all the difficulty he has, it?s no wonder the cubs were hesitant to come down when June wanted them to.

Some black-capped chickadees attempt to carry off more than one seed at a time. Their little bills have trouble doing that and they often end up dropping one like we see in the photo above.

A major topic at the Bear Center today was the need for Bear Educator volunteers to lead groups on behind the scenes tours to see the bears, to work with children in areas of the new Northwoods Ecology Hall where they can hold snakes, turtles, a toad, etc.

We are also planning a close-up bird feeding area off the viewing deck. The area will not only give close-up views of birds but will be an exhibit showing how people can feed birds without bears destroying the bird feeders. A solar?powered electric fence around the base is the secret. It will be in the bear enclosure where it will be thoroughly tested by Ted, Honey, Lucky, and Holly. It will be modeled after a feeder system developed by resident Charley Meyer who has had no trouble in the years he has used it with bears all around.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

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Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 13, 2015, 06:01:04 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/DD16926D902?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 13, 2015, 03:17:43 PM
I tried several time last night and this morning and afternoon and the forum was in Maintenance Mode.  I guess Amy was doing a real cleanup job.

Anyhow ,it is up now and I will report that I did the sleigh in 4:22.  I was hurrying because of the cold and kept making mistakes with the mouse.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 13, 2015, 03:20:58 PM
Hey Jewelies! Couldn't get in here earlier.  Guess Amy did some maintenance.  The sun is shining! Wahoooo! :D
Cal, my sis will be so pleased that you made her pic into a puzzle!  :D   I had to laugh at the dog shame because of the look on that dog's face! :D That makes sense about the manager thinking the car was a Christmas visitor. Not a very smart thief if he left his stuff in the car! ::) When Robin's house was broken into, and we were sure it was her ex, the cops didn't dust the rock that broke the door glass or the door for his prints. They didn't follow up on the case at all. I think these kind of crimes don't matter much. It took Robin weeks before she felt safe in her own home. Polly has a newer new car and is happy!  That's what counts!  If Jim gets a new truck, you all will be driving spanking new vehicles! :D
Jp, loving the pic of Jewel, Fern and Herbie!  The sleigh ride includes 2 faux fur blankets that are very warm. We could wrap you up in those! :D
Obsver, the cuddle duds sound like something I'd like!  Anne is on a roll...sideburns equal today!
Pat, if it weren't for Sandy, my sis's roommate, I would never have dreamed that I'd ride in a sleigh! I hope you get the opportunity to take a sleigh ride!
Ra, sorry about the Ducks! Crow said he rooted for the Buckeyes.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 13, 2015, 03:49:27 PM
Cal, I have never thought to look at Kohl's for Cuddle Duds. I might have been able to save some money on them, because I reg. get coupons in the mail. In fact, I got a coupon in the mail today for 30% off. I like the Cuddle Duds so well because they aren't bulky under my jeans. I sure hope Polly gets one of those guard things, wheel lock, whatever they are called. Was it Neva who suggested that? Ra, I was telling you to be nice about my comment about forgetting things because I'm old! ?..not the shorts comment! You are right, though, cal, I DO need to keep an eye on ra!! lol  I can't decide to have tacos or veg. soup for supper. I get a stack of tortillas in the produce section of Krogers, and they are good. Some of my Latino friends, whom I've known forever (they were born in Texas and came here when they were young) steered me to them a few years ago. I fry them in a very tiny amt. of olive oil. Now I've made myself hungry enough to have both, with an oat bran muffin (stuffed with raisins & walnuts) for dessert. Rues, I'm glad you've been getting a good haircut lately. It's so much better when they cut it the way you want it. I get real bummed if the bangs are too short. Dlong, sure would like to hear from you. Jp, keep up having some good spells! Hi, neva, bischue, pat, deb, nora, Willi. Chippy, how are the rabbits? Hooray for the good tax news, Pat!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 13, 2015, 05:04:28 PM
Lol Pat, you do have to work hard to give away your money. Does Topper like the snow??
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 13, 2015, 05:31:19 PM
Hi Jewelies!  I couldn't get on the forum last night OR this morning before I went to work.  Glad I got on when I got home though! 

obsver... I didn't even notice your comment about forgetting things! 

cal... I'm glad Polly got her stuff out of her old new car!  Ohio State was a better team last night... plain and simple.  But... just last year CLEMSON beat OSU in the Orange Bowl!   :o  Just heard that we end the season in the number 15 place.

rues... I think Robin should be glad the cops didn't check for fingerprints at her house.  One of my customers had a break in a few years ago and they came in and checked for fingerprints all over the house... Only thing is... they left graphite all over the place!  On their white carpet... on the walls, on the doors... it didn't come out either!  You know that gray stuff that comes our of the hinges of some doors?  That's what it was like.

JP... Why do you get up so early every day and then go back to bed some days?  Just wondering...

Looks like we have a slight chance of freezing rain tonight... we're right on the border...   :o
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 13, 2015, 05:58:37 PM
Ra, bummer about the graphite! Hope you don't get that freezing rain. It's so dangerous.  We took the truck thru the car wash today because no rain or snow predicted for several days. Gas is down to $1.86!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 13, 2015, 06:12:58 PM
I was going through my favorites and found this... Have you guys seen it?

https://www.youtube.com/embed/vJRDpTUIrJI

rues... Great gas prices!!  You're pressing your luck washing your truck!!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 14, 2015, 05:06:41 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wrtl54Ldg8E/Uee3mVoriiI/AAAAAAAAFQM/NnDtx8M38CA/s400/good_morning_teddy_bear.jpg)

Ursula.  The sun shining on her is nice.  I a not sure the ribbons helped protect them.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130905_Ursula.jpg)

cal, yesterday you reported 4o, I shiver just reading about it.  I hope it is warmer this morning for you.  The cuddle duds looked good and in blue.  I like that color, maybe I could wear two sets and ride in the sleigh.

ruesgram, two blankets eh?  That, with two sets of cuddle duds and everyone crowded into the sleigh should be warm enough. 

Pat1640, I am glad yo got all your tax forms and will get a new tax rate schedule.  I am not certain how to explain the puzzle situation you described.  When you go to the Jigzone site you have your own page where you can load pictures.  Then you can go to the area to the left, under the thumb nail picture, and select a cut and it will post the pieces for that cut in the area where you solve the puzzle.  The 48 piece classic cut seems to be a default set up by Jigzone but you can change it.

obsver, when I was reading your post and it said you couldn't decide whether to have tacos or soup I thought "why not have both", then I read where you said you had got yourself hungry enough to have both with a muffin.  Sounds as if you made the right choice.

Hi willi.

ra, I noted in some sports info that one of the Clemson football coaches had his salary raised to 1.35 million a year and now they have three coaches making more that 1 million.  I am not sure the President of the University makes that m  You asked why I got up so early and then went back t bed.  I get up at that time because my system is used to that.  From long years of military training to make certain that I got to wherever I had to go on time.  Can you imagine not getting to the ship on time and thereby missing the departure.  A court martial offense and the  end of your Navy career.  I do not always go back to bed.  Some time my back is giving me fits and being in bed eases the problem so I do go back then.  Other times, if I got little sleep, like late night TV watching,  or one of those nights where tossing and turning is the situation, I will get back in bed to see if I can get a few more winks.  Or, sometimes it is cold in the house and bed under the covers seems like a good solution.  Since I got my TemperPedic mattress I have a very comfortable bed.  The bear tagging video was priceless.  Those little cubs were real squawkers.

My hopes are that all of you are well, warm and enjoying this hump day.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 14, 2015, 05:11:13 AM
Denning and Calendars - UPDATE January 13, 2015

Juliet - January 13, 2014
Juliet - January 13, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150113_Juliet_20140113.jpg)
This 4 ? minute video gives some good, clear looks at Juliet as she approaches the camera and maybe eats some snow.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYDz0l5jBpo
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/116521903

The den is a big log-pile from a logging operation maybe 8 years ago, checking back on Google Earth. The sawed ends of logs are in the foreground in the video. Black bears are very flexible in the kinds of shelters they seek for hibernation. The pictures in this article tell that story. http://www.bear.org/website/bear-pages/black-bear/black-bear-sign/53-winter-dens.html

They also den under houses.

Bedding materials can be anything available?leaves, grass, moss, wood chips from rotting trees, chewed-up twigs, conifer boughs, etc.

Sometimes they re-use old dens, but we have never made it to one of those dens in time to see if the bear cleaned out old bedding or just raked new. Bedding would have likely rotted and disintegrated, though, by the time another bear re-used a den.

I sent a calendar to a couple bear researchers so they?d know what we are doing. The team that made the calendar will be happy to read what he wrote back: ?Lynn, today in my mail I received one of the most beautiful calendars I have ever seen, and what a great way to educate people about bears.?

He went on about the family tree, saying, ?I am also amazed how you have been able to track all your bear's offspring and their offspring over the years. It is a piece of work that no one else has come close to being able to accomplish. I know how much effort and time has to go into collecting reproductive data.?

I very much appreciated his understanding.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 14, 2015, 05:57:09 AM
Yesterday it took me 4:01 to convince that guy to let me drive that team!! Hang on Jewelies!! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 14, 2015, 09:56:52 AM
Filled the tank in 4:21.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 14, 2015, 11:46:33 AM
cal, because he is a mastiff
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 14, 2015, 02:08:19 PM
willi he is? well dam.......i just looking at the video i made of drama playing with Jim and the houla on dec 27th 18 days ago and oh wow he is alot bigger now!!!!  Those mastiffs..
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 14, 2015, 04:16:15 PM
willi he is? well dam.......i just looking at the video i made of drama playing with Jim and the houla on dec 27th 18 days ago and oh wow he is alot bigger now!!!!  Those mastiffs..

Trade him for a chihauhau.  :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 14, 2015, 05:57:34 PM
Here's a really cute cat video...]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLcwC66_-No#t=112[url] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLcwC66_-No#t=112[url)[/url]
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 14, 2015, 07:59:48 PM
Hi Jewelies!  I'm sitting here chuckling about the dog shame today, cal.  Pooping cotton like Eli Whitney!  lol  lol  lol  He sure looks ashamed!  lol 

rues... Love the kitten cuddles!  I wish my two would cuddle... they're missing out.  Wilson and Stella are like Lily and Handsome, aren't they? 

JP... Now, I understand why you get up so early... plus, you have a lot of good excuses to go back to bed!  lol  I'm glad you like your bed so much now!

lol, willi... For some odd reason, I can't see a Chihuahua surviving in cal's house! 

We didn't get any ice today here... whew!  Just one more day of clouds, then sun!  Yay!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on January 15, 2015, 12:31:43 AM
Hi Jewelies  :)

Well, I typed out a nice post and then for whatever reason I clicked on the X and lost the whole thing. I will try to reconstruct but am kind of tired so I will probably shorten it up.

I have been pretty sick with that virus. Today is the first day that I have felt human for awhile. I actually was able to not cough most of the day. I even went out in the car! It had not been started since Dec 29! It started pretty quickly but when I tried to back out of the driveway, it stalled. It did that about 5 times so I just sat for awhile and let it warm up and then it worked. I just went to the pharmacy but it felt good to be outside! My poor ribs and back are so sore from coughing; ouch! And I am so weak. Oh my gosh  :( My Christmas decorations are still up; I hope I will feel up to putting them all away this weekend.

My next door neighbor moved last week to a different trailer and of course she took her bird feeder with her. My kitties are so disappointed, but they wait, sitting on the bench, for me to open the blinds so they can look out at the birds. But, no birds! So they watch the squirrels out the other windows. Our gray squirrels are fat and sassy! I'm going to get some sort of bird feeder for my kitties. They so enjoy watching the birds and dreaming of catching them. Here's a pic of them waiting for some bird action  ;D

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-30W37nvVQ9M/VLdZjjsDp5I/AAAAAAAAJMM/pfc5Lq2BUIA/w422-h563-no/IMG_0612%282%29.JPG)

The weather is supposed to be pretty warm for the next few days! Hooray!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-z-d4jh-qIN4/VLdaE4faAmI/AAAAAAAAJMU/o4Oula3lix8/w558-h563-no/IMG_0038.JPG)

I've been reading all of your posts and enjoy seeing all of your reports on your activities. Hopefully I will be able to post a lot more often since I am feeling better. It's getting late and I need to get some rest. I hope all of you are having a restful night.

Here are a couple of panda pics; the first is Bao Bao having a little nap and the second one is Mei Lun & Mei Huan chowing down on bamboo. They are almost ready to be away from mom now. The twins will be allowed to remain together, but it's time for mom to start thinking about having another little panda baby.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-0ut50fWIY0M/VI_I2zdMIiI/AAAAAAAAJHo/Xd09T-J4mJI/w509-h563-no/10858514_10152557049478553_1063724388345513712_n.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Dq4Vczb8mXc/VIsywQxItiI/AAAAAAAAJGo/ubEljpuTJbQ/w600-h338-no/panda_cubs2013_141204_meihuan_meilun_ZA_6038.jpg)

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: neva on January 15, 2015, 01:35:43 AM
Hi D ... It's good to see you, and glad to hear that you are feeling better ... I can imagine that you are feeling a bit weak yet.  It takes time to bounce back.  Rest and pay attention to your nutrition.  Bossy, aren't I?   ::) :)

I used to have a Siamese (San-San) that loved to watch birds out the living room window, and he made a little chattering sound.  I loved to watch him watching them.   :) :) :)

Thanks for posting the photos.  I always enjoy them.  Panda babies are sooo sweet.  I would love to hug one of them.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 15, 2015, 04:37:24 AM
(http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu61/CODYBOY56/Facebook/TedDy%20Bear%20Cards%20%20Photos/295010_10150261832806596_6222873_n.jpg)

In the bear updates Dr. Rogers is always talking abut Lily fans. Here's Lily.

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee487/jpalmken/Lily_zps0b78a88e.jpg)

I am mad at my bed this morning.,  Last night I wanted to sleep and my bed kept me awake thinking about a new audio receiver - speaker setup that I am going to do.  I kept thinking about changing locations, hooking up the speaker wires, etc.  The end result is little or no sleep and  a grumpy old man for sure.

cal, sorry to read that you fell down carrying buckets of water.  I hope you have no bad after effects, nothing really hurt.  Good that Jim came and unfroze the hose.  I got a good chuckle from the Ely Whitney dog.

williwaw, I also got a good belly laugh when you posted "trade him for a chihuahua". Can't you just picture that little dog amongst the rest of cal's family.  That also tickled Pat she gave it 10 grins.

ruesgram,excellent video of hugging kittens.

ra, I know where you might get a TemperPedic mattress real cheap if it keeps me up all night again.

dlonglc, happy to see your post and sorry you did the no-no with your keyboard.  Haven't we all been guilty of some sort of similar keyboard action?  I am happy for you that you are feeling improved.  There is an epidemic of flu in the country this year, maybe you got hit with that.  It appears the flu vaccine is not up to controlling the most prevalent of the H1  types.  Good to see the pandas again, in fact always delighted to see your pictures when you post them.

I have to go to the dentist this morning for a cleaning and am not looking forward to that.  I still have all but two of my original teeth.  No replacement for those, just gaps.

Everyone enjoy this mid-January day.  May the warmth be with you.

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Post by: calhound on January 15, 2015, 05:08:29 AM
Juliet Fluffs - UPDATE January 14, 2015

Juliet - January 14, 2014
Juliet - January 14, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150114_Juliet_20150114.jpg)
With temperatures ranging from 23?F above zero by day to minus 10?F at night, Juliet spent time fluffing her bedding in this 3-minute highlight video from Juliet?s Den Cam.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds85t-WPtwE
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/116522038

Most of us are used to YouTube's format but to many, Vimeo is unfamiliar.  When you click on Vimeo's link above, the video will come up just like with YouTube.  However, there are also a couple different ways to view the videos.  One is through the portfolio. http://vimeopro.com/bearstudy/juliet-2014-january which has a nice format with the previous Juliet videos as thumbnails above.

Another method is through Juliet's channel, http://vimeo.com/channels/juliet2014 which is similar to the portfolio but has a "couch mode" feature that is nice.  This will play the videos in order, one after the other and the controls are minimal, perfect for watching on television.  The link for "couch mode" is near the bottom or you can simply bookmark this page: https://vimeo.com/couchmode/channels/861306/sort:preset/116504263.  It could be a handy tool for teachers, but even handier could be the ability to download the videos from Vimeo.  Some schools block both YouTube and Vimeo, downloading beforehand will enable teachers to share the bears in the classroom.

Both the portfolio and channel link can be found on the bottom right of your screen after clicking the Vimeo links we share each night.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 15, 2015, 05:48:32 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/BC1692DA5F0?z=0
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Post by: jpalmken on January 15, 2015, 06:36:02 AM
4:14 on the chickadee that lost its seed.
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Post by: williwaw on January 15, 2015, 08:39:37 AM
dlong,I hope you get stronger soon. Sounds awful.
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Post by: obsver446 on January 15, 2015, 10:40:03 AM
Getting warmer up here, so now I'm trying to decide to take off the cuddle duds. Dlong, so glad you touched base to let us know how you are doing! Three years ago, Mr. O & I both had that horrible stuff you've had. Awful stuff!! In the early 40's I had whooping cough (there was a huge epidemic) and remember coughing like what you've had. Jp, did you ever have it? You and I have probably had pretty much all those diseases--mumps, chicken pox, measles, etc. When I was in my 30's, I was tested for the 3-day measles and had no antibodies, so I had to be immunized. I was teaching 2nd gr. while expecting my son and feel lucky I wasn't exposed to them.Cal, could you please send pics. or a video of Drama?  If you got a tiny dog, it would probably have to live in a cage like your hamsters do for it's own safety! lol Don't fall again??..please.  Ra, have you started eating Cheetos yet? I sometimes get so hungry for chips, but try not to buy them. In the garden of Eden, a potato chip tree would have been so much harder to resist than an apple tree! Rues, has Mr. R started reading again, or is he too busy watching the games? Hi, Willi and pat! Neva, you are not being bossy when you give sensible advice! lol
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Post by: calhound on January 15, 2015, 01:48:05 PM
3:31 on the chickadee!!
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Post by: ruesgram on January 15, 2015, 02:55:11 PM
Good afternoon Jewelies! Like Dlong, I had a post that went poof last night!  I wrote it on the iPad and apparently I don't have that thing mastered yet! :D  Sun is shining, high 40 today! Still frozen snow and ice lingering in the shaded areas. 50 by Saturday!
Cal, Eli Whitney dog shame was a fav! Today's wedding cake eater a good one, too! I agree with the others, a Chihuahua is a no go at your house! :D  Glad you didn't hurt yourself in that fall! Hi to Polly!  Anxious to see pics of your gang!
Jp, sorry that your bed made you think about speakers and receivers!  It might be my bed that keeps me awake all night worrying about things!  :D  While driving down to Key West, Robin said they saw an alligator crossing sign along the road.  She was wondering if you ever saw one crossing the road?
Ra, yep, you are right about Wilson and Stella...no cuddling for them. However, Stella cuddled with Purcey. They grew up together and were best friends. Purcey was a Siamese mix with the most beautiful blue eyes. She died a couple years ago. Now Stella cuddles with me.
Pat, thanks for the pretty white kitty pic loving some milk! Love to hear a cat purring! Hi to Topper!  He needs snow boots!
Obsver, now that football is winding down, Crow started today back down in Robin's basement working on that bathroom! He got mad at something that wasn't going right so he came home. Try it again tomorrow! ::)  I had all those childhood diseases. In fact, the doctor came to the house when I got the mumps!
Dlong, so glad to see you! Hope you continue to improve. Are Georgy Girl and Scarlett from the same litter?
Neva, is this the noise San San made...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rE-uHxvsNQ#t=24 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rE-uHxvsNQ#t=24)
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Post by: ruesgram on January 15, 2015, 05:57:59 PM
Hi Cal!  Purcey was another one of Robin's ex boyfriend's cats. He had Stella first. Stella fell and broke her leg and since I paid the vet bill, I kept her!  Then he got Purcey and shortly afterwards he had to move back home. His mom said no cats.  So, Robin brought Purcey home! I don't know how he came up with that name.   I thought Robin said the gator crossing was on that long road to the Keys but I could be wrong. Jp will let us know! :D
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Post by: jpalmken on January 15, 2015, 06:53:08 PM
Alligator Crossings.  On the highway from Florida City, on the mainland, until you actually get into the Florida Keys, at Key Largo, the first 13 miles of the 123 mile stretch are crossing the Everglades which is home  to many alligators and crocodiles.  The are signs along that stretch that mention the possibility of alligators crossing the highway.  On down in the Keys we have alligators and crocs but not as many and Yes, I have seen them in the road but not often.
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Post by: ruesgram on January 15, 2015, 06:57:48 PM
Oh my gosh, Cal, Drama IS growing! :o  What a sweetie pie he is!  All your precious babies sleeping peacefully together! I couldn't find Bud!!
Thanks, Jp, I knew you would know!!
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Post by: ra on January 15, 2015, 08:01:33 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Been to the basketball game tonite... we won!  Only two more games, then tournament and then  my oldest grand's Middle School cheerleading career is over!   :)  Hopefully, today was our last day of cloudy, drizzly skies for a few days...  The sun will come out tomorrow...  lol

cal... Drama is growing like a weed!!  I LOVE the pic of him sitting there looking at you!!  He's so cute!  And, such a good boy!  I went to my friend Abigail's house today... they have a new dog... a rescue mixed breed.  She looks  like she's smart, but she's not house broken!!  She's over 2 years old and needs to learn some manners.   :)

dlong... So nice to see you here... I hope you get rid of that cough soon!  I've heard that the flu that is going around with the cough is a tough one to shake.  Feel better!!  Thanks for the pics!

obsver... Believe it or not, yesterday I had my first bowl of Cheetos since before Christmas!!  I had the mumps and chicken pox, too... but, I don't think I had the measles.  Did you get the Shingles shot?  I'm thinking seriously about getting one.  I took the next step towards getting a doctor today.  A lot of them aren't taking new patients, so I finally found one and went today and got an application to fill out to see if they want me as a patient!!  Man, things are different than they used to be!!  Applying to be their patient??

rues... I used to have a cat named Purcey, only you say it like... Purrrrrrcey!  lol  I also had a Purrrrrcilla!  lol   And, a Cat-trina... lol  My Lily has those beautiful blue eyes, too... Siamese in her genes somewhere, I guess.  She's also a little cross-eyed like a lot of the Siamese cats.

JP... Let me know how that mattress feels tonight...  Do you deliver?  lol
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Post by: neva on January 16, 2015, 01:44:59 AM
Good afternoon Jewelies! Like Dlong, I had a post that went poof last night!  I wrote it on the iPad and apparently I don't have that thing mastered yet! :D  Sun is shining, high 40 today! Still frozen snow and ice lingering in the shaded areas. 50 by Saturday!
Cal, Eli Whitney dog shame was a fav! Today's wedding cake eater a good one, too! I agree with the others, a Chihuahua is a no go at your house! :D  Glad you didn't hurt yourself in that fall! Hi to Polly!  Anxious to see pics of your gang!
Jp, sorry that your bed made you think about speakers and receivers!  It might be my bed that keeps me awake all night worrying about things!  :D  While driving down to Key West, Robin said they saw an alligator crossing sign along the road.  She was wondering if you ever saw one crossing the road?
Ra, yep, you are right about Wilson and Stella...no cuddling for them. However, Stella cuddled with Purcey. They grew up together and were best friends. Purcey was a Siamese mix with the most beautiful blue eyes. She died a couple years ago. Now Stella cuddles with me.
Pat, thanks for the pretty white kitty pic loving some milk! Love to hear a cat purring! Hi to Topper!  He needs snow boots!
Obsver, now that football is winding down, Crow started today back down in Robin's basement working on that bathroom! He got mad at something that wasn't going right so he came home. Try it again tomorrow! ::)  I had all those childhood diseases. In fact, the doctor came to the house when I got the mumps!
Dlong, so glad to see you! Hope you continue to improve. Are Georgy Girl and Scarlett from the same litter?
Neva, is this the noise San San made...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rE-uHxvsNQ#t=24 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rE-uHxvsNQ#t=24)

Yes Rues ... that was the sound that San San made.  The three Maine Coon cats in the video are gorgeous!  Thanks.   :) :)
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Post by: neva on January 16, 2015, 01:58:17 AM
Cal ...  Drama is such a cutie!   :)  Thanks for the photos.  Your 'puppy pile' all look comfortable.   :)
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Post by: jpalmken on January 16, 2015, 04:23:35 AM
(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af358/katndave11/Daily%20Word%20Graphix/Good%20Morning/gmhoneybear.jpg?t=1262138835)

Victoria, with the V on her chest.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130704_Victoria_blaze.jpg)

I'm not in good shape this morning.  I hope it gets better.  I'll catch up on the reading laater.

Good wishes to all.

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Post by: DeborahG on January 16, 2015, 05:09:29 AM
Good Morning Friends :) JP, Hope your day gets better :-*
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 16, 2015, 05:35:37 AM
Juliet With Sound - UPDATE January 15, 2015

Juliet - January 15, 2014
Juliet - January 15, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150115_Juliet_20140115.jpg)
This 6-minute highlight video from January 15, 2014, has crisp, pictures of Juliet as she rouses, rakes bedding, eats snow, and settles back down. About halfway through, sound kicks in. I worried when she licked close to the lens, but she didn?t leave a smudge. We filmed in black and white because it was a better picture in this den.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU5Xzce_wU0
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/116610713

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 16, 2015, 06:19:45 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/B6169305D73?z=23
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Post by: jpalmken on January 16, 2015, 07:45:59 AM
I got out of that little gator's way in 6:03.
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Post by: williwaw on January 16, 2015, 09:53:43 AM
cute doggies, cal!
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Post by: ruesgram on January 16, 2015, 12:43:49 PM
Cal, ok, I can see Bud now!  I had to enlarge the pic on this iPad! :D
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Post by: obsver446 on January 16, 2015, 01:43:51 PM
Cal, what good pics. & video! Drama is almost as big as Cali, and he's still so young!!  Beautiful color--in fact, all the boys are beautiful!! I just knew you would have an accent. Cute! Sunny here, in the 20's--whoops---checked and the temp. is 35!!!!!! A tropical paradise!!!   Hi, all you guys! Anyone know when the Super Bowl is? The Blacklist will be back then.   
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Post by: obsver446 on January 16, 2015, 01:46:39 PM
I noticed how close we are to 1,000 posts. There were 33 when I started visiting the Jewel Room. What a good place to be!!
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Post by: ruesgram on January 16, 2015, 02:08:55 PM
Thanks for the video, Cal!  All your babies are precious! Drama is really growing! Love that Bud!  It's so cool to hear your voice!!!
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Post by: calhound on January 16, 2015, 03:23:27 PM
hi willi! thanks i think your kids are really cute too!
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Post by: ra on January 16, 2015, 04:18:17 PM
Hi Jewelies!  What a beautiful and sunny day!   Almost 60o here today!  Got some yardwork done. I forgot to tell you guys... Yesterday there was some excitement at my daughter's school... a little boy went out one of the doors and it locked behind him and he just took off!  He was gone for a couple of hours!!  Everyone was frantic!  My daughter is on the rescue team, so she was out in the neighborhood, looking for him.  Had to look in one backyard with a pool and she said she almost got sick at the thought of finding a child floating in a pool!  The police came with their dogs and didn't find him, finally a parent saw a little boy in a field and called his name and he came running.  His parents couldn't take him until he was checked out by the ambulance team!  Hope the school doesn't get into a lot of trouble over this...

cal... I love hearing your voice again!  I forgot what an accent you have!  lol  How was your trip  to the vet?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 16, 2015, 04:40:49 PM
Well, I guess it wouldn't be 1,000 posts but instead, 1,000 pages. Ra, do you know the boy's age, and why he was out in the hall at the time? If he was allowed to go down the hall to the restroom, it would be possible for him to slip out then. Sad to say, bad things happen even when every precaution is being taken. Since schools have to be so safety conscious, I can't see the school being considered negligent, and I'm sure the search was prompt and extensive. I feel so bad for the staff that they had to go through this.
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Post by: ra on January 16, 2015, 04:56:45 PM
Hi obsver!  He was in the 3rd grade... 8 or 9 I guess.  He was changing classes and was usually pretty trustworthy... he was considered "challenged", but some of his classes were with a regular classroom.  I know my daughter was really emotional about the incident.  It was a day of challenges... a code yellow or something like that happened in the morning... she  was in the restroom when the alarm went off and had the only key to lock her library, so she came running and fastening her pants as she ran.   They also had a new student go off the deep end, too... throwing chairs and desks and stuff.  What a day!!  The students were off today, and have Monday off, so there will be a cooling off time for them all!
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Post by: jpalmken on January 16, 2015, 07:07:39 PM
cal, I couldn't resist, so here it is.  It took me 6:34 to get the dogs settled down for the picture.

http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/9916931C919?z=1&m=20250D6327.A087DDE
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Post by: ruesgram on January 16, 2015, 08:03:16 PM
Thanks for the puzzle Jp! It took me twice as long to finish it! :D
Pat, sounds like you and your daughter had a nice day together! Is she there for the weekend?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 16, 2015, 08:46:37 PM
Ra, my heart goes out to the staff. I've had some really difficult students, like everyone else in the teaching field has had. The boy who went outside probably did it on impulse. These kids don't think ahead of the consequences and then make some very bad choices on what to do next. His body was outside before his brain had a chance to catch up. Then?..from bad to worse. I'll bet your daughters shoulder blades stayed tightened up for a long time. Pat, sounds like you had a wonderful day with your daughter. Those times are so special. Thinking about all you Jewelies tonight. Hope  you all sleep good tonight and have a great day tomorrow.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 16, 2015, 08:55:59 PM
yes, obsver... My daughter was wound tight at the basketball game, and complained about her tight muscles in her neck.  You sound like the voice of experience...  Nite.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 17, 2015, 04:49:24 AM
(http://images20.fotki.com/v1534/photos/2/243029/1014341/teddybear3_goodmorning-vi.jpg)

Here is Ted giving his back a little scratching.  What fun!

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130717_Ted_on_back.jpg)

cal, I did sleep good last night.  Was in bed by 9:30.  Feel better sleepwise but am grouchy because I over slept this morning and having twinges in my back. You wished you could see a black bear crossing the road.  There was a blurb on a Miami TV station about the black bear problem in central Florida.  the population has grown from about 1,800 bears to over 3,000 and they are encroaching into towns to get food and some people have been hurt.  Some years ago Florida passed a law against hunting but they are now talking about opening up for hunting again.  A lot of controversy over that.  I enjoyed your video of your canine part of your family.  Quite a group.  I had to make a puzzle out of the resting rascals.  It reminded me of the old saying 'Let sleeping dogs lie".

A big HI! to willi, rues, obsver, Pat, ra, DeborahG, Neva, bischue, dlong, and to all readers and posters that I have overlooked.  Remember, anything other than a good day, is unacceptable.

Oh, ra, I am sure there was real concern about the little boy who wandered away from school but so glad he was found safe and sound.
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Post by: calhound on January 17, 2015, 05:14:47 AM
Juliet, Wind, Snow, Swelling - UPDATE January 16, 2015

Juliet stretches - January 16, 2014
Juliet stretches - January 16, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150116_Juliet_20140116.jpg)
In this 4 ? minute video from January 16, 2014, Juliet is sleeping facing away from the entrance, which is a little unusual. Is it just that she will sometimes do that or was she avoiding the snow that was blowing in? Only 1.7 inches of snow fell, but wind speeds 17 miles per hour with gusts to 25 mph blew it into her den, turning her hind quarters white.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0GjJ4gpfNk
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/116620861

When she arose, I thought I saw a swollen, visible vulva, showing she is pregnant and nearing parturition.

She turned to the entrance to lick fresh snow directly in front of the camera. The crunching sounds near the end are likely her eating old crusted snow or ice.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 17, 2015, 06:12:47 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/221693359A5?z=0
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Post by: williwaw on January 17, 2015, 09:27:32 AM
Cal, how old is Bud again??

Pat so glad you had fun with your daughter. You have 2 children?

Hi all!!
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Post by: jpalmken on January 17, 2015, 09:54:27 AM
Sleeping alarm clock 4:11
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Post by: calhound on January 17, 2015, 10:57:03 AM
4:18 on oversleeping alarm!

Hi Pat!!
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Post by: williwaw on January 17, 2015, 12:51:48 PM
Wow Pat, you hardly had time to recover from the first one.Nice that they are close...emotionally not geographically
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Post by: williwaw on January 17, 2015, 01:08:39 PM
I bet Pat. Yikes.A lot of diapers I bet. My physical therapist is pregnant with triplets. Shoot me now!
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Post by: ruesgram on January 17, 2015, 07:08:56 PM
Wow, 1000 pages!  You Jewelies are a gabby bunch! :D Had a really nice day here today. High 56!  Good day to poop scoop. Still some frozen but got most of it!  I know, TMI! :D
Cal, you have a nice accent!  You should hear the accents around here!  Even worse the farther south you go in the state!!  Griz is a good boy at the vet. We took Molly to a new vet last week because she stills limps. Tired of fooling around with our vet. Really liked this new guy. He gave her a thorough exam, something our vet hasn't done in a couple years. He has her on Rimadyl for a month to see how she gets along. Getting Boo in with him next week because his ear is still smelly. That rude guy knew he was rude that's why he bought your food! You and Polly should take Jim up on his offer to babysit after Drama is older! You guys could go to the bear center!  I think I'd be afraid to travel abroad now. Some scary stuff is happening.
Ra, hope your daughter has a nice quiet weekend. Sounds like it was a little intense that day.
Jp, love the pic of Ted! You were in bed early last night! I can't remember the last time I went to sleep that early. Probably my last bad headache.
Obsver, Ra is right...you are the voice of experience.
Pat, were your kids born in the same year?
Willi, is your therapist planning on coming back to work afterwards?
Hi Dlong, Deb, Neva, Blshue, Chippy!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 17, 2015, 07:31:02 PM
Blshue, Happy 45th Anniversary!
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Post by: ra on January 17, 2015, 08:12:11 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Another nice day here... got some more yard work done! 

blschue... Happy Anniversary!  I understand how you feel about not going to help Nancy... I wish her daughters would step up, too.  You are a brave soul, wiping your computer clean!!  I could never even attempt that!   :o

cal... Don't feel bad about having an accent!  You're our friend and friends don't care what you sound like.  I like knowing what you sound like... I can put a face AND a voice to your posts that way!  Had to laugh about poor little Grizzie at the vet!  lol  What a mama's boy!  Too bad you didn't order a whole bunch of stuff at McDonalds for that guy to pay for!  Jerk!

rues... Is it supposed to stay nice up there?  I'll miss this nice weather when it leaves!  I'm hoping we don't have a winter this year...

Wow!  1000 pages!!  We ARE pretty chatty, it seems!  lol  Hope everyone is having a good evening!  Hi to all!
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Post by: obsver446 on January 17, 2015, 08:36:30 PM
Bischue, Happy Anniversary!!!!!!  I know the situation with Nancy is a huge worry, but I hope you are able to relax a little and do things for YOU. Sounds like you'e been under a lot of stress for awhile. Cal, I'm so happy you have been cutting down on the pop. Your teeth & bones will thank you for it!  Thank goodness you were there for Goldie & Bud.. Rues, I hope the med. helps Molly. Does Boober have chronic ear infections? Does the vet think it's because of his long ears?  When Mr. O was in high school, he had hounds--Blue Ticks and Redbones--and they had quite a bit of trouble with their ears. Ra, are you still having the grands at your house every other week-end?  Pat, you were sleep deprived for quite a stretch, weren't you? My first two were 22 mo. apart, and I thought that was hard enough. The 2-year-old was never asleep when the baby slept. Now, 1 is  52, and the other is 50. Jp, tomorrow morning, I hope you wake up to a wonderful day!! Hi, Willi, Dlong, neva!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 17, 2015, 09:29:43 PM
HI obsver!  Yup, I have the grands every other weekend... this is my weekend off!  I find the older they get, the less fun we seem to have.  they have their noses in their electronic devices now... boyfriends, friends, games, tv, etc...  We always watch the Saturday Night Mystery together though... and HGTV, too.  lol

My poor little Lily has a cold... sneezes, and sneezes, and more sneezes.  She did this same thing a couple of months ago... maybe she's allergic to Handsome!  lol  I got a new quilt today... I saw it in a magazine and loved the colors... turquoise, green, orange, magenta... I like it... so does Handsome!  lol
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Post by: neva on January 17, 2015, 09:48:00 PM
Happy Anniversary, Blshue.

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj614/neva41az/HappyAnniversary01.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: neva on January 17, 2015, 10:34:58 PM
Pat ... you have me beat.  There are 19 months between my first daughter, Susan and her sister Gabi ... Then after fifteen months after Gabi, my son Tim came along.  Later, eventually a 3rd and a 4th daughter showed up... Josette and Michelle.  Thank goodness I had a lot of energy back then. 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 18, 2015, 04:42:33 AM
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Sharon

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Definitely not up to par.  I overslept again this morning.  I just don't have any energy.  I could use some Kickapoo Joy Juice.



Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 18, 2015, 05:05:08 AM
Good morning, Jewelies!  Neva, always good to hear from you! My boy and girl were  22 mo. apart, then waited 6 yrs. to have another girl, then waited 4 yrs. to have my other boy. The 3rd was the easiest to take care of. I was still young, and the 1st 2 had just finished 2nd gr. and kg. My youngest was 3 when I went back to teaching. I hadn't planned to go back yet, but the job came up, and my in-laws were able to baby sit. They were a big help. Ra, I've gone through the same thing with my grand. She is 17, a jr. in high school and velcroed to her electronics. I swear, all  these kids are going to develop giant thumbs from texting! She is busy doing her own thing, now.Your quilt sounds beautiful! Cal, I know you are out there right now, doing your chores. Be careful!  Hi, rues!!  Jp, I hope you find some energy today. Getting off schedule can do that to you.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 18, 2015, 06:19:10 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/CB16935BEE7?z=0
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Post by: jpalmken on January 18, 2015, 08:51:29 AM
WOW!  I got charged up in 4:02.
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Post by: williwaw on January 18, 2015, 09:22:44 AM
bls, sorry, that sounds hard for you and Nancy.Happy Anniversary though!!

Yes my PT will return to work after having her triplets. She has a 2 1/2 year old already.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 18, 2015, 12:09:56 PM
Cal, when I was reading to the class one of the Amelia Bedelia books, and had to say her name for the millionth time, I said,"Amelia Bedel, B duh, B duh, B duh, that's all, folks!"  The kids didn't laugh, because they'd never heard of Porky Pig, but that was all right--I laughed and laughed for all of us! lol  They already knew I could get silly on occasion. lol lol   Got the newest John Grisham book from the library, so I'm going to read awhile. The premium channels had free week-end last week-end, so we recorded the movie Grand Budupest Hotel. It was kind of offbeat & quirky--beautiful scenery. I heard of a netflix series from the UK called Black Mirror with John Hamm and being compared to the Twilight Zone. Anybody heard of it?
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Post by: ra on January 18, 2015, 06:15:17 PM
HI Jewelies!  Another nice day here, but windy.  I had work to do in the house today anyway... and, I had a new thermostat installed today.  My power bills have been higher than normal and with the new furnace and heat pump, we decided that maybe the thermostat need replacing.  Hope that works...

cal... That darn ole DNR in MN!!  Dr. Lynn can't catch a break from them!!  Just makes me shake my head.   ???  Poor little Drama got caught under the deck and the whole countryside looking to see if you were killing him!  lol  Did you watch the Green Bay/Seattle game?  I was surprised that Seattle came back and won.  I don't really care who wins... just want to see good games.

obsver... I know you don't want to hear about football... hang in there... it's almost done!  Never heard of the Black Mirror.

willi... Four kids under 3??  Yikes!  That poor woman!  I stopped at one... she was a premie, touch and go for awhile and I didn't want to go through that again.

Hope all are having a nice Sunday!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 18, 2015, 08:03:19 PM
Oh, cal, poor Drama! I was enjoying your story (you do it so well) and  lost it when I got to the part that even Augie looked worried, and he doesn't even like him! lol lol  Ra, go ahead and talk football all you want! I enjoy the posts anyway!! lol Rues, how is Mr. R doing on Robin's bathroom project? Downton Abbey is coming for all of us who are on e.s.t.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 19, 2015, 04:34:53 AM
Just a short post this morning.  I am on my pad and limited in regard to graphics.  However I send "Good Morning" thoughts.

Yesterday my computer gave up.  My computer remote techs ssaid the OS (windows 7) had become corrupted and I would have to take the disc and reinstall it.  I explained that the OS was installed by the manufacturer and I did not have a Windows 7 disc.  I did have a. Windows8 disc as the manufacturer providedthat in cas I wanted to switch.  Today we are going to try to install 8 and then upgrade to 8.1.  I hope all works and I can get reorganized.

I hope all is well with you all.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 19, 2015, 06:56:04 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/8E169398041?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 19, 2015, 09:14:19 AM
Underdog saved me in 5:06!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 19, 2015, 11:10:20 AM
Hi, Jewelies! Beautiful day here! Sunny, calm, 35 degrees. Gas is 1.93 as of this morning. Boy, jp, you've had way more than your share of computer problems!!!  Cal we have windows 8 on our reg. computer. I hate it, Mr. O likes it, so I just stay with my little laptop. I have a MacBook Air that he got for me for our anniversary 2 years ago. I told him he'd better have another in a drawer, because If mine breaks down, I cannot be without it for even a day!!! lol   I can only imagine how loud Drama was--he was plenty loud when he was hearing the Christmas bells!!!  Once in awhile we used to have a cow like that. Catch her in the head-lock, and she would go whacko, scream thrash around. Is Missy's lawyer doing a good job for her?  Just think of all those adorable, squalling cubs being born soon. Remember when they shrieked when they were being examined? Everybody got stressed just hearing those kids!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 19, 2015, 11:11:02 AM
Hi, Pat! Thanks for posting the pic.!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 19, 2015, 11:47:45 AM
Underdog on my pad was a new experience.  First one I ever tried, 6:23
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: neva on January 19, 2015, 02:31:33 PM
Neva~~~Is this precious little dog Zoe still alive and well? We often ask about Maddie Rose but rarely ask about Zoe!!! Also for some reason I don't have a picture of Maddie Rose. Could I ask you put one in for me?:D :D :D

Hi Pat ~  Yes, Zoe is fairly young yet (5 yrs) and has more energy than a cyclone.   :) :D  I will try to get a more recent photo of her in here soon.

Here is Maddie:

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Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 19, 2015, 02:35:27 PM
Hello Jewelies! The sun is shining! Yay! :)  500
Cal, can't believe our little Fern may be a momma!  :o  Hoping all the new babies  live long, healthy lives. Why would the DNR care if those little animals come live at the bear center? Poor little Drama stuck under the deck! Puppies can get themselves in some predicaments! What size computer screen did you get?  I don't like change so I hate new computers!  I wonder if it was the courts mistake if both attorneys didn't show up? April isn't too far off but for Missy it probably seems like forever!
Jp, I can't do puzzles on my iPad because my finger doesn't work right! :D Hope they get your computer fixed up quickly. Yesterday's morning greeting had nice warm fireplace in it.  Robin emailed me this one of Wilson yesterday...
 (http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/wilson60_zps11ddf047.jpg)

Ra, no freezing cold temps this week! A little rain tomorrow and Wed. I can live with that! Hope Lily feels better soon.  I noticed Stella has gunk around her eyes but she seems ok. :-\
Obsver, I just keep repeating myself...you  were the BEST teacher! I wonder what all I could have learned if I had teachers as dedicated as you!
Pat, that is so sweet of you to keep pics of all the pets! Love that pic of Bud and the bunny ears!
Willi, good grief, I can't even imagine having all those babies under 3 yrs!  :o
Neva, love Maddie's pic! Such a sweetie!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 19, 2015, 02:47:57 PM
HI Jewelies!  Just popping in for a minute... wanted to say... When I installed Windows 8.1, I lost the ability to post my pics here.  Would love to go back to Windows 8, but I'm chicken!  lol  BBL
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 19, 2015, 03:11:38 PM
Rues, you are too kind!!!!!
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Post by: williwaw on January 19, 2015, 05:20:52 PM
Lol Pat, poor doggie.(and Mom)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 19, 2015, 06:36:41 PM
Obsver, you may think I'm kind but I'm also telling the truth...you were one very special teacher!
Cal, 62 is like springtime! Hope that comes my way! Surely there has to be a way to post pics with windows 8. You find out how and then show Ra! Whenever I say "surely" my older sis  always says....don't call me Shirley! :D Are you telling me that Cali and Drama would cause mayhem at Robin's house? :D :D
Pat, loved the dog story!  A couple years ago a similar thing happened at my sis's workplace.  A cute tabby cat came to the door every morning around 9 am. My sis fed him and played with him, then he'd visit all the other offices, sleep awhile and then want out. The office called him Capt. Jack.  My sis put a note on his collar telling the owner where he was hanging out each day. The next day there was a reply to her note...it gave the cat's real name,( I can't remember what it was), he lived up over the hill about a mile away. He left their house every morning as the owner's went to work and was home when they came home in the afternoon. This went on for several months and then one day he stopped coming. So one of the guys drove to the address only to find it had been a mobile home and had been moved. Sis said everyone missed his visits.   I have lots of pics of our pets. I'll find the best ones and post them!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 19, 2015, 06:57:43 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Man, the icy roads being shown on the news shows are so scary!  So many horrific accidents!  It's been so nice here the past few days, and is supposed to be for a couple days more, but then on Thursday we're going back to normal.  Of course, I have to work those next couple of days, then off starting on Thursday...  lol

JP... Hope you had good luck with your computer today! 

cal... Lol... You were rooting for the Underdog!  And... there's the Underdog puzzle!  lol  Funny dog shame, too!  I hate new computers, too... they're so stressful!!  Yes, cal... you figure out how to post the pics and show ra...  lol

rues... Your pic DOES look like a puzzle or a Christmas card!  So nice!  Wilson is so lucky to be in such a cozy home!

obsver... I finally got my heated mattress pad put on my bed this weekend... I love it!  It was chilly in the house when I got home today and my back was sore, so I turned it up and Lily and I took a little nap.  It feels like a giant heating pad!

pat... I love that story!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 19, 2015, 08:07:33 PM
Ra, I'm so glad you like your mattress pad! You are going to get many hours of enjoyment from a toasty bed!!  I just heard that we are going to have icy rain tomorrow. Oh, man! I surely do not want that!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 20, 2015, 04:51:25 AM
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Honey.  The big girl is cooling off.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130604_Honey_cools_off.jpg)

Greetings!  I am so happy, we managed to work with a Windows 7 recovery disc and got that OS working again so I do not have to move to Windows 8.1.  At some point in the future I will probably shift, or wait until Windows 9 is released.  Microsoft stopped Main  support for Windows 7 as of the 13th of this month.  I think that means no more updates.  Apparently a lot of malicious software came in through e-mail (I get a lot of junk mail, ads trying to sell stuff, etc.)  This stuff was running in the background, using up memory, and slowing everything down.  Plus there  were a couple of snooping programs which get in and track how you are using your computer.  I guess they can send information back out. 

cal, I agree, it seems impossible that little Fern, so dear to all as we watched Jewel with those two little ones after their birth, is in a position to have cubs of her own.  Doesn't time go by too fast, golly.  What a bit of a scare you had with Drama being under there and apparently unable to get himself out.  And the news of the new computer.  Is it an all-in-one or a desktop with a tower? 

Pat1640, that is so nice that you have pictures of the Jewelies pet families.  Do you show them to Topper?   I'll bet if they were videos with a few barks he would like that.  Your picture of Bud, when I enlarged it, shows him with little Orphan Annie eyes, only green.  Made me think of the 1940s song "Green Eyes" - cool and limpid.  I so enjoyed your story of the tired dog  just looking for a quiet place to catch some Z-Z-Z's, so comfortable in his picture.

obsver446, I think I have more computer problems because I have a habit of running 3 or 5 programs at one time.  By that I mean I will open up a new program to check on something and leave it running when I go back to the program I was using originally.  I need to be more judicious about such things.

neva,what a nice picture of Maddie.  She is a beautiful girl.

ruesgram, Wilson seemed to be comfortable by the fireplace.  Is that a little snowman with a hat on, there in the lower right?

ra, Surely there is a way to post pictures with 8.1.  You must be able to copy a picture from dropbox and get a sharing URL.  Maybe some little thing is out of whack.  Have you checked with the manufacturer of the computer, or with Microsoft?

Generally, it seems as if most are having somewhat mild weather.  I did not notice any complaints about cold.  Some problems with ice but it is winter.  I hope all have a fine day.  I slept so good knowing that my computer is back up and running it makes me feel the same way.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 20, 2015, 05:25:05 AM
Juliet and Magic Number 22 - UPDATE January 19, 2015

Juliet - January 19, 2014
Juliet - January 19, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150119_Juliet_20140119.jpg)
In tonight?s 5-minute video from Juliet?s Den Cam, Juliet shows she is consistent. She woke up scratched, ate snow, and settled down.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTA5ov2ELcg
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/117204757

Some Lily Fans are asking for more than these snippets of activity from Juliet?s Den Cam. To make that happen, the team is working hard to begin making them available starting on January 23. Inquiring minds want to know. More on that tomorrow.

22 is the magic number among Bear Center volunteers. For each staff member, there are 22 volunteers, of which only 22% list Minnesota as their home state. Best of all, these dedicated people generously contributed a whopping 22,000+ hours of their time and talents, doing so much more to further education about bears than otherwise would be possible. To celebrate, staff and volunteers are planning a fun schedule of on-line events during National Volunteer Week, April 12-18.
(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150119_volunteer.jpg)
Volunteer TodayIf you'd like to become part of our volunteer family, fill out an application at http://www.bear.org/website/volunteer.html. We can use your special skills and talents.

With the bear moon waning , we think of the Native American legend that snowfall during the bear moon means bears are calling for snow to wash their newborn cubs. In our case, we will be naming the 40 or so we will likely see during the Black Bear Field Courses. A Lily Fan pointed out that Lily Fans sent many names some years back for us to select from. Yes, we have the list. One of the activities for Black Bear Field Course participants will be to select names from that list and from new names the participants will suggest.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 20, 2015, 07:06:04 AM
cal, you have to cheat more.  With all my cheating experience I managed to cheat my way to a 4:52.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 20, 2015, 04:22:29 PM
Hi Jewelies!  I don't know what happened, but you guys are talking in Greek today!!   :o
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Post by: ra on January 20, 2015, 05:02:47 PM
Oh  my!
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Post by: obsver446 on January 20, 2015, 06:00:35 PM
Ra, I was thinking, "It's all Greek to me!!!!!!"   lol     
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 20, 2015, 07:48:39 PM
JP... I tried asking about being unable to post pics and I just got the runaround from everyone I asked.  One person says it's an email issue... the next person says it's not... one says the problem is with 8.1... the next says it's not.  You get my drift... It's very intimidating for someone who doesn't "get" all this stuff. 

cal... Is Polly coming tonight?  Geez... time sure does fly!  Seems like she just left!  lol

obsver... Sounds like we're on the same clueless page...   ???  Tomorrow is Mexican night already...

Is everyone going to watch the President tonight?

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 21, 2015, 04:30:45 AM
(http://images.picturesdepot.com/photo/m/morning_bear-11599.jpg)

There was talk about the possibility that Fern might be having cubs.  Here she is in her collar days.

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee487/jpalmken/Fern_zps361d99a7.jpg)

cal, it sounds as if you are getting right into the swing of things with your new Dell computer.  I have an Ultrabook computer with Windows 8 installed.  I do not like 8 so I  don't use it.  I decided to download 8.1 but for some reason I can not get into the Microsoft store to download the upgrade..  I wil have to work on that problem when I get the chance.  That 24 inch monitor is something.  Congratulations on posting a picture with the new computer, the dog shame.

bischue, that posting your text upside down and backwards is clever.  How did you accomplish that?

ra, If I ever get 8.1 on my Ultrabook I will see if I  can figure out why you can not post pictures.

Yesterday was a one-page posting day so I hope it was because all were enjoying milder weather.  My back is mad at me this morning but I will do my best to ignore it.  Until later, then, all of you have a good day.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 21, 2015, 05:57:16 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/1816940F806?z=0
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Post by: jpalmken on January 21, 2015, 08:30:48 AM
That Dell computer was running slow for me.  4:42   ;D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 21, 2015, 09:47:56 AM
Ivy is 16 today. Yikes
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Post by: ra on January 21, 2015, 09:51:43 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, IVY !!
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Post by: neva on January 21, 2015, 10:12:56 AM

Happy  Birthday, Ivy!

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Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 21, 2015, 10:29:04 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IVY!! (your sweet 16th!!)

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Post by: Nora in IA on January 21, 2015, 11:47:49 AM
Happy, happy, HAPPY birthday Ivy!!

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Post by: williwaw on January 21, 2015, 11:59:32 AM
Aww nice birthday wishes. She got groomed today. She's tired. I am sure not her preference for the day. Thanks all
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Post by: calhound on January 21, 2015, 01:05:49 PM
Nora that cake is so cute!!! Yours too Neva!!

Blschue...kalA!

me and sister ran to Walmart and gas was going up in Richmond..1.77 sister got it last night in excelsior at Walmart for 1.62 me too but today it is going up..rats...going to fill my gas cans in the morning when we go to Walmart in excelsior..fill up the 4 wheeler and mower for spring.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 21, 2015, 05:00:45 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR SWEET IVY!!!!!   Willi, my Kelsey lived to be 18. I know you treasure every day with her.  You, too, Neva with your Maddie Rose!  Hi, nora!  Ra, Mexican for supper and then a toasty bed tonight! Sweet!!!!!!!  Rues, I was looking at a map today. How far are you from the Pennsylvania border? Cal, I can't imagine Jim being intimated by anyone. Glad that guy fixed your fence!! Gad you got your new computer. Mr. O likes his windows 8, but probably never work with it enough to master it as long as I have the laptop. Bishue, have you been able to relax at all and do something for YOU? Jp, are you able to get in on many senior specials for meals I've heard so much about in Florida?   
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 21, 2015, 06:57:17 PM
Hey Jewelies! Crow had his annual eye exam at an eye clinic north west of Columbus, OH, yesterday. It's a 2 1/2 hour drive one way.  I got a headache on the way home, so, I didn't even turn my laptop on. When did all you guys learn Greek? :o I was confused! Still am! :D
Happy Birthday, Ivy!!! Did you wear your birthday hat? All those cakes look yummy!
Cal, why's your gas going up? Hope that isn't a trend that is heading my way!  At Sam's it's $1.82 but $2.08 at other stations.
Funny cartoons, the condom one and the worm one! Saw a MO license plate today at Walmart! Cute little bluebird on it! Is that the one you have?  Hi Polly!
Obsver, I live in Wood County (on the lower left along the Ohio River). We take Robin to Pittsburgh airport in Allegheny Co, PA, which is a about 160 miles from home by way of Wheeling, WV, in the panhandle. If I could fly like a crow (not my Crow!) straight to Greene County, PA, it would be a lot closer! :D
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Jp, Crow wasn't aware that windows 7 stopped support the 13th! Both our computers are 7. Yep, that's a snowman in the pic. He lights up. Robin has the boy and I have the girl. Glad you got your computer fixed!
Ra, we need to take Greek lessons! :D
Hi Neva, Nora, Willi and Blshue!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 21, 2015, 07:20:28 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Yes, rues, obsver, and I  were all confused yesterday!!  I've had a computer for almost 10 years now and still don't have a clue about most of this stuff.  I DO know that I don't like my present laptop... I'm forever hitting the wrong keys and I've been typing since I was 15 years old.  When I worked at MI Bell, I was a typist... back then they called it a computer typist!  lol  There's just something "off" about this keyboard.  It's not just me either... my age and all, lol... my daughter has the same trouble with it.

Today was our last pretty day for awhile, it's going back to normal, I guess.  Have you guys seen the previews for a new program on Fox called Backstrom?  It looks like it might be pretty good... it starts tomorrow.  It reminds me of the Law and Order that had the one guy who looked like he may have had autism or something... can't think of the name of it... Can you?

rues... A map??  Cool!  Now we know right where you are!  lol  Sorry you had a headache yesterday and glad you're feeling better today!

cal... Have you and Polly gotten any time to play your game lately?  How's that Drama doing?  I always look for Drama stories!  You're a good storyteller!

JP... I'll take all the help I can get with this thing!  You helped me immensely before and made posting my pics so easy! 
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Post by: ruesgram on January 21, 2015, 08:08:38 PM
Hi Ra, was that Law and Order, Criminal Intent? That guy was weird! I watched a couple of those episodes over the weekend!  :D I haven't seen the previews to that new show.
Obsver, I just checked Google and found that straight line from my county to nearest Pa county, Greene, is 120 miles! :D Sure took me a long time to figure out all I had to do was go to Google!  ::)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 21, 2015, 08:37:30 PM
YES, rues!  That's it!  Now, I don't have to wrack (or is it rack... lol) my brain!  He was weird, but he was good at figuring out who the killer was!  lol  I don't watch Fox very often, but now that American Idol is on, I'm seeing the ads.
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Post by: jpalmken on January 22, 2015, 04:48:48 AM
            Good Morning

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6 year old Star. She will probably have cubs this year.  She mothered Sammie in 2013.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130608_Star.jpg)

williwaw, belated Birthday wishes to dear Ivy.  She got plenty of cake, and weren't they pretty, from the Jewelies.  Did she have any special goodies from you?   I saw that she got groomed.

cal, I am glad things are moving smoothly with your new Dell.  I have been trying to download 8.1 to my laptop but after 4-1/2 hours with the remote techs it turns out that there is something wrong with the laptop and we have not been able to download it.  I am scheduled to have a session with a top specialist on Sunday, the 25th.  Maybe then we can get it in the computer.

After being up late, late on that project last night I am wiped out and not very bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning.

obsver446, no, I am not aware of any special meals for seniors.  At least not here.  I haven't ever heard of any elsewhere in the state either so you have run into something that sounds very nice for its area.

ruesgram, I know a little greek like, alpha, epsilon, beta, etc.  You  mention that Crow has his eye exam.  Did it turn out alll right?  I get another shot in my eyeball next Wednesday.

ra, I do not like my laptop either.  I have to use the touchpad because a mouse does not work well unless it is on a smooth surface and I only have my desk where the desktop computer is.  I use the laptop when I am sitting in a chair or on the sofa.

Good thoughts emanate to all.  Since we have this day we might as well make the most of it.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 22, 2015, 05:49:26 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/7616944B756?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 22, 2015, 07:47:08 AM
3:51 for the pretty bluebird.
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Post by: DeborahG on January 22, 2015, 08:01:00 AM
Hi Everyone!  Good News ;D, DIL Christine her tests came back negative! They took her tonsils out as that is where they thought there might be a problem but they double checked the test and all is fine YAY! She has been through chemo twice already for Lymphoma, and it sounded like the Dr.s were pretty sure it was back again, but nope all is good! I can't even begin to imagine the relief she must be feeling, she has been through a lot with this.

Thank You All for your good wishes and prayers :-*
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Post by: williwaw on January 22, 2015, 08:52:49 AM
Great news Deborah!!

jp, Ivy got extra dog biscuits and a nice walk
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Post by: calhound on January 22, 2015, 09:59:01 AM
4:53 to spot my state bird!!

Great news Deb!!! very happy for you and your family!!

Gas was 1.76..i filled old smokey and my gas can filled up my 4 wheeler and my new old mower and some in the new mower that i hate..
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Post by: ruesgram on January 22, 2015, 02:06:16 PM
Good afternoon, Jewelies! It's a damp, dreary day here. At least it's above 32! Guess a snowstorm may come my way Sat. Hope they are wrong. There's still snow mountains in all the parking lots.
Cal, that magazine cover pic of Lily is awesome! What a beauty.  Sam's gas went up today 6 cents.  Hope it stops rising or raising, whatever! :D  Crow took the concealed weapon class several years ago. He mainly did it  in case he would ever be stopped by the police when he takes his rifles and pistols to George's. They mostly target shoot but you know sometimes they shoot other things. :'(  He keeps all his guns locked in a gun safe. Guns scare me to death. I want nothing to do with them.  Bluebirds are so pretty. I see them outside of town but guess they don't like the city! Wish you and Polly could get some game time in. You deserve it!
Jp, nice pic of Star. Wish that Care Bear in your greeting could put some sunshine in my day! It's so cloudy today. Crow had cataract surgery several years ago at the eye clinic in Newark, OH. He could have his annual checkup locally but he really likes this doctor. His eyes are unchanged, still 20/20. We took Robin there for laser eye surgery as a college graduation gift back in 2001! Her eyesight is still unchanged.  Hey, I guess I know some Greek, too! :D
Ra, do you know how Criminal Intent ended? I never saw the last episode and wondering if he went crazy.
Deb, wonderful news about Christine!
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Post by: ruesgram on January 22, 2015, 03:56:09 PM
Hi Cal!  Crow's at George's now.  I'll ask him about the class and what he paid when he gets home.  Good grief, no, Robin didn't take the class! She can never have a gun because of her temper!!! She'd probably get mad and shoot someone! And then be sorry that she did! After the break in she put a ball bat and a can of bug spray under her bed! She read that bug spray is better than pepper spray. It shoots farther. Crow put new dead bolt locks on all the doors and plexiglass in the sunroom door that was broken. We know it was that crazy ex boyfriend that broke in. He's married now with a baby. Robin hasn't seen him in 4 yrs, maybe.   My eye doctor said a couple yrs ago that I have cataracts starting but not enough for the surgery yet. Cutting on the eyes is a little scary. I hope I never need the eye shots like Jp's but if it helps you keep your vision, then it must be done!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 22, 2015, 04:50:43 PM
Hi, Jewelies! Rues, I've had cataracts for a couple of years, but so far, they are not getting worse. Mr. O had to have his removed last year. I know, cal, messing with the eyes is way beyond scary!!!!  I'll just wear my glasses. Rues, I didn't realize you were that near Penn. Deb, thanks for sharing your wonderful news with us! So, so happy for your family and you!  Cool and cloudy here, but thank goodness no snow. Jp, I was referring to the discounts in Florida called earlybird specials. We have  very little senior discounts for meals up here.  Lily is a beauty, isn't she?  Hey, ra, I hope you enjoyed every minute of your supper last night. You had to work today, didn't you?
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Post by: obsver446 on January 22, 2015, 05:02:15 PM
I'm thinking the show was Law & Order Criminal Intent,  and the  actor was Vincent D'Onofrio. He was strange--very dramatic with the head tilts, bizarre faces, etc. He was in the movie Full Metal Jacket about Viet Nam and also in one of the Men In Black movies. 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 22, 2015, 05:37:32 PM
Cal, Crow's home and I asked him the cost of the class.  He said he thought it was $125. Then the carry permit was $75 the first time he applied and has to be renewed every 5 yrs. The last time he renewed it was $100. You only have to take the class once. He said the instructor went over basic safety rules.  He said everyone had their own firearm at the class he attended so doesn't know if the instructor had a gun you could practice with. He said things may be totally different in MO.
Obsver, did you see the last Criminal Intent? Did he go bonkers?  I've found thru Ancestry that many of my relatives on both sides came from PA. The others from VA.  That must be how I ended up where I am! :D
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Post by: ra on January 22, 2015, 07:31:26 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Just got back from our second to last basketball game... we won.  Looking forward to the last game..  lol  Today was our last nice day for awhile... they're even talking about maybe the s... word!!  Yikes!

rues... I don't have a clue if the guy, Vincent, went crazy or not.  it's been awhile since it was on and I haven't seen any reruns in a long time.  I asked my daughter and she doesn't remember either...  I'm looking forward to seeing this new show... it's on at 9:00.

obsver... Thanks for the help with the actor's name... you're exactly right!!  That's him!  I remember that his name was Vincent something...  No, I didn't have to work today... I hung out with my new mattress pad until late this morning!  lol  I think I told you guys that I have restless leg syndrome, right?  Well, my daughter got me an oil called "Peace and Calming" and I put it on the bottoms of my feet when my legs are acting up, and it has stopped it every time... so far!!  I have the issue of scents, so on my feet is a good place to put the oil and hold the covers tight to my neck, so I can hardly smell it!  lol   The scent kinda reminds me of patchouli...

cal... Would you really need a gun at your house??  I would think anyone who even THOUGHT of coming in your house would have to be absolutely nuts!  Maybe all you need is a pic of all the dogs posted at the doors...  lol  Hi Polly!  Haven't said hi to Polly lately... sorry.  Doesn't mean I don't think of you!   :D  :-*  Love the pic of Lily on Saltscapes magazine!!  What a bear! 

deb... Good news!

JP...  I have my laptop on one of those lap desks with the beanbag things under it, so I can use my mouse.  Couldn't use this at all with the touchpad!!  Got to have my mouse!
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Post by: obsver446 on January 22, 2015, 08:00:30 PM
I think I remember reading that the actor was very hard to work with. I know nothing else. Ray, I'm so glad you've found something that works! I've read that putting a bar of soap in your bed works. You've probably heard that, too.
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Post by: ra on January 22, 2015, 08:13:56 PM
obsver... I've had soap in my bed for years!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: neva on January 23, 2015, 01:13:19 AM
Last Episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent ---   Vincent D'Onofrio

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/28/arts/television/law-order-criminal-intent-ends-its-run.html?_r=0


Deb ...  I'm glad to hear your good news.   :)
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Post by: jpalmken on January 23, 2015, 04:49:44 AM
(http://www.imagesbuddy.com/images/53/2013/06/good-morning-teddy-bear-glitter.jpg)

I think I just posted Sophie not so very long ago, if so forgive a GOM.  She is now 3 and maybe she will be a mother soon.

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee487/jpalmken/Sophie_zps514e2bcd.jpg)

I am not doing too well this morning but if the sun pops out soon that will help.  We have had some rainy bursts but it did not affect the Quantum sailboat races.  A big international racing event that takes place every year.  Over 100 boats in several classes compete.   Each boat competes in 10 races, 2 a day, during the week.  It is a beautiful event, if you love sailing.  Google it to see some really great photos.  "photos of Quantum sail races in Key West"

(http://gallery.mailchimp.com/1efe1999a3cf99000c29f8528/images/04132856_2ffe3bd.JPG)

HAGD everyone.  I am going to do better.
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Post by: calhound on January 23, 2015, 06:08:56 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/DE16944B3B5?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 23, 2015, 07:50:27 AM
it took me 3:22 to soak in some vitamin Sea!!
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Post by: jpalmken on January 23, 2015, 08:00:47 AM
I was just so relaxed there by the ocean that I dawdled and took 4:18.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 23, 2015, 09:30:40 AM
Love Vincent D'Onofrio. Loved him as Bobby Goren the head tilting detective on L&O. Also in Mystic Pizza.And Steal This Movie as Abbie Hoffman.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 23, 2015, 12:20:06 PM
Doesn't GOM mean Great Old Man??

uh.....kinda
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Post by: ra on January 23, 2015, 02:50:54 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Raining here... no snow... yet!  Maybe it will stay in the mountains... I can only hope!!  lol

Neva... Thanks for the info on Criminal Intent!  I didn't know they went to USA for awhile before they got cancelled.

cal... I won't know if I've been accepted by the doctor for another 2 or 3 weeks!  lol  Geez...  lol  I could use some Vitamin Sea, couldn't you? 

JP... That sailboat pic would make a good puzzle.  Hint, hint...  lol

Hope all are having a nice Friday!
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Post by: obsver446 on January 23, 2015, 05:33:02 PM
Good evening, Jewelies!  Gee whiz, ra! I really don't see why they are making you wait so long to see if you are accepted. A lot of the docs. around here aren't taking new patients, but the office girls let you know right away. Last night, I reread my post and realized I had called you ray. Don't know where that came from. I tried to post you back, but for some reason, the post button wasn't working. I hope you had a nice, lazy day, but I bet you did a lot of cleaning & organizing. Willi, was Julia Roberts in Mystic Pizza? Hi, bischue!! Rues, my relatives came from Ky. and before that, a few came from Ireland.  Cal, I'm glad you are starting to get along so well with the new computer. I'm sure you did a lot of sweet talking to get there! lol Jp, hope you are feeling much, much better!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 23, 2015, 05:40:20 PM
Yes obsver Julia Roberts was in Mystic Pizza
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 23, 2015, 05:47:16 PM
obsver... Most of the doctors aren't taking new patients around here.  We have a LOT of them in my new insurance network, but the one I decided on gets to decide if she wants you as a patient or not.  I won't know if I made the cut or not for awhile...   :(  One of my customers told me that their doctor has a sign in their window saying they are accepting new patients, but when I called they said no.  Hmph.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 23, 2015, 05:54:20 PM
The Crockpot is 75 years old today??  Really??  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 23, 2015, 06:22:23 PM
Hi Jewelies! It's starting to rain here.  Might get an inch of snow overnight but warmer temps will melt it tomorrow. That weather guy better be right! (about the warmer temps, not the snow!)
Neva, thanks for the crazy guy info!  :D
Cal, probably a good idea to rethink about getting a gun. There's been so many accidental shootings in the news lately. It frightens me when I see some one other than police carrying a weapon. :-\  I watched that Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock, didn't know he was Smaug's voice. I forgot what fun it is to have a puppy! Never a dull moment!  It's terrible when someone breaks into your home or steals or vandalizes your property but it's even worse when it's someone you know!  Glad you are getting your new computer up and running!
Jp, great pics today of Sophie and the boat races! You are the nicest gom I know! :D
Ra, that's one fine ball team! Hope they go undefeated! Got any snow yet? Was the new show on last night? Did you like it? I just heard that about the crock pot! I got my first one years ago and I thought they were a new invention then! :D
Obsver, I'm not  far from KY. It's about a 2 hr drive from here. What area KY are your relatives from?
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Post by: ra on January 23, 2015, 06:43:31 PM
rues... Nope, no snow here... just rain.  Hope it stays that way!  You don't have any snow on the ground now??  What a winter!!  Yes, I watched the new show last night... it was ok, but I wasn't real impressed.  It definitely wasn't as good as Criminal Intent was!  The main character was just a little too rough around the edges for me.
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Post by: ruesgram on January 23, 2015, 07:26:19 PM
I spoke too soon...it's pouring down the snow now!!! :( Booo, hissss!
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Post by: ra on January 23, 2015, 07:38:00 PM
Yuck!!
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Post by: obsver446 on January 23, 2015, 07:40:45 PM
Rues, they are from Corbin, which is near Williamsburg and Albany. Both are near the Tenn. border. Ra, what new show are you talking about?  Well, heck, ra! Is that doc. going to do home visits and hire a private detective to shadow you to see if you measure up? Give her some Cheetos! She will either turn you down flat or be your friend forever! lol   Cal, I haven't seen the Imitation Game. Is that the one you were asking me about? I'd like to see it. 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 23, 2015, 08:16:49 PM
obsver... It's called Backstrom and it's a lot like Law and Order Criminal Intent... that's how we got started talking about Vincent D.....  it was on Fox last night.
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Post by: obsver446 on January 23, 2015, 08:44:23 PM
I watched that tonight--I had recorded it. My opinion, he  had his shirt off way too much--not a body to show off (I should talk) (takes one to know one! lol), and he was just gross--wanted to yank that cigar out of his mouth.  He solved the case, though.  Not the best show I've seen but not the worst, either.
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Post by: ra on January 23, 2015, 09:36:12 PM
I agree, obsver!
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Post by: calhound on January 24, 2015, 05:17:56 AM
Juliet Gives Birth - UPDATE January 23, 2015

Lynx in Northwoods Ecology Hall
Lynx in Northwoods Ecology Hall (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150123_Lynx.jpg)
Linda Gibson made it easy to access the archives for Juliet?s Den Cam. Just go to www.bearstudy.org, look for the research tab, hover over it and a dropdown menu appears. Click on Juliet?s Den Cam 2014. (or bookmark http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html) Linda arranged it beautifully. The right arrow or left arrow allows you to scan through the archives for the entire 24-hour period each day unless there were down periods with no archives. When you click on an segment, it appears in the larger screen below and begins playing when you click the arrow.

There will be no archives for January 24 and 25. We were having problems then and feel lucky we have the archives for the 23rd with the births. Each day's archives will be made available when the update posts.

Maureen O'Brien
Maureen O'Brien - artist (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150123_MaureenOBrien.jpg)
From these archives, Linda is making daily highlight videos. She at first hesitated to put in the defecating scene that occurs at the time stamp of 8:30:39. She finally decided it was ground-breaking biology that a bear that is not supposed to urinate or defecate during the denning period would defecate when the time of delivery was approaching, and Juliet did it directly in front of the Den Cam for a good photographic record.

We heard the first unmistakable cub sound at 9:17:14 but heard Juliet licking a cub shortly before that. These archives are so rich in information. Note: Some of the timestamps from last night's update are off a little. The mistakes that were found have been corrected in the update text.

Two highlight videos for this day are:
Part One
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNTjCLhee0E
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/117647750
Part Two
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ousWLMIGTo
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/117648441

At the Bear Center, Scott moved the stationary camera into the Northwoods Ecology Hall so you and we could see how things are coming along moment by moment. Today, Maureen O?Brien continued painting her background mural and the crew put the lynx in place and added snow and icicles to the rock outcrop.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
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Post by: jpalmken on January 24, 2015, 05:42:18 AM
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k98/holli52501/TeddiesNHearts.jpg)

This is one of Samantha's cubs.  Don't know the name but she/he is a cutie.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140607_Samanthas_cub_on_ground.jpg)

Having a rough morning but managed to get the morning greeting - even though late

Maybe I can get back and read posts later but right now,  good wishes to all..
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Post by: calhound on January 24, 2015, 05:47:16 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/D61694B431A?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 24, 2015, 11:38:44 AM
http://ellentube.com/videos/0-fqm04w64/
 
another spoof of Downton Abbey on Ellen
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Post by: jpalmken on January 24, 2015, 12:21:54 PM
I got into Smaug's cave in 4:37
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 24, 2015, 02:24:42 PM
Thanks, cal! I try!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 24, 2015, 03:39:53 PM
i was so excited to enter Smaug's cave i messed up some got in there in 5:23!! :D (and he was at home too! He said HI Jewelies!!)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 24, 2015, 04:37:01 PM
Hi Jewelies! We got the pretty snow overnight. You know, the kind that hangs on to the trees and bushes but doesn't stick to the roads or sidewalks! It looks like a winter wonderland!  Can't believe I'm saying that! :D We got about 3 inches but it's melted down now to about 2. That weather guy was wrong about the temps...no 400 here! It's hovering around 31!
Cal, don't want you to shoot your eye out so stay away from those Red Ryder rifles! :D  Smaug's cave was a hard one!  It had some weird shaped pieces!
Jp, hope you are feeling better now! Cubs are so darn cute!
Obsver, Cal's right, you do explain things so well!   I've been to southeast KY but not the area of your relatives. I googled Corbin and found it's terrain is similar to ours...hilly! :D You may be part hillbilly, like me!  :D
Willi, loved Ellen's Downton! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 24, 2015, 05:22:06 PM
Hey, Jewelies! If you google Smaug, you will be able to the actor do his voice. Also, you can see Stephen Colbert do a really neat interview with Smaug. I guarantee you'll enjoy it!!  Rues, I'm glad the snow didn't stick to the roads!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 24, 2015, 06:40:28 PM
Hi Jewelies!  The girls are here, just go dishes done and ready for Saturday Night Mystery to come on.  The rain finally moved on today... nice to see the sun again.

rues... The snow sounds pretty... glad it's on your trees though and not mine!  lol

JP... Hope you had a good day, even though it didn't start out very well.  One of my elementary school chums sent me a pic of herself at her brother's bar in Key West.  It's "the Smallest Bar in Key West"... do you know of it?  It's on Duval St.

cal... Do you have any snow on the ground now?  Weird winter... a lot different than last winter, isn't it?

willi... Funny Ellen skit!

Hi obsver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: jpalmken on January 25, 2015, 04:29:59 AM
(http://img.mylot.com/350x350/2129094.jpg)

One-eyed Jack.  He is reported to be a mild-mannered bear, not a GOB

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130824_One-eyed_Jack.jpg)

cal, the Ecology Hall is coming along beautifully.  The Lynx looks so real up there.  The videos of Juliet a year ago are certainly clear.  I remember back when the few shots of Jewel birthing Fern and Herbie were so dark I could never see the cubs. Glad you are getting comfortable with your new computer.  I am scheduled to have a session with some knowledgeable remote tech to figure out why I can not download windows 8.1 on my Windows 8 laptop, at 4 to 5 this afternoon.  It would be nice if all the terrorists were in one place and we could just bomb them all to oblivion.  Unfortunately they are spread all over theplace and part of and indigenous to the normal population.  It is like Viet Nam, you couldn't tell the Viet Cong from the rest of the men and women in the villages.

I just have not been feeling too great.  Don't know what it is.  No fever, no pain (other than general back pains), I just feel weak and yukky.

ruesgram, I always liked the first snowfall of the winter.  It was beautiful, so picturesque, but then it gets dirty and messes up everything.  I  do not want any more of that.

obsver446, I will google Smaug and check that out when I am more perky.  Sounds interesting.

ra, honestly, I do not know of or where  "the Smallest Bar in Key West" is.  I rarely go downtown because with one or two, sometimes three, cruise ships, with one to two thousand passengers per ship, in port it is wall to wall people.  I can't walk much and there is no place to park.  I might take a drive down Duval Street one of the more quiet days and see if I can locate it.

williwaw, that Downton Abbey take off was hilarious.  I am sure that sometime, tonight, when I am watching it that will pop into my head and cause a laugh.

Pat1640, Your post cased me to think about Edith in her AC/DC t-shirt and then I was trying to picture all the cast in T-shirts.

I wish all of you a nice Sunday with only nice things in your day.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 25, 2015, 05:14:53 AM
June, Bud and Lily - UPDATE January 24, 2015

Minnesota Monthly
Minnesota Monthly (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150124_Minn_Monthly.jpg)
Juliet?s Den Cam was down on January 24 and 25, so her archives and highlight videos will continue on the 26th.

In this 7 ? minute flashback to September 8, 2007, June is resting with Bud and Lily. Bud is grooming big-time although there are no ticks and last year?s fur has been shed. Then he turns to grooming Lily who is sleepy and repeatedly tells him to stop so she can rest. Bud pays no attention and continues to try to groom her.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrPLumgU9UM

The cover story in latest issue of Minnesota Monthly Magazine gives the flavor of Ely in winter. It mentions yours truly near the beginning of the article and the Bear Center at the end. http://www.minnesotamonthly.com/media/Minnesota-Monthly/February-2015/Winter-in-Ely-Minnesota/

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 25, 2015, 05:59:27 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/631694EA273?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 25, 2015, 07:34:46 AM
There were two people in there and I had to wait.  It took me 4:23
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 25, 2015, 09:54:34 AM
Cal, did you see Benedict Cumberbatch doing the voice of Smaug? Quite a treat!  It's on several of those sites when you google Smaug. This seems to be a golden time for him. I'm sure the movie roles will be falling into his lap for quite some time. The weather is gloomy, windy, but I'll take it over ice & snow every time!! Jp, an acquaintance, who has been on a lot of cruises, has told us we should go on one. Don't think so. Jewelies, has anyone here gone on a cruise?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 25, 2015, 10:01:12 AM
Curses!! Snow has started, it's coming from the east, which is never a good sign.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 25, 2015, 10:14:44 AM
Not me, obsver!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 25, 2015, 11:21:53 AM
No cruise for me, that's for sure!!!!!  That's funny about the pirate pic.! You know, cal, you've made boobie very real to us, and that's why she will live on forever, through the memories of those who loved her.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 25, 2015, 03:13:11 PM
Pat, we all have our fingers crossed for you, too!!!!!!!  My roads are getting slick, with a fine, wet sleety snow coming from the east. Temp. has dropped to 29 degrees and gas prices have risen to $2.18.  Glad you aren't having a polar vortex with that furnace off!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 25, 2015, 04:10:56 PM
Drama is one handsome boy!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 25, 2015, 04:34:39 PM
OH...  Look at those feet in the first pic!!  LOL  He's such a sweet looking puppy, cal!  Glad you keep taking pics of him to show us!  Before you know it, he'll be full grown!!  He is so cute!!  Love the pic of Boobie and the pirate!  Argh!!  lol  When I first saw your puzzle pic, I wondered how you got hold of my pic of my friend!!  lol  Then I saw it was a different pic of the same place!  lol 

Hi Jewelies!  Hope you're all having a good Sunday!

Pat.. Hope your heat is back on by now!  And, I hope it's something simple and inexpensive to fix, too!

obsver... I hope your roads don't get too bad!  Maybe rues sent you the snow...

rues... Did you send snow to obsver?   :D

JP... Hope you're having a good day!

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 25, 2015, 07:12:50 PM
Cal, love Drama's pics! He is so darn cute, I just can't stand it! :D  Nice pic of Boobie and the pirate! A cruise is on Robin's bucket list but not mine! I'll just watch reruns of The Love Boat! :D It wasn't me that sent the snow to Obsver!
Jp, I can see how all those tourist could get a little annoying!
Ra, remember I'm nice so I would never send snow to Obsver! :D
Obsver, it wasn't me!
Pat, you have yourself one fine plumber! Glad the fix was an easy one!
Hi to Blshue and Willi and all the other Jewelies out there!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 25, 2015, 07:20:45 PM
Geez... rues... I forgot you were the nice one and wouldn't send snow to ANYBODY!  lol  Hope you don't have any either!   :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 25, 2015, 07:53:43 PM
Rues, I KNEW you didn't send that nasty weather!!!!! You are WAAAAAY too nice to do that. Those other two, who I won't name, are just trying to cause trouble! lol  Cal, you can tell that Boobie was relishing the thought of your seeing that pic.!  My gosh, that puppy is a doll!!!! Such a beautiful boy, and he is going to be so big, isn't he?  My Kelsey only weighed 42 lb. at her heaviest.  Hooray, Pat! Now you make sure your pantry is well stocked to go with that warm house!!! Ra, did you have fun with the grands?  Hey, everyone, Downton Abby is on tonight. I don't want the Mr. Green thing coming back. Enough, I say!!!!!!!! Hi, bischue, neva,  Dlong, nora, deb, chippy! Jp, I hope you are going to be able to tell us in the morning that you are feeling better!   I'm going to Sam's Club Tues., so start making out your list. Remember, the rule is no pop nor snacks!! lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 25, 2015, 08:30:25 PM
obsver... I have a customer that gets me bags of flounder at Sams.  I love it!  So does one of my grands.  We had fish and broccoli with cheese for lunch!  lol  Doesn't sounds like something a 13 year old girl asks for for lunch, does it?  The youngest one wanted me to make mashed cauliflower!!  Not this time though...  We spend the day today watching Property Brothers on HGTV... fun! 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 25, 2015, 08:47:57 PM
Ra, my grand and I like Property Bros. and Love It Or List It. Does it seem to you that they install really expensive light fixtures, flooring, faucets, etc.?  I really like to watch all those programs. Can't get into Rehab Addict, though. I just turned on the mattress pad. Toasty bed, here I come. Hope all you guys sleep safe & warm tonight. Jp, hope you sleep safe and cool.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 26, 2015, 03:49:46 AM
Good morning, Jewelies! Woke up at 4:30, couldn't get back to sleep. Jp, hope you slept good. Do you prefer your room a little cool at night, or do you prefer the warmth?  The temp. outside here this morning is 19 degrees, so here we go again. I just go the latest David Baldaicci book , The Escape, at the library. Have you read any of his books? Rues, I think Mr. R would like his. Hey cal, I've always wondered how Mastiff puppies looked, so I'm getting a wonderful education! Keep the pics. coming!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 26, 2015, 04:33:10 AM
(http://images52.fotki.com/v734/photos/1/1419188/7009984/Goodmorningfriendsgirlbear-vi.gif)

Here is Lucky, having a good time playing.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130508_Lucky_with_tube.jpg)

I am doing better this morning.  I worked with the remote tech and made progress but have not completed the 8.1 download fully.  Managed to stay up to watch Downton Abbey and slept pretty good.  All in all a plus.

cal,the episode with Drama and the water sounds as if he is a typical puppy.  Not doing things on purpose they just happen in the ourse of his activity.  He's quite a fine looking fellow.  And, he does have huge paws so he must be headed for big.

I am not going to post very much here today I will spend the day catching up to normal.  Reading the posts I noticed quite a few comments regarding cruising.  Oh, I do recommend it.  I know that I am a sailor and enjoy being on the ocean but a cruise is so different from Navy sailing.  You can't get a hotel room and pay for meals on a vacation much more cheaply as the cost of a cruse and so much to do.  The food is magnificent and you get to see some new parts of the world.  Except for brief periods when you might walk out on an open deck (and you rarey would need to do that) you wouldn't know you were at sea.

We start a new week and I hope the northeast storm does not hit too many of you.  It is cooling down here, 63o in the house here.  I hope all of you have a plus day.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 26, 2015, 05:21:52 AM
Finding Food in a Frozen Forest - UPDATE January 25, 2015

June - April 17, 2009
June - April 17, 2009 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150125_June_20090417.jpg)
Tonight?s 3-minute flashback to April 17, 2009 finds June looking for food in a still-frozen alder swamp. Her cubs are high in a tree. She is looking for wild calla (Calla palustris) leaves and stems. June has found this plant in the swamp before, she knows they are here and is sniffing noisily, but can she really smell food under ice? She is turning over ice and pawing the mucky bottom for them until she gets a whiff or glimpse of the bright green and brings it up. It?s about the only fresh green food available. http://youtu.be/eQWD4yEkJwE

But just because bears eat them does not mean they?re okay for humans. Wikipedia says, ?The plant is very poisonous when fresh due to its high oxalic acid content, but the rhizome (like that of Caladium, Colocasia, and Arum) is edible after drying, grinding, leaching and boiling.? It?s a favorite bear food all summer long. We?ve seen bears stop eating blueberries to wade into swamps for wild calla. Another favorite food that contains oxalic acid is tent caterpillars (Malacosoma disstria).

At the Bear Center, Holly had to deal with the pesky vole again She had finished fluffing her bed and had tucked her head for a snooze. 3 minutes later, the vole foraged to within a couple inches of her ear. Even a vole has to sound loud that close to a bear. Their hearing is over twice as keen as a human?s. In a flash, Holly raised her head and slapped at the vole as the vole sped away with astonishing reaction and speed. This is about 4 minutes and 43 seconds into the 10-minute video. http://wildearth.tv/videomark/holly-slaps-vole-january-25-2015

Also at the Bear Center, Maureen O?Brien is making fast progress with help from Peter Johnson.

For volunteers, we have a new position available, Closed Caption Interpreters, who will help by adding descriptive text and closed captions for the visually and hearing impaired so they may be able to follow along with the many videos we have uploaded to YouTube. You can read the full position description here: http://bear.org/website/open-volunteer-positions/1024-closed-caption.html. There is no previous experience necessary, if you are computer literate and have good spelling and grammar skills we will train you. We are looking for several volunteers and possibly a team leader to work directly with the video editor. If this interests you, submit a volunteer application at http://www.bear.org/website/volunteer.html. If you already have an application in our database, it is not necessary to resubmit one. Just notify us of your interest at [email protected]

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: MpMom on January 26, 2015, 05:23:31 AM
Good morning everyone!
I have a recall & thought of Cal. I don't know if you use this for your horses Cal, but thought I would let you know.
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm431425.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 26, 2015, 07:38:12 AM
Looked on the book cover and saw that I didn't spell the author's name correctly--It is David Baldacci, and I think most Jewelies would like his books. Jp, glad you had a good night. That can make quite a difference in how you feel, can't it? Boy, cal, you know in the old movies, when a loud noise happened and birds would fly away, there were usually crocs. sliding down into the water.. Thank goodness it was too cold for crocs.!!!!! lol  Aren't your neighbors animals used to noises at your house yet?  lol  lol  If all us Jewelies got together at your house, they would hear a whole lot of laughing!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 26, 2015, 07:39:02 AM
Hi, mp mom!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 26, 2015, 09:43:20 AM
Hi Pat,glad you have heat again. It was over 60 degrees here yesterday. Unheard of for here in winter.The poor Northeast!

jp glad you are a little better

hi all
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 26, 2015, 10:48:44 AM
Pat, I hadn't thought of the angle of the lord murdering Mr. Green, but you could be right. I just want Anna & Bates to be done with it. Cal, Mr. O has read a couple of the Odd Thomas books, but I haven't. I have read a lot of his other books and really liked them. Hi, Willi! Gee whiz! I always think of where you are as the frozen north!! I guess I'm the frozen north, but not nearly as much as bischue!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 26, 2015, 12:18:32 PM
I am not used to civilian type ships so it took me 4:12 to get on board the Love Boat.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 26, 2015, 02:46:48 PM
Hi Jewelies! I sure am glad that I don't live in the Northeast! I complain about 1 inch of snow! Can you imagine all the complaining I'd be doing if that storm was coming towards me! All our snow melted yesterday and then this morning it snowed again! About the same amount with none sticking to the roads or sidewalks.  I can handle this kind of snow! :
Cal, funny dog shame! :D  I had no trouble with the puzzle! But I was still slow! :D Robin watched the Love Boat with me. She was little and didn't understand what the show was about but she loved the song. One time, she was probably 5, we were coming home from my sis's house after dark.  As we crested the top of this hill where you could look down into the  river valley, she asked me what all those lights were. It was actually a small well lit up factory across the river, but I told her it was the Love Boat!!! She was so excited and couldn't wait to  get home to tell her dad and her grandma what she saw!! :D After that she always wanted to go on that road just in case the Love Boat was in port!  Now we laugh about that every time we travel on that road! :D
Pat, I never thought about Lord Gillingham killing Mr Green! That's a possibility. I just hope things get better for poor Edith.
Jp, glad you are feeling better today!
Obsver, Crow won't be going to Sam's with you! :D
MpMom, good to see you! My gosh, you have 20,000 more posts than me!  I need to get busy! :D
Ra, eww, fish.
Willi, I thought it was warmer in your area. What's your normal winter temps?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 26, 2015, 03:30:40 PM
Hi Jewelies!  obsver... I won't be going either... got to have our snacks!!  lol  Poor Mr. O!!  No snacks!   :o

cal... Do you have any snow?  This weather is so crazy!!  Sure is different than last year!

rues...  I laughed at your Love Boat story, too.  I used to do that kind of stuff, too!  lol  My daughter came to pick the girls up yesterday and when she got out of the car, she said, "Mummy, I had a bad dream."  I felt like she was little again.  She hasn't called me Mummy since she was real little.  She dreamed that I got in a car accident and died!  Poor thing!  She told me she needs me here!  And, I told her I need HER here, too!   :)  You sure you don't want some fish?  lol

JP... You would make a great travel agent... but, I'm not going on any cruises either...  It would be too much like being on a bridge...  lol

Hi Mp!  Hi willi!  Hi Pat!  Hi to all our other Jewelies, too!  Dlong... I'm going through panda withdrawals... If you don't come back soon, I'll have to go and find them myself!!  lol

My ex called and asked me if I would come and deep clean his place... Uh,... NO!!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on January 26, 2015, 03:44:37 PM
Hi Everyone! Hope you all are doing good. Cal, yes we are in the path of the storm we could get up to 2 ft, maybe 3.
We have a generator started it up today so if we need it we are ready. Stay safe everyone in the storms path :-*
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 26, 2015, 04:03:41 PM
Rues, winter temps here are usually in the 40's, sometimes low 50's and we get occasional snow. We have had only a few under 20 days in the years I have been here.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 26, 2015, 05:24:11 PM
cal... hahahahahaha, still laughing!  lol

Deb... Stay safe!

willi... Sounds like you have about the same winters as SC, but I think you get more rain, don't you?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 26, 2015, 08:11:16 PM
Cal, I'm speechless after the dog story, but I do have to know, what was the crash?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 26, 2015, 08:13:04 PM
Ra, tomorrow I'll check out the flounder. I usually get the tilalpia.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 26, 2015, 08:32:09 PM
yes, cal... I'd like to  know what the crash was, too!   :o

obsver... The flounder is real thin and breaded and doesn't taste too fishy.  I love it!  We tried Sam's beer battered cod, but we like the flounder better.  It's about $10 a bag.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 26, 2015, 09:07:42 PM
For all the non-cruise Jewelies I give you a  view of a 5 deck interior so you will see that it is difficult to realize you are on a ship when you have the opulence of these modern vessels.  A puzzle.

http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/661695488AB?z=23&m=20250D6327.A087DDE

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/xn5rabq9o32aesa/cruise%20ship%20interior%20view%20of%205%20deck%20lobby%20inside.jpg?dl=0)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 26, 2015, 09:09:31 PM
Yes, Cal, what was the crash? Hope not your tv!  What's up with these spayed females and the humping?  Molly jumps up on Boo's side and humps him.  Scares poor Boo to death!  Robin's famous quote was free at last, free at last, thank god immediately, we are free at last!
Ra, what a frightening dream, I'd call it a nightmare, your daughter had! What would we do without our daughters? It would be a lonesome life for me. How much is the ex willing to pay?
Willi, sounds like winters there are tolerable!
Deb, stay safe. Hoping it's not as bad as they are predicting.
Jp, awesome pic!   I'll try the puzzle tomorrow when I have more time!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 26, 2015, 09:30:51 PM
rues... You want the job?  lol  Yes, it would be a lonely life without our daughters... at least, I have my grands though.  Robin needs to  hurry up and give you a granddaughter!   ;D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 27, 2015, 04:53:06 AM
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh133/IrishSparx2008/Sparx%20PSP%202/CreoIrishSparxHoliGM.jpg)

Braveheart looking out from her den last winter.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130324_Braveheart_in_den.jpg)

I feel so bad for all the Jewelies, and other people, in the northeast who are having this terrible storm.  I pray all will come through it safely.

I have trouble getting up this morning.  A no energy situation.  I need to perk up as tomorrow I have to go to Miami for a  shot. 

Just this quick post but with it wishes for all to have a plus day.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 27, 2015, 05:22:46 AM
Hungry Cubs - UPDATE January 26, 2015

Juliet - January 26, 2014
Juliet - January 26, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150126_Juliet-20140126.jpg)
Juliet?s den is a cacophony of cub nursing sounds in this 3 ?-minute highlight video from this date a year ago. Juliet is moving a lot to accommodate the 3 cubs which sound hungry and are eagerly nursing, mixed with cries telling Juliet to move and make it easier to reach the six nipples, which she does.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTlo0r1CM5o
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/117853757

Archives for most days since January 10 are now available at http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html The highlight videos are embedded on the same page.

At the Bear Center, the Northwoods Ecology Hall camera shows the progress Maureen and Peter made on the mural and shows Peter and Ryan still at work at 7:45 PM. Others are working late across the country on other aspects of the Hall. Thank you all.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 27, 2015, 05:58:31 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/961695531D8?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 27, 2015, 08:51:44 AM
I got out of Boston in 4:03, before the blizzard hit.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on January 27, 2015, 02:26:14 PM
Hi Everyone! Thanks for all the good wishes, we are doing good, still have power, lots of snow and wind, really snowing hard now. :-*
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 27, 2015, 05:00:25 PM
Hi Jewelies!

cal... JP is going tomorrow, tomorrow, JP goes tomorrow!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 27, 2015, 07:56:53 PM
Hey, Jewelies! I did actually get a snack at Sam's Club. It was a big bag of Kettle brand Lightly Salted (50% less sodium) and they are delicious! They taste a lot like the chips that come with lunch at Panera Bread. Sam's doesn't carry Puffs anymore. Drat! They are easier on the nose than the other brands. No Mr. Clean or Purina Cat Chow either. Walmart carries the gallon jugs of Mr. Clean, though. Jp, good luck with your trip tomorrow! Dlong, we hope you feel good enough to check in with us. I about lost it when Rues wondered how much ra's ex would pay for the deep cleaning!l  lol lol  At Penny's I found out that petite Lees jeans cost $44. Say what!!!!!!!!! They were also  made out of a very thin material. Left the store empty handed. Bischue, a trip to Arizona sounds like what you need right now. I hope you get LOTS of relaxation now that someone is stepping up to take care of Nancy.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 27, 2015, 08:07:36 PM
Hi again, Jewelies!  blschue... I hope you have a great, and relaxing time in AZ!  Glad one of Nancy's daughters has stepped up and is helping her now.  Take care! 

obsver... Did you get some fish today?  Kettle chips are good!  Walmart has Puffs... that's where I get mine.  No cat chow??  Walmart also carries Lee jeans...

cal... Your boys and their lipsticks!!  lol  So, you don't think Drama will be as big as Wiggie... maybe that's a good thing.  I got an email from the customer that had my pal, Abigail... you know I said they got a new dog... well, she said they took her back to the shelter.  She had issues.... separation and was very hyper.  Without knowing any details, I'm thinking maybe she did something bad.

JP... Good luck tomorrow and have a nice time with Patrick!

Hope everyone is having a good evening!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 27, 2015, 08:27:17 PM
Ra, I need Lees petite relaxed fit jeans. I'll look at Walmart Thurs.I doubt I can find that particular style, but will certainly check it out. Kohl's is a possibility, too  I think Sam's was a little cheaper on Puffs, but will have to get them at Walmart now. Yep, got the fish.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 27, 2015, 08:37:05 PM
Like these, obsver?

http://www.lee.com/store/LEE_STORE_US/en_US/style/30518p-relaxed-fit-straight-leg-jean-petite.html
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 28, 2015, 05:22:00 AM
Sounds and a Glimpse - UPDATE January 27, 2015

June and cubs - April 17, 2009
June, Jewel and Jordan - April 17, 2009 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150127_June_cubs_20090417.jpg)
In this 5?-minute highlight video from January 27, 2014, Juliet?s 3 cubs reveal their individual nursing sounds that vary in pitch and in the number of pulses per second. One chattered so fast that it was referred to by some as Speedy last year, although their names got officially changed to Ray, Bernard, and Charlie (which turned out to be a female).

Juliet had never read that black bears go months without urinating, so she naively backed up to the edge of her bed and urinated right in front of the camera with the first spurt of urine coming at 2 minutes 11 seconds into the clip.

At the end of the clip, at 5 minutes and 21 seconds into it, there is a glimpse (barely) of a cub. I believe it is the first glimpse we?ve had.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYKfeDqDLFM
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/117955883
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Jewel descends the tree - April 17, 2009
Jewel descends the tree - April 17, 2009 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150127_June_Jewel_20090417.jpg)
In this 3-minute flashback to April 17, 2009, June settles onto her back in the nursing position, and Jewel descends from the cedar tree and begins nursing. She soon picks the prominent bright white nipple on June?s right?a favorite among successive litters over the years. We hear Jordan?s claws on the cedar bark as he descends and erupts into protest as he sees Jewel on the preferred nipple. Nipple ownership is usually worked out in the den, but this family is away from the den and still working out their positions. As they protest and try to take over nipples from each other, they bicker loudly but peaceable. June doesn?t object, but when an outright fight breaks up June proclaimed an end to nursing by standing up. The low and high for this day was 27? and 70?F.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beWadPIYt90

Everyone is working hard toward the opening of the Northwoods Ecology Hall. It is a joy for me each morning to see the progress of the day before. Lily Fans tell me to wave at the camera when I come in, which will be fun to do. I only wish I could see who is out there watching. The visible progress at this time is on the habitat and mural. But a lot is happening behind the scenes, too. Everything seems to take longer than anticipated, which is because we value accuracy over quickness. We will open before June, but the official Grand Opening date will be Saturday, June 6, when many people are in town. We are planning local WELY radio coverage from on site, food, and many special events to mark the opening. The Northwoods Ecology Hall will be spectacular by then, but we?ll continue to add exhibits into the future.

Many Lily Fans are helping.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 28, 2015, 05:38:28 AM
Yes, ra, those jeans are what I need. I would be afraid to order any without trying them on, but the price is what I usually pay, but sometimes find them on sale. Penny's has always been my go-to store until the last few years. The local one closed, so the nearest one now is 32 mi. away. I've found that sizes can vary, even if they are supposed to be the same size. Same with shoes. Hi, cal!  17 degrees here. Let's hitch a ride with bischue. I'm sitting here wearing thermals under my sweatshirt & jeans!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 28, 2015, 04:54:45 PM
This is the ad I read about this morning. Causing so much controversy that Budweiser agreed to pull it.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/popculture/budweisers-best-buds-lost-dog-commercial/vi-AA8GNUq

Too sad for people??
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 28, 2015, 05:59:42 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Quiet here today.

willi... What was the controversy?  The wolf?  That's the only thing that I can think of...   ???  Just saw this commercial on the news... I think it was a different puppy one that was pulled.  They showed a different puppy falling off a truck and something about it being sold online.  Very confusing...  Of course, it doesn't take much to confuse me...  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 28, 2015, 06:56:00 PM
Blshue, go to AZ and get some rest and relaxation! You and Bill deserve it! Will you be able to stay in touch with us? Hope so! Great news that Nancy's daughter is staying with her.
Jp, hope your day went well at the eye doctor. What did you get to eat?  Last week we went to Cracker Barrel for an early supper.  I ordered the chicken & dumplings and a baked potato.  The waitress came back to tell me they were out of baked potatoes! So, instead I got a baked sweet potato which was baked too long and was burnt! Crow ordered deep fried catfish, he got grilled instead. So, he sent it back and had to wait.  Robin and I were almost finished with our meals when his finally came! We have never had any problems there before.  We will go back again but not for awhile!
Cal, Boo used to show his lipstick, too! He hasn't done that in a long time, thankfully! :D Did it get to 70 today? Wish we could have a nice 70 day. Rain tomorrow and more snow coming after that. ugh.  Nice seeing baby Jewel pic. Bummer with the possible leak in the hydrant! Hope it's an easy fix. Sure don't want to pay for water that you aren't using! Puffs are like Kleenex!
Obsver, I got a new pair of Lee Rider jeans at Walmart and they are so thin. I hate them. My old Lee's are more substantial, heavier fabric. I also have a favorite pair of Chic jeans that I love. They're old, too! They just aren't making women's jeans like before.  My sis buys men's jeans now for that very reason. I guess I like old lady jeans! :D
Willi, if I'm understanding it right, GoDaddy had a spoof dog commercial about a lost dog similar to the Bud commercial. After so many complaints on line they pulled the commercial.
Ra, I was confused about the videos, too. Checked online and think I finally figured it out. :-\
Remember The Dear Kitten videos I've posted before...here's another one that's really cute!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBrSvHPY1NQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBrSvHPY1NQ)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 28, 2015, 06:59:53 PM
Cal, don't be sending me any frozen strawberries! :D  Your little boy is growing fast! Yay, no worms! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 28, 2015, 07:32:06 PM
rues... Love those vids about the kitten!  So cute!  Geez... sounds like you didn't have very good luck at Cracker Barrel... I don't blame you for not going back for awhile!

cal... Glad Drama had a good report at the vet today!  Hope your water issue is an easy fix.  It's ok to watch the commercial that Pat and willi posted... that's not the sad one.  This is the Budweiser one, not the Go Daddy one.  It's sweet.  Love skinny jeans!!  Since you're a bit younger than me, you probably didn't "peg" your pants, did you?  We used to sew the bottoms so tight that you could hardly get your foot in them!  lol

obsver... I like the thinner jeans... they're more comfy and feel like they're old.

JP... How was the trip today? 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 28, 2015, 07:58:31 PM
Ra, back in the 50's, when I was in high school, we pegged our jeans on the sewing machine. I don't sew, but I was able to do that. Those thin $44 Lees were too thin for an In. winter, but could be nice in warmer weather. The waist dipped down quite a bit.  They were way different than the ones I've worn for years.They were just kind of wonky.  I wear a size 8 short relaxed jeans. Boy, I hate the pants that dip down at the waist. My 75-year-old body isn't geared for that nonsense! High school, I could have worn them. Rues, maybe the next time will be better! Cal, hooray! No worms!! Suits starts tonight. Anybody here watch it?  Mr. O & I laughed a lot watching the last Downton Abby. Lord Grantham is so funny, and so were the expressions of everyone's faces at the table when Miss Bunting started making remarks. Too bad the Lord was told about Mr. Green. Jp, hope you came through your procedure with minimum discomfort. Did your son & you sing in the car very much? Do your sons look very much like you? 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 28, 2015, 08:20:55 PM
Bischue, you are so lucky you have a real talent for sewing!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 28, 2015, 08:21:33 PM
I like Lee jeans, because they're higher in the back, than in the front, so when you bend over you don't look like a plumber!  lol  I like the ones that are lower in the front, not REAL low, but just lower.  I'm short waisted, so if they're too high, they're uncomfortable. 

blschue... I can't imagine making my own jeans!!  I can just see them...  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 28, 2015, 10:56:55 PM
Rues is right when she said, "Willi, if I'm understanding it right, GoDaddy had a spoof dog commercial about a lost dog similar to the Bud commercial. After so many complaints on line they pulled the commercial. "

Not the same commercial. Thanks Rues
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 29, 2015, 05:26:30 AM
A Good View - UPDATE January 28, 2015

Cougar at Northwoods Ecology HallIn this 7?-minute highlight video of Juliet from January 28, 2014, a cub finally gives more than a glimpse. At 4:58 AM it gets our attention by wiggling (see arrow) just under Juliet's fur. Then, at 7:03:44 AM, it spends over a minute climbing up Juliet?s side. Note that the times are the time of day as noted at the top of the video. The rest of the video demonstrates the variety of sounds from the cubs. Near the beginning of the video, Juliet gets into an odd rocking motion that we don?t understand. (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150128_Cougar.jpg)

Lynx at the Northwoods Ecology Hall  (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150128_Lynx.jpg)YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sgopaFMltU
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/118013775
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Red Fox at Northwoods Ecology HallAt the Bear Center this morning, the mountain lion, lynx and red fox looked good where the team placed them, right down to the detail of icicles. Going to look good, thanks in part to Lily Fans. (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150128_RedFox.jpg)

Northwoods Ecology HallIt?s a date night tonight, eating with friends who invited us over a year ago and we?re finally making it.
(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150128_Icicle.jpg)
Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today at the Northwoods Ecology Hall.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 29, 2015, 05:45:52 AM
(http://www.layoutlocator.com/graphics/dldimg/931587e445567ffd9ca845d7448a5cb0_9cb5f0c4885f47c5ac13568a876d6c1e.gif)

Faith

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130823_Faith_approaches.jpg)

I slept soundly and overslept but am peaceful with that.  I'm back and things are no worse.  Still have fluid (a small amount) in the area so shots need to continue.  Next one is March 4th.  Ate a delicious pot roast with green beans and mashed potatoes, and of course corn bread, at Cracker Barrel.  Played songs from the 60s on Sirius radio.  All in all an all right day.  I know you all picture me getting stabbed in the eye so I am posting a puzzle which will help you with that.  And since it is an eye I made it in the circle cut.  4:34.  I will work your jeans puzzle after I finish this post.  It is good that Drama passed his physical but 45+ pounds already, wow.

http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/BA1695B8261?z=21&m=20250D6327.A087DDE

  You mentioned driving over that bridge  I presume you meant the one that is 7 miles long.  There are a total of 42 bridges in the 127 mile span from Miami to Key West.  Here is an aerial picture of a brief portion.  What fine pictures of the Ecology Hall animals in your update post this morning.

http://f.tqn.com/y/goflorida/1/W/e/t/118615008.jpg

bischue, I see cal and her menagerie plus are joining you for your Arizona trip.  That should be quite hilarious, and not a moment's rest.  Really, I hope you do get some rest from it.  So good (I guess) that Nancy has a daughter to help as things turn.  I laughed at your story of loose waist jeans that you make yourself.  I picture you with your water bottle in your pocket but it had just an ounce too much water in it and down went the pants.  LOL

Pat1640, that is a great commercial.  I see nothing that would cause Budweiser to pull it.  Oops, apparently that was not the real case so puppy and horses are all right as is.

ruesgram, your Cracker Barrel experience doesn't sound good.  In my lifetime I have never had any bad experience in any one of their locations.

There was a lot in the posts about jeans.  I honestly do not own any jeans.  I had some pairs many years ago.

There was some talk abut Windows 8.1 and the difficulty I was having trying to download it to a Windows 8 Ultrabook laptop that I have.  After several sessions with the remote techs I did get it downloaded.  Since I had to refresh the computer in the process I had to reload all my programs.  I started with Google Chrome which seemed to be all right, then I tried to download Dropbox and everything came to a screeching halt.  All kinds of windows telling me my computer was infected and wanting to down load programs to correct that.  I could not shut the computer off, I got my remote techs in and they cleaned out 68 malicious programs but the damage had been done, the system had been corrupted.  Now I have to wait for the arrival of an 8.1 disc and we will have to completely reload the system.  It will be just like a new computer.  How quickly those bad programs slid in through the internet.

Everyone enjoy your Thursday even though you may be digging out of much snow.  What a storm.  Some areas got less than predicted and some much more.  I think they said another one is on its way.  Ouch!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 29, 2015, 05:46:52 AM
Skinny Jeans puzzle 4:00
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 29, 2015, 06:41:13 AM
cal, download the old hard drive into an external hard drive.  You can connect it to your new computer through the USB and it will be available at all times just like your regular internal drive.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 29, 2015, 07:52:44 AM
Jp, if anyone would have their pants fall down, it would be ra!! Do you remember her episode with the tree limb? Glad your eye appt. is over!! Hi, everyone! Have a dental appt. for a cleaning at 10:00--came home from breakfast to brush & floss. bbl
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 29, 2015, 11:56:41 AM
I had to look at that butt crack for 3:31!! (my eyes were burning!)

Thank JP for pc info!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on January 29, 2015, 12:42:15 PM
Hi all and hope all are doing ok, yes I have caught a lot here, have worked every puzzle, and just found this.  It's a wonderful comparison article that just came out as to why the GoDaddy ad was bad and the Bud ad is good.  Also, at one time lately I saw how things are filmed with all the new computerized graphics or whatever.  There is no way Bud's pup was anywhere near that wolf that other than drooling I didn't think looked mean anyway.  The example I'd seen what a horse running through a deep, narrow canyon type place and then they showed how it was really made.  The horse was running through an area of a big room with computerized background that made it look like it was actually out there.

http://www.chicagonow.com/raining-cats-dogs/2015/01/budweiser-super-bowl-ad-shows-godaddy-how-its-done/
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 29, 2015, 01:03:31 PM
Hi Ya Nora!!! how you been? I read that and Bud is good.. :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 29, 2015, 03:19:55 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEB!!  I hope you aren't snowed in!

Hi Jewelies!  Getting ready to go to the basketball game.  GO Razors!  I never told you that we're the Razorbacks, did I?  lol Or, as the kids say... GO HOGS!!  lol 

HI Nora!  Good to see you!

HI cal!  What's new with you today?  No stories?  lol

HI to everyone else, too!  BBL
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 29, 2015, 03:21:41 PM
Forgot... cal... If you buy guys jeans, why don't you get them shorter, so you don't have to roll them up?  I have on my Lee's skinny jeans right now!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 29, 2015, 04:32:46 PM
HI ra!! i bought levi 501's waist 30 and length 30 and still had to roll them up one time!! just i should go for 29 length next time but that will be along time as my jeans last for a long time.. jim's jeans are 44 waist and length 32...big old pants..lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 29, 2015, 04:38:40 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEB!!!!!!  We're all thinking about you and hoping the weather is getting better. Ra & Rues, we all probably get similar jeans--not too thick, not too thin, but just right and soft. Cal, I'm sure you like the thicker jeans for all your outside chores .I'm glad you found what works best for you.  Ra, the waist on mine slightly dips--the relaxed jeans have more give in the waist.  Hi, Willi! I think the Go Daddy commercial deserved to be pulled off the air.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 29, 2015, 05:23:33 PM
I agree obsver, the Go Daddy ad was awful

We mentioned Vincent D'Nofrio the other day. We just watched The Judge with Robert Duvall and Robert Downey and Vincent. He is very overweight. But I love him still.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 29, 2015, 07:52:21 PM
Really, willi,  he's overweight?  I wouldn't have thought that... don't know why...

Well, Jewelies... The girls team won, but the boys lost tonight.  It was a very action-filled game... lots of stealing the ball and lots of fouls.  I got to sit next to my ex... woohoo.  Not. 

JP... The eyeball... ewww!!  lol  Glad you had a nice day with Patrick.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 29, 2015, 08:47:43 PM
Good evening, Jewelies! The mist we had earlier has frozen, making everything slick. Don't need THAT!  I'm relieved to get a good dental report. Cal, do you sometimes have trouble finding jeans 29 in length? Mr. O wears 32 x 29, and we have to hunt  to find them. I found some Lees in my size at Kohl's today and found out once again that petites cost more than regular length and have less material. Ain't fair, Jewelies! 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 30, 2015, 04:52:49 AM
(http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m344/lollygiles08/LollyB621_BearButtons.png)

Lucky, checking out a  noise he heard.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130513_Lucky_hears_construction.jpg)

DeborahG  They say better late than never.  I hope you got through the bad storm all right.

(http://www.images55.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Sorry-Its-Late-Happy-Birthday-On-Balloons-Letters-Happy-Belated-Birthday-Image.jpg)

I am not up to par this morning.  I stayed up late watching a video of an Eagles tour, in Melbourne Australia.  They are so great and I couldn't turn it off. 

I'll have to catch up later on.  For all I wish a Fabulous Friday.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 30, 2015, 05:21:06 AM
Action in Juliet?s Den - UPDATE January 29, 2015

Honey Bear - January 28, 2015
Honey Bear - 01-28-15 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150128_Honey_20150128.jpg)
In this 7-minute highlight video (Part 1 of 2) from January 29, 2014, Juliet decides to add to her bedding by shredding a small log on the ceiling. A cub continues to nurse while the others squawk about the drafts on this below zero day. The high and low for the day were -5?F and -20?F. Starting at 3:58:40 PM (15:55:40), she bites wood chips from the log and drops them in her den for over 4 minutes before settling back down on the cubs. After hearing the loud cries from the cubs, it didn?t seem possible that all that noise could come from such tiny cubs as showed itself sitting cute in the final seconds. Usually, mothers remain still when the cubs give the contended pulsing nursing sound and they move in response to cries. Today, Juliet heard a mix of those signals and continued to focus on the log.

In Part 2 of 2, Juliet was very generous and gave us many views of her tiny cubs.

Part 1
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAXydFL3cuw
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/118203783

Part 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsENqzROjSc
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/118205111

Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Honey taking a walk - January 28, 2015
Honey taking a walk - 01-28-15 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150129_HoneyWalking_20150128.jpg)
Lily Fans spotted an ad for a program ?Lily: a bears life? to air in the Twin Cities on tpt2 on February 4 at 7 PM http://www.tpt.org/?a=programs&id=24712. I suspect tpt means Twin Cities Public TV, but I don?t know what the 2 means and don?t know if it will be available online. I?m glad it is airing in the US and hope it airs to a wider audience than is indicated in this ad. I haven?t heard anything about it from the BBC.

Walking away - 01-28-15
Walking away - 01-28-15 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150128_HoneyWalkingAway_20150128.jpg)
Yesterday, Honey took her first winter jaunt as she has done repeatedly in past winters.  She headed up toward the chalet den, but no one was available to track her for an insight into what she was thinking. Her walk can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7idGByufk3I. This video is a wonderful example of how bears use a direct-register walk to save energy when traveling in snow. They step their rear foot in the track left by the front foot. Honey uses the same tracks on the way back to her den as well.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on January 30, 2015, 06:24:57 AM
Thank You All for my lovely Birthday pics and posts :-*. We made it through the last storm ok, still getting shoveled out and another storm for today, another 6-12 ::). We are used to this and get prepared so it will be alright, I do worry about those that have to get out on the roads tho, like my Son Tommy. I need to get some pics sized so I can share them here of all the snow. Have a good day my friends!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 30, 2015, 06:38:29 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/C4168E60F4A?z=23
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 30, 2015, 05:05:52 PM
JP!! This is the puzzle i wanted to post this morning but it wouldn't upload it...

http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/3216964F136?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 30, 2015, 06:35:10 PM
I am not much of a horseman.  The draft horse took me 7:04

And 4:14 on the Iowa hydrant.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 30, 2015, 06:57:22 PM
Cal, glad the hydrant is fixed! Remember all the times you gave me the willygibbers talking about dear sweet Wiggy's lips?  Oh, my! Mastiff lips! Now Drama is developing them! That's ok--bring 'em on!!!!   I read that business is down at McDonald's, and their ceo is retiring and a new guy is coming in to try to improve business. Deb, thanks for letting us know what's going on at your place. Pat, I'm glad you are getting so much enjoyment organizing and looking at your pics. Thanks for all the ones you've shared with us!  More snow predicted here for Sun.  My gosh, Jewelies, tomorrow is the last day of Jan.! Can you believe it? Hi, jp, ra, rues, Willi, bischue, neva, nora, chippy. Dlong, please check in with us as soon as you can.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 30, 2015, 07:28:54 PM
well i am a horseman horsewoman 5:43 but i ain't much on getting that hydrant going...5:24 (had a hard time lifting up that handle!!)

HI Obsver!! i know that front yard hydrant fix not even the one in the barn..drama just getting little fat lips no drool at yet but remember in this house drool is cool!! we are suppose to get snow tomorrow and sunday.. month of jan flew by..been working on getting everything copied and together for brad our tax guy..he has a questionnaire i have to fill out 3 pages long..like taking a test..drama and houla running out in the living room had to keep stopping and checking on them..i am tired look at the time..should be sleeping get up at 3..too tired to work anymore...nite..
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on January 31, 2015, 12:07:12 AM
Hi Jewelies  :)

Sorry I have been gone for so long. I was feeling so awful after that virus I had and was really sad when my son & Josh went back home to Phoenix after Christmas. I decided that I was spending way to much time sitting on my butt watching TV or reading or hanging around on the computer. And I was reading so many sad stories about animals on my Facebook and at the cameras I watch. So I have been getting out more; I go somewhere every day even if I don't really have a purpose. And I am doing a little walking around the mobile home park just to get some fresh air. I do more cleaning and moving around in the house. I'm hoping that I can post in Jewel without falling into the habit of spending hours on end at the computer. I have saved up some things to post for you.

Ra You should get the shingles shot. I got mine a couple of years ago. I probably wouldn't have, but my Mom had shingles once and it was horrible! I watched the first episode of Backstrom and wasn't horribly impressed but I always give the new shows a chance. The second show was interesting but Backstrom is not a very endearing character. And one of my regular shows is coming back in the same time frame so I guess poor Backstrom is off my schedule.

Pat I was glad to hear that your furnace wasn't the culprit. A thermostat is certainly much cheaper than a furnace! Thanks for the Katmai pictures. I really enjoy seeing those big bears.

Rues You asked me if my cats were from the same litter. They are not related. They are about 9 years apart in age. I got them both at the pound at different times. If you could see them in person you could tell the difference much better. The younger one, Georgy, must have some long-hair ancestors. Her fur is longer than Scarlett's fur but not as long as a Persian or other long-haired cat. And she is really soft; Scarlett is slick. Your chicken & dumplings dinner sounded good. Too bad the service was not good.

JP I hope your computer gets to operating without any more problems. I was wondering if maybe you had come down with that virus that I had. It started out with having no energy for about 2 weeks before I started coughing.

Obsver I love "Suits". I guess Litt is back to being evil again. It's a terrific show I think. I used to love to watch Law & Order/Criminal Intent. It was one of my favorites. And I really like Vincent D'Onofrio! I have read a number of book by David Baldacci. I think he's very good. I would never go on a cruise. My son & Josh keep trying to get me to go but no thanks! My ex's sister-in-law died on a cruise, sort of. They went on a cruise to South America & Antarctica. Well, they got almost to Antarctica and she had a gall bladder problem. There was a doctor on board but really no way to treat her. There were surgeons at a camp in Antarctica so they put her and her hubby and the doctor and nurse in a smaller boat to go to the camp but when they got there the surgeons were gone to another camp. So they decided to take her to a little city on the very south end of Chile because there was a small hospital there. All this took about a day & a half. They got about halfway there in a helicopter and she died. Anyway, I get motion sickness in a car, train, plane, bus and small boat.

Cal I really enjoyed seeing the pics of your kids. I didn't think you had an accent in your video, LOL! That Ice that you drink is only 89 cents a bottle at my Price Chopper this week. I want to the store today and there were a million people in there buying up all the chicken wings and chips & dip. Tomorrow will be a mess at the store. I would like to see that movie you were talking about also. The book it was based on is called "Alan Turing:The Enigma" by Andrew Hodges. I watch Rehab Addict all the time. I love Nicole!

Blschue A belated Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. Wow, 45 years! I know you will enjoy some relaxing time in Phoenix. My son has been after me to go down there to visit him for awhile.

Willi Happy Belated Birthday to Ivy! How is your back feeling these days?

Neva My son & Josh were on their way to Vegas this evening and it was raining in Phoenix when they left and rained most of the way there. Have you been getting any rain?

Deb A Belated Happy Birthday to you! You just keep getting snowstorms, don't you? We have just had a little dusting so far this winter. They were predicting snow tomorrow night and Sunday morning but now they say we will just have rain.

I'll just post a couple of pics tonight since I'm getting stiff sitting here.

These are of Bao Bao and her mom playing in the snow a couple of weeks ago at the National Zoo.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-B812K-U4CuM/VK10n_AAR3I/AAAAAAAAJLo/x2cAXm882gg/w519-h457-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B172015%2B114916.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TWhfnqx6gV4/VK10xePRXuI/AAAAAAAAJLw/cGQGFuLfvjQ/w539-h371-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B172015%2B114926.jpg)

Bao Bao & Mom are wrestling around in this one. 
 (https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9HvgjmKWYZw/VMhIrWaxLeI/AAAAAAAAJN4/pAUz6OibE6o/w736-h470-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B1272015%2B142657.jpg)

This little video is of Bao Bao in her first time in the snow. She is so cute!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQZ3-OD0ml0

I hope you are all having a restful night. Good night, Jewelies  :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 31, 2015, 05:14:46 AM
(http://www.orkugifs.com/en/images/good-morning.-a-smile-and-a-wish-for-a-happy-day_329.gif)

I really like this picture of Donna's 4 2013 cubs.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130615_Donnas_four_cubs.jpg)

It is 61o here, I have overslept more than an hour and feel blah so the greeting is it today.

May you all have a good day.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 31, 2015, 05:27:55 AM
Juliet Active at -20?F - UPDATE January 30, 2015

Northwoods Ecology Exhibit Fawn
Northwoods Ecology Hall Fawn (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150130_Fawn.jpg)
In this 8-minute highlight video from January 30, 2014, Juliet lets us see the cubs and then decides to eat snow at quarter after midnight with the temperature down around 20?F below. The cubs protest, which one would think might attract predators, but they are safe. We haven?t seen any loss to predators in our studies, although Dr. Paul Paquet has seen it in Manitoba (wolves). About 9 hours later, Juliet shreds a little more of the overhead log and then eats more snow, giving a tremendous face shot right in front of the camera. She ends the video eating snow where we can see her tongue action.


YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRjTs990LFQ
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/118301874
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Working on the exhibit
Working on the exhibit (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150130_Exhibit.jpg)
Honey was sitting up in her wooden window den but ignored us as we approached to work close to her window rearranging exhibits in the Bear Center itself.

In the Northwoods Ecology Hall, Peter and Ryan placed 9 more taxidermied animals in their approximate places, including an eastern chipmunk, raccoon, porcupine, striped skunk, white-tailed fawn, muskrat, and coyote. Not pictured are a big beaver and an otter. Lily Fans who bought and donated these items know who they are. Thank you. The mural by Maureen O?Brien and Peter Johnson fits in perfectly. Maureen is back painting again this evening and should finish it up this weekend so Peter and Ryan can extend their habitat work to the right half of the exhibit. It?s exciting to see the daily progress. Today was a big jump with so many animals being placed on the moraine, on the beaver dam, and around what will soon be the beaver stream. Such detail. These are spring scenes in early succession (young) forest. The right half of the exhibit transitions into fall and winter in more mature forest that includes some big white pines.

Raccoon(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150130_Raccoon.jpg)   Porcupine(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150130_Porcupine.jpg)   Cougar and Coyote(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150130_Cougar_Coyote.jpg)
Beaver(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150130_Beaver.jpg)   Chipmunk(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150130_Chipmunk.jpg)   Skunk(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150130_Skunk.jpg)
Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 31, 2015, 06:01:34 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/87169667F95?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on January 31, 2015, 07:37:23 AM
Took these this morning, storm number 2, another on the way for the beginning of the week :o. Good Morning Everyone!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on January 31, 2015, 10:04:30 AM
I avoided the quills and got the porcupine in 4:22.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 31, 2015, 10:20:50 AM
3:44 on the porcupine!! oww owww

Hi Pat!! now when that snow lets up you go to the store...i guess there is dominoes pizza!! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 31, 2015, 12:05:05 PM
Pat:
"I didn't sleep well last night because I just couldn't get comfortable! Sometimes when I fall asleep watching TV it causes my neck to ache so I get up and take Tylenol. Sometimes it helps sometimes not.  >:( >:( > :("

Me too!! Of course I am 64. Are you..............uh..............mature(ahem) also?  :) :)

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 31, 2015, 12:26:12 PM
Well Pat, as "they" say, getting old isn't for sissies. My grandmother always said, "never get old!" But she didn't tell me how to arrange that and still be alive. Whenever I did something oldish and dumb in front of my old neighbor, she'd say, "it doesn't get any better."

Sorry about your neck!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 31, 2015, 12:44:03 PM
Hi Jewelies! On Thursday morn we had freezing rain with black ice on the roads. By noon the temps were above freezing and the black ice was gone.  There were so many accidents that morning. Robin had to travel that day but, luckily I thought, not till the afternoon. She was about 30 miles from here traveling on Rt 50 a 4 lane very traveled east-west highway. It was still pouring down the rain. She was going about 50 mph when she hit black ice.  She said she lost complete control of her car and her seat belt tightened on her. Her car was going sideways down the road! Finally her car went onto the berm and she was able to regain control. She was so shaken up she could barely keep her foot on the gas peddle as she traveled on to the Doddridge Co Courthouse.  Lucky for her she was in one of the very few straight flat sections of this highway because otherwise she would have been off the road and over an embankment. Also there were no other vehicles on that stretch of road at that time. I had one of my nasty migraines that day so when she called me after work and told me what she went through earlier, I bawled my eyes out which didn't help the migraine one bit! Yesterday it snowed and the roads were icy again so she asked her dad if he would mind taking her to work!  Thankfully she was in town all day.
Deb, hope you had a wonderful birthday! Your pics are beautiful!
Cal, just watched all my morn Brit Coms!  They just started over at the beginning episode of As Time goes by. Brought back Hyacinth finally. They took her off last year. I haven't seen Vicious in a while.  Guess they took it off.  Glad your water prob fixed! We call those hydrants frost proof spigots around here! :D Really nice pics in update, like you said though, sad they aren't alive now. Both dogs sit at Crow's side at the dinner table!  They know who gives them table scraps! :D Gas has gone up to $2.10 now. Some places it's $2.15. But I'm not complaining...yet! :D
Jp, I didn't know you liked the Eagles! Crow has many of their albums. That pic of Donna's 4 up the tree is a fav of mine!
Pat, love all your pics! Thank you for sharing them!
Dlong, so good to hear from you! It's nice that you are getting out more. Thanks for the info on your kitties. To me they looked like sisters! Love all your pics! You get to go to Olive Garden with Cal! What fun that would be!
Ra, shoot, I was hoping those Hogs would go undefeated!  Glad the girls won!
Obsver, Crow wears a 29 length and they are hard to find! He wears his pants, like Jim, under his belly! :D
Willi, if I watch too much tv in bed I get neck aches and headaches. Some turn into migraines. My mom always said it's no fun getting old. Now I know what she was talking about.
Hi Nora! How's Sparky?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 31, 2015, 03:10:21 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Been reading a book one of my customers loaned me... Nora Roberts, "The Witness".  It was really, really good!  Just finished it a little while ago.  I had a guy come today to give me an estimate on my bathroom.  When I got my hair cut yesterday, one of the ladies recommended this man... said he did a good job, and was very tidy!  That's a big plus for me, of course!  lol  You know that Lowe's gave me an estimate of almost $5000 for just the cabinets... no flooring, no countertop, no labor... just cabinets.  This guy said probably $5000-$6000 for the whole job.  He has to figure it out and call me back though...  One good thing... he does everything... woodworking, plumbing, electric... so that would be nice, too.   We'll see...

dlong... So nice to hear from you and see your pics and the vid of Bao Bao and her mom in the snow!!  Glad you're doing well now and getting out more.  Fresh air is good for you.  I like Nicole's show on HGTV, too.  Fixer Upper is one of my favorites, but I don't get to see it very often.  I think when I get to see a doctor, I'll ask for the shingles shot.  From what I hear, it's not a good thing to experience!

rues... So glad Robin is ok!!  Sorry to hear you had another of your migraines!  You're not supposed to cry when Robin is fine... just when she's hurt or something like that!   :)  The kids' basketball tournament is going to be in a different town on Valentine's Day, of all days!!  I guess that means my season has ended now, they're going to take the cheerleaders on a bus there. 

cal... Love the pics from the update today.  I know it's not a good thing that they're dead, but it's nice to have them there so people can see what they would look like in person.  Some people don't ever get the chance to see them in real life.  I was telling my ex about the Bear Center and the Northwoods Center and he is planning a trip up through MI and over to SD this summer and said he might stop in Ely to see it.  I'm still laughing about your comment about stuffing the pos dnr guy!!  lol  lol

Deb... Love the pics of your snow, but glad it's your yard and not mine!   :)

pat and willi... I wish someone would have warned me about why they said not to get old!  I had no idea!!   :o

obsver... Have you read "The Witness"?

JP... Were you watching TV last night and that's why you overslept this am?



Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on January 31, 2015, 04:16:28 PM
Rues, Robin's "adventure" shudder

Ra, I read that book. I liked it and there was a dog in it!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 31, 2015, 04:17:52 PM
cal... That pic is amazing... and very sad, all those lives...  I'm redoing my bathroom, not my kitchen.  $5000 sounds like a lot still, but my son in law says the price of building is high right now.  I told my ex that all he has to say is "it's me bear" and the bears will come to him!  lol

pat...That isn't the story that I just read... didn't have a little boy in it.

willi... Yes, a BIG dog... like cal's dogs, sounded like.  I didn't want the book to end!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on January 31, 2015, 05:10:15 PM
jim worked all day since 5 am and said he has to be there at 3 am in the morning..he ate and went to bed just now it's lights out..oh man keeping drama and fat bud quiet? and the houla i got to go out to the barn again and hay them up good and clean it. hope them dogs will be quiet while i am gone!!

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 31, 2015, 06:54:05 PM
Cal, how come Jim has to go to work so early and on the weekend? Did something break?  It's hard to keep everyone quiet! When my dad worked night shift and slept all day we had to be as quiet as mice!  My dad was a light sleeper and any little noise would wake him! When Crow was first hired in at the plant he worked shift work. He had no trouble sleeping in the daytime. He was and still is a sound sleeper. So when the neighbor's house was on fire with the fire truck, sirens and all parked in front of our house, he didn't wake up! You asked about Robin's basement bathroom...still a slow work in progress. Robin picked out the faucet she wanted today so hoping to get the sink in the first of the week. Bit by bit getting closer to the finish!  Sad pic from Hawaii.
Ra, Robin told me to quit crying because she wasn't hurt! But it was the what if's that upset me!  I'd like to do something in my bathroom, too. My tub and surround are fiberglass and have yellowed. A neighbor had Bath Fitters come and redo her tub. But they are expensive. I also need new flooring and new paint!  Hey, we could go clean the ex's house while he's talking to the bears! :D
Pat, my mom suffered with what she called sick headaches. We knew she was having her headache when we would find her lying down in the middle of the day because she NEVER laid down except at bedtime! My doctor said Mom's headaches were probably migraines. I'm with you...I stay in if the roads are bad!
 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 31, 2015, 07:42:57 PM
WE, rues?? ?? lol

cal... Cool that CA got the rep to help him out.  1 out of 25000... geez... give the guy a break!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on January 31, 2015, 07:45:01 PM
Pm for you, cal.   ;D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on January 31, 2015, 07:47:26 PM
Cal, good idea to save money in case of a strike! Crow's plant has never had a union. They kept unions out by giving the workers everything union workers had. Then it all backfired on them couple years after Crow retired. They cut out so many things that the older guys had gotten, like their retirement savings. All the younger guys tell Crow how awful it is there now. It used to be like a big family now it's nothing close to that. And with no Union to fight for them, they are out of luck, up the river without a paddle!   It sounds like CA is good worker!
Obsver, I just saw your favorite commercial...every kiss begins at Kay's! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 31, 2015, 09:04:59 PM
Hi, Jewelies! The room sure got busy while I was gone today!  Rues, I hate that commercial way, way more than I hate Cheetos (don't hate Cheetos but sure hate the commercials) I just cringe when they start ever kiss begins??. Tell Robin that moms can cry whenever they want! So scary about all the things that could have happened. Thank God she is safe.  Mr. O gets occasional migraines. He carries his meds with him at all times, and at the first sign, he takes them. He takes both Naproxen & Sumatriptan (generic for Imitrex) and that heads it off. He prefers Midrin, but it is hard to get. Fri., we were at the grocery store and he started getting one--took the pills, and it went away. His head felt kind of heavy the rest of the day, but didn't get the full headache. Ra, honest I don't hate Cheetos! lol Dlong, so glad to hear from you. Getting more active sounds like a good idea. Jp, I like the Eagles, too! Cal, Drama opening his mouth for a spoonful must be quite a sight! How far did you say Jim has to drive to work at the Ford plant? A big winter storm is supposed to start some time in the night with lots of snow-8-12 inches with a heavy wind. Now I get to worry about my kids driving to work. Hate that. Right, rues?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on January 31, 2015, 09:06:44 PM
Yes, I've read The Witness and most everything else that Nora Roberts has written. I always fall in love with her men! lol lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 01, 2015, 04:09:03 AM
Squawking Cubs - UPDATE January 31, 2015

Juliet's cub - January 31, 2014
Juliet's cub - January 31, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150131_Juliet.jpg)
With temperatures rising to only 5?F from a low of 28? below F, there weren?t any views of cubs until nearly 4 PM when we were at the high for the day and the sun was about to set. Cubs crawled up the side of Juliet?s chest, squawking and seemingly lost. At the end of this 7?-minute highlight video, at 9:09 PM (21:09), Juliet rose up, gave a view of the cubs underneath her, and seemed to put things in order. All became quiet.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZt1x2Ppv2M
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/118369590
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Maureen O'Brien and Judy Thon
Maureen O'Brien and Judy Thon (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150131_Maureen_Judy.jpg)
At the Bear Center today, Moe and Judy interviewed talented mural artist Maureen O?Brien who is within 2 days of finishing the background mural for the habitat exhibit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcDHu9wtAcQ We asked her back for this mural after seeing the terrific job she did for the big mural on the front of the cub room. For the mural she will finish this weekend, she transitioned left to right from a young forest in spring to a mature forest in winter. It all fits perfectly with the habitat Peter and Ryan are creating. We?re talking about her being present and perhaps doing a painting to auction during the Grand Opening June 6.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 01, 2015, 05:14:45 AM
(http://www.pics22.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/good-morning-teddy-bear-graphic-for-fb-share.gif)

Juliet peeking through the leaves

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130702_Juliet.jpg)

I was up until after 11 last night working with the remote techs and we finally got 8.1 installed on my laptop.  I have not turned it on this morning and will not until I am in better condition. In fsct I am going back to bed but I did notice that cal is an early girlie with a 4 something update post.  The reason for the late Windows solution was because I had to describe what was on the screen (they could not connect remotely as we had to format the drive) and trying to minutely describe a computer screen so that someone can understand what is going on is a tedious process, particularly for a GOM.

I'll do my best to catch up on reading later.  Have a good day, everyone.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 01, 2015, 05:26:11 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/DE169697342?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 01, 2015, 11:32:38 AM
Cal, lotta snow. What does Drama think of it?

Pat how are you surviving the snow?

jp, you are NOT a GOM. Lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 01, 2015, 02:00:36 PM
We've had fine, wet snow coming from the east all morning, and it is very heavy to shovel. Mr. O is out doing the driveways with the snowblower we put on our riding mower, because you said,cal, it will need to come off before the temp. goes down. He promised me he wouldn't do any shoveling. Yeah, right.  The weather guy said it came from the west, turned around and then came from the east. Must be like those nor'easters out east. Good thing we filled the bird feeders yesterday. Now the wind is picking up. Boy, cal, you wore me out this morning with all the chores you did--and in such a short length of time! Hi, ra, rues, Dlong, jp, Willi, pat, neva, deb, chippy, nora and all other Jewelies!!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 01, 2015, 02:04:57 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Puppy bowl is on now!!  Animal Planet channel.  BBL to catch up!   ;D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on February 01, 2015, 03:14:17 PM
Hi Jewelies  :)

It's getting colder and it's really windy here. Still snowing off and on. It's supposed to get down to 7 degrees tonight so all this slushy stuff is going to be icy! They plowed our streets in the middle of the night but it snowed more of course so we have lots of slush. I'm planning to stay in until all the icy stuff is gone. Supposed to be in the upper 40's on Tuesday so it will melt for sure then. It was too slippery on my porch for me to go outside to take a pic so I took this one through one of the kitchen windows. Cal loved your snow pics.

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I used to get migraines starting from the time I was around 5 years old. Sometimes I would have them a couple times a week. When I was in high school, I learned how to do biofeedback. I still get the visual disturbances that come before the headache but as soon as they start I can stop them and the headache. I hated having those headaches!

These are 3 little bears from Virginia. They were found by a guy who was using a chain saw near them. They were out in the open and it was beginning to snow so he took them inside and called the wildlife folks. I copied the story of what happened when they went out to look at a den in hopes there was a mother bear inside. Happy ending!

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Black Bear cubs #15-0049, #15-0050, and #15-0051 fostering update
January 27, 2015

The DGIF biologists reported a successful fostering this afternoon! When the two biologists and one Department of Forestry official arrived at the den site, each of the three people zipped a cub into his or her jacket to keep them warm and snug on the hike to the den. After a couple of minutes, the cubs started crying ? not an ideal way to sneak up on a denning sow. The three cubs were quickly placed back together in the jacket of one official, and the team of people continued the hike to the den.

All was quiet at the den site. The biologist with the cubs quietly climbed over the log under with the sow was denning. Just as he was on top of the log, one of the cubs in his jacket started crying ? and the sow poked her head out of the den! The biologist quickly placed the cubs near the den opening and quietly backed away. Each time he turned around to check on the cubs, one fewer was sitting where he left them. By the time the biologist retreated a few feet from the den, all cubs had been picked up and taken into the den. All was quiet.

Given the situation, the biologists were unable to see how many cubs were present with the sow. All they know is that a cub was heard yesterday. The Wildlife Center is happy that a wild foster bear was located so quickly, so that these cubs could have the best chance of survival.

This photo of the foster mom in her den was taken by a quail hunter on Saturday. The hunter reported the den to the quail biologist in the region, and the quail biologist contacted Black Bear Project Leader Jaime Sajecki.


Mei Lun & Mei Huan playing. Mom just eating bamboo!

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Mom & the girls chowing down on bamboo.

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This was in the panda update. The little girls are growing up!

Weaning begins soon for giant panda twins Mei Lun and Mei Huan
Thursday, January 29, 2015


America?s only giant panda twins will soon be an independent duo
 
America?s only twin giant pandas will soon embark on the start of an important milestone: independence from mother Lun Lun. The weaning process for Mei Lun and Mei Huan is set to begin on February 2, 2015.  The twins will continue to be housed together following weaning.
 
At 17 months old, Mei Lun and Mei Huan are at the average age at which giant panda cubs are typically observed being weaned in the wild. The Animal Management Team uses a stepwise process, developed by partners at San Diego Zoo Global and used successfully with the weaning of the twins? older brothers, Mei Lan and Xi Lan, and sister Po. The roughly two-week process, which will conclude around February 17, focuses on gradually increasing the amount of time mother and cubs spend apart. Lun Lun, Mei Lun and Mei Huan will all be provided with extra enrichment during this time, and animal care staff will continue to monitor their behavior during their separations and reunions.
 
?We know from the experiences of their three older siblings that we have an effective approach that helps ensure a smooth transition for the cubs and their mom,? said Hayley Murphy, DVM, Senior Director of Animal Health. ?We know this can be a nostalgic milestone for the cubs? fans, but it?s more important to remember that this is a natural and necessary transition in the life of any young mammal, particularly for species that don?t have social lifestyles in the wild.?
 
Giant pandas are a solitary species, and the young are usually weaned and living apart from their mothers before they?re 2 years old. Mei Lun and Mei Huan are both eating large quantities of bamboo, leafeater biscuits and fruit, with only occasional bouts of nursing, and have been weaned from their supplementary bottle feedings since December 2014. According to data from Zoo Atlanta, other partner institutions, and information about wild giant pandas, Mei Lun and Mei Huan are at the appropriate age to make a healthy transition to a completely solid diet.
 
Once the weaning process is complete, Mei Lun and Mei Huan will occupy their own separate habitat. It is hoped that Lun Lun will experience her annual estrus in late March or early April, within the normal timeframe of giant panda breeding season.
 
?Acting in the animals? best interest is our top priority at Zoo Atlanta. Our Animal Management and Veterinary Teams have several years of experience in ensuring a seamless weaning process for giant panda cubs, and I have confidence that this transition is being made with the highest level of care and commitment,? said Raymond B. King, President and CEO. ?We look forward to Mei Lun?s and Mei Huan?s next chapter of adventures as they reach this exciting milestone.?
 
Mei Lun and Mei Huan are the fourth and fifth offspring of Lun Lun and Yang Yang. Their three previous offspring, 8-year-old Mei Lan, 6-year-old Xi Lan, and 4-year-old Po, now reside at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China.
 
Stay tuned for updates on Mei Lun and Mei Huan.


This is another pair of black bears cubs that were orphaned. They have already been placed in a den with a foster mother bear. It's just amazing to me that the mother bears will take the extra cubs into her den and care for them! Especially when you consider how many parentless children there are waiting for parents. I'm sure that animals are nicer than most people for sure.

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I know a couple of you have kitties who get into the cupboards. Is this how they do it?  ;D

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Hi to all Jewelies and those who visit here. I know most of you will be watching the game so enjoy!  ;D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 01, 2015, 04:01:17 PM
cute cal, but it looks cold!!

What we saw on today's outing
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 01, 2015, 06:09:43 PM
Cal, the snow blower attaches to the front of our riding mower. All he has to do is get on, flip the switch and go. It throws a LOT of snow. Your sweet puppy is really growing! I have to keep reminding myself how young he is. Come on, cal! Talk in the next video. We like your voice!!  Dlong, as always, you've sent some wonderful pics. Willi, I really like that pic. of the boat!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 01, 2015, 06:11:47 PM
You caught a good one of the eagle, too!  I've still never seen a real, live eagle.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 01, 2015, 07:32:03 PM
cal, I could have used that snow shovel when I lived in Rochester, NY.  3:23
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 01, 2015, 07:56:25 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Halftime just over!  I hope the game continues like it is... tied at the half.  Katy Perry was pretty good, I agree, cal.  I'm loving the commercials, too! Blacklist is on tonight!!  Yay!!  It's raining like crazy here now, supposed to all night.  My niece in Detroit has a snow day tomorrow, guess it's really bad there, too.

rues...What did Crow do at the plant he worked at?  I always liked having a union when I was at Bell.  Were you in the union there, too?

cal... Love the vid of your herd!  So cute to see Houla and Drama playing!  Glad they have each other.  I miss hearing your voice though...  ;D   What time did Jim get back home?  Man, he was gone early!   Love your pics, too!  You DID get a bit of snow!!  Take it easy on your back though...  Did you say YOU peed on the floor in the barn and got your feet wet?  LOL   :o

willi... Love your pics, too!  Sure is pretty out there!

Pat... Did you see the Puppy Bowl?  It was really cute!  I didn't get to see the Kitten Bowl... I don't get the Hallmark channel... darn.  I searched and searched for it, but no luck.  Maybe I can find it on Youtube....

dlong... Thanks for all the good pics and stories!  So glad you're back!  lol  The baby bears don't even look like bears!  My Handsome gets in the cabinets, but not like that cat did!  lol  He just paws at the bottom corners and gets his claws in the crack and pulls.  He's such a bad boy!  lol

jp... You watching the game?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 02, 2015, 05:11:55 AM
(http://www.joy2day.com/valentines-day/wallpapers/flowers/images/bear-sey-good-morning.jpg)

This is 16 year old RC who has given birth to 19 cubs.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130701_RC.jpg)

Not up to par.  I quit watching the game after half time with Seattle ahead 24-14.  Missed Downton Abbey but I will catch it on Comcast On Demand when I get  to it.  Things will get better.

Many are beset with more snow and cold.  One winter storm after another.  My thoughts are with you all.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 02, 2015, 05:38:04 AM
Shadow?s Clan - UPDATE February 1, 2015

Juliet - February 1, 2014
Juliet - February 1, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150201_Juliet3.jpg)
January, the birth month, is over, so the cubs we look forward to seeing and photographing with Black Bear Field Course participants this summer should already be born.

Our best guess for clan members giving birth this year is 24. That includes: 8 mothers we see regularly (Shadow, Lily, Braveheart, Donna, Ursula, Shannon, Bow, and Star), 7 likely first-time mothers we see regularly (Fern, Aster, Daisy, Sophie, Sybil, Jani, and Oliana), and 9 females we seldom see (Faith, Nita, Shauney, Rose, Willow, Wendie, Vanna, Buffy, and Cora).

They should have about 52 cubs, bringing Shadow?s clan to about 249. A goal this summer, including during the courses, will be to document the sexes of the cubs, obtain photos for the identification scrapbook, and add 2015 to the reproduction record we began in 1995. That record has gone far beyond what we ever would have anticipated. We know of no other clan record like it.

Juliet and cub - February 1, 2014
Juliet and cub - February 1, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150201_Juliet1.jpg)
One of the pieces of data we obtained was how litter size differs between non-fed bears in our old study area (1970-1980) and fed bears in this study area (1995-present. We thought litter sizes might be larger with more food, but they were about the same. Center to center, the old study area is only 30 miles ESE of this study area and is in similar habitat. The main difference is that bears in the old study area were without the supplemental food bears receive in the present study area, which is one of the reasons we studied bears here. For litter sizes in the old study area, I referred to Table 10 on page 53 of Effects of food supply and kinship on social behavior, movements, and population dynamics of black bears in northeastern Minnesota and used data only from the ?Natural? part of that table.

Comparing data sets, the average size of 17 first litters in the old study area was 2.12, and the average size of 23 first litters in Shadow?s Clan is 1.91 (10% lower).

Subsequent litters were higher in both studies. The average size of 35 subsequent litters in the old study area was 2.51, and the average size of 57 subsequent litters in Shadow?s Clan is 2.67 (6% higher).

Juliet - February 1, 2014
Juliet licking snow - February 1, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150201_Juliet2.jpg)
Overall, the average size of all 52 litters (first and subsequent litters combined) in the old study area was 2.38 cubs, and the average size of all 80 litters in Shadow?s Clan is 2.45 cubs (3% higher).

We have yet to run statistical tests to see if the 3% is statistically significant. If anyone wants to run that test, litter sizes in the old study were 4 litters of 1 cub, 24 litters of 2 cubs, and 24 litters of 3 cubs. Litter sizes in Shadow?s Clan were 6 litters of 1 cub, 33 litters of 2 cubs, 40 litters of 3 cubs, and 1 litter of 4 cubs.

In today's 11+ minute highlight video there was a fair amount of activity in Juliet's den with her crawling toward the den entrance to lick snow, chewing a bit more on the overhead log and offering some nice views of the cubs. It was a bit warmer than the previous day with a high of 11?F and low of -7?F.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fffULVh6aU
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/118417389
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

At the Bear Center, the word is that Maureen will finish the mural this evening, and the habitat creators will resume work in the morning as we watch at http://www.bear.org/website/live-cameras/live-cameras/nabc-webcam.html.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 02, 2015, 06:04:36 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/A61696E89F3?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 02, 2015, 06:43:52 AM
(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r538/calhounds/16a1e76a-e8c4-4375-a386-b0c8c18c124e_zpsk3w8u01b.jpg) (http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/calhounds/media/16a1e76a-e8c4-4375-a386-b0c8c18c124e_zpsk3w8u01b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 02, 2015, 12:54:12 PM
Have a safe trip blschue
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 02, 2015, 07:00:09 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Yesterday Crow watched football but me, Robin and Wilson watched the Kitten Bowl...

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/wilson69_zpsrgri4bzz.jpg)

Wilson sat there for a long while watching the tv. It was so funny seeing him do that! His head went back and forth as he watched the kittens run! :D
Cal, loved your video!  Boo pees like Bud sometimes. Robin calls him a sissy when it does it that way! Thanks for the snowy pics!  We dodged the bullet this time weather wise. The storm went to the south of us.  We just got rain but wow nasty cold wind, too! I watched Downton last night and 10 min before it was over my sis called to see if my cable was off like hers was!! Then she started telling me about the game!  I don't know what was wrong with her because she knows I hate football!! ::) Now I have to go online to watch the ending!
Jp, hope you are feeling better now. :) Thank you for posting our greetings and beautiful bear pics each morning! I always look forward to them!
Dlong, thanks for all your pics! Love the bear cubs and of course the pandas!
Blshue, safe trip! Oh,  I see you aren't leaving yet! I can understand you not leaving until you find out about your daughter!
Ra, yep, I was a member of the CWA of WV! When Crow started at the plant he was in production. Then he bid into plant maintenance as a mechanic. That took 2 yrs of in house schooling. He worked with tools for 10 yrs and then took a desk job in the dept as a scheduler. He mainly took that job because of his bad back. He had that job for 7 yrs until they did away with it. He was going to have to go back to tools which he knew he couldn't do so he took early retirement. He said he was too old to climb and lug around those big wrenches! He loves retirement!
Obsver, we never stop worrying about our kids, do we?
Willi. nice pics! You are so lucky you get to see eagles!
Hi Pat!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 02, 2015, 07:30:28 PM
Nope, rues, we never do! The daughter who lives 7 mi. away had a difficult  (!8) drive to work this morning. The roads were terrible, and the semis go fast. All the schools were closed.  I'm thankful I don't have the 20-min. drive to school anymore. There need to be some perks for being a crone!!  Don't say anything, ra!!!!! lol  Can't all you guys see cal & kids waiting and waiting at the exit for bischue?  Bischue, you would never be able to relax if you left before the kidney thing gets resolved. Jp, hope you are up to par by now!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 02, 2015, 08:32:29 PM
hi Jewelies!  Long day today.

blschue... I hope you have a safe trip, whenever you decide to leave.  I hope all goes well with your daughter.

rues... Wilson watching the Kitten Bowl is priceless!!  I love it!!  lol  I haven't had a chance to see if I can find it on Youtube yet.

cal... OUR groundhog says we're going to have an early spring!!  YES!!  lol  He's in NC...  A video of Rose when she gets out of the barn would be great!

I'm going to bed, Jewelies!  Got up too early and worked too hard!  Nite!  2 prone crones?  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 02, 2015, 09:08:02 PM
Yep, ra!!! I'm just a little closer to my prime than you are! lol  lol  lol    Good night, Jewellies!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 02, 2015, 10:27:37 PM
I watched both the kitten and puppy bowls. I enjoyed the kittens the best. I love watching them jump and climb etc. And no bad play calls. Lol

Rues great shot of Wilson.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 03, 2015, 04:51:09 AM
(http://www.picturesanimations.com/g/good/GoodMorning-CuteBear-TisTag.jpg)

Star, last year.  Her first birthing was in 2013, one cub - Sammie.  she should have cubs this year.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130608_Star.jpg)

I would have to say that I feel ever so much better.  I caught up with the reading and noted the fine pictures that were posted.  Pat, collecting all her pictures to files and posting some for us.  Katmai bears, Holly's arrival, etc.  dong, feeling better and giving us panda pix, and then the one of the snow out her window and the stories of the orphaned bears.  The pictures Deborah posted of the snow in her Maine area, while beautiful, really emphasized the harshness of the storm(s).  Another one hitting a lot of you.  Willi's pictures of the area looked as if it was quite misty for the ship and the eagle.  Enjoyed ruesgram's picture of Wilson sitting there watching the kitties on the TV.  All in all, quite nice.

I liked cal's pictures of her property in the snow they got hit with and the great pictures of the ecology hall that were in the update. 

I apparently went to bed early and missed the best part of the Super Bowl.  From the reading it turned out to be quite a game and leave it to the Patriots to pull off another come from behind to win.

You all enjoy certain TV shows and that is great.  I do not watch many shows on TV so I am not familiar with the ones you mention.  I regularly watch NCIS, occasional specials, quite a bit of time on athletics, and daily news and weather.  I rarely go to a movie so I do not have much knowledge about the present day actors and actresses in TV and movies.

I have been rambling in the post here but maybe that is a good sign.  I will try to stay on top of developments in the thread and produce more meaningful entries.

Good wishes to all.  May this day be a warming one and the storms taper off.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 03, 2015, 05:23:58 AM
uliet, Mural, Tour - UPDATE February 2, 2015

Lynn Rogers and Maureen O'Brien
Lynn Rogers and Maureen O'Brien (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150202_Lynn_Maureen.jpg)
Juliet wasn?t moving much this day last year as temperatures rose from 32 below to 11 above.

Juliet undoubtedly felt the cold or heard what the cubs were saying whenever a draft reached them, so she stayed hunkered down over them. It?s the coldest weather the cubs had faced since they were born on January 23, 2014.

There wasn?t enough activity to make a highlight video, but one thing was interesting in the 12-minute archive that begins at 9:18 PM when temperatures had risen above zero. http://vimeopro.com/bearstudy/20140202/video/85715904. Near the end of that video, Juliet changes position and reveals a ring of frost that coated 6-8" of her fur above the bed line. She had been resting with her head tucked deep under her chest, exhaling on the cubs about 3 times per minute. Some breath escaped up the sides of the cup-shaped bed. Where her fur was against the inside of the bed, her breath remained too warm to become frost. Lynn painted in the mural
Lynn painted in the mural (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/cache/20150202_Mural_close_Lynn_images_stories_images_Updates_2015_thumb_medium250_0.jpg)
When her breath hit the cold air, it turned to frost on her fur. It is interesting that the bed provided enough insulation to keep the breath warm until it hit the cold air beyond the bed. The fact that the frost remained on her exposed fur shows how well insulated she is by the layer of underfur that grows in during late summer and fall.

She breathed by taking in a breath and then holding it for 10-15 seconds before exhaling and inhaling. Is this slow breathing an adaptation for minimizing heat loss?

The link to all of the archives, including February 2 is http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html.

In the Northwoods Ecology Hall, Maureen finished her mural last night, and it is beautiful. The staff is in awe of her talent?the beauty, the reality, and the illusion of depth. The photo shows me telling her how wonderfully it turned out.

Lynn up close
Lynn up close (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150202_Mural_Lynn.jpg)
Maureen never mentioned that she hid a surprise in the mural. Today, as I admired details she included, a patch of red jumped out. It was me 4 inches tall walking in the distant background. Again, she paid attention to detail. She had me wearing my red fall jacket and red hat drawn in the late fall section of the mural. She was correct on details such as not wearing gloves and wearing my usual tennis shoes in the shallow snow. However, my picture will not be visible to the public. Saplings will be placed in front of it. When I called her about it today, she wasn?t sure I?d be happy or mad. I felt honored that she wanted to have me be a part of her mural but discreetly hidden behind saplings. This follows a pattern Maureen started with her mural in front of the Cub Room. In that one, she drew a similarly small picture of Donna paddling a canoe.

We have a wonderful team working on all aspects of the Northwoods Ecology Hall. This tour by Judy Thon reveals some of the talent of the people involved https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSwvChAGtE4.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 03, 2015, 07:26:25 AM
I found Lynn in that mural in 4:23
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on February 03, 2015, 11:05:11 AM
That picture of old RC yesterday was fantastic!

Never you be careful with the snow, how much did you get with the storm Juno recently?

Blschue I hope your daughter gets rid of that kidney stone and safe travels when you do decide to take off.

Hi everyone, off to work the puzzle....
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 03, 2015, 01:06:41 PM
Miss Rose runnin!

http://youtu.be/e97-JMEextw
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 03, 2015, 04:17:12 PM
Cool  video cal!!! Animals like snow better than humans
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 03, 2015, 06:25:54 PM
Cal, love, love, love the video of Rose running!!! She looked like she was having a ball! Saw Soda but where was Roxie? Heard a cow mooing, I think! :D I really enjoy seeing your home and all your babies!  That was Robin's house in the pic. That's not even half of Wilson's toys in the living room! I go around picking them up and putting them in a basket, he gets them back out! :D Terrible thing that Isis did to the pilot from Jordon. Very scary times. I got caught up on line with both Downton and the Blacklist. My sis is like Polly, she goes on and on when a few words would do the trick! :D But I would never tell her that! :D  Nice update today. That Maureen can paint! Wish I could! I'm way behind in puzzle solving! I need to get with it!
Jp, ramble on and on...we love it!
Ra, our groundhog, French Creek Freddy predicted an early spring as did Ohio's Buckeye Chuck! I'm going with their prediction not that silly Punxsutawney Phil! :D Hope your day was shorter for you today! I ordered Girl Scout Cookies today.  It's the last time our neighborhood's scout will be selling them. She's a sophomore and is in too many other activities. There's no one else to take her place.
Hi Willi, Nora, Obsver, Blshue, Deb, Neva, Dlong!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 03, 2015, 07:16:37 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Another long day, but way, way better than yesterday!  I was asleep by 10:30 last night... for me, that's unheard of! 

cal... Love the vid of Rose!  You voice was good, too!  I can tell it's cold there... the snow crunches when you walk on it!  lol  Isis is a bigger pos than the dnr.. for sure.  What a mess... don't see how people can do those things to other people. 

JP... Ramble on!  It's good to see you feeling better today!

Hi Nora!

rues... I think we should listen to our local groundhogs, too!  Besides that, I like our predictions better than Phil's...  lol  Do they sell Girl Scout cookies around your town?  They do here... in front of Walmart, Lowes, the grocery stores... places like that.  I ordered two boxes from my daughter... she has kids asking her all the time at school, and she tries to order from as many as she can.  I hope I get mine soon... I'm out of Christmas cookies now...  lol

Yesterday, I went to Lowes again to look at some flooring and countertops.  They're selling out of their "bulk" vinyl that I wanted and only sell stuff you have to order.  My remodeler called me and said he wants to send out a guy he knows who works at a flooring store... he needs to measure.  I'll have to see what they have at their store.  I found a very pretty granite countertop, black with some shiny blue in it, but I don't want to be locked in on one color... blue... so I'll try to find something else.  Maybe I can get the black one for the girls' bathroom... if I decide I want to remodel in there, too.  lol  Their bathroom is where I keep all my shells and sea stuff, and turquoise walls would match the countertop nicely.  Maybe down the road...  lol

obsver... Are you in bed yet?   :)

Hi willi and Pat!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 03, 2015, 07:33:37 PM
Cal,I always order Thin Mints!  Ordered 2 boxes this evening. Also, Do-si-dos and Tagalongs!  I saw my cousin yesterday and she told me she has 2 horses, one is 12 and the other is 31! Her hubby only rides the younger one.  She doesn't ride because she says short fat girls don't ride horses! :D She was in town (she lives about 3 hrs north of here) because her aunt (no relation to me) had passed away last Friday.  Sweet 16 Rose! I sort of remember being sweet 16! :D
Ra, there's always scouts selling at our  Walmart and Foodland, too. I've been buying scout stuff from Ashlynn since she was a Brownie! Guess all girl scouts grow up eventually!  That granite sounds really pretty!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 03, 2015, 08:04:58 PM
rues... Today, when I got home my daughter was here with the girls.  The youngest grand is being inducted into the Beta Club tonight, so they came here to change instead of driving all the way home.  Both the girls had dresses on, the oldest is going to be a greeter there or something... When you said something about remembering being sweet 16, it reminded me... the oldest one had a short dress on and it reminded me of when I was 16!  lol  Looks like the length I wore back then!  lol  Her mom was upset that it was so short, but I said it looked just fine to me!  lol  When I was in school, your fingers had to be unable to reach the hem of your dress or it was too short.  She just made it!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 03, 2015, 08:53:56 PM
I've noticed on my soap opera that the girls are wearing short skirts and dresses like we did in high school! I wore knee socks with my short plaid wool skirts. My mom made my wedding dress in 1971 and boy was it short!  That Beta Club sounds like something for smart people. Your grands are so well rounded ...pretty, smart and talented! You must be a very proud grandma!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on February 03, 2015, 08:56:04 PM
Hi Jewelies  :)

Well, we are supposed to get some more snow tomorrow but only 1-3 inches. I can live with that. I went to the grocery store today because I needed bread & milk and there were lots of people there getting stocked up for the snow event.

Oh you guys, I thought Blacklist was really good Sunday. Don't forget they are moving to Thursday from now on so there will be another new episode this Thursday.

On the way back from the store I stopped by this little private lake that I have to pass by and took some pictures of the big old geese who live there. I don't feed them, there are too many and they are really big. I'm afraid they would knock me down and peck me!  :o I just like to watch them hang out. Sometimes they get into a little fight over territory and then they all start honking and running around. After I left the lake I was ready to turn onto my road and there was a beautiful hawk perched on a power pole. I was trying to get a picture of him but another car pulled up behind me at the intersection so I had to move. He was really wonderful.

Here are the geese I visit. That brown house on the far side of the lake in the last 2 pictures is where the people who own the lake live. In the first picture, that big one standing nearest the street kept walking out and making the cars stop.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7YoZDk8rUuE/VNF2WxyAwsI/AAAAAAAAJQI/cpWfjTJXOkA/w759-h563-no/IMG_0625.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lLwOleZV704/VNF2Kp0oVEI/AAAAAAAAJQA/PynUgjEgIsE/w684-h563-no/IMG_0624.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-eJLx4gEp9zg/VNF2h5nuRHI/AAAAAAAAJQY/E1ZaWENyTqg/w839-h563-no/IMG_0626.JPG)

Rues I loved the pic of Wilson watching the Kitten Bowl. He's a lucky kitty to have a nice TV to watch and all those toys! My house has toys everywhere too. Glad you mentioned the Girl Scout Cookies. I need to get some. I love the Thin Mints.

Cal Rose's video was great. She looked like she was really having fun. Your pup really is a loud mouth. I guess he wanted to come outside with you. I so want to go see that mural at the Bear Center. It's amazing. I will drive up to Kearney and meet you at 92 & I-35 and we can both wave when Blschue drives by.

JP Great post this morning. Glad you are feeling so perky today!  :)

Ra I think that granite sounds pretty. I would paint every wall blue if I had my choice because I love blue.

Neva You are sure going to have some beautiful weather for the next 10 days. I have most everyone's locations programmed into the Weather Channel app on my phone, so I check out everyone's weather every day.

Obsver Did you watch Blacklist? There is a new show starting on Thursday right before Blacklist. It's called "Allegiance" and it looks like it might be pretty good.

Blschue When you drive through here on your way to Phoenix, I will stand by the highway with Cal so we can see you when you drive by. I live right on the outer road of I-35 so I can almost throw a rock and hit the highway.

Since we saw some real horses, here is a horse that a guy built out of scrap metal. And there is also a little mouse in a box. He makes some beautiful animal sculptures out of junk. His name is Ptolemy Erlington.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZFahV_DHCFo/VLncKy9I5VI/AAAAAAAAJMw/T9UWcoMhV8A/w628-h386-no/horse.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gRIzeirB29U/VLncWSEWxDI/AAAAAAAAJM4/Eth-NVQnGmI/w563-h443-no/Hubcap-mouse-by-Ptolemy-Elrington.jpg)

This is a little Red Panda named Idgie who lives at the Atlanta Zoo. Isn't he cute?

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-qt7CJyOhmHc/VMhJWePSUcI/AAAAAAAAJOQ/f4ieCK-4JYw/w818-h497-no/10376079_10152668730388553_2088596180225801648_n.jpg)

Well, I need to get my bills paid. Good night to all Jewelies and all who visit here.  :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 04, 2015, 04:37:29 AM
(http://images15.fotki.com/v587/photos/7/1645627/8639937/GoodMorningBear01-vi.gif)

Faith is looking at us.

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee487/jpalmken/Faith2_zpscc840beb.jpg)

Here we are at hump day about ready to slide down to another weekend.  I feel good today but my back has decided to rebel again and in a strange way.  Sharp occasional pains i my right side.  Something new and we will see if it will last. At my age I get pains in various places that did not occur before and then they go away and don't return.  Maybe this is one of those.

cal, the update showing some more pieces of the ecology hal is good, makes me want to actually go there to see it.  It is too bad that I can't travel but I hope they put out some literature and show a complete set of pictures.  I enjoyed the Rose running video, and even the barking by that big mouth puppy, as you put it.

ruesgram, it makes sense to me to go with the local groundhogs as the climate is never consistent across the whole country.   

ra, how terrible to be out of Christmas cookies.  LOL  I am cutting back on sweets and I have about 6 packages of Biscoff cookies left, I should send you some.  They are delicious
(http://www.plummarket.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/0/2/021788916291.jpg)
 
dlongkc, great post.  Those are big geese all right.  I wouldn't want to get pecked by one that size.  Y snap fine pictures.  The metal sculptures by Ptolomey are interesting.  I have never heard of red pandas and that little one is cute. 

I just had a sharp jab frm my back again but I told it to calm down.  Who wants to bet it wil listen to me?  Noted brief posts from Nora & willi,  Hi to them and good wishes to all.  I will hope for you to have a red-letter day.  Maybe this will help    DAY
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 04, 2015, 05:28:56 AM
Active Juliet and Litter Sizes - UPDATE February 3, 2015

Juliet - February 3, 2014
Juliet - February 3, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20140203_Juliet.jpg)
In this 8?-minute highlight video there is action despite temperatures far below zero (low of 31 below F). At 10:43:46 Juliet gives a big stretch that includes stretching out an arm and stretching her claws. That was the beginning of a move toward the camera to eat snow for a few minutes. At 10:53 AM, she backed up partially out of her bed, presumably to urinate. At 10:58, she does a fair amount of raking. The sound acted up on this day, so it caused the video software to silence the end of some sequences.

YouTube: http://youtu.be/peK6DflBk6Y
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/118664097
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

 

Fisher - February 3, 2015
Fisher (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150203_Fisher.jpg)
At the Bear Center, we?d seen Ted raking, which we didn?t understand because he has over twice as much straw in his den than he has ever had. Thinking Ted knows better what he wants than us mere humans, we gave him another bale to see what he will do. We gave another bale to Honey, too.

While distributing the straw, Scott and Heidi tracked Honey?s walk of a few days ago. She walked up to the chalet den and lay down in it for an hour or so and then went back to her wooden window den.

Two statistics experts (one a Boeing Engineer and the other a college statistics instructor) ran statistical tests on the litter size data we mentioned a couple updates ago. Both used t-tests and both concluded that litter sizes in our present study area where bears have access to supplemental food are not statistically larger than those in our old study area without supplemental food. Lily Fans include a wide range of talents.

Beaver   Eastern Chipmunk (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150203_Eastern%20Chipmunk.jpg)   Great Horned Owl (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150203_Great%20Horned%20Owl.jpg)
Beaver(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150203_Beaver.jpg)   Eastern Chipmunk(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150203_Eastern%20Chipmunk.jpg)
Pine Marten (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150203_Piine%20Marten.jpg)   Great Gray Owl   Red Squirrel   Great Gray Owl (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150203_GreatGrayOwl-1.jpg)   Red Squirrel (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150203_Red%20Squirrel.jpg)
The Northwoods Ecology Hall continues to progress as these pictures and Judy Thon and Moe?s tour show. The beaver, the biggest we have ever seen, is sitting at the edge of what will soon be a beaver stream. Old beavers can grow to over a hundred pounds.

Thank you for all you do, including donating the prices of these mounts.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today at the Northwoods Ecology Hall unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 04, 2015, 06:21:30 AM
JP the jigsaw puzzle upload is messed up again!! I had uploaded this one the other day from the super bowl so will use it..

http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/AB1696E8871?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 04, 2015, 06:56:47 AM
JP the jigsaw puzzle upload is messed up again!! I had uploaded this one the other day from the super bowl so will use it..

http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/AB1696E8871?z=7

I guess that was part of the halftime show which I did not watch.  4:40
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on February 04, 2015, 12:39:33 PM
Cal you don't know how much I appreciated seeing your gal out running in the pasture, I really miss that.  It's fun enough to watch them the rest of the year, but horses in snow are perfection.  :)  Drama is sure growing fast and going to be one beautiful dog.  Love his big feet.  Is Calahoula(sp?) the one closest in size to Drama?  They're getting a lot closer in size now.  Fun watching them too.  You've had trouble with doing puzzles too?  I've been trying to make some for a few days for the puzzle thread and it says they uploaded, but then the picture doesn't show, just a little blue box.

Nice pictures DLong!  Those were some big geese, don't blame you for staying in your car.  That little metal mouse was sure cute.  Now don't go throwing rocks onto I-35!!

Good to know you're doing pretty well JP!

Hi Rues, RA, Obsver, Neva, and all (I know I missed some names in there).  Off to do the puzzle......
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on February 04, 2015, 12:58:41 PM
That was a tiger?  Not a lion?  It took me 16:57, but did little triangles.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 04, 2015, 04:37:53 PM
I tackled the tiger in triangles - whee.  29:33
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 04, 2015, 05:31:21 PM
Hi Jewelies! A beautiful day here, high 50 with plenty of sunshine! :)  Tonight 2 inches of snow and tomorrow high 25!!! Bummer. :(
Cal, same thing happened to Robin when we took her to the pond at City Park to feed the ducks. When she ran out of bread the ducks started chasing her and nipping her on the butt! She was 4! Scared her too death! Poor thing, my sis and I just stood there and laughed! CPS would probably take her away from me now if that happened! Now it's against the law to feed the ducks and geese at the park.  Beautiful animals in the update.
Dlong, nice pics! I'd love to have my own pond/lake with ducks and geese, a nice dock with a small row boat and a sliding board for some water fun! My sis would tell me...dream on Alice! :D  Very nice metal work. The horse is amazing. The red panda is so cute! I agree the last episode of the Blacklist was a good one!
Jp, do the Biscoff cookies have a strong coffee taste? If they do I wouldn't like them! Nice pic of Faith.
Hi Nora!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 04, 2015, 07:22:58 PM
Hi, Jewelies! We already had a lot of snow on the ground and have been getting hammered all day with more. I was looking at the calendar and noticed that we set our clocks ahead March 8. That's going to come before we know it!! Cal, Rose was sure enjoying her run--a pleasure to watch. Rues, boy, you have to enjoy good weather when it comes, because changes come quickly! Jp, do you think you might be having some muscle spasms? Ra, how many miles from you did you say your daughter lives? Dlong, I have a fair amount of Canada Geese in my area. Keep the pics. coming--love those pandas! Hi, nora, pat, bischue, neva!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 04, 2015, 07:53:38 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Well... just got home from another night on the town.  lol  Today when I got home, my three girls were here and the oldest grand asked me to come and watch them at tumbling class.  I really didn't feel like it, my back is giving me fits today, but she said "pretty please", so what could I say?  lol  Afterward, we went to a new Mexican restaurant in town.  It was really busy, which I like to see in a new business, and the food was good... but, not as good as the Mexican restaurant we usually go to.

I was going to come back here last night, but somehow I lost my internet connection and it said there was no network to connect to.   ???  Today, it's just fine.  My daughter said that when they got home last night, they didn't have tv, phone, or internet!!  I'd be hunting someone down, if I was without all of them!!  She's mad... it still isn't on tonight... she tried calling home all night and no luck.  They pay for my cell phone and this week we all had to get new phones, which meant I had to figure the new one out!  Yikes!  I'm not good at that stuff!  I finally got all my contacts put in last night and I think I can use it now.  lol 

JP... Are you sure you want to part with your cookies??  ??  ??  I don't think I've had Bishoff's cookies before.  Hope your back was better the rest of the day today!  I get those phantom pains once in awhile, too... who knows what is happening!  comes and goes... weird!

rues... Thanks for saying nice things about my grands!  Yes, I'm pretty proud of them.   :D  I'm not sure you'd like to have a pond with ducks and geese in your yard... we had ducks in MI and they're very messy!  You really had to watch where you walked!  And, yes, they're quite mean at times!   :o  Hope your weather doesn't get TOO bad!  Stay home, ok?

dlong... Love all your pics!  You did good staying in your car!  I'd hate to see them chase you!!  I wonder if the Canada geese are as aggressive as other kinds are.  lol  I've never seen a red panda before and it has me thinking I might have to take a trip to the Atlanta Zoo one of these days to see the twins and the red one, too.  Wouldn't that be cool??  It's only a couple hours away...   :D  I thought the Blacklist was really exciting and can't wait until tomorrow!  Mr. Erlington is very talented!!  Love both of his sculptures!

obsver... Hey, teacher obsver... have you ever noticed that it's weird that the i before e rule doesn't apply to weird?  lol  My daughter lives about 10 miles away from me, but it's not an easy drive... twists and turns up the mountain.  I sure wouldn't want to drive it every day!!  Hope you're done with snow for awhile now!

cal... Love the animals in the update today... they all look so real and alive... except the beaver looked strange to me.  I wonder how they got the owl to look like it was flying... I didn't see any wires or anything.  I wish I could have seen the news tonight... I didn't know that Jordan hung those terrorists.  Good for them!  It will be interesting to see what they have in mind with their earthshaking retaliation.  Sorry you guys don't get to go out to eat because of the weather.  Bummer.  Sounds like winter is in MO today!  Along with quite a few of our other Jewelies and their areas!

Well, I'm going to sit back and watch the rest of American Idol, then Criminal Minds.  Later, Gators!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 05, 2015, 04:33:39 AM
I am at 5:15, awake because I couldn't get back to sleep. All the schools are on a 2-hr-delay. There have been a LOT of those lately, and they are a pain in the neck. A huge block of solid instruction time is lost, and the kids are not really settled in the short time before lunch. Since spring testing is not far away, that becomes critical. Ra, the whole English language is Weird. It's a wonder anyone is able to learn to read or spell! Rough should be spelled Ruf, and of spelled Uv. I've had many questions from 2nd graders about things like that.  The snow plow just went down our road. Bet they've been busy most of the night. Today is breakfast & groceries day, so bbl.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 05, 2015, 05:20:05 AM
Juliet, Holly, and Straw - UPDATE February 4, 2015

Ted with his straw
Ted with his straw(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150204_Ted_Straw.jpg)
In the first of the two 6-minute highlight videos, Juliet is active with temperatures as high as 23?F. She eats snow at 11:34 AM and the cubs spend a lot of time doing good, contented nursing. In the second part, we see the cubs quite a bit as Juliet gets up to tend to them. When she curls back up to sleep, all three cubs were sleeping on Juliet's leg. One by one they returned to nurse yet again.

Part 1 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj_5Ds8DcTA
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/118691372

Lucky's Den
Lucky's Den (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150204_Luckys_Den.jpg)
Part 2 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPGKBUklo3w
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/118691373

Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

The snow around Holly?s den is beautiful and undisturbed. Holly hasn?t been out at all. Same for Lucky.

Undisturbed snow at Holly's den
Undisturbed snow at Holly's den (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150204_Hollys_Den.jpg)
The straw we put in Ted?s and Honey?s dens has not been used yet. Honey fluffed straw she already has but so far was not interested in the new bale. Same for Ted. But that?s how we learn. We now know that raking doesn?t necessarily mean they want more straw. Maybe they?ll decide to use the bales later.

 

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 05, 2015, 05:52:17 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/641697DC59B?z=23
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 05, 2015, 05:53:53 AM
Major problem this morning.  I can't get mey desktop computer to start.  I downloaded a program last night.  It said I had to restart the computer so I turned it off planning to start it again this morning. Can't.  I would use my laptop but I have not loaded any files or programs in it yet, since I put in Win 8.1.  So, when I get fully awake and all I will contact my remote techs and look into the problem

I tried to post a greeting but not working something right so I will just say


Good Morning

Good thoughts for all.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 05, 2015, 09:34:51 AM
Pat, it's always something, isn't it??
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on February 05, 2015, 11:36:56 AM
It's warming up!! Up to +7 now from -9 overnight and the wind chill has gone from -11 to -7.  As of tomorrow we're supposed to be around freezing, I'll take it!

Our gas went up quickly too.  The ethanol stuff was up to 1.99 the day before and yesterday I saw it was 2.09.

Glad you got your battery charged up Pat.

Good luck with your computer JP.  I wonder if something needs a restart if a person actually hits "restart" instead of totally shutting it off and then starting it, it makes a difference?

Hi everyone........
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 05, 2015, 02:48:43 PM
This darn laptop...  Let me start again... Hi Jewelies!  Pretty nice day here, sun is shining.  Our gas went up 20 cents overnight!!  Would be nice if they could just do it a little more gradual... still under $2, so I won't complain too much.  I need to watch the news... I missed it yesterday and I'd like to hear about Jordan and ISIS and the USA.

JP... Hope you've had luck with your computer today.  These things are so temperamental!!

Pat... Sorry you had a dead battery in your car.  I was surprised to see that this is the first time in your life that you had to deal with that!  Must be nice!  I've had it happen several times.  It's a sick feeling, for sure.  The last time it happened to me it was on a Christmas Day when I was on my way to my daughters house.  One time I was at one of my customer's houses, and her son came and started it for me.  He told me to drive straight to the auto parts store and get a new battery.  I did and thought I was going to be smart and leave the car running, but lock the doors, in case they didn't have the size I needed.  I took off the little fob thingie with the button to unlock the door when I came back out.  Little did I know... you can't unlock the door with it when it's running!!  Did I feel stupid!  One of the guys came out and had that tool that fits between the door and the glass to unlock it!  I told him that was a handy tool, but I would probably keep it in the trunk and wouldn't be able to get to it!  lol

cal... Thanks for keeping me up on the news... I appreciate it!  Lots of pos out there!

Hi willi and Nora! And, earlybird obsver!  Did you go back to bed when you came home from breakfast?   ;)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 05, 2015, 05:14:17 PM
LOL, Pat!  You have me there... I've never run out of gas!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 05, 2015, 06:35:21 PM
Hi Jewelies!  If you guys missed the Blacklist on Sunday... it's going to replayed at 8pm Eastern time, then at 9pm the 2nd part is going to be on.  Just saw that and wanted to let you all know.   Rues... you going to watch it?  How about you, obsver?  Cal and Polly?  JP?  I know dlong and I will watch!  lol 
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Post by: ruesgram on February 05, 2015, 07:02:27 PM
Hi Jewelies! We  woke up to a dusting of snow. Schools weren't closed so the county roads must have been ok. A little warm up is coming so that's good! :D  Can you believe measles are back?? Just heard that 5 Chicago babies are infected! Every kid enrolling in school here has to have their shots. I remember back in the "old days" getting all those childhood diseases.  Glad my kid was immunized.
Cal, the city put a ban on feeding the water fowl because of their droppings, just like Ra said. I guess the city thought they'd all go someplace to find food. But they stayed!  New BBT tonight!
Jp, hope you got your computer straightened up!
Nora, our gas went up and down 3 times yesterday! It was $2.09 then $2.35 and then $2.25! Today it's holding steady at $2.25! Last week it was down to $1.76. Brrr, sure is cold in your neck of the woods! 32 sounds warm and toasty!
Ra, are both grands in tumbling? Will the younger try out for cheer? Our fav Mex closed before Christmas. Broke our hearts. Then the owners opened it back up Jan 5 running it themselves until they can find a new manager. They brought in some of their  waiters from their restaurant in OH and my goodness are those guys cute, especially the one named Deiter! :D Thanks for the info about the key fob! I would have done the same as you! Yep, I will watch The Blacklist at 9! Thanks for the reminder!
Pat, I hate it when a vehicle doesn't go when it's supposed to! :D Glad you were able to get someone to jump the battery! Robin ran out of gas one time when she borrowed her dad's old truck because the truck didn't tell her the gas was low! All the cars she has ever owned told her when the fuel was low! ::)
Obsver, my gosh you were up early! Did you buy any goodies at the store? What did you get for breakfast?
Blshue, I would have frozen to death! Or complained  so much that I was freezing that Crow would have found the first motel and plopped me in it! :D Safe travels!
Hi all!
 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 05, 2015, 07:29:37 PM
Hi rues!  Yes, both grands are in tumbling... their other grandma is paying for it!  I can't figure out why she wants them in it.  I am very disappointed in their progress, so if it was up to me, they wouldn't be there.  I don't know what the problem is, but it just doesn't seem like they're moving up like they should.  JMHO.  The youngest one will try out for Middle School cheerleader this spring... she's not very athletic, so I hope she gets it... maybe it will help her.  She's the diva of the two, and is weak like a little girl!  lol  She can't even do a pushup!!  The oldest grand told me that she thinks her sister will fail PE... they have to be able to do 7 pushups to pass!  lol  She runs like a girl, she holds her hands up when she runs!  lol  I try to tell her to take up singing or an instrument, but she wants to be like her sister, I think.  I feel bad for her, but everyone can't be athletic... and that's ok.  Are the waiters at the Mexican restaurant that you go to Mexican?  All of ours at both restaurants are.  Some have a hard time understanding us.  lol 

Have I said how much I hate this laptop??  Geez... this thing will be the death of me.  I'm having such a hard time even getting to load a page tonight.  It just sits there.  Takes forever.  It's only a little over a year old and is a POS!!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 05, 2015, 07:39:18 PM
Rues, I had my Thurs. usual, scrambled eggs, extra crisp bacon and a dry English muffin. Didn't get  any snacks at the grocery. The schools were closed again. Was surprised this time, because the roads have been plowed. Pat and cal, I don't want my tank to get below 1/4 full. Mr. O would be happy to run it way past the light coming on. I remind him that through the years, he has run out, both in cars and tractors! Tonight, there is a gorgeous yellow full moon out. Beautiful!! Gas is up to $2.34. Keep going, bischue! You'll get to that warmer weather, hopefully, sooner than later! Hi, ra, rues, jp!!!!!  Gee whiz, ra! Just haul off and smack that computer!!!! Don't let them fool you--computers need discipline!!!!!!  (Rues would probably be too nice to do that)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 05, 2015, 07:48:33 PM
obsver... You know I'm not that nice, don't you?  lol

blschue...  How long will it take you to get to AZ?  Hope your trip is safe and uneventful!   ;D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 05, 2015, 07:58:41 PM
Ra, I just don't know what to say about that! lol lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 06, 2015, 05:19:47 AM
Ecology Hall progress - UPDATE February 5, 2015

Short-tailed Weasel at Ecology Hall
Short-tailed Weasel at NWEH (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150205_Weasel.jpg)
In this 7-minute highlight video of Juliet a year ago, the temperature starts out at 23 below zero F.  At 3:48 AM, Juliet rouses and carefully moves to use her muzzle to nudge a cub back underneath her.  She is evidently aware of each cub?s location under her and avoids sitting on them as she skooches over a few inches at a time.  The cubs protest the cold while she is upright letting the cold in.  The video ends in the afternoon with temperatures up around 7 above zero and the cubs nursing contentedly.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TydeI9gTiVc
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/118863430
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

In this 9-minute interview with Judy Thon, Peter Johnson answered Lily Fans? questions about how he and Ryan make rocks, snow, icicles and more.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn1n04rukQs

Gray Fox at Ecology Hall
Gray Fox at Ecology Hall (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150205_GrayFox.jpg)
Today, Peter sent a couple shots of their work, showing a  young short-tailed weasel in place.  The photo that includes the gray fox shows the boundary between summer and fall.  In the foreground by the fox, blueberry bushes have berries.  Toward the right, the blueberry leaves are orange.  By late fall, short-tailed weasels (also called ermines) are white like this one.

Peter says today that things will move quickly now as they wind things up.  Light expert Doug Hajicek will try  to drive up from Minneapolis tomorrow to advise on lighting.  He and Peter tossed ideas around on the phone today and seemed to be in agreement.  Things are coming together on this part of the Ecology Hall.  Peter and Ryan will next put the snow in place for the late fall and winter section and add animals and details.  At the end, they will place delicate dried butterflies a Lily Fan sent.  One thing that makes Peter and Ryan so good is that they have spent a lot of time in the northwoods and know what is natural down to details like what kinds of trees to put shelf fungi on.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 06, 2015, 09:23:27 AM
jp, where are you???
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 06, 2015, 09:33:03 AM
I'm with you Pat. But I am not good with change.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on February 06, 2015, 10:56:44 AM
I should go in and see what updates my computer needs.  Last time it updated it screwed a bunch of stuff up and I took them out.  It's been long enough maybe they've fixed whichever one(s) caused that, it was bad.

blschue I bet Cal is telling you a different exit now so next time you won't be ready for the rocks flying from where she really is, wants to keep you guessing  ;)  Have a safe trip.  That's a nice way to travel when you have the time, say "that looks neat" and stop.  You see so much more that way.

JP, hope things are ok with you!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 06, 2015, 11:23:28 AM
This morning I was at the emergency room of the hospital as the pain in my back really was laying me up.   They gave me some pretty strong pills so I am not too with it, except in spirit.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 06, 2015, 11:58:36 AM
Hi Jewelies!

JP... So sorry to hear your back was so bad you had to go to the Emergency Room.  I hope the medicine is making you comfortable.  Sometimes, being out of it isn't a bad thing...   ;)

The girls are coming tonight instead of tomorrow night this week.  They have a Valentine's carnival at my daughter's school tomorrow, and both girls are going to help out.  Just got a call... the oldest one threw up at school today, my daughter is freaking out about the carnival, etc, and I told her to bring them anyway.  If I get sick, I get sick.  We're having German tonight... sauerkraut, German potato salad, sausage... that ought to be good for an upset stomach.  lol  We'll see if she's really sick or if she had a test she didn't study for.  lol

Have a good afternoon everyone!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 06, 2015, 03:36:32 PM
Jp, so sorry that your back is causing you so much pain. Hoping the meds give you relief. Have you taking this med before? Wish there was someone there to look in on you. Please check in with us if you feel like it. You know we all worry about you.
Cal, really liked that white weasel. On my iPad it looked like a seal! :D We are getting your 50 degree weather tomorrow. It's supposed to be a nice day. The car washes will be busy. Robin just called...wants to go to dinner. Bbl!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 06, 2015, 03:44:13 PM
Jp, so sorry you are hurting.  I wish we could do something to help, cause we would. Feel better.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on February 06, 2015, 03:45:10 PM
We got up to 35 today!  It's 31 now, but only supposed to go down to 21 tonight before a high of 35 tomorrow, I'm happy :)

Yes JP, even if it's to say "I'm here" and sign out again  ;)  We can't have anything happen to you!

That's neat you got to see the coyote Cal.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on February 06, 2015, 03:46:05 PM
Oh Cal, I thought the Gray Fox looked right, it looked like pictures when I looked in images in Google.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 06, 2015, 04:29:55 PM
Jp, so sorry that your back is causing you so much pain. Hoping the meds give you relief. Have you taking this med before? Wish there was someone there to look in on you. Please check in with us if you feel like it. You know we all worry about you.
Cal, really liked that white weasel. On my iPad it looked like a seal! :D We are getting your 50 degree weather tomorrow. It's supposed to be a nice day. The car washes will be busy. Robin just called...wants to go to dinner. Bbl!

The medication is hydrocodon-acetomenophen 5-325.  I have not taken it before, I generally do not take pain medications but this is helping.  If I settle in one position and move very little it is minimum pain.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 06, 2015, 04:34:20 PM
Be careful with that shi* JP, it is an opioid/narcotic . Same as oxycontin, Norco.That is what I had when I hurt my back and after surgery. I think I missed a year's time.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on February 06, 2015, 05:15:08 PM
Jp, so sorry that your back is causing you so much pain. Hoping the meds give you relief. Have you taking this med before? Wish there was someone there to look in on you. Please check in with us if you feel like it. You know we all worry about you.
Cal, really liked that white weasel. On my iPad it looked like a seal! :D We are getting your 50 degree weather tomorrow. It's supposed to be a nice day. The car washes will be busy. Robin just called...wants to go to dinner. Bbl!

The medication is hydrocodon-acetomenophen 5-325.  I have not taken it before, I generally do not take pain medications but this is helping.  If I settle in one position and move very little it is minimum pain.

JP, so sorry your back is hurting so much. That medication is exactly what I take every day, sometimes twice a day. It makes me a little sleepy but doesn't get too bad unless I take one and then another in 6 hours. Then I get a little woozy. I take it right before I go to bed so I can get to sleep. I sure hope it helps you. Just be sure not to take any other Tylenol/acetaminophen while you are taking it.  :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 06, 2015, 07:48:17 PM
Jp, glad the meds are helping. Just please be very careful with them. Hoping you get a restful sleep tonight. :)
Cal, cool you saw a coyote! Around here they are considered pests. I watched 2 hrs of Rehab Addict yesterday! That skinny girl gets down and dirty! She was working on a house that she paid $1.00 for!! Some things she did I liked but a couple things I thought were ugly!:D  Hope you get to watch your Brit Coms! Did you have to give Drama a bath after he went thru the mud?
Ra, most of the waiters are Mexican but the one named Dieter or Deiter is German, I think.  Yikes, I can't do push ups! Next time I run I'll check see where my hands are! :D  I remember those presidential physical fitness tests we had to take twice a yr, fall and spring. I did horrible and I never improved either! I couldn't do the recommended number of sit ups or push ups! In the running part, I died half way around the track!  :D  I think your diva grand really belongs to me! :D Hope your grand feels better and hope you don't catch it!
Obsver, I saw that big moon, too! I didn't see Jupiter, like Cal, because I didn't stay out long enough! I like your breakfast but I have to have butter and jelly on my muffin! :D When they close school around here they tell us that it's because the rural bus routes are too dangerous for the drivers and the students even if the city streets are cleared.
Hi Dlong, Pat, Nora, Blshue!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 06, 2015, 08:25:47 PM
Hi Jewelies!  rues... I think maybe my grand DOES belong to you!  lol  I never played sports, but I was the fastest kid in my whole class, boys included, until I turned into a girl in the 7th grade.  lol  I guess I got fast from running away from my mean brothers!   :o  I'm thinking that the oldest grand had pop-test-itis today... she's been fine.  We had our German supper and she ate it all.  lol  Did you go out to dinner?  Where did you go?  We're supposed to have a nice weekend here, too. 

cal... I heard a pack of coyotes outside my bedroom again this week.  It always makes me nervous for them to be so close.  They close school around here because of the kids who live on the mountain... it's colder up there and they get snow sometimes when we don't in town.

JP... Still thinking of you and hoping you're ok.  Sounds like some powerful drugs they gave you... make sure the thugs don't know you have them... I hear they like to get their hands on Oxycontin, and drugs like that.   :)

Hi to everyone and have a good evening, Jewelies!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 06, 2015, 09:17:53 PM
Hi Ra! We ate at Bob Evans. Robin was craving their chicken- n- noodle deep dish meal. Crow always gets the turkey with mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing and cranberries. He loves Thanksgiving year round! I got the country fried steak. Food was all good and we had a very good waitress.  I always hated pop quizzes! I just wasn't smart enough to get pop test itis! :D  Maybe I would have been better at sports if I had mean brothers! :D  My only brother was 11 yrs older than me. You can send my grand home to me anytime! I'll be waiting with open arms! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 07, 2015, 05:37:51 AM
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FEBRUARY
2015
Lighting the Ecology Hall - UPDATE February 6, 2015

Juliet - February 6, 2014
Juliet - February 6, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150206_Juliet.jpg)
In this nearly 10-minute highlight video of Juliet from a year ago today we can see the cubs are getting around better. Toward the end they are visible and scooting near Juliet's back leg, showing that their front legs are getting much stronger.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KPn0pugwyQ
Vimeos: https://vimeo.com/118878734
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Lynn Rogers was busy all day with Doug Hajicek and the rest of the crew working on the Northwoods Ecology Exhibit discussing what might be the best lighting possible. He had no time to write an update but he will be back tomorrow.

Thank you for all you do.

Staff, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 07, 2015, 06:06:05 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/75169865503?z=21
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 07, 2015, 06:33:27 AM
(http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m344/lollygiles08/LOllyB622_good-Morning.png)

Big Ted and little Holly.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140619_Holly_and_Ted1.jpg)

I am still hurting, the medicine may be helping but if it is I am sure glad I do not feel the pain I would have without it.  Spending most of my time lying down as that seems to be the most comfortable situation.

Good hopes for all.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 07, 2015, 09:42:36 AM
Jp, do you have anyone who can bring you food? There are lots of Jewelies who would love to help if we lived in your area! Today is calm, sunny and warmer. I heard that out east is supposed to get snow for five days next week. They sure don't need it! They are out of places to put it when they clear the roads & streets. Ra, when one of my daughters was in elementary school, she would cry if she missed even one word on a spelling test. She has always put lots of pressure on herself to excel--still does, and she's fifty! Is your grand like that? Cal, I hope the horses can spend a lot of time outside this week. You need a break! Rues, we go out for breakfast on Sat., and I've discovered the fried eggs are like eating sort of flat boiled eggs. Yum! I do not like runny egg yolks!!  Last Tues., we took a little calico stray to a discount spay & neuter place in Ft. Wayne. They were running a special, only $20 for spaying--she got that and immunizations for $90. Would have cost much, much more at out vets. This place has been there for quite a few years and has a good reputation. We're thinking of making her a house cat. Cal, can you have too many cats in the house? lol lol lol Hi, bischue, Dlong, neva, pat, deb, nora, Willi, !!!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on February 07, 2015, 10:07:20 AM
Morning all, I won't say "good morning" as we know you're not feeling up to par JP.  Hugs.

They close school around here some days that it's ok in town, but there are hilly back roads that can be treacherous if it's slippery and/or real foggy.

My sister has been working on a little place between Capitan and Carrizozo, NM.  It's pretty flat, but mountains on three sides, she loves it when she goes over there.  Glad you won't be throwing rocks Pat.  ;)

Awww little Holly, I love it.  :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 07, 2015, 10:09:46 AM
HI Jewelies!  Sunny and chilly this morning, but getting ready for a very nice weekend.

obsver... My daughter has always put too much pressure on herself... she would come home crying if she got all a's on her report card, except one b.  I would tell her that was fine, but not good enough for her.  My grands both do good mostly a's, but the youngest one is like her mom, and the oldest one just wants to stay out of trouble.  lol  You should try one of those fried eggs on your dry muffin.  I like them with a slice of cheese, too.  My muffins aren't dry though...  lol

JP... Thanks for checking in this morning.  Hope you have a decent day!

cal... Holly sure did grow a lot last year, didn't she?  She looks so little in JP's pic!  Of course, she WOULD look little next to the biggest bear around!!  lol  Hope you can let the girls out all day today!  Like obsver said, I think a break for you would be nice, too!

rues... I bet you would have open arms for my grand!!  You need a grand!  lol 

blschue... Looks like you're making good time!  Safe travels!

Hi Nora and Pat!  Miss seeing ALL our Jewelies!

Hope all of you Jewelies have a nice Saturday!  I'm going to work outside after the grands leave today!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 07, 2015, 12:32:25 PM
Hi cal!  Nope, haven't heard from the doctor yet... maybe this week.  Almost three weeks now...  ???
The state of SC got their computers hacked a few years ago and they paid for everyone to have credit monitoring for two years.  Seems like it would have been a lot cheaper for them to protect their computers in the first place.  This hacking is getting out of hand!  Too many criminals these days...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 07, 2015, 03:56:42 PM
I appreciate all the offers for help and getting me food.  I did a job with a frozen Stouffer's Turkey tetrazinni and stuff in my fridge so I am doing as good as I can.  Here is a selfie.  OUCH!

(http://arthritisbroadcastnetwork.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/bigstock-Human-backbone-in-x-ray-back-25701863.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 07, 2015, 04:25:38 PM
Pat... Thanks for the kind words!  I can't imagine not seeing my grands as much as I do.  I know some grandparents raise their grandkids, but I wouldn't ever do that... I can't imagine!  I found out today that we have one more home basketball game this coming Monday, some kind of playoffs, I think... then the rest are away games.  After that, I won't see the kids as much as I have been lately!  but,... I can live with that!   :)

JP... Your selfie makes me hurt just looking at it!  After being outside raking weeds and stuff, I'm heading towards my back looking like that, too!  Had to come in...  I hate getting old.  Glad you have something to eat, and chocolate covered cherries?  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 07, 2015, 06:14:40 PM
hi cal!!  I was thinking the same thing about that being a good puzzle!!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 07, 2015, 06:30:25 PM
Willi, are you getting anything from the Pineapple express? Just saw all that mess from it on the news.
Jp, glad you are eating and taking selfies! :D My lower back feels like your selfie right now! Cutest pic of Ted and Holly.
Cal, it's supposed to get really cold next week so your mud will freeze and make it better for you! I heard about the mess with Anthem on the news. They said so many businesses don't have their files encrypted and  that's why this is happening. Last fall Home Depot was hacked and we got an email from them saying that our account may have been compromised. Crow had used our Visa there so our bank issued us a new card, just in case. I would think that all businesses would use what ever measures available to protect their info. Hope you get to relax and enjoy your Brit Coms tonight! :D I should have remembered that yours are on tonight not last night, because my were on this morning! :D
Ra, I should have worked outside today since it was so nice out. Instead I cleaned house because Crow was at George's.  I like to clean when Crow isn't home because he gets in the way! I did go out and poop scoop though. Went to our Mex Restaurant for dinner and found out that Deiter isn't German! He's from Honduras! :D I'm not very good in judging ones nationality apparently! :D
Obsver, sometimes I like my eggs over easy so I can dip my toast in the yolk! Other times that grosses me out! :D I LOVE calicos! I hope you decide to make yours an inside cat! I've had 3 calicos. Heidi Lou was my first calico. She lived to be 15. Then Cali came as a stray. She was around 13 when she passed. Now Stella will be 16 in April. Our local Humane Society recently opened up SPOT, a low cost spay/neuter clinic, hoping it would help the overpopulation of cats and dogs. I hope it helps but you know there are idiots out there that wouldn't take the time to take their pets there.
Hi Pat, Nora, Blshue, Dlong!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 07, 2015, 06:49:42 PM
Hi rues!  What did you have for supper?  Something good?  I'm not good at accents either... my daughter can tell what state you're from!!  I don't know how she does it!  I didn't get to work outside as much as I wanted... darn backs... sounds like a lot of us are dealing with bad backs!  Is it going to be nice there, too, tomorrow?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 07, 2015, 07:05:41 PM
The BALLET, cal??  lol  lol  lol

cal... Why don't you paint your kitchen something really different?  That would be cool!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 07, 2015, 07:18:45 PM
Hi Ra, I had a taco salad and Crow had a fajita.The food there is always good.  I always order a diet Coke and Crow has a diet Mt Dew. Last week and today Deiter brought my diet with a lemon slice in it! :o I thought last week when he did it, it was a mistake but apparently that's how he distinguishes it from regular coke. ??? Weird, never had a lemon in my diet! :D Tomorrow is supposed to be in the 50's again then later in the day rain is coming. Later in the week we are back in the 20's as highs! :(
Cal, where ever Crow and George went they took the 4 wheelers and they wore camo. :( I don't think it was the ballet!  Wish Crow could go to FL with Jim! A whole week alone would be a vacation for me. I have a bathroom that needs repainted. Just can't decide what color.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 07, 2015, 07:45:32 PM
Nite, cal!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 07, 2015, 07:52:42 PM
Nite, Cal and Ra! :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 07, 2015, 07:59:59 PM
Nite, rues!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 07, 2015, 08:08:16 PM
Nite, Pat!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 07, 2015, 10:25:21 PM
Cal lots of rain and wind.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 08, 2015, 05:03:02 AM
No Update Just Highlight Videos - UPDATE February 7, 2015

Juliet - February 7, 2014
Cub peeking - February 7, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150207_Juliet_20140207.jpg)
Lynn was busy all day, so tonight it will just be highlight videos from Juliet's den a year ago.

Tonight's video has two parts, each 6 minutes long. With the cubs gaining strength Juliet is staying busy. In part two, 3:11 into the video, at 2:04PM Juliet startles. It sounds like something is climbing around on the brush pile.

 


Part 1
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4SAJgWCpoI
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/119022560

Part 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPjvZACJIWs
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/119022561

Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Thank you for all you do.

Staff, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 08, 2015, 05:21:09 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/BB16986566E?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on February 08, 2015, 05:48:36 AM
Good Morning Friends, hope you are all staying warm. We have had a ton of snow with more on the way for the next few days.
We had an ice back up, and my kitchen ceiling got those awful wet marks, my house is only about 5 years old. We will have some painting to do when it all dries out :(

Hope you all are well and stay that way :-*.  Have a nice Sunday!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 08, 2015, 06:57:32 AM
Just a "Good Morning" to you all.  I do not think the pain medicine is working because I am having a rough start to the day.  But, I am hoping for improvement and will try to see my primary care doctor tomorrow.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 08, 2015, 09:12:52 AM
Pat, your family is gorgeous!!!You must be too. We need a selfie of you. Lol (you and Topper)

Jp, I am so sorry about your !#^** back. I know how miserable and uncomfortable it can be. Very careful hugs to you.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 08, 2015, 10:19:41 AM
still waiting for the selfie, Pat
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on February 08, 2015, 10:48:01 AM
My sister loves it in NM.  She has a smallish place a couple miles outside of Carlsbad, TX and had her eye on the NM place for a long time.  The guy had the basic little place up and framed in, well, and septic in, then met a gal and she convinced him to move to Arizona, so he put the place up for sale.  She is going to finish off the carport at the one end for an extra room for her painting, she loves to paint.  It's real small, but all she needs and on five acres.  She put her wood stove in when she over there in the fall.  There are a couple things she's finishing up on her TX place and wants to sell it.

Little, but she'll be happy there... (note -- it's the little western type building in the forefront, the regular one in the background is a neighbor)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-wHwGyc1iL1Q/VNeP8yDl55I/AAAAAAAANSA/SKs-iHqnMKc/s800/Little%2520house.jpg)

Looking east...
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0KFPuercpCU/VNeP80VBJyI/AAAAAAAANR8/Mc6rLlmv0wQ/s800/Looking%2520east.jpg)

Looking north...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0SCg4aSIZz8/VNeP8yvA3-I/AAAAAAAANRw/dqv1c397dvc/s625/Looking%2520north.jpg)

Looking south...
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vaMZaSUPIEc/VNeP9nc84rI/AAAAAAAANSE/ATZzJtDBiqg/s800/Looking%2520south.jpg)

Rainbow...
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0VaCr1NF7pY/VNeP9oRG_bI/AAAAAAAANSI/Ax9KU_tWlw8/s800/Rainbow.jpg)

Oh JP that "selfie" looks sore!!  :-\

How are your travels coming along Blshue?

Could Joe head out with Jim and Crow?

Nice looking family Pat  :)

Wish you were feeling better JP. 

Good morning all............
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 08, 2015, 11:52:48 AM
Lol Pat, the DMV pictures are awful!! My Costco card one looks like I barely survived an major car wreck!

Nora gorgeous pictures. Great spot for a painter
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 08, 2015, 04:41:03 PM
blschu, sorry you are sick. Sounds like food poisoning to me. Ugh

I am worried about Jp and his back.

Shoot never saw old uncrumpled pic of Pat. Did anyone save it. If Dana looks like her she must be pretty.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 08, 2015, 04:53:16 PM
Hi Jewelies! It was 67 this afternoon! Yay!! Sunny and windy how wonderful. It's clouding up now and rain is near.
Pat, you have a very nice looking family! Nice to be able to put a pic to names we are familiar with! I'm with you, the only pic I allow is on my drivers license!
Willi, I don't remember any pic of Pat either! Cal probably remembers! Hope you don't get too much rain.
Nora, your sis's place and the area is so pretty. Looks like a nice place to live. Do you think you and Joe would ever move there? That rainbow is beautiful!
Blshue, how awful to be sick while traveling. Glad you feel better now. Did you do any gambling? :D When in Vegas, I played the slot machine and quit while I was ahead. I won $20! :D Then I went up to our room because I couldn't stand all that noise coming from the slot machines...cling, cling, cling! So annoying. Continued safe travels!
Cal, so you did some painting today! Good for you getting ahead start on spring cleaning! Did you get to watch the Brits last night?  What did you and Susie eat that made you both sick on horseback?
Jp, darn it, I wish your meds were working for you. Glad you are seeing your doctor tomorrow.
Deb, how awful about your ceilings. I hope spring comes soon for you.
Ra, were your temps as warm as ours today?
Obsver, how about your temps? Warm? Did you bring Miss Calico inside to stay?  Oh, I hope you did!


Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 08, 2015, 05:57:47 PM
Oh my gosh, Cal, you and Susie were ornery little stinkers! :D Your poor mom probably thought you two were resting all tucked in bed!  Then she peeks in to see how you are doing only to find you both are AWOL! :D Did your mom have many grey hairs?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 08, 2015, 07:24:47 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Beautiful day today... I got a lot done outside, but have SO much more to do!   Supposed to be nice tomorrow, but I need to do laundry and work inside.

JP... Hope you're feeling a little better today... We miss you here.   :)

cal... You were such a stinker when you were little!!  Your stories are so funny now, but I bet your mom didn't think so at the time!  lol  Sneaking out the window!  OH, MY!  lol  Sounds like you have started your spring cleaning early!  Have you ever tried one of those Mr. Clean magic erasers?  They are amazing and work really well on doors and woodwork, and on stainless steel sinks, and tubs, and bathroom sinks, and lots of other stuff.  I actually cleaned the siding on the back of my house with them one year!   

Pat... You have a lovely family... who do the young men belong to?  I vaguely remember seeing a pic of you... dark hair, right?  I don't like my pic being taken either.  Sounds like you got stocked up today!

Nora... Your sister's place looks amazing!  What a beautiful area... to have mountains that close on three sides is so cool!  I can't imagine living in a place so tiny!!  I bet she spends most of her time outside anyway.

blschue... Oh, man... food poisoning on your trip.  How awful!

rues... Yes, it was beautiful here today... probably about 70o!  I was working with a t shirt on today.  Started out with a flannel shirt over it, but it didn't last long.  Next week is supposed to get back down to normal and a little chillier.

Hi obsver and willi!  Everyone else, too!  I'm going to watch the Grammy's...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 08, 2015, 07:37:18 PM
Hi, Jewelies! Sunny, calm and warmer today, with snow turning to slush in some places. Bischue, many years ago, I came down with food poisoning at night in an old pop-up camper. Barely made it outside and down to the campground restroom. My face was white. I blame in on the crab bisque I had for lunch. At least you are in a warmer climate now. Hope all goes well and you have some fun. You're due!  Pat, if I'm remembering correctly, I saw a pic. of you and the resemblance to Elizabeth Taylor is striking. Jp, your pain is grieving us all. I'm glad you are going to the doc. tomorrow. Please keep us posted. Cal, paint sure refreshes walls, doesn't it? Rues, the calico is still in. Her name is Julie. She's been staying both in the basement and an upstairs bedroom. I've started bringing her into the main part of the house for a short while. The other cats despise her--hope that changes this week. They have their blowtorches out and primed! Maybe they will at least learn to coexist. Ra, I watched Top Chef--they are in Mexico and just had to fix tacos  with refried beans for supper. I'm going to have to get one of those magic erasers. Boy, cal, your sister & you were a handful!!!! No wonder she got out the BAM! How in the world did you ever even feel like going out?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 08, 2015, 08:18:27 PM
Pat... That is the pic of you that I remember seeing!  You DO look a lot like Elizabeth Taylor!

obsver... When I buy the magic erasers, I always get the original ones.  They have several different kinds and have been made by other manufacturers, but I still like the original ones by Mr Clean.  Good luck with your other cats liking Julie... Lily still doesn't like Handsome... she still growls and spits at him.  Of course, he likes to play a little rough...   :o
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 08, 2015, 08:53:25 PM
Yep, ra, I'm not expecting miracles. Nite, Jewelies!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 09, 2015, 05:25:11 AM
uliet Worried - UPDATE February 8, 2015

Hairy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150208_HairyWoodpecker.jpg)
About 50 seconds into Part 1 of Juliet's highlight video from a year ago today, at 1:05:55 AM, she hears a sound, moves her ear, and raises her head. She licks nervously. An animal is touching the den or is on it. The noises continue. Juliet ends up clacking her jaws followed by a lot of nervous licking, while the cubs continue to nurse. About 25 minutes later, Juliet lifts her head and looks and listens into the darkness with a narrowed, worried muzzle. We say darkness because we don?t think Juliet can see the infra-red light that lets us see her. The cubs (all 3 visible) are strangely silent. Are they contented after nursing, or was there something about Juliet?s breathing that spoke of danger? When we?re with bears, their breathing pattern tells us their first sign of anxiety. Are these cubs picking up on that already 16 days of age with their eyes still closed? With the temperature at 28 below zero F, one would think the cubs would protest more loudly about Juliet raising up for a prolonged period. There are always multiple interpretations for observations in the wild and it is hard to be certain. With Lily Fans watching with us for so long, we aren?t the only ones who notice unusual behaviors and wonder what they mean.

Part 1
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQERpj7i0lk
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/119068187

Worried Juliet - February 8, 2014
Worried Juliet - February 8, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20140208_Juliet_20150208.jpg)
In Part 2, also about 6 minutes long, Juliet and the cubs are active. Midway through the video (about 3:22 PM), Juliet approaches the camera to rake bedding and then backs up over the far edge of the bed to urinate or defecate. A cub gives a particularly high-pitched scream at 3:23:11 PM (15:23:11 at the top of the screen) as it tries to climb the edge of the bed without any contact with Juliet.

At 8 PM (20:00:00), a cub again finds itself on top of Juliet away from the warmth of Juliet?s underside and breath. The cub protests loudly. As it turned to take the right direction to warmth and security, we got our first glimpse of a tiny appendage that seems too far forward on the belly to be anything but a male.

Part 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3szO2c7QLeE
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/119068188

Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Cub climbing on Juliet - February 8, 2014
Cub climbing on Juliet - February 8, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20140208_Juliet2_20150208.jpg)
At the WRI, woodpeckers particularly enjoyed fresh suet as this female hairy woodpecker showed.

Peter and Ryan will be back at work on Monday to show more of their handy work. Ryan will be bringing many special lights to show a new kind of magic after learning some tricks of lighting from Doug Hajicek on Friday. Lily Fans will remember Doug. He is the one who put the Lily?s Den Cam Team together in 2010 and then went on NBC Today twice to make Lily the number one search topic in the world on Google. Doug?s know-how was a big factor in bringing so many of us together. And he continues to help.

Along that line, I just heard from Martyn Stewart that he has the trickling water sounds we need to augment the ?leak? in the beaver dam Peter and Ryan will be working on tomorrow.

So many people stepping up as needed.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 09, 2015, 08:41:20 AM
last night I must have lost a post. I think Pat looks like Elizabeth too!
jp, how are you??
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 09, 2015, 08:59:28 AM
I am hanging in here.  My primary care Dr. Is out of town for the week so seeing him is a no go.  I have an appointment with an orthopaedic doctor Wednesday morning.  I will have to make do in the meantime with pain meds if they get too severe.

Thanks all for your concern.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 09, 2015, 09:11:52 AM
Good morning, Jewelies!  JP... Thanks for checking in.  Sorry to hear your doctor is out of town though.  Hang in there!

I remember seeing a pic of willi...  Sitting on a rock, if I remember right.  Very cute!

cal... Hope your dentist checkup goes well and drinking your flavored water has helped your teeth!  Have a safe trip!  Sure is a closeup pic of the woodpecker in the update today!  Haven't said in awhile... Thanks for the updates and puzzles and dog shames every day!

Raining here this morning.  Glad I got to work on my yard this weekend!  Have a good day, Jewelies!  Hi to all!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 09, 2015, 09:33:33 AM
Pat, this was in 2012 when Ivy and I were in much better shape. I was walkerless The good old days.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 09, 2015, 10:39:32 AM
Thank you Pat, you're a sweetheart!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 09, 2015, 12:31:05 PM
Hi cal!  Sorry you have to get a root canal... especially in the front.  One thing about the shots... it only hurts for a minute... you've had stuff hurt way more than a minute, right?  And, you have dental insurance... that should take away some pain, too.  lol   $5 a bale, is a really good deal and third cutting is really good, too.  At least, it used to be in MI... it was the best. 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 09, 2015, 12:33:07 PM
Does anyone know the story on the Eagles4kids nest?  I happened to go over to their thread and they're talking about a whole new pair??  What happened to Larry?  I know what happened to Lucy, but was wondering about Larry...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 09, 2015, 01:56:14 PM
Hi Jewelies! Cold and rainy today. It was still 55 at 11pm last night and now it's in the low 30's. :(
Jp, sorry that your doctor was out of town. Our family doctor seems to always be out of town when we need her. Wish your back would give you a break. Hate that you are in pain. The ortho doctor should be able to help.
Cal, sorry about the root canal. I've had 3...one on my front tooth and the other 2 on molars. I think the numbing shot hurts worse afterwards because the shot area is sore. At my last visit the hygienist told me I had a crack in a filling on a  lower molar. I didn't get to see the dentist that day because it was election day and he was at the courthouse. He was running for re election as county commissioner. Sadly he lost, so I'm sure when I see him next visit he will want to fix the tooth.  Knowing him, he will want to do a cap and not fix the filling.  What do you mean by 3rd cut alfalfa? Does it get better or worse each cutting? Nonfarm girl me wants to know! :D
Pat, I remember your Liz Taylor pic! I had forgotten that was you! No wonder your kids and grandkids are so good looking...they get it from you!  How nice of Dana to take you shopping!
Obsver, yay, Julie is staying inside! That's a nice name for her.  How did the name come about?
Ra, those magic erasers are great! They get black marks off of everything!   I didn't watch the Grammy's but I did see a clip of that nut Kanye. I wish someone would tell him to get off the stage. I haven't kept up with Eagles 4kids since Lucy disappeared and the new female started hanging around.
Willi, now I remember seeing your pic before, too! Very nice pic of you and Ivy! Love the color of your hair and pretty smile! :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 09, 2015, 02:00:46 PM
Let's see... We've seen pics of cal... Pat... willi... JP... Nora... me...  Hmmm... somebody's missing...   ;D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 09, 2015, 02:45:24 PM
Thanks, Pat...  I hate that Larry is gone, too.   :'(
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 09, 2015, 03:18:21 PM
Thanks all.

Maybe we all need to see refresher pics again.

Sorry about your tooth,Cal. I have a molar that needs a root canal.I can't get an appt. for a month. It hurts.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 09, 2015, 05:42:29 PM
Cal you must have really good dental ins! Ours pays 100% on our cleanings twice a year but hardy pays anything on other things.   Thanks for info on hay cuttings!
Pat, thanks for info on Eagles 4 kids nest. I'm going to believe that Lucy and Larry are together forever!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 09, 2015, 07:35:55 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Went to out playoff basketball game... girls and boys both won... boys won by twice as much as the other team!  You guys are so lucky to have dental insurance... I don't have it and I don't get a break either.

cal... Bert is such a smart dog, isn't he?  Glad you like the book!  I don't think our teacher is the only one we haven't seen... Have you seen rues?  Have you seen blschue?  Have you seen Deb?  Chippy has been gone so long... guess she's busy.  Poor Jim and the hay!  We used to cut and bale and load and unload our own hay.  The more you handle it, the heavier it gets, and the higher the stack you have to put it on!   It's definitely hard work!  By the time we were done for the day, my arms felt like rubber!   

rues...  I've seen Crow, and Robin.......  ??

When I opened the door to come in tonight, Lily jumped over my extended foot and escaped.  She's such a bad girl!  Now, she won't come when I call and I have to worry about her until she decides to come home.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 09, 2015, 08:51:00 PM
Well, girls, I might be too old to learn how to post pics.!  lol  lol  Cal, I know the root canal work sounds scary, but it might go better than you think. I have several friends that have told me it went much better than they thought it would. Keep staying away from the pop. Your whole body will benefit. You might be able to head off additional teeth & bone problems.  Rues, a lot of my past pets have been named after students--Katie, Jessica, Samuel, Jared, Riley, etc. Now Julie.  My daughter tells me she isn't a calico. The only white is on some of her legs & tummy. Her torso is huge patches of orange & black. Ra, is your daughter sensitive to sounds at all? Mine likes a really quiet room if she is concentrating. She doesn't watch much tv, because she doesn't like the sound. Willi, I remember your beautiful hair from your pic., and of course the gorgeous Ivy! Pat, since you did so much shopping, we won't nag you about groceries for awhile. Hi, Dlong, neva, deb, nora!!   Nite, Jewelies!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 09, 2015, 09:19:30 PM
Hi obsver!  Julie is a calico if she has white, black, and orange patches.  Did you know that almost all calicos are female?  Once in awhile, one will be male though.  No, my daughter isn't sensitive to most sounds.  She gets annoyed at some repetitive noises, but loves tv and movies and would watch tv 24/7 if she could.  She says it's my fault... tv was my babysitter when she was little. lol 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 09, 2015, 09:52:23 PM
Obsver, my Stella is mostly white with a few patches of grey and orange. I didn't think she was a calico but our vet said she was. She said calicoes are generally white with patches of black/grey and orange/red colors. My other 2 calicoes had more black and orange patches on them than they had white. Your Julie sounds like a calico to me!
Ra, congrats to both teams!! Are the finals this weekend?  I posted a pic of myself once...it was a Christmas pic with me and my presents. I was 2! :D Your daughter and I have something in common...I could watch tv 24/7, too! :D. Our old vet, he's dead now, told me that he saw a male  calico once in the 30 some years he was in practice!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 09, 2015, 10:33:38 PM
LOL... blschue!  lol  Now... how OLD is that pic??  lol

rues... My Lily is considered calico, too... white mostly, with some black, brown, gray, orange and blue eyes.  She finally came home and is in the doghouse now.  lol  No petting from mama tonight.   >:(
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 10, 2015, 05:18:33 AM
uliet?s Gentle Retrieval - UPDATE February 9, 2015

Cub on a walkabout
Cub on a walkabout - February 9, 2014  (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150209_Cub_20140209.jpg)
The cubs were noisy in this evening's highlight video. Juliet seemed tired.  A little after 10 PM (in the second half of this 4?-minute video) a cub becomes separated from the family and screams continuously.  Juliet is slow to respond, she has heard screaming off and on all evening.  Then she realizes the cub is not next to her.  It is lost, eyes not open yet, and moving away from her.  She sits up and gently uses her chin and paw to snuggle the cub with the others.  She tucks her head under her and breaths warmth onto them as they nurse. Temperature was somewhere between 13 above and 20 below zero F.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCylNeuCXyc
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/119132344
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

At the Bear Center, the Northwoods Ecology Hall Live Cam showed that Peter and Ryan got the pond in place complete with a stream of ?water? leaking into it from the beaver dam. Peter and Ryan are not only good, they enjoy doing it, including placing taxidermy pieces that Lily Fans donated.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 10, 2015, 05:48:27 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/171697DC4CE?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 10, 2015, 06:19:30 AM
I keep reading about being missed.  Really, I am not gone.  Just hanging around as an uncomfortable GOM.  Truthfully, I am more comfortable this morning.  That  could be indicative of a return to my normality.  I hope so.

I feel so sorry for those of you being beseiged by the terrible, heavy snowfall that is taking place in the country.  And to those who face significant dental procedures.

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 10, 2015, 08:26:49 AM
I managed to sit still long enough to work Holly's Den in 4:15
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 10, 2015, 01:38:46 PM
Hi Jewelies! Sunny and cold today. Back up to 50 tomorrow and then the deep freeze this weekend. Robin is supposed to go skiing this weekend at Snowshoe but she's rethinking that because it's supposed to only be high of  17 all weekend there with lows zero and below. She's never skied before and I think she may also be a littled scared she might fall and break a leg or something! :o
Ra, after I went to bed last night I wondered if Lily had come home! I'm so glad she did! I hope you have forgiven her now!
Blshue, I knew Cal would bring my family into the cousin thing! :D
Cal, Drama is growing fast! Can you tell yet if he will be alpha dog? Molly has a sore on her foot, too. Hers is between two toes. Got an appointment for Boo at the new vet today for his stinky ear and to get his bear claws trimmed. Probably take Molly so they can look at her sore. Hate to take both dogs together. Molly gets so jealous with Boo around. Downtown was very good Sunday. Won't spoil it for you, so watch it online if you have time.
Jp, maybe it just took the meds a little time to kick in! Glad you are more comfortable today!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 10, 2015, 07:13:39 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Another nice day here, but only one more, then cold again.  Well... I guess it IS still winter...  lol

GOMJP... Hope your doctor appointment goes well tomorrow and they can figure out what will make your back feel better.  Glad you're feeling a little better today.  Is the doctor there in the Keys or do you have to make the trip to Miami?

rues... Hope your trip to the vet went ok and the dogs behaved themselves!   No, Lily is still in the doghouse... she knows better than to run out when I open the door when it's dark outside.  Good luck to Robin if she goes skiing!  I tried it... once.  Not for me.  I was in high school and we had a ski park just a few miles away that a lot of my classmates went to, so they talked me into going with them.  lol  We lived on a lake so I also did some ice skating... I shoveled a rink for us.  My skates were only size 3, so when I outgrew them, that was the end of my ice skating career.  lol  I was a whiz at roller skating though... until the rink burned down in the middle of the night.  We lived right across the street from the rink.  My skates burned up in the fire.

cal... Polly coming tonight?  Gosh... these weeks sure do fly by fast!  Today I went to a flooring store and got a few samples.  I want vinyl in the new bathroom, and the one I like best is actually the cheapest one of the samples!!  Usually it's the other way around!

blschue... Yum!  Fresh oranges!

Hi to everyone and hope you all have a good evening and sleep well tonight! 

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 11, 2015, 05:12:39 AM
Juliet, Holly, Courses - UPDATE February 10, 2015

Hoary Redpoll
Hoary redpoll surrounded by common redpolls(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150210_Hoary_Redpoll.jpg)
Juliet may be the best cub wrangler we?ve seen yet. In today?s 8-minute video, Juliet shows more of her gentle wrangling like we saw last night when she used her muzzle and paw to gently guide the errant cub back into the fold. I was surprised that she didn?t pick the cub up with her teeth as we?ve seen other mothers do. Juliet is also less vocal than other mothers we?ve watched?even after giving birth. It was difficult to tell when each cub was born without the grunts we?d come to expect from Lily and Jewel. But today, as Juliet was nudging a cold, screaming cub back underneath her with its siblings, she did give some grunts of concern. The temperature during that 10 o?clock hour was edging up from a low of 23 below zero F toward the high of 3 above. Juliet is a gem?but then, that?s how we feel about all the bears we?ve come to know well.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GNJF3Me0CM
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/119165113
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Holly became active and curious about what was going on with her Den Cam today. Scott and I had wondered how we could create a better view of her den. The snow and tube present white surfaces that make the camera reduce the aperture, leaving Holly looking darker than we?d like for good viewing. Scott tried to fix it, but there was no way at this point to improve the situation. The way it was installed was the best it could be. The activity made Holly check out her Den Cam like we?ve never seen her do, and a Mod captured it all on video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KLcOHPp1pQ&feature=youtu.be&hd=1.

A Lily Fan asked if the Black Bear Field Courses this year would have the restrictions that the DNR imposed on us when we were still under their permit. No. We?re back to the way things have been over the years. Participants will truly be able to learn all they can safely learn like we did before the restrictions were imposed?having experiences that many participants claimed were ?life changing.? Plus new activities suggested by past course participants. We?re looking forward to the fun of meeting bears, meeting participants, and learning together.

Out the window, a Hoary Redpoll (Acanthis hornemannis) has joined the big flock of Common Redpolls (Acanthis flammea). Hoary Redpolls are lighter and grayer with a slightly larger body, shorter bill, and paler rump patch. The Hoary in this flock was throwing its weight around, making the common redpolls give it a little extra feeding space. In the past, I?ve been amazed how quickly these arctic birds tame down. Today, they flew when I moved my camera inside the window, but were calm when I stepped out onto the porch. In years past, I have put my hand (full of seeds) by the patch of seeds they were feeding on and shortly found them sitting on my hand?both Common and Hoary Redpolls.

I?m not sure how I did it, but whenever I buy something on Amazon, a box appears suggesting I switch to the Amazon Smile page where prices are the same but a percentage goes to the North American Bear Center. If everyone did that, the percentage could make a difference. (Editorial note: go to http://www.smile.amazon.com and sign in to your Amazon account, then choose the North American Bear Center as your preferred charity. Click here for more info: http://smile.amazon.com/about/ref=smi_ge_ul_lm_raas)

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 11, 2015, 07:26:30 AM
Took me 8:00 to read that back x-ray!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 11, 2015, 08:27:53 AM
Hi you guys..me and sister getting ready to go to town..i made a short video of drama and calihoula and took some pictures so you can see how much he grew for this week..i think he caught up with the houla..

http://youtu.be/Or-eW-RKSt0

Drama...

(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r538/calhounds/drama%2040b_zpsfswm3xfy.jpg) (http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/calhounds/media/drama%2040b_zpsfswm3xfy.jpg.html)

Drama and Scootie..

(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r538/calhounds/drama%20and%20scootie%201_zpsbn9m25xi.jpg) (http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/calhounds/media/drama%20and%20scootie%201_zpsbn9m25xi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 11, 2015, 12:21:18 PM
Good afternoon, Jewelies! Sorry, rues, but I am really cracking up at cal and her cousins comments about you. Remember, I think you are a very nice person, but I just can't help laughing at her! lol  (I'll bet ra is laughing, too) Bischue, my head is spinning, trying to follow your family connections stuff. Don't you feel left out that you aren't going to experience the next deep-freeze like some of us will be doing soon? I'd love to have one of those oranges fresh from the tree, especially when I see the prices at the store!  I'd be cautious about getting medical procedures south of the border. I've heard of some bad things, such as cement used for fillers for plastic surgery. Cal, I love the pics. and video. I put my little computer on the floor and had two cats clustered around, listening to the dogs. Jp, is this the day you go to the doc.? We're supposed to get hammered with snow, starting at 11:pm, snow all day tomorrow and be lots colder for the next week or more. Jp, get ready for a lot of Jewelies company!!!!!  Hi, Dlong, neva, pat, deb, Willi!! 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on February 11, 2015, 02:28:53 PM
Hi Everyone! Hope you all are well and keeping warm. It isn't too bad here today, we have had so much below zero this year.
Drama is adorable and growing so fast. Every winter Scooter has the itchy skin, so trying stuff from the Vet and homemade remedies. JP hope you are feeling better.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 11, 2015, 03:08:15 PM
Hi Deb! hope you are keeping warm!!

Hi Obsver!! I was outside picking up poop man that wind is freezing sister said suppose to be colder tomorrow came in and saw on the tv the second best exotic marigold hotel with bill nighy love him judith dench and maggie smith love them and that guy who ran the first one..also this time richard gere in it. march 6th..i can't wait to see it!! i listen to the drama video and tv really blaring away!! i took another one with drama calihoula scootie and other dogs..

http://youtu.be/7dmTTBIJvVE
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 11, 2015, 03:21:50 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Nice again here.  Wish I could be outside working, instead I'm waiting to go clean the office tonight.

cal... Love your videos and pics!!  Your kitchen is so clean!!   :D  Hi Polly!

Hope everyone is having a good day!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 11, 2015, 05:24:41 PM
I have had an OUCH! day.  Went to the vampire this morning and gave him all the blood he asked for.  Went to the orthopaedic doctor this morning.  He changed me to Percocet from hydrocodone-acetomenephen .  He assured me that my problem is, in fact, the back and not something else as I had imagined.  I told him I did not like to take pain medicine as it might be habit forming.  He said it wouldn't be a problem at my age. LOL and then said I had my choice take the med or suffer the pain.  He also referred me to a neurologist who specializes in pain management.  The earliest I could get an appointment there is April 15th so I scheduled that.  All these doctors are local and I do not have to leave the island for any of this.  I will hope for a slow improvement as that is the way things have worked over the years.   I think I will change my forum name from jpalmken to jgomken.

I need to get my mind off my back and so I will work some puzzles.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 11, 2015, 05:44:16 PM
My back hurt for 8:16.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 12, 2015, 05:30:19 AM
Holly's visitor investigates - UPDATE February 11, 2015

Pine GrosbeakThis 3?-minute highlight video starts with cute, noisy cubs protesting the cold and separation as Juliet rises for a stretch at 3:27 PM. Temperatures were approaching the high for the day around 3 degrees F below zero. It ends with Juliet and the cubs settled and nursing at 6:14 PM as darkness falls and temperatures are plummeting toward a low of 32? below zero in this unusually cold winter.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IsWFcoFklI
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/119171273
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

At Holly?s den today, the vole took its turn at investigating the lens. Somehow, Holly detected the active little visitor and lifted her head. She looked closer and closer until the vole left. Holly never looked alarmed. As soon as the vole left, she tucked her head under and went back to quietly spending the winter. Temperature 7? above F. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8QarQPXo7c&feature=youtu.be

A new bird visited the feeder today?a Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator), about the size of a robin. We?re near the southern edge of its usual winter range, so we see this beautiful bird most winters.(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150211_PineGrosbeak.jpg)

A Lily Fan who uses the Amazon Smile program we mentioned last night sent another tip on how to help the North American Bear Center when you purchase online without spending a single extra penny. She said, ?If you install IGIVE, your purchases will generate an even bigger percentage for the NABC. She said she and her friends use IGIVE for nearly everything they buy online. Thousands of retailers participate. http://www.bear.org/website/how-to-help/igive.html

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 12, 2015, 05:40:29 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/451699622CB?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 12, 2015, 08:56:15 AM
(http://www.allgraphics123.com/ag/01/9605/9605.gif)

Sharon is the bear of the day.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130507_Sharon.jpg)

I can report a comfortable, long sleep, night.  Have not had one of those for some time so I must be getting better.  The combination  of muscle relaxing pills and the Percocet are entitled to a standing ovation.

I hope all are getting a warm up period before the next wintry blast arrives.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 12, 2015, 09:17:51 AM
Yay jp!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 12, 2015, 10:27:18 AM
Hooray, jp!! What good news!!!!!!!!!!!  We didn't get the snow we were supposed to get, but the temp. is going down. The snow we do have on the ground has a hard crust. Maybe the snow moved on out east--they sure don't need it! I saw on tv one of those snow melters Boston has been using. Interesting. Hi, Polly!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 12, 2015, 11:26:39 AM
Hi Obsver Hi Willi!! Sister says hi!!!! it was freezing at the walmart today..temp is at 16 wind chill is better is it is at 5 instead of -5..put hay out for the girls so cold out there in the wind..gas was 2.04..so good bye to the dollar something...me sister and jim got our power ball tickets did not win the big one of course but i got the power ball number  19 so i won 4.00 and paid 2. for the ticket so i won 2.00!! 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 12, 2015, 11:37:58 AM
Hot diggity dogs got it in 4:17!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 12, 2015, 12:45:04 PM
Hi Jewelies! Got an inch of snow over night. It's almost all melted now but there may be flurries this afternoon. It's the bitter cold that's coming over the weekend that's got all the weather guys talking about. Robin has decided to go on the skiing trip now because  a couple  of the girls said they weren't going outside. :D Instead they are going to hang out in front of the fireplace. That's exactly where Robin plans to be!! :D
Cal, we ended up not taking Molly with us to the vet because her sore toe looked better. I really like this vet's office and waiting room because it is so much cleaner and nicer than our other vets ofc. Boo weighs 103lbs! The vet said they didn't stock that type of ear med that you recommended so she gave us a type that uses a spray pump...one squirt every 24 hrs. She said the stinky ear should be cleared up in 7 days. She said if this didn't work, she could order the one you recommended. Loved your doggy video and pics. Drama is one big boy! :D Laughed at the dog shames, yesterday's and today's! Your kitchen looks all sparkly clean! Hi to Polly!   Love the t shirts in Janice's pic! :D  We won $4 on the lottery, too. I'm in a pool with my 2 sisters and 19 is one of their powerball numbers. They play the lotto together but haven't spoken to each other since Dec 2013! ::)
Jp, yay, you feel better and got some needed sleep!
Obsver, I saw the snow melter thing  on the news. Never heard of such a thing before!
Ra, did you have to work late yesterday?
Hi everyone!



Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 12, 2015, 02:51:44 PM
I went on Safari with that dog,  4:38
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 12, 2015, 03:09:41 PM
wow jp you are better! going on a safari with that dog!

hi rues! you got the powerball too! i was thinking all you sisters! hey what about that one and saw dont speak but play the lotto together....now if that doesnt work for boos ear you have her order it. remember at first griz started out every two weeks jumped to once a month then on from there. happy molly is better..this really cold weather is well really cold! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 13, 2015, 07:55:08 AM
Wolves, Deer and Slide Show for Ecology Hall - UPDATE February 12, 2015

Wolf Track
Wolf Track (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150212_WolfTrack.jpg)
Part 1 of the 2 six-minute videos opens before dawn with Juliet and the 3 cubs seeming relatively unfazed by the wind and temperatures 32? below zero F this day last year. They nurse and protest less than expected when Juliet briefly sits up, exposing the cute cubs.

At 7:52 AM, as the sun is coming up (sunrise is officially at 7:36 AM), a cub pokes at Juliet?s arm, which Juliet raises, reminding me of when I crawled into Dot?s den back on February 7, 2003, and poked her leg with a tiny camera. Dot raised her leg, allowing me to insert it under her, giving the BBC some unprecedented shots of cubs about the same size as Juliet?s.

Despite the cold, Juliet eats snow at 10:52 AM

Deer Mouse in Juliet's Den - January 12, 2014
Deer Mouse in Juliet's Den - 01-12-14 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150212_Juliet_Mouse20140212_.jpg)
In Part 2, at 11:03 AM, just a couple minutes after Juliet may have performed toilet duties on one of the cubs, she herself backs up to urinate or defecate or both for a couple minutes.

At 1:18 PM, a Woodland Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus gracilis) climbs the logs quiet as a mouse. Juliet doesn?t stir. Unless Lily Fans can remember better than I can, I think this is the first deer mouse we have recorded. I believe the others were all voles. This mouse is the first critter we?ve seen in Juliet?s den.

At 5:23:40, Juliet again eats snow to end the video.

Part 1 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmKaV5WRpNs
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/119199886

Part 2 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RgKf7H9vNc
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/119199933

Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Raven Track
Raven Track (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150212_RavenTrack.jpg)
A Nature Note: This morning, on the dirt road a half mile from the WRI Cabin, a flock of ravens flew up revealing the skin and bones of a nearly completely eaten wolf-killed deer. This winter has had about 25% less snowfall than usual, making it easier than usual for deer to run in the woods and harder for wolves to catch them. When the snow gets deep, deer often use plowed roads. I haven?t seen many deer on the roads yet this winter. Maybe it was the six inches of recent snow that made this deer come out on the road. But deer hooves can slip on hard-packed snow on well-used dirt roads. Wolves also use roads when snow gets deep, and their pads and claws probably give them better footing. The deer might have fallen when wolves started to chase it. Wolf and raven tracks were everywhere. In the 12 hours since I last drove that road, all that was left of the deer were the head, legs, bones, and scraps of meat on the rib cage. In the last decade or so, deer have become more abundant here than ever in history. There will be much more about deer in the Ecology Hall.

If any Iowans missed the showing of Lily: A Bear?s Life last night on Public TV, it will show again at 1 AM on Sunday, February 15, if you want to record it. We are seeing good responses to this documentary.

Wolf Scent Marking
Wolf Scent Marking (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150212_WolfScentMark.jpg)
Behind the scenes, we are gathering many pictures for several purposes. For the outside of the building, we are selecting 10 pictures that will each be 10 feet tall. For the upper walls of the Bear Center and Ecology Hall we are selecting many pictures that will each be at least 2 feet tall. We are also downloading many pictures for the touch-screen kiosks and for the TV monitor that will show pictures of the wildlife whose sounds are being played in surround sound in the Ecology Hall. To speed all that up, we bought a computer and scanner yesterday, and a Lily Fan volunteered to learn how to scan slides. Thank you.

Deer taken down
Deer taken down (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150212_Deer.jpg)
More help is needed, though, to make the slide show to go with the sounds. For that we are looking for a skilled volunteer with graphics experience who can design a professional-looking slide show using both video and audio clips. Shortly, we should have the photos, video clips, and sounds for approximately 50 species of Northwoods wildlife. The task is to create an attractive slide show with interesting transitions. The slide show will then be loaded onto a flash drive and inserted into the big screen TV for constant playing in the Northwoods Ecology Hall. A full position description for this Slide Show Designer can be found at bear.org/website/volunteer. If you are interested, please fill out an application on the same page. If you already have an application on file, just express your interest in the position at [email protected]

It is taking many people to put the Northwoods Ecology Hall together with all its parts.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 13, 2015, 08:00:12 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/05169A2D218?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 13, 2015, 08:19:26 AM
(http://images.yuku.com/image/bmp/80c1634e7c691df43737a4681bed633e1d2a1ebc.bmp)

Juliet.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140517_Juliet.jpg)

Just the greeting this morning since it was so late before I could get into the forum.  Apparently Amy had it undergoing some update.

Best wishes for you all.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 13, 2015, 09:00:39 AM
Good morning, Jewelies!  Brrr... cold here today, but the sun is out!  So it looks nice out there...  lol  I was going to post last night, and Amy was doing some spring cleaning, so I couldn't get on the forum!

JP... Nice to see you!  Hope you have a good day!

cal... I was going to tell you that we have a little restaurant here in town called Diggity Dogs!  lol  Did you and Polly get to play your game at all this time?  Sure is cold there!  I was wondering why they had to post that pic of the deer in the update... seems like the graphic oration would have been enough...

Hi to everyone... hope all are warm and have a nice Friday!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 13, 2015, 05:18:34 PM
I am a music buff and have never figured out how to post a song in the forum so that anyone who wanted to could open it up and play it.  It seems that one way is to post a URL for it from my DropBox folder.  Then when you click on the download button it goes in your Downloads folder and shows a little box in the lower left of the screen.  You can then play it by clicking on that little file box.  I thought I would try it with this Polka, "Just Because"


https://www.dropbox.com/s/svgnaq23o0wfuvz/Just%20Because.mp3?dl=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 13, 2015, 07:47:49 PM
Hi Jewelies! Where is everyone?  I am frozen. It's just way too cold for me! I need summer.  Robin talked herself out of the ski trip.  The mountains got 8 inches of snow yesterday and another 8 is predicted for tomorrow with below 0 temps. They predict that Sunday morn the wind chill will be -41! :o  Since she had that incident with the black ice she's a little gun shy.  So she is staying home. I'm glad because I won't have to worry now! I know that's selfish of me. ::)
Cal, I'm glad that the wolves and the ravens were fed but I didn't need to see what they ate! We have a little hot dog restaurant, too, down the street called Hot Diggety Dog! I don't like their sauce or their steamed buns.
Jp, nice pic of Juliet! I'll check out your polka after I finish here!
Ra, that sun is deceiving, isn't it? It looks warm out but it's freezing!
Hi to all the Jewelies out there somewhere!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 13, 2015, 08:02:58 PM
Hi rues!  Quiet here, isn't it?  I'm glad Robin decided to stay home...  now WE don't have to worry about her!   ;D  They're telling us we may get as much as 4 inches of snow this Monday night!  Tomorrow is supposed to be really, really cold.  I'm not used to this cold weather!  On April 1, I'll have lived here for 30 YEARS!!  That's almost half of my life!  lol 

I hope everyone is safe and warm in their beds!  Time to watch Hawaii 5-0.  Later, gators!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on February 13, 2015, 11:56:57 PM
Hi Jewelies  :)

I want the temperatures to stop jumping up and down! My poor joints are acting up. But I wanted to be the first to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow.  :D I hope everyone gets to say "I love you" to someone.

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z447/dlongkc/Valentines%20Day/cute-valentines-day-animated-gif-image_zpsikqbscxs.gif) (http://s1190.photobucket.com/user/dlongkc/media/Valentines%20Day/cute-valentines-day-animated-gif-image_zpsikqbscxs.gif.html)


I hope you are all resting well tonight.  :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on February 14, 2015, 12:25:51 AM
Here are a couple of sweet pictures for you  :)

This is a picture of Lun Lun and her first cub Mei Lan at the Atlanta Zoo. Lun Lun is the mother of the twins Mei Lun & Mei Huan. Mei Lan is about the same age in this pic as the twins are now. So sweet!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_ctsKmvArO4/VNz0jeAPLcI/AAAAAAAAJTw/VHXRjgfkWIc/w396-h525-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B252015%2B161654.jpg)

These are some older pics of the girls. They have been posting a lot of older pics because Mei Lun & Mei Huan are in the weaning process and will be living away from their mom in a month or so.  :( I'm glad they will still have each other.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ea2QBsVoOgs/VNVOegYNGoI/AAAAAAAAJSI/ztTsBvrMTEQ/w736-h506-no/d2b6b9c6f8c28d9c039ff4129a8ea379.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1dq1K735Zbo/VNVOjODR5nI/AAAAAAAAJSQ/tyYeLNXnoq4/w500-h333-no/ddc8679d8557845be1c621756e9f6fca.jpg)


This is Bao Bao at the National Zoo. She is just having a little bamboo snack. What a cutie!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-vsVX1opE-i8/VNz2XCBWUPI/AAAAAAAAJVI/NwsmHf_2sUI/w617-h408-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B2122015%2B121854.jpg)

This is Bao Bao and her mom. I just think this is a funny picture!  ;D

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Mffo-MhCOzY/VNVOYhTiFHI/AAAAAAAAJR4/6mhdj5DH2C8/w448-h299-no/10959407_10152690900238553_2401401740522651737_n.jpg)

Earlier this week was the first time this mom Andean Bear let her kids out of the den at the National Zoo. Aren't they cute? Notice the cub in the back has it's paws around it's sibling.  :)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fcwz7PW51AE/VNVOb6NDr2I/AAAAAAAAJSA/GcXpD8tiq2o/w759-h563-no/1975043_10153041569897902_456571791157509735_n.jpg)

This is one of the Katmai brown bear cubs from this summer. They are so beautiful and very cute!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CZKURiRcyzI/VNPxx-HRHkI/AAAAAAAAJRo/7MUgzo9VEVY/w845-h563-no/10411722_928694063822059_4317489430212059010_n.jpg)

And this is Holly. She took a selfie this week!  ;D

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And finally, this is the nest of Bella and these are her two babies who hatched this week. I love to watch the hummingbirds. Makes it feel a little like spring. You can watch Bella and her babies here: http://www.bellahummingbird.com/

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PnnecVKayYI/VNz29tqmSVI/AAAAAAAAJVo/sUyUTKRZMkY/w659-h448-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B2122015%2B122405.jpg)



(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z447/dlongkc/Good%20Night/44_zps6129e6d4.gif) (http://s1190.photobucket.com/user/dlongkc/media/Good%20Night/44_zps6129e6d4.gif.html)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 14, 2015, 04:24:13 AM
(http://marysol09.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/good-morning-graphics-and-greetings-97.gif)

Here is a happy Honey.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130604_Happy_Honey.jpg)

I am definitely feeling better this morning and hope to get even better as the area warms up.    We have had a series of days in the 60s, this morning is 58o.  I do want to join in by wishing all of you a:

(http://www.turnbacktogod.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Valentines-Day-Wallpaper-14.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 14, 2015, 04:46:59 AM
Good morning, Jewelies! New Mexico, Arizona and Florida sound pretty appealing right now! Bischue, Pat & Jp, we'll enjoy warmer places through your comments!! We never got the snow predicted, but due for some tonight. The latest went north of us, closer to Lake Michigan. This may be the winter I wear out my thermals!  Gas is holding at $2.29, as of last night. Julie, the calico we brought in is loving being in the house, and the others are giving her half-hearted blow torches instead of the serious ones. I think they are resigned that they are stuck with her. I should have spelled her name Jewelie. The student I named her after is in her 40's. Dlong, loved your pics.!  Can never get too many panda or bear pics.!  Cal, you are probably out doing chores, jp, bet you are awake, too. Rues & ra, we got some take-out fish at the local fish fry last night. Boy, anything that tastes that good has to be bad for you! I did zap some brussel sprouts in the micro-oven and opened some vegetarian baked beans, though. Now that Valentine Day is here, the stores will go from red & pink to green for St. Patrick's Day. Today is a good day to tell all of you again how glad I am to know all of you and how special you guys are!!!!!  Jp, thanks for the beautiful valentine !!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 14, 2015, 04:50:02 AM
Yours, too, Dlong!! So glad you are living where you are and hope it gives you comfort and peace of mind. Jp, it also starts my day on a happy note that you are feeling better!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 14, 2015, 05:19:04 AM
Valentine's Day Fun - UPDATE February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Fundraiser
Valentine's Day Fundraiser (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150213_ValentinesFundraiser.jpg)
Lynn Rogers is taking a couple days off to spend some time with his lovely wife Donna, fitting since it is in fact Valentine's Day weekend. Who knew he was such a romantic?

Speaking of Valentine's Day, Lily's fundraiser team is hosting a Valentine's Day fundraiser tomorrow from 8 am - 6 pm CT on the NABC's Facebook page. They have a fun-filled day planned with an auction, trivia and more. All proceeds will go towards the purchase of flowering plants and bushes for the bear enclosure (which will produce natural foods for the bears), additional trees to further beautify their habitat, and the much needed cedar chips the bears love to roll around in. You can join in the fun at https://www.facebook.com/NorthAmericanBearCenter.

Today at the NABC, Holly spent a bit of time working on the piece of cardboard that has been in her den. Here is a video from her cam. http://www.wildearth.tv/videomark/holly-chewing-piece-cardboard-021315

A year ago today, Juliet had a quiet cold day in the den. There wasn't much activity, but what there was is in this 7 minute highlight video. We see a nice example of grooming as well as tearing up a branch for bedding. The only sighting of a cub was in the last scene where you can see slight movement from one of the little cubbies as it nurses. Possibly just the back of the cub, not enough to really see much. They stayed warm under Juliet the entire day. It was a low of -11?F and a high of 11?F last year on this day.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmZhaM5xUzI
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/119602814
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Thank you for all you do.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 14, 2015, 05:29:44 AM
Happy Valentines Day!

(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r538/calhounds/Happy%20Valentines-Tibet-2014.001_zpsoghte2oq.jpg) (http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/calhounds/media/Happy%20Valentines-Tibet-2014.001_zpsoghte2oq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 14, 2015, 07:34:49 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/C91699624E1?z=0

In my cold apartment things have slowed down.  It took me 4:42
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 14, 2015, 09:03:31 AM
Happy Valentine's Day Jewelies!

(http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u480/Dean_Adam/37.gif)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 14, 2015, 09:35:25 AM
The wind is really roaring through here!!  Sorry, rues! I hate to pass it on to you, but I sure don't want it, either!!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 14, 2015, 09:57:07 AM
Hi Jewelies!  Happy Valentine's Day!

http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/9B055D4DF832

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 14, 2015, 11:08:06 AM
Cal and Obsver, so far your wind gusts haven't made it here...yet! But they are coming later on today! Thank you both for sharing! :D
Cal, yep Wednesday was Boo's 10th birthday.  Here's a pic of him with his birthday teddy bear...
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/boos%2010th%20birthday%202-11-2015%202_zpslzmhyj56.jpg)
Pretty horse in your Valentine pic! I'm going to check out the bears Facebook fundraiser in a bit. Loved the dog shame! I've never done a Taylor Swift puzzle before! :D
Jp, pretty flower Valentine! And love happy Honey! Wish it was 58 here! :D
Dlong, great panda pics! Really like the Katmai bear cub and the cubs from the National Zoo! Love Holly's selfie! Thanks for the hummer link and your kitty Valentine!
Ra, thank you for the pretty red rose puzzle! Do you get the grands anything for Valentine's Day?
Obsver, duh, I'm so dense...I didn't even think about Julie/Jewelie name for your sweet calico!  :D I'm glad she is happy inside and the others not too upset with her being there! Half hearted blow torches are better than whole hearted ones! :D  Do any of your former students know you name your pets after them?
Blshue, I wish I was there with you! 80 sounds so yummy about now! I bet my knuckles wouldn't be hurting if I were with you! Enjoy your time there!

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 14, 2015, 12:13:06 PM
Happy birthday Boo!! I have that same quilt!

Happy Valentine's Day too
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 14, 2015, 12:50:19 PM
Willi, love Ivy and Henry's Valentine outfits! So cute! Ivy is so good to let you dress her up like that!  How cool that we have the same quilt! I love the colors in it. I had an old flannel bath robe that was the same blue/green tartan plaid as some of the quilt blocks in the quilt so I cut the robe up and made 2 valances for my bedroom windows! :D
Cal and Obsver...your howling wind has made it here! :o Got to hang on to your hat if  you wander out!! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on February 14, 2015, 01:29:40 PM
Happy Valentine's Day My Friends :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 14, 2015, 03:21:00 PM
Yikes, you guys sent me a blizzard! :o Take it back! :D 
Cal, Boo says thank you for the cake! All he got was a Little Debbie cake at our house! :D
Deb, thanks for the pretty roses! Hope you don't get anymore snow!
Pat, thank you, you are so sweet. Thanks for the eagle pics!  Here's a pic of Molly and Stella...
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/molly%20on%20valentines%20day%202015_zpswpreqq1t.jpg)
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/stella_zpscuepaupt.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 14, 2015, 03:35:01 PM
I got ra's rose in 5:43.  I like that color.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 14, 2015, 04:11:41 PM
We are having white-out conditions, howling wind, drifting snow, and the roads are terrible!! I thought we still had it all, and was surprised you are getting it already, too, rues! Thanks for sending pics. of dear, sweet Boober. He's adorable! Molly is beautiful--quite striking looks--Stella is beautiful, too!! Glad Robin didn't go skiing. Cal, that Drama is like having a kid in his terrible two's! Keeps you busy!!!! Willi, we never get tired of pics. of your cute, sweet pets!!!!! Pat, glad you are having better temps. than we do. Ra, are you back full time to Cheetos? For some reason, I'm hungry for red hots, and I haven't had those for years.  I used to put some in applesauce when we made it at school in a big crockpot. Jp, please keep on keeping on. We love it when you feel good!!!!!! Hi, deb! Are you getting much snow, or is it all going to Boston? Hi, neva, bischue, nora!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 14, 2015, 04:22:40 PM
Molly and Stella are beautiful

Oh Pat, how cute a new bobblehead. Thanks

obsver, stay warm
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 14, 2015, 05:08:52 PM
Thanks all for the kind words about my 4 legged kids! It would sure be lonesome without them! :D
Obsver, come get this howling wind and sideways snow! :D I don't want it! :D  Robin is very happy that she stayed home! She and Wilson are cuddled up watching Netflix!  I have some red hots. I put them in hot cider and in applesauce or I just grab a few and eat them! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 14, 2015, 07:30:10 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Wind is howling big time here tonight!  Hope it doesn't blow our power out... I worry about the trees when it's this windy.  Sounds like a lot of us have this nasty wind today!   We're supposed to get about 4 inches of snow Monday night/Tuesday morning, then some ice, then snow again.  Yuck!!  Hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day and didn't eat too much chocolate!   :)

dlong... Love your pics!  I just don't see how the pandas could get any more photogenic!  So cute!  and the Katmai cub looked like a stuffed animal!  So cute, too!

blschue... Hope you're having fun and enjoying the warm weather.  You're going to be spoiled and won't want to go home!!

Pat... Thanks for the pics of the Berry College eaglet!  My next door neighbor is from there and her uncle used to be the president of Berry College!  Small world!  No, I didn't spend the day with my grands... the oldest one was cheering at the basketball tournament and this wasn't their weekend with me anyway.

Deb... Nice valentine!  Hope you're not getting all the snow up there that it looks like on the weather map!  What part of the state do you live in?

JP... So glad you're feeling better!  Hope it has warmed up for you today!

obsver... You were up early, early today!  Bet you'll be going to bed early tonight!  Is it too late to change Julie's name to Jewelie?  That would be sweet! 

rues... Love seeing your pets pics!  Stella is a pretty little thing!  She still doesn't like Wilson?  I got all my girls a little candy for Valentines Day... gave it to them last weekend, so probably long gone by today!  lol  My daughter called and said that the Middle School basketball teams were in the end of the season tournament today... boys lost their game, but the girls won.  No more home games... the game we went to on Monday was the last game ever to be played in that school.  They have built a brand new HUGE high school, and the middle school kids will be moving to the old high school.  The current middle school has foundation issues and will probably be torn down.  My oldest grand will go to the new high school and her class will be the first to spend all four years at the new school.

cal... I don't remember what song was playing at the end of the Blacklist... Old age??  lol  Love the mustand pic!  Do you like Taylor Swift's songs?  I do!  She is so talented!  Rich, too!  lol

willi... Ivy and Henry are the best behaved dogs!!  They look like this is something that they do every day... is it?  lol  Such precious pics on all the holidays!

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 15, 2015, 05:08:30 AM
(http://images52.fotki.com/v734/photos/1/1419188/7009984/Goodmorningfriendsgirlbear-vi.gif)

Braveheart with Barney and Dandy. 

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130822_Braveheart_and_cubs.jpg)

It is 59o in my apartment this morning and I am hardly able to move,   I took some Percocet to see if that will help but mainly, I am heading back to my bed and all the warm covers.

The warmest wishes I can think are being sent to all who need them.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 15, 2015, 05:25:46 AM
Happy Valentine's Day! - UPDATE February 14, 2015

Juliet's cub - January 14, 2014It was a day of fun and games on the North American Bear Center's Facebook page! Thanks to all who participated, and the bears thank you too!
(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150214_Juliet_20140214.jpg)
A year ago today, Juliet had her plate full with fussy cubs. She more than once looked out of the den as if to ask what to do. We did get some nice views of the cubs though. To see for yourself, here is the video...


YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpp0f26eDH0
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/119632792
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Thank you for all you do.

Staff, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 15, 2015, 08:25:42 AM
Good morning Jewelies! It's 8 degrees outside! :o  The bright sun shining is very deceiving. There are still wind chill warnings out till later today. I plan on staying inside!
Cal, we went out to eat Friday eve for Valentine's. I think half the areas population had the same idea we had ... try to beat the Saturday crowds! We went to a local family owned Italian restaurant and had to wait 40 minutes for our table! Normally we would not have waited that long at any restaurant but Crow was craving their French onion soup! Yesterday we had leftovers!  Your raccoons are very tame. I think they know they have it good living with you! Hope you get to go out to eat later. You deserve to be waited on!  Going to try to do the puzzle on this iPad. I think it's hard to do them on it. Love the pic Janice sent you! I'd like to see Kanye mess with those two! :D
Jp, love Braveheart's kids names, too! Gee whiz, my house temp is warmer than yours! Of course, I have my furnace set on 70! Hoping you warm up quickly today!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 15, 2015, 12:46:15 PM
Cal, I didn't know you could still buy vhs tapes! Hate that you get so cold out doing your chores. I get chilled just reading your posts! Spring can't come soon enough for me! I bet your kitchen looks real nice with fresh paint and new curtains! Enjoy your dinner out. Crow said the soup was well worth the wait!

Ra, somehow I missed your post last night!! Just now read it! You live in the south, you aren't suppose to get inches of snow! :o That Monday storm is supposed to stay to our south. Thank goodness. But it could change direction and we could get some snow. :( How cool your grand is going to a new school next year. A county north of us opened up their new high school after Christmas break. It's beautiful construction. They built it to look like an older building not some modern looking thing that would soon go out of style. It has all the latest technology and the students are thrilled to go there. The old school will  be torn down. They think they can get $1 million for the property!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 15, 2015, 03:17:00 PM
I helped Ted with his straw in 4:59
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 15, 2015, 04:13:26 PM
Well, crap. The  weather guy now says we may get 2-3 inches of snow tomorrow afternoon and up to 5 overnight! :(  Ugh.
Jp, hope you warmed up!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 15, 2015, 04:59:49 PM
Ugh Rues, sorry

Jp, hope you are feeling better
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 15, 2015, 06:10:09 PM
Thanks Willi! Here I am complaining about a mere 5+ inches of snow and then I see on the news what the northeast is dealing with! I best keep my mouth shut and stop complaining! :D

Robin is sooo glad she didn't go up that mountain!  They got 20 inches of snow in the past 48 hrs which left the roads treacherous. A couple friends sent her pics as they were travelling down the mountain this afternoon on their way back to NC. Whew, am I glad she decided not to go! I'm sure her little Honda would have gotten stuck in the snow!

Hope you all have a nice evening! Stay warm everyone! You, too, Jp! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 15, 2015, 06:28:23 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Winter storm warning for tomorrow... starts at 7am. I usually leave at 6am, so I called the guy and told him I was going to play it by ear tomorrow.  Bad thing is... now they're saying we might get more ice than snow... hope not, that scares me about the power going out.  Today I froze some milk jugs of water and hope they keep the freezer cold if it does go out. It's not supposed to warm up until Friday, so no thawing anytime soon either.  Bummer.

Are you guys watching Saturday Night Live tonight?  My favorite all time skit on that show was the "goat boy".  I hope he shows up... Seems like the guys name was Jim Brewer, but not sure.  It was hilarious!  Anyone remember him?  lol

rues... I saw New England on the news tonight, too.  Can you imagine??  Wow.  Hope the snow misses you.

cal... Hope you went out for supper tonight and had something yummy!  Love the stuff that Janice sends you!

JP... Hope the weather warmed up for you and your meds worked today. 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 15, 2015, 08:20:25 PM
Hi cal!  Glad you had a good meal at the Mexican place and saw your friends, too!  Hope you don't have to go out tomorrow and glad Jim was driving!  SNL has been pretty good so far!  So many people on there!  Did you see Bradley Cooper making out with Betty White??   :o  :o  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 16, 2015, 04:24:16 AM
(http://image.blingee.com/images17/content/output/000/000/000/639/562751665_1382945.gif?4)

Don't know this mama bear (not in Shadow's clan) but she has her paws full with 5 cubs.

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee487/jpalmken/bearquints1_zps82c075f1.jpg)

My aches and pains are diminishing and the weather is warming up, 62o this morning in my apt.  (64o outside).  Maybe I should move outside.

My sympathy is with the many of you who are going through this hellish winter.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 16, 2015, 05:36:20 AM
Back From Beethoven, Juliet Active - UPDATE February 15, 2015

Juliet and her cubs - January 15, 2014
Juliet and her cubs - January 15, 2014  (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150215_Juliet_20140215.jpg)
Valentines Day was a great time for Donna and me. We drove to the Twin Cities for a double date with our daughter Colleen and her husband Nick to hear and see Beethoven?s 9th Symphony wonderfully performed by the St Paul Chamber Orchestra. The prelude was love songs from that era performed by the orchestra and soloists?appropriate for Valentine?s Day.

Meanwhile, Lily Fans were having fun online with the fun and games surrounding the fundraiser for flowers for the bears. The flowers will double as habitat for pollinators which are in decline over much of their habitat. Thank you for your help on that. Looking forward to seeing the flowers blooming and the trees and berry bushes growing.

Tonight?s 10-minute highlight video from February 15, 2014, showed Juliet and views of the cubs mostly hunkered down in the wee hours of the morning with temps around 17? below F, and then active in the afternoon with temps around 14? above F. About a minute and a half into the video Juliet stood up, which is a luxury she has in this spacious den.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcen9CgObeM
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/119634780
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

It was good to go and spend time with the family, but it is also good to be back. Can?t wait to see the progress on the Northwoods Ecology Hall.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 16, 2015, 05:56:03 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/A5169AF5C8F?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 16, 2015, 09:20:17 AM
Ra & rues, sounds like you are going to have a lot of ice. Atlanta has declared a state of emergency, I saw on the news. I wonder if past times they've been through this has caused them to get more equipment to deal with this. Of course it's expensive. Ra, I would not have thought you'd be having this kind of weather. It will make you think you are still in Mich.!!!   Cal, I recorded the SNL show--have watched a little bit of it. Have you looked in any stores that sell work clothes for people who work outside? I don't know if the gloves would be too thick for chores or not. The grand is off today, so we are going to take her to lunch, and then she has a dental appt. at 3:10. One of the joys of retirement has been being available to do all sorts of stuff like that, since my daughter works. Have any of you cat people ever googled videos for cats? I put my little laptop on the floor, put something over the keys, and Julie spent 15 min. watching birds & squirrels.  Pat, somebody has to have good weather, so it might as well be bischue & you!! Enjoy!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 16, 2015, 09:32:26 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/A5169AF5C8F?z=0

I got the Decorah Eagles Valentine in 4:28
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 16, 2015, 11:51:25 AM
Hi Jewelies!  I wasn't going to work today, but I woke up early and decided to go for it!  I left the house by 6am, worked fast, delivered some flooring samples back to a couple of stores, and beat the ice/snow.  It's now sleeting... the weatherman said it was snowing here, but it sure is noisy if it's snow!  lol  They're calling for less snow now... only about an inch, but the ice...   :o  They closed the schools at 11am.  I saw a snow plow on my way home!!  Yikes

cal... Hate that your hands are getting so cold that they hurt.  Oh, boy!  What fun!  Root canal this week!!  You lucky dog!  lol  Did you get a whole lot of snow last night?  Just think... you could live in Boston...  That should make you feel better!  I enjoyed the SNL show... didn't know why Kanye West and Miley Cyrus had to sing though... I don't like either one of them.  I always love to see Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon dance together!  That was one of my favorite parts.

obsver... Nice that your grand had today off.  Our schools don't celebrate President's Day... what a shame.  My cats don't pay any attention to the tv or laptop... until they hear a hawk or eagle cry!  Especially Lily... she must know to be careful when she hears that sound.  Handsome... not so much!  lol

JP... Sounds like you're having a heat wave!  Up to 64o outside!

Pat... Why did all those cubs have white collars on?  That wasn't their coloring, was it?  I couldn't tell...

Hi to everyone else!  Hope you are having a good day and staying warm!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 16, 2015, 12:30:16 PM
Sure!  Be there about this time tomorrow!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 16, 2015, 12:35:29 PM
Hi Jewelies! So far not much snow here but there's ice under what has fallen. Right now the snow is little bitty stuff. Counties south of us are really getting pounded.

Cal, glad you and Jim had a nice dinner! Nice that you got to see Libby, Missy and Denise. Don't tell Bud... I had to laugh when you said he looked like a snowman! :D Now tell him I said... poor forgotten Bud left outside in a snowstorm! I watched Downton last night and Crow watched SNL. I could hear him laughing like crazy so I know he was enjoying it. He yelled up to tell me when Paul McCartney was singing so I turned it over. I hate to see him as an old man. :(  Downton was good last night.

Jp, glad your apt was warmer this morning! Sitting outside in the sun and taking in some warm rays sounds good to me!

Obsver, how sweet of you to let Julie watch wildlife on your laptop! She's a lucky little kitty to get to live with you inside! I'm so glad you brought her inside to stay.

Pat, love the bear pics! I liked Downton last night, too. Finally some happiness for Edith! 74 sounds wonderful!

Blshue, aren't you glad you left MN! :D

Ra, schools in our county were originally closed today for the holiday. Then they took it way and made it a make up snow day. Last night they announced a 2 hr delay and then this morning they changed it a snow day! So now they have to make up a make up snow day! :D Crow said the only part of SNL he didn't like was when Kanye was lying on the stupid floor! He didn't mention Miley but I know he can't stand her either.



Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 16, 2015, 12:38:29 PM
Cal, heated gloves is exactly what you need!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 16, 2015, 01:11:53 PM
Ra & rues, hope you can stay tucked in today! That ice is dangerous!  I like Justin & Jimmy, too. Can't stand Kenye (?) west. Al Roker on the Today Show said that he should just shut up, and I agree. Miley has gone down the tubes, and look what happened to Justin Beiber. He was making millions, and he is wrecking his career with all those wrong choices. I wouldn't mind showing the world that I can handle millions much better than those two kids! lol  We took the grand out to lunch, so now we're at our house until we take her to the dentist. We only live 7 miles away. Cal, I wish you could stay tucked in today, but know that ain't gonna happen. Hi, jp, Dlong, Willi, all other Jewelies!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 16, 2015, 01:45:12 PM
Pat... Thanks for the cub explanation!

Did I see our teacher say "ain't"??  Wow.

Right now it's not doing anything outside, but it's 32o and I see tiny, little icicles on my bushes.   :o 

rues... Glad most of the bad stuff is south of you!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 16, 2015, 03:03:30 PM
Miss Rose out of the barn...dogs barking at her...She did not take off running today...

http://youtu.be/8jFsBV8RVGA
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 16, 2015, 03:17:39 PM
Soda with her mask on to protect her eyes..

(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r538/calhounds/soda%20t%20800x600_zps6yi6wf4s.jpg) (http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/calhounds/media/soda%20t%20800x600_zps6yi6wf4s.jpg.html)

My Roxie..

(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r538/calhounds/8eb35722-7277-4479-8939-91097625165d_zps58omdclx.jpg) (http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/calhounds/media/8eb35722-7277-4479-8939-91097625165d_zps58omdclx.jpg.html)

Roxie in her favorite place the barn..

(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r538/calhounds/ec7071eb-f7d4-483f-91dd-fbcb300e02b2_zpspsgku3gn.jpg) (http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/calhounds/media/ec7071eb-f7d4-483f-91dd-fbcb300e02b2_zpspsgku3gn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 16, 2015, 03:53:13 PM
Hi cal!  Boy, Roxie is a beauty!!  Why doesn't she have her winter coat like Soda and Rose?  Poor Soda has to have that thing on her face.  Do you take it off in the barn?  I love that you are taking videos of them for us!!  Is that Bud, with the deep voice, talking to Rose?

The weather is really bad... we have a big ice storm in progress.  The ground is getting covered with white... only it isn't snow, it's ice pellets.  Some places are supposed to get up to 3/4 inch of ice!!  Hope not here!!  We could count on no power for a long time.  One quarter inch of ice takes out the power... just imagine 3 times that much.  Poor trees and bushes.  My driveway is covered now.

My remodel guy was here a little while ago.  I've been finding everything I want on line and in some of the stores around here and printed out pages of everything I want... light, countertop, floor, faucet, sink, door.  I think the guy was surprised at my organization.  lol  Maybe I scared him a little, too.  lol  My daughter won't talk to me about the bathroom.  She's upset that her husband isn't going to do the work.  I told her that if HE was going to do it, I would have him do the work, but I can't afford to pay all his guys to do it and I like HIS work better than I do his guys'.  Sad that I can't tell my best friend (her) what I have found and that I'm getting excited about it. 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 16, 2015, 04:42:44 PM
Cal, love the video and the pics! Which dog's voice was echoing? The girls look so pretty out there in the snow! I'm so happy that you are sharing more pics and videos with us.  Love  to see them! You are right, your house does have a very steep roof!  Can I come to your house for dinner? I like what you are serving. We are having frozen Red Baron pizza. I made an apple pie..want a piece? :D

Ra, gosh, that ice is scary stuff! Stay inside!! We are still getting the  fluffy little bitty snow bits. Little or not it is  still accumulating. Thankfully it's not the wet stuff so it's not staying on the trees or power lines and easy to shovel. Just a little north of us there is no snow or any warnings at all! Daughters can be so frustrating! I know that for sure! Glad your new bathroom is taking shape!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 16, 2015, 05:11:19 PM
Oh, rues, we haven't even started the bathroom yet.  I have the shopping done though.  lol  I told the guy that I would get the stuff or he could, whichever he wanted to do.  He has to take everything out, so the flooring can be installed.  Then, he can get busy putting it together.  I'll take a piece of that pie, please!  Sounds good!   Remember how you said you almost missed one of my posts the other day?  I've been having a problem, too.  When I click the little box for the latest posts, it goes down too far and doesn't show all of the posts since I checked it last.  You said you would go to cal's for supper and I said, "What?"  I missed that whole post of cal's...

cal... I loved seeing your whole house!  I think that's the first time I've seen it.  It really does have a steep roof!!  You wouldn't catch me up there!  Just my little pitched roof.  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 16, 2015, 05:18:55 PM
They have closed our schools for tomorrow already.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 16, 2015, 06:32:34 PM
Ra, yep, that's exactly what happened when I missed your post!  They've already cancelled school here, too. I don't know how many days they've missed. The kids may still be going to school in late June!  Maybe your remodel guy could come finish Robin's basement bathroom after he finishes yours!! Every time Crow says he is definitely finishing the project this time, something happens to keep him from it. :-\  I've never ever made a lattice topped pie so I gave it a try today...
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/apple%20pie%201_zpsqcz0fmsj.jpg)
I know, it's not the prettiest pie on the block! I'm sure not a good baker like my mom was. I can't believe I took a pic of a pie I made! It's this iPad's fault! It makes it so easy to take pics! :D  You are welcome to a piece! :D  Here's a cute cat video. He looks like Wilson...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPtEdCM4On8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPtEdCM4On8)
Obsver, sounds like you had a nice day with your grand! How was her dental check up? No cavities, I hope! Wouldn't you just love to get the chance to handle millions? Boy, I would!! :D
Pat, I had never heard about those gloves and socks you mentioned. How good of you to donate them to the troops. Hoping your temps rebound for you!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 16, 2015, 06:53:25 PM
rues... I think your pie looks beautiful!  Bet it's delicious!

cal... I want pie, too!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 16, 2015, 06:55:58 PM
This is the flooring I picked...

http://www.carpetone.com/catalog/detail.asp?category=vinyl&p=/p/120224/

rues... My cat Trina used to drink with her paw, too, but never laying down!  lol  That is so cute!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 16, 2015, 07:46:46 PM
Ra, love the flooring, too!  I only got to see it for a second  though because  a box popped up saying I needed to pick a store location or something. If what I saw was what you picked, I love it! 

Crow said the pie was good so you guys can have a piece! :D If it was bad then I wouldn't let you guys have any! :D That was one lazy cat! :D  Time to watch some tv.  See you all tomorrow. Stay safe and keep warm everyone!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 16, 2015, 10:21:53 PM
beautiful pie rues.

ra, I couldn't see your carpet. Some other window jumped on top.

Cal why do you have to wait a year to tutor Drama? They do it at 6 months old here
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: MpMom on February 17, 2015, 04:27:33 AM
CHIPPY,
(http://i.myniceprofile.com/208/20828.jpg) (http://www.myniceprofile.com/happy-birthday-20828.html)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 17, 2015, 04:37:16 AM
(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af358/katndave11/Daily%20Word%20Graphix/Good%20Morning/gmhoneybear.jpg?t=1262138835)

Holly and Lucky Playing.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140702_Holly_and_Lucky_playing_on_falls.jpg)

I think I am progressing two steps forward, one step back.  Today is a step back day.

I feel so sorry for all of you who are being hit with all these storms.

For Dona:

(http://www.picgifs.com/graphics/h/happy-birthday/graphics-happy-birthday-091087.gif)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 17, 2015, 05:26:35 AM
Another Day in Juliet's Den - UPDATE February 16, 2015

Juliet - February 16, 2014
Juliet - February 16, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150216_Juliet_20150216.jpg)
In this 3-minute highlight from February 16, 2014, the family wakes up at dawn with a good view of the cubs protesting the 23?-below (F) temperatures. In the afternoon, with temperatures up to 17? above, Juliet eats snow. At 10:30 PM, the family closes out the day nursing contentedly with temperatures still well above zero.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ykrsheAYD8
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/119640996
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Thanks again for everyone who participated in the Valentine's Day Fundraiser! If you missed out on all the fun and wish you could have helped out, you can still donate towards plants for the bear enclosure. Visit NABC's Facebook Page for more info.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 17, 2015, 08:29:31 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHIPPY !!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 17, 2015, 08:51:31 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DONA!!! Glad you are starting to feel better, and of course we're curious about how things are going with the rabbits, too. I'm so happy to hear from you! Cal, I've never had a male dog, so I'm getting quite an education. With all the chores you have, this awful weather is wearing you out. I hope you get some time to either lie down or sit down during the day. Ra, I really like the floor covering. I'd like to have that in my rooms. Rue, your pie looks perfect to me!! Apple is my favorite kind--never mind a piece--send me the whole thing!!!!!!  The grand had no cavities. Having her here made the day go really fast. Boy, bischue, sounds like you are going through the works. Bet you'll be glad when it's over so you can have some time to relax!!!!! Hi, deb, Dlong, pat, nora, Willi!!!!  I heard on the a.m. news that the Atlanta Zoo is closed today. Somebody knit some warm clothes for those pandas!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 17, 2015, 09:44:49 AM
awww

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVGLpeftwYI
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 18, 2015, 02:05:15 PM
Yay!  We're back!!  lol  Sure was a long time, wasn't it, Jewelies!  I just got an email from dlong...I think we're all going through withdrawals!  lol

We got a lot of ice, a little snow... in fact, it's sunny right now, cold, and snowing... yes, sunny and snowing!!  lol  I never lot power.... very thankful for that.  A lot of people did though.  The s are ok, but there's been no school since Monday morning... maybe tomorrow.  I haven't worked since Monday... I'm sick, of all things.  I have a sore throat and headache.  I ended up calling the doctor's office today to see if I have been accepted as a patient and got a recording saying that they don't have power and leave a message.  My bathroom guy, Dave, is coming tomorrow to start gutting the bathroom.  A guy was here from the flooring store to measure and get the ball rolling on ordering the flooring.  Soooo... it won't be long, hopefully.

Hope all are fine, warm, and healthy.  Talk to you all soon! 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 18, 2015, 02:33:30 PM
Finally!!

The Story of Lily and Hope - UPDATE February 17, 2015

Juliet - February 17, 2014
Juliet - February 17, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150217_Juliet_20140217.jpg)
In this 4?-minute highlight video, a blowing overnight snowstorm delivered snow to Juliet?s den, which she began eating at 9:05 AM. When she rose, we see that part of her back and sides are covered with snow.

In the afternoon, with the temperature about 18?F, we get some cub views. At 3:52 PM, Juliet is busy licking up snow right in front of the camera for about as good a view as we?ve seen. Meanwhile, the cubs continue nursing contentedly without a squawk?even when she turned 150 degrees, shook, and began gnawing at a stick.

What a difference a few degrees makes. We can check the accuracy of that supposition (that it?s temperature) in a couple days when the temperatures get up into the 40?s.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuEdDdHbH9Y
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/119646457
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Just a heads up that Olatz is making her totally unaffordable 5 books ($235 each) available for a very affordable price through the Bear Center. The total for the 5 books in digital format will be less than $20, including shipping. These are the books that captured the whole story of Lily and Hope in words along with over a thousand photos. The story changes everyone?s view of bears. She and we want this amazing story to get out and begin changing attitudes about bears. Olatz is subsidizing the price to make them affordable. She is making arrangements through the Bear Center. We are thankful to Olatz, a Lily Fan, for her dedication to her, your, and our educational mission.

With so many Lily Fans working toward our common goal, amazing things are happening. We look forward to seeing Lily and her (likely) new litter in spring.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 18, 2015, 03:18:40 PM
LOL, cal!  Boston residents!  lol  Guess they don't have anything better to do there!  lol  Big as people!  Did you see that guy on the right?  lol  Good luck tomorrow!  I'll be thinking of you!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 18, 2015, 03:29:14 PM
Chippy,

(http://i521.photobucket.com/albums/w336/frazay99/Happy%20Birthday/bb0401.gif)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 18, 2015, 03:57:47 PM
I mingled with Boston's new residents for 3:26!!


Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 18, 2015, 04:04:46 PM
Glad to see forum back up.  A lot of cold people in Boston.  4:06 Its 68o here today but thy are predicting low 50s tonight.  Reports are maybe down to 40o in Miami.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 18, 2015, 04:17:28 PM
Geez, JP... It's even that cold in your part of the states!!  Amazing!  That's global warming for you...  ??   :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 18, 2015, 04:29:07 PM
Miss Rose and Soda running..I missed getting the whole run on video..this is the tail end...

http://youtu.be/K8Ejs7DA6Os
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 18, 2015, 04:35:23 PM
Hi Jp!! wow that is cold for you and my cousin scott in miami!! i will have to email him give him some trouble!! he moved from cuba missouri to miami beach with pamela and give all us in missouri and kansas a hard time how nice it is there!!  I hope you will be warm tonight!!!

Hi Ra..getting ready to lock up the girls..i had fill them water tanks earlier...did you miss the bus? oh bad weather sorry you couldn't come today all that ice there!! you stay home ra be careful...Is it suppose to warm back up for you?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 18, 2015, 04:58:07 PM
Hi all, Yay we're back

Cal your horses are happy.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 18, 2015, 05:09:32 PM
Hi willi!

cal... OMG!  I missed the bus!!  lol  Tonight it's supposed to be around 8o,wind chill -8!! In SC!!  Geez!!  Record breaking!  Tomorrow the high is 24.  Schools are opening 2 hours late because of the low wind chills.  Supposed to be cold for a few more days.  My throat is killing me today.  My ex wanted to come over and look at the faucets that are coming out tomorrow, he needs them for something..I don't know why... anyway, I told him no.  He can come tomorrow and see them, take them then if he wants them.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 18, 2015, 05:10:55 PM
blschue... Just saw it's -26 in your neck of the woods!  Bet you're not in any hurry to go home to that!!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 18, 2015, 05:43:40 PM
cal... Love your vids!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on February 18, 2015, 06:44:25 PM
Hi Jewelies  :)

I hear there is an egg in Decorah  :D

Cal You will have to be careful tomorrow, it's supposed to snow but I didn't hear when. Loved the video of the girls. Ra that's the way my virus started and I was sick for a month! Rues your pie looked wonderful!

It's so good to have the forum back again. I missed you guys.

Well, the little Atlanta Zoo girls have become grown ups now and are living on their own without their mom as of today. In the first pic, Mei Huan is acting like a teenager and wouldn't get out of bed this morning no matter what the keepers said. In the other pics they are just hanging out being pandas. It's time for their mom to breed again so hopefully there will be another baby to watch.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8GSO0epY9I0/VOUtiFdA3VI/AAAAAAAAJXk/_HwNRyB7iWY/w562-h339-no/10366211_10152715487368553_3270474362692250559_n.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-98x5LSDCxNQ/VOUFZx6sWrI/AAAAAAAAJWk/48fwGfbSVQM/w317-h232-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B2182015%2B121716.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hC7iHPiOl-0/VOUFl0PICyI/AAAAAAAAJWs/dCSm5TgSpYY/w317-h232-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B2182015%2B152751.jpg)

Hi to JP, Rues, Obsver, Pat, Chippy, Blschue, Neva, Willi and all who visit here. I'm pretty sure I've forgotten someone! Have a good night all.  :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 18, 2015, 07:07:23 PM
Hi Jewelies! Sure am glad we are back! Yay!   We got 5 inches of snow yesterday morn so Crow drove Robin to work because the roads were horrible. While he took her to work, I shoveled her drive way and sidewalk. (I know she is spoiled. ::)) Then the sun came out around noon and melted a lot of the snow. Where the snow plows had been the roads were ok to travel on. The high temp was 19. Then this morning it started snowing and it was the same thing all over again. Most roads are ok this evening. The wind is howling and blowing snow around. Tonight lows are forecasted to be -10 without the wind chill! :o Tomorrow high 9!!! :o  I, too, hate this winter and want spring to start right now!!
Cal, thanks for making my pie into a puzzle! If you want a piece of that pie you'd better hurry up because there's only 2 pieces left! :D Awesome video today of the girls in the field! The sky is a pretty blue! I always hear something in the audio...this time I heard a chickadee! Is there a feeder near by?  Cool that a beagle won the dog show! Miss P. is a cutey. Sorry your Jayhawks lost! Crow said he read it in the paper. He's not a basketball fan. Loved the dog shames! Crazy dogs!  Good luck tomorrow at the dentist.
Dlong, great panda pics! Just love those pandas! Wonder how many eggs Mom Decorah will lay this year! If you watch the Mentalist the final episode is on right now!!
Willi, loved the video. Crow liked it, too! The vets around here spay and neuter at 6 months.
Chippy, sorry for the belated birthday greeting! The forum was down by the time I logged in!  Hope you had a fantastic day! Glad to hear from you!
Jp, I don't think I've ever seen that pic before of Holly and Lucky playing by the waterfall. I like it! Gee, it's even cold in Key West! This cold weather needs to stop!! Hope you are feeling better.
Obsver, glad your grand had no cavities! My sis is coming back to Indiana for another "Crank In" next month, I think. It's in a town called Nashville. She said it's south of Indianapolis. Ever heard of it?
Ra, schools are closed here again tomorrow. They've been out all week now. Sorry that you aren't feeling well. Hope you feel better soon. There's something going around here with vomiting!  Robin said she had a client that had to run to the restroom yesterday and puke!  Then at the beauty shop yesterday, one of the hairdressers went home early because she was puking. Bet you are getting excited about your bathroom! Maybe that will make you feel better! Remember, we want pics!
Blshue, when you were in Mexico did anyone speak English or do you speak Spanish? I've heard that meds were cheaper in Mexico. Sounds like you are getting a good deal.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 18, 2015, 07:23:01 PM
Hi dlong!  The first pic of Mei Huan looks like she is throwing a fit and planting her face in the ground!  lol  I hope all goes well for their Mom!  thanks for the pics!  I hadn't heard about a Decorah egg... I bet there will be three again... why change now?  lol

Hi rues!  This cold weather is something!  A high of 9o... Yuck!  Ours will be bad enough at 25!!  If it stays that cold tomorrow, it will smack a record here that is over a hundred years old!

blschue... rues reminded me of a comment I was going to make to you... You WALKED to Mexico??  Because it doesn't take as much time, or what?  Do they have parking lots near the border for people who want to walk?  How far did you have to walk?  Can you tell I'm fascinated?  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 18, 2015, 08:34:50 PM
It is cold everywhere but I am layered up and wanted to post this short video that I captured at 7:11 of the first full view of the Decorah egg.  Officially laid at 6:07 CST

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3noed9ja12858hx/First%20Egg%202-18-15%20.mp4?dl=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 18, 2015, 08:41:15 PM
Thanks, JP!!  Sounds like Mom and Dad have a tv in the nest this year!  Or maybe Dad has a mancave downstairs...   :o   ;D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 18, 2015, 08:41:47 PM
Thanks, Pat!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 18, 2015, 08:52:49 PM
Thanks, JP!!  Sounds like Mom and Dad have a tv in the nest this year!  Or maybe Dad has a mancave downstairs...   :o   ;D

I hadn't realized there was that discussion going on somewhere and could be heard in the video.  I have no idea where it came from.  The time on the video, 7:11 is EST
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 18, 2015, 10:14:32 PM
Congrats M&D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 19, 2015, 05:29:13 AM
(http://www.pics22.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/good-morning-teddy-bear-graphic-for-fb-share.gif)

Bow at the age of 7.  Shes is 9 this year and should have cubs.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130817_Bow.jpg)

Cool greetings this morning from probably the coldest Jewelie inside a house as it is 59o with a north wind of 25-30 mph.  I am not complaining though because I do not have the snow and cold many of you are in the midst of.  I heard the weather channel say that with the wind chill, in Buffalo, NY, it is -15o.  Boy am I glad I moved out of Rochester.

I am running late because I stayed in bed an extra hour as I did not want to leave the cozy warmth of that.  I have a Doctor's appointment at 9 so I will just say good wishes for all this day.  I will catch up on my reading the posts to get back up to date.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 19, 2015, 05:33:34 AM
New Lighting at the Exhibit - UPDATE February 18, 2015

Cross Fox
Cross fox (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150218_Cross_Fox.jpg)
February 18, 2014, was a warmer day with temperatures between 17? and 24?F. The cubs were about as quiet as we?ve seen them, nursing with their contented motor sound but seldom squawking any protests in these two highlight videos. Juliet was eating snow, backing up over the edge of the bed to eliminate wastes, scratching, biting a stick in the roof, etc.

Part 1 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPhWGU4G7fo
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/119824824

Part 2 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nu08-0OZTI
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/119824825

Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Muskrat
Muskrat (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150218_Muskrat.jpg)
With the new light placements in the exhibit, the animals took on a new luster that had to be photographed for posterity. The owl has been moved so the stunning yellow eyes were more visible. A light will highlight that better in a few days. New wildlife include monarch butterflies on a flower and on a log watched by the raccoon. The monarchs will set the stage for a poster on their national decline. A newly arrived woodchuck was placed nicely. The muskrat is in a new spot. A cross fox (a color phase of the red fox) is now running down the trail. The snapping turtle is placed where his defensive, open-mouthed posture will permanently be directed toward anyone who thinks of touching it. We generally rejected open-mouthed mounts, wanting as serene and natural a scene as possible. Fisher
Fisher (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150218_Fisher.jpg)
Some of the animals have somewhat scowling faces that have us wondering if we can trade them for better mounts in the future. The stream bed is pictured with all its detail which never will be seen this clearly again?the finished product will have a murky view. The detail throughout this exhibit is incredible, something we?ll all be proud to be a part of. People keep contributing things to add?the monarch butterflies, a bumble bee, a clear?wing moth, a hornet nest, a red-eyed vireo nest, a robin nest, etc.

For the flash drive that will amazingly hold all five of Olatz?s books, we will be getting them from Spain, which will mean sizeable shipping costs that we will try to hold down with Olatz?s help (the selling price to Lily Fans will be under $20, including shipping. To get an idea how many to order, we will be accepting pre-orders at some point. This requires considerable change in our retail software that people are working on.

Cross Fox (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150218_GrayFox.jpg)   Snapping Turtle (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150218_SnappingTurtle.jpg)     Dry stream bed (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150218_Stream.jpg)
Great Horned Owl(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150218_GreatHornedOwl.jpg)   Lynx(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150218_Lynx.jpg)   Woodchuck (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150218_Woodchuck.jpg)

Eastern Chipmunk (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150218_Eastern_Chipmunk.jpg)   Great Gray Owl (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150218_GreatGrayOwl.jpg)    Porcupine(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150218_Porcupine.jpg)
 Raccoon(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150218_Raccoon.jpg)    Ruffed Grouse(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150218_RuffedGrouse.jpg)   Monarch Butterfly (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150218_Monarch.jpg)

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 19, 2015, 06:21:34 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/B9169B9234E?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on February 19, 2015, 07:41:58 AM
Good Morning Friends! A pic I got this morning of Mom Decorah and beautiful sunrays.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on February 19, 2015, 12:03:32 PM
Horses are looking good Cal.  Thanks again on the puzzles.

Oh man, JP, I've been thinking about you lately, hope you get a warmup SOON.  Thanks on the first egg of the season  :)

RA and anyone southeast or east of here, doing ok?  Between ice in lots of places, snow, and both, good grief.  We had -10 last night again with a -20 windchill when I ran Sparky out quick right before going to bed.  I can handle snow, but these windchills and I do not get along.

The Bear Center displays are really good.  I saw the Cross Fox and thought "how neat they got a butterfly on a flower in the same picture" and went "duh".  :D

Keep arm all and stay safe....
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 19, 2015, 12:16:03 PM
ra, I found the cat, clever.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 19, 2015, 12:18:47 PM
They wouldn't let me on the bus, no gray hair.  No hair of any kind to speak of.  3:49
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 19, 2015, 12:23:10 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Brrrrr!!  It was 14o here when I got up this morning... didn't go out to find out how the wind chill was!!  lol  My bathroom is empty!!  He's working on cutting off pipes, etc.  My ex came over, brought me a Hardee's sausage biscuit, and took away the cabinets and sinks.  Think I'll like the work ethic of this guy... he was here on time, and has steady worked since he got here.  He even asked if he could use my vacuum cleaner when he got a little dirt by the front door!!  My kind of guy!  lol  No, not THAT way!!  lol 

JP... How was your doctor visit this morning?  Did you have to wear your long johns??   :D  How long did it take to find the cat?  Took me awhile, but when I did I had a good laugh!

Hi Nora!  Good to see you!  Hope you're doing good, bet you're ready for spring.  At least you're not getting as much snow as the Northeast, are you?  It's record breaking cold here.

cal... Thinking of you at the dentist this morning....  I showed the ex our bear calendar for this year, and showed him Decorah's new egg, today's update pics of the Ecology Center, and beary-go-round.  He's got Macular degeneration, so I figured I'd show this stuff to him while he can still see.  Don't have any water right now... Dave's working on cutting off the old pipes and said he will have it done and the water back on by the time he leaves today.  Well, yeah!!  lol

Pat... Thanks for all the pics today!

Hi to everyone and hope all have a good day.  Remember... today is Blacklist day...   ;D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 19, 2015, 01:01:41 PM
Oh, cal!  So, so, so glad your root canal was easy!  It's always nice to find a good dentist that you like and trust.  That means a lot!  So Polly will be getting new teeth soon!  Yay!  My mom had those kind you get in one day... they were pitiful!  She was always having trouble with them.  You make me laugh so much!  The boys peeing here, there and over there, too!  Too funny!  lol  Yes, we have a Hardee's in town.  They do a great business in the morning, lots of old codgers go there, I think... but, the rest of the day hardly anyone there.  I'm boycotting them... last time I was there, it took 20 minutes to get my hamburger.  I said I thought this was FAST food.  Kid got smart, they don't get any of my money.  Other places to go...  I can't imagine losing my eyesight either.  The ex loves to travel... just got back from a day at New Orleans, yes!  a day!  lol  He still says he's going to stop at the Bear Center this summer.  That's why I was showing him all the great pics in the update today.  He loves nature, too, so I know he would enjoy it.  My eye doctor has Macular degeneration the same as the ex and he went to a convention to learn more about it.  I told the ex to make an appointment with him and talk to him, he did and got some kind of medicine that seems to have either stopped the progression of it, or has slowed it way, way down.  I don't know what he'll do when he can't drive anymore... don't look at me, I know that!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on February 19, 2015, 02:27:47 PM
Hi Jewelies  :)

I'm cold and stiff today, but doing my laundry. Saw some little snowflakes awhile ago. They are saying less than an inch of snow. I can deal with that. It will be 43 here tomorrow so I will do some errands.

Cal YAY for your good dentist! Jim will be happy to hear that there is a Big Biscuit going in here in Liberty. The Ford boys will love that; lots of carbs & fat. Lots of people I know have eaten at the other ones (Independence & Blue Springs) and say their food is wonderful. Not much there for a vegetarian though.

Ra glad your bathroom work is going well so far. I really liked the flooring you picked out.

Pat Thanks for all the great pics today. I was really happy to hear about the Eagles4Kids egg!

JP Hope your doctor appointment went well this morning. Did you wear your longjohns?  ;D

Rues I hope you are staying warm today. You will need your longjohns too!  :o

Yesterday Bao Bao's mom was outside in the snow but Bao Bao was snoozing inside!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-APJeV5Sq_xQ/VOUFzaxzDtI/AAAAAAAAJW0/9OuHWkzN3xs/w556-h419-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B2182015%2B121809.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-o9jJ11CyTqE/VOUGA80Qr6I/AAAAAAAAJW8/saNui6LVM-o/w598-h416-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B2182015%2B121821.jpg)

Mei Huan and Mei Lun are getting along just fine without mom. Mei Huan is napping and Mei Lun is playing.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cOpjsIm_v7E/VOZDw6yq7XI/AAAAAAAAJX0/EJW1wBu86Gw/w313-h234-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B2192015%2B141026.jpg)

This is little Mike, an orphaned cub. He is so cute. You can watch him here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nj-com-4

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2m5LMBS3lB0/VOUGorKLUsI/AAAAAAAAJXU/ngaVaMpH89s/w574-h348-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B2182015%2B122309.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XSCORvtv2Wo/VOZD6TZix_I/AAAAAAAAJX8/pu2zZhhxHKI/w626-h347-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B2192015%2B141143.jpg)

And finally, this is one of the most beautiful sunrises I have ever seen! It's at Katmai; one of the staff got this pic and posted it on Facebook.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5QEp1kLHV5c/VOZE-ztu6II/AAAAAAAAJYE/_Gafw5cwZHE/w845-h563-no/10959233_936168239741308_628832350057123804_n.jpg)

Hello to Obsver, Blschue, Willi, Nora, Neva, Deb, Chippy and all who visit here. I hope you are having a good day.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 19, 2015, 02:41:38 PM
Hi Jewelies! Good news from Decorah and Eagles 4 kids! Hope all the nests have a good season with no sadness this year. We had record breaking cold overnight and having it again tonight. Enough all ready!
Cal, now see you worried about your root canal for nothing! Glad it went so well for you! I've had 3 but it was so long ago I can't remember if they were painful or not! Must not have been because surely I would remember it! :D I do remember childbirth pain!:D  I chuckled, too, at the boys going here and there! Boo follows Molly around the yard and pees where she just peed! :D Must be a boy thing because Molly doesn't do that! Bet Polly will like her custom fit teeth! I didn't know you could get teeth in one day. BBT is a new one tonight!
Jp, thanks for the egg update! I think you need an electric blanket to help keep you warm on these chilly mornings!
Dlong, love your pics! Mike is adorable! What a strange name for a cub! I've never heard of Big Biscuit. I'm guessing biscuits are their specialty! I wish I had a pair of long johns! :D Did you watch the Mentalist last night? I like it when a series ends on a happy note!
Ra, sorry about your ex's eye problem. That's so scary. Is that something that the eye shot, like Jp gets, could help?  Sounds like you got a great worker there. Send him my way! :D I found the kitty!  We always say Hardee's is the slowest fast food drive thru in town!
Pat, thanks for your eagle update and all the pics you share with us!
Nora, good to see you here! I think we are all in the deep freeze except Blshue and Neva in AZ and sometimes Pat in NM!
Deb, good to see you, too!
Obsver, Dlong got me to thinking that maybe I need a pair of your long johns...what are they called? :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 19, 2015, 03:46:16 PM

JP... How was your doctor visit this morning?  Did you have to wear your long johns??   :D  How long did it take to find the cat?  Took me awhile, but when I did I had a good laugh!


The picture was not clear so I right clicked and tapped "Click to search Google for this image.  Got a clear picture and found cat in less than 1 minute
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 19, 2015, 04:25:30 PM
I still cannot see the image clearly. I am guessing in the soap dispenser??

Saw these elk today in a new neighborhood.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 19, 2015, 04:43:49 PM
Hi willi!  The soap dispenser was my first guess, too.  I got the pic in an email from my daughter and it was a clear pic, but somewhere in the transition, it got blurry.  No, not the soap dispenser.  lol  When you see it, you will get a good laugh... I promise.  lol  Are all those elk wild or are they in an elk park or something?

JP...Your eyes are really good... the shots must be helping... if you found the cat in under a minute!  You're so smart to know how to find a clearer pic!

dlong... Thanks for all the great pics!  You know how we all love those pandas!!  lol  Glad you like my new flooring!  Can't wait to get it... probably will be in next week.  The room is totally empty now, but the attached room still has the shower and toilet.  The shower stays, but I'm getting a new toilet... one of the higher ones.  He's going to leave the toilet in place until the last minute... good thing!!  I won't have to race to the other end of the house if I have to go in the middle of the night!   :o  lol

chippy... I've heard that the bug that is going around this year leaves you with a cough for a long time.  Hope I don't have that one!  My throat is a little better today, and still have the headache, and a little sniffles.  Good to see you!  Glad the bunnies are doing well! 

rues... I've had two root canals, both had that tent thing like cal was talking about.  The second one I don't remember much... I kept falling asleep!  lol  The dentist kept saying... "Open..."  lol  The other one they waited too long after they gave me the shots to start working on me and I actually felt the root being pulled out.  Ewwww!!  I kept sliding down in the chair, trying to get away from him!!  lol  Supposed to get really cold again here, too.  No, thanks!!

obsver... Did you know the forum is back?  It's time to come and tell us how much snow you got and how cold it is there!   :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 19, 2015, 05:05:05 PM
I cant find a clear picture so I give up.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 19, 2015, 05:09:11 PM
Sorry you're having trouble, willi!  Jp will post a clearer pic, won't you, jp?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 19, 2015, 05:31:40 PM
Willi, nice elk pics! Wonder what the neighbors think!
Chippy, glad that your bunnies are doing well! Warmth can't come soon enough for me! :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 19, 2015, 06:06:11 PM
rues... You know how we had an issue missing posts?  Now, I'm having just the opposite problem... it goes back a page and I have to hunt for the latest post... is it happening for you, too?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 19, 2015, 06:16:29 PM
Yes, yes, yes!!! I noticed that! :o  Just now when I came here it did it again and  I said to myself what is going on?? :D Crazy, isn't it?!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 19, 2015, 06:17:21 PM
Sure is!!  Maybe Amy changed something....   :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 19, 2015, 07:42:40 PM
oops, Here is the picture I got from my search.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/smyi7n7b7o9yq47/Where%20is%20Kitty.jpg?dl=0)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 19, 2015, 07:45:03 PM
Thanks, JP!  Well, willi... what do you think?   :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 19, 2015, 08:26:45 PM
Hi, Jewelies! It's 8 degrees here tonight. For the past 2 days we've had some wind, and you know what that does to the wind-chill. Nothing good, I can tell you! All the schools were closed today. Rues, the thermals were called Cuddle Duds. They are thin, silky and are not bulky at all--fit nicely under jeans. I think you would really like them. Cal, I was really hoping the root canal would go ok. Sounds like things are working out! Ra, I hope you don't have a strep infection. Dlong, hope you can continue to stay in with some hot soup. I made chili for supper. Jp, if I were down there, I'd give you some. Chippy, I'm so happy the rabbits have worked out so well. They are lucky to have such a good home! Hi, pat, Willi, nora, neva and deb!!!!!   I give up. Is the cat in the sink? Somebody take pity on me???please!! lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on February 19, 2015, 09:53:57 PM
Hello everyone!

Willi, not much of the cat is in sight if that helps any.  It IS there.  ;)

RA isn't macular degeneration the one that has two kinds, one treatable and one not?  I hope his does ok.

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 19, 2015, 10:01:50 PM
Yes, Nora... I think there is a dry kind and a wet kind.  One you can get the shots and one, no.  My ex's eyesight was going downhill fast until he started on this medicine.  If it can just stay like it is, he can at least drive.

Sure is cold here... news says it's already down to 17o!!  Going to turn on the mattress pad and get toasty.   ;)  Nite, Jewelies!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 20, 2015, 05:20:06 AM
(http://www.graphics99.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/81.gif)

Here's Juliet, ready for winter.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130518_Juliet.jpg)

It is cold ,49o,  here so I greet and will retreat - back into my warm bed.  I do not want to be part of this record cold.

Wet macular degeneration (I have that in my right eye, that s why I go every few weeks to Miami for the shot).  otherwise you lose eyesight very quickly.  Dry causes eyesight to deteriorate very slowly but I do not think there is any medicine yet to hold it from increasing.

I pray for better weather for all.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 20, 2015, 05:23:26 AM
Progress at the Bear Center - UPDATE February 19, 2015

Great horned owl
Great horned owl (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150219_GreatHornedOwl.jpg)
February 19, 2014, was a chance to see what black bears do in dens on unusually warm winter days. With temperatures up to 43?F, it was the first day with a temperature over 35?F since November 21. The next day temperatures would exceed 35?F would be March 10 during this unusually cold winter. In this 4-minute highlight video there are good views of exposed cubs being quiet. The cold was tolerable. The main sound was the motor-like hum of cubs contentedly nursing.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IY76kqq5kE
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/120099549
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Otter
River otter (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150219_Otter.jpg)
At the Bear Center, Peter and Ryan made progress yesterday. When I looked this morning, the snow was meticulously in place and a river otter was walking on it.

The face of the Great gray owl is now lighted, showing the eyes.

The fawn is now in vegetation showing how fawns rely on camouflage rather than speed to escape predators the first 10 days of their lives.

Short-tailed weasel
Short-tailed weasel (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150219_Weasel.jpg)
The short-tailed weasel (Ermine) in white winter fur stands out boldly against the charred log in the late fall area.

The Bufflehead duck coming in for a landing on the beaver pond looks good against Maureen?s mural. Beside the stream below the dam sits the biggest beaver we have ever seen.

Overhead, a Great horned owl is now in flight. We?re into the last stages of having the exhibit done. It looks great.
 
So much of the exhibit was contributed by Lily Fans, including the taxidermy and the white pine cones on the snow.

Fawn   Pinecone in snow   Great Gray Owl
Fawn curled up(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150219_Fawn.jpg)   Pinecone in snow (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150219_Pinecone.jpg)   Great gray owl (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150219_GreatGrayOwl.jpg)
Muskrat (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150219_Muskrat.jpg)   Bufflehead Duck   Lynx
Muskrat   Bufflehead duck (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150219_Bufflehead.jpg)   Lynx (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150219_Lynx.jpg)
Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 20, 2015, 06:04:55 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/EB169AF5FDD?z=21
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 20, 2015, 07:53:11 AM
Hi Jewelies! Very cold this morning...-7! That's with no wind chill! Tonight heavy wet snow maybe 5 inches turning to rain and freezing rain tomorrow! Weather guy says get your errands run today because you won't want to be out tomorrow!
Cal, awhile back the woman who was the voice of Howard's mom died. I wondered how they would handle that on the show. All the time she was on the show, she was never seen just heard!
Jp, yikes, you must be frozen! Just saw on the news where they want to release a bunch of special mosquitos in an area of the Keys. What's your thoughts on that?

Gotta go, my sis is coming to pick me up to go to Walmart.  bbl!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 20, 2015, 09:06:30 AM
KITTY IN THE SINK, THANKS!! oops, sorry
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 20, 2015, 12:49:59 PM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/EB169AF5FDD?z=21

Cold, bundled up, hard to move pieces.  Good  and strange view of an eagle.  5:32
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 20, 2015, 02:02:56 PM
I like that eagle pic! No news flash... my puzzle time was not good! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 20, 2015, 03:50:05 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Had to run to the store... I got an email from the weather alert people... winter storm watch for tonight and tomorrow.  Figured I better get out today... the girls are supposed to come tomorrow night, so had to get their favorites... forgot the ice cream, lol... got hot pockets, and stuff for beef stroganoff.  Youngest grand asked for that.  Of course, not being much for cooking anymore, I got hamburger helper!  lol  They'll have to eat cookies or something besides ice cream.  Too cold anyway!!  Well, found out today that the vanity I want is a special order and won't be here for a month.  Decided to get it anyway... it's what I wanted.  It has bead board on it for trim and I'm going to have some bead board on the walls, so it will look good.  I have bead board on my headboard on my bed board.  Oh, wait... one too many boards!  lol   Dave took my toilet out today!!  Yikes!  He's done with all he can do until the flooring gets put in.  Ex came back today and got the old toilet and the linen closet.   :D

willi saw the cat!!  Yay!  lol

JP... I can't believe it was so COLD down there this morning!!  Is it supposed to warm up anytime soon??  You need one of these heated mattress pads.  Sure feels good on the back, too.  Why, in the world, would they release mosquitoes down there??  Who wants mosquitoes??  Not me!  There is a new medicine that my ex is taking, well for about a year now, that is for the dry macular degeneration.  It has slowed down the progression immensely.  His eyesight hasn't changed much at since he started taking it, and like you said... before the medicine, it was going fast.

rues and Chippy... I sure don't envy you two with below zero temps!!  It's almost the end of February... spring will be here before we know it!

cal... Glad Polly made it home ok today!  Did you play your game at all?  Did you finish your book?  Is it snowing yet?  They had English muffins on sale today, buy one get one free.  I got plain ones and the cinnamon raisin kind... want some?  I think of you when I eat something meat free.

blschue... Thanks for explaining about the border.  I understand now.  I wouldn't be very good at bargaining.  Sounds like you got some good deals though.  Bargaining on your teeth is something else!!

Hi obsver and all other Jewelies!  Talk to you all later!

 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 20, 2015, 04:05:21 PM
JP... Thanks for introducing us to 7 Little Words!  I'm hooked!   :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 20, 2015, 06:26:28 PM
OH MY!!  :o  :o :o  Never a dull moment at your house, cal!  Too bad about the dish though...  And, who gets to clean it up... yup.  Not fair, is it?   ;D  Handsome still likes to pick on Lily... Lily growls and cries... I'll look and Handsome is on top of her.  He just wants to play, but he plays too rough.  All I have to do is get my squirt bottle and shake it and he flies to the bedroom!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 20, 2015, 07:10:07 PM
Did I miss something or did I just forget...what are the 7 little words? :-\
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 20, 2015, 07:17:38 PM
Hi rues... The 7 Little Words are not to be confused with the 7 words used by Crow and other sports fans.  lol  Last week JP gave us a link for a daily puzzle from a newspaper (I guess that's where it usually is...).  It gives you a grid with letters that will make up words that they give you clues to help you.  Clear as mud, right?  lol  I love that kind of puzzle and since he posted it, I've been doing them every day.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 20, 2015, 07:36:10 PM
I guess I missed that! That sounds like the puzzle Crow does everyday. I'm not very good at those kind of puzzles either! :D   Nope, I just checked and that's not the one Crow does.  :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 20, 2015, 09:09:55 PM
Hi, Jewelies! I'm sitting here in my toasty bed with two cats beside me. Ra, that heated mattress is wonderful, isn't it? I'm so glad you like yours!!!I'm going to take some credit for that! lol   Now, jp, if I could convince YOU to get one, I'd be happy, and so would you. I just know it would be a comfort to you. Cal, too bad your dish broke, darn it! Cali had better be nice to Drama--he's going to be bigger than her in the near future!! Willi, if your were the last to see the cat, I was next to last!!!  Yep, ra, you might as well get what you really want. You sure don't want to look at something every day and wish you'd picked what you really wanted. Rues, ra, you'd better stay in and stay safe tomorrow!!  Hi, deb, chippy, pat, nora, bischue, neva!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 20, 2015, 09:13:18 PM
Ra, would you consider stopping by that doc. office Mon. and demanding answers? That whole thing sounds Hinky! What about other doctors? I know----so many aren't taking new patients.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 20, 2015, 09:30:42 PM
Hi obsver!  I knew I forgot to tell you guys something... I called the doctor's office again today and I have an appointment with my NEW doctor on March 10!!  You all should be very happy now!  I'm nervous...  lol  It's been so long since I had a checkup!   :o
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 21, 2015, 05:34:48 AM
(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u30/grannysarah/My%20comments/14dpwywgoodmorningbears.gif)

16 year old RC.  She has given birth to 19 cubs.  Her first year she had 1 cub but for the next 6 years 3 cubs each year.

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee487/jpalmken/RCandhercub_zps921293fe.jpg)

What a difference a day makes.  Yesterday, 48oclimbing slowly to 61o.It stayed there,only dropping to 59o but it is already up to 61oand supposed to go up to mid 70s today.  The 30 mph north wind is now an ESE breeze around 15 mph.  Rain this afternoon and evening.  We got quickly back to normal.  I only hope that those of you who are besieged with this storm could get through it as quickly but I know that is not to be.

I layered up, including my seldom used thermal long johns and really did not get too cold.  I spent a great deal of time camped by my space heater.  It is an oil radiator type of heater but only warms a small area immediately around it.

I won't try to recap all the posts that I have read in the last few days.  I winced every time root canals were mentioned and smiled when cal described hers.  I have never had one and had heard all kinds of horror stories regarding them.  I hope I never have to have one but I would not be too worried if it should become necessary.

I had fun with the hiding Kitty picture.  Very glad that willi finally got a chance to see the eyes and ears.  Speaking of pictures there have been some fine ones, and videos, from Pat, dlong, willi, cal, I want to make a puzzle out of the Katmai Sunrise, that was just beautiful.  I also loved the elk pictures very much.

There were some who mentioned hopes my Dr's. appointment went well.  Yes it did.  All aspect demonstrated in my blood test are normal.  He is referring me to a neurologist who does pain management but he is so busy I could not get an appointment until April.  He said that I was in great shape.  I presume he meant my system as my physical shape is twisted from my muscles trying to find less painful back aches.I am bent forward and to the right so that when I walk toward a specific point I drift off to the right in my path.  I have to keep adjusting to wind up where I want to be.  It is weird.

I want to make a comment on the pictures of the NW Ecology Hall that have been in the daily updates.  What a wonderful job they have done.  I do hope that they eventually put out a video showing it.

Someone asked about the mosquito release.  We have gazillion mosquitoes down her in the Keys.  We have a Mosquito Control District who sprays with airplanes and such to minimize their existence but they can't be eliminated and they cause disease (dengue fever, West Nile Virus, Animal heart worm)  There is a possibility that the mosquitos they want to release, which have been medically altered, could breed with the existing ones and reduce the disease probability.  It is mentioned in the following site.

http://www.oxitec.com/health/florida-keys-project/

I wish ra to be happy with her new doctor and to find out that she is a healthy young lady.  And to all I wish warm, suny  days ahead.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 21, 2015, 05:36:38 AM
Cubs Galore! - UPDATE February 20, 2015

Juliet's cubs
Juliet's cubs - February 20, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150220_Juliet_20140220.jpg)
With temperatures edging up toward 40?F in the 10 o?clock hour, Juliet and her cubs gave us perhaps the best views we have had of her usual routines. The 7?-minute highlight video begins with a sharp look at Juliet lying calm and blissful as the cubs nurse. She raises her head but doesn?t move her body with all 3 cubs nursing contentedly and telling her to stay as she is. All the snow we saw in the den after the snowstorm is gone. Eventually, she yawned into the camera giving a brief view of the back of her mouth and then came forward to where some snow evidently remained to eat. After a brief bout of raking, she made the predictable toilet stop that follows eating snow. Although it is not that cold, the cubs protested when they were without any contact with Juliet as she backed over the edge of the bed. The video ends with Juliet snuggling down with the cubs, all now quiet.

Part 1 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9_FRVAR1Ec
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/120200403

Part 2 (also 7?-minutes) is almost constant cub sightings in the afternoon and evening.

Part 2 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eefcPt3fO8Q
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/120200558

Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 21, 2015, 06:03:46 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/E8169C277B2?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 21, 2015, 08:11:29 AM
Morning Jewelies! Woke up to a bunch of snow. :( It just keeps pouring down. Started out teeny tiny flakes now it's big stuff. Each tv channel gives a different amount of snowfall...from 3 inches to 12 inches! We already have about 5. Next comes freezing rain. One good thing about this is that the temps are out of the single digits...it's 22 right now.  I can't decide if I should shovel or wait see if it does really rain and hopefully melts this crap! 

Cal, I'm sitting here watching my Sat morn Brit Coms! One Foot in the Grave...have you seen that one? It's about a retired old grumpy man and all the situations he gets into.  His favorite thing to say is...I don't believe it!! :D

Jp, so happy that your temps are rebounding! I can't wait till ours do the same! Love the pic of RC.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 21, 2015, 09:04:13 AM
3:55 and I never did round up the chickens.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 21, 2015, 10:12:56 AM
Here's a real cute video of Pony Boy singing!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqvUbMDNck8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqvUbMDNck8)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 21, 2015, 11:46:42 AM
forgot rues no i have not heard or seen that show with the GOM with one foot in the grave..i got some other stupid brit show in place of as times and still have keeping up!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 21, 2015, 01:39:41 PM
Cal & ra, I'm going to take credit for everything healthy you girls do for yourselves--flu shots, going to the doc. & dentist, laying off drinking pop (soda for you guys out east), heated mattress pads, etc. Ra, you are going to do great, and it's going to be a big relief to have the doc. visit over and done with. You are very wise to make that appt.!!! We had just snow this morning to make the roads a little slick. It's done, and the sun is finally coming out. With all this crummy weather, I guess you have to be grateful for every little moment of relief. Rues, I got a haircut today--had to schedule it between the icky cold & blizzards, no easy task! Julie ( Jewelie) has made a wonderful adjustment to being in the house. The others give her sort of half-hearted blowtorches now. Jp, good to know that you are warmer now!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 21, 2015, 03:12:53 PM
Cal, glad Effie and her sled fell over since she was using a whip!  I saw that singing horse on Facebook and knew you'd like it! :D All those horses were beautiful.  Sounds like you are having a heat wave...40! We probably got a total of 9 inches but then it rained for a bit, then it snowed some more. Now it's drizzling rain and snow. By 7 tonight it's supposed to be all rain. I ended up shoveling this morn and man was it heavy snow! Lately the snow has been light and fluffing. I think we are staying above freezing overnight!
Obsver, we call soda pop just plain pop around here! :D We had our haircut Tuesday morn at 8am. That was a bad snow day! Thank goodness for 4 wheel drive!! While we were there, Anne's phone kept ringing with cancellations. Anne got the sideburns even again! She's on a roll! :D  You deserve all the credit for all the healthy things that happen here! You are a very good teacher!
Ra, I'm happy that you got a drs appointment scheduled! Now if only my younger sis would do the same!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 21, 2015, 04:16:23 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Been snowing, raining, windy, cloudy... a beautiful day... right.  At least I'm not getting snow like rues!   Ewww, shoveling!!  lol

rues... Thanks for the singing horse vid!  lol  I had to send it to my daughter.. she loves horses.  I'm waiting for the girls to come... it's going to be strange sharing a bathroom with them.  My daughter says they had a big breakfast, then went out to lunch with the other grandparents, so don't make a big supper for them.  I'll ask them what they think when they get here though...  They always like to eat when they're here!  lol  Tell your younger sis that if she doesn't want to go to the doctor, don't change insurance companies.  I've heard that they all do it now...  I should have stayed with BCBS....

obsver... In MI we called it pop, but down here it's called a "drink" or soda.  Used to be they called everything coke.  Didn't know what pop was...  but, now there are are so many of us Northerners down here, they are used to it.

cal... Glad you're enjoying the book!  Hard to put down, isn't it?  I'm glad I didn't have any chores to do when I was reading it... no interruptions!  lol  How are the roads now?  They must have been bad this morning if they changed Jim's start time.

JP... Glad to hear your temps were back up in the 70's today!  That's more like it!!  I can't believe you have never had a root canal!!  Lucky you!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 22, 2015, 04:19:37 AM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wrtl54Ldg8E/Uee3mVoriiI/AAAAAAAAFQM/NnDtx8M38CA/s400/good_morning_teddy_bear.jpg)

Jim Stoner does most of the photography of the bears.  Here he is with Aster.  I so hope she has fully healed from her wound and having a normal bear life.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130818_Jim_and_Aster_20130817.jpg)

This turns out to be a step back day.  My back decided to complain again so just the greeting.  Best wishes go to all.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 22, 2015, 05:27:55 AM
Snow! - UPDATE February 21, 2015

Mink at the Ecology Hall
Mink at the Ecology Hall (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150221_Mink.jpg)
In the wee hours of this morning on February 21, 2014, snow was blowing into the den, dusting the back half of Juliet and the area in front of the Den Cam. Temperatures were a little below freezing?between 15? and 32?F above zero. Listening to the cubs, we hear protests that may be cubs jockeying for position as they work out nipple order. By 2:21 PM that afternoon, a lot of snow had blown into the den as part of a 9.8-inch snowfall. As far as we can tell, no snow reached the cubs snug under Juliet or in her fur.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmIVbkC3WuE
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/120246965
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Short-tailed weasel
Short-tailed weasel (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150221_Weasel.jpg)
In the Northwoods Ecology Hall, the amazing habitat exhibit is nearing completion. Peter and Ryan placed a mink and an adult short-tailed weasel in white fur (ermine) and are waiting for a taxidermist to complete a snowshoe hare in white fur. Meanwhile, we?re adjusting exhibit locations to make more wall space. As part of that, we?re hoping the big fish that Lily Fans donated can hang from the ceiling in swimming positions between the canoe and the big (10 feet wide) aquarium rather than putting them on a wall. We also hope another beautiful platform can be built for a beaver exhibit that will include a video of beavers sharing their lodge with muskrats, water shrews, and a mink that ate one of the muskrats in front of the camera?things no one had recorded before we installed a Beaver Cam in October 2001. Beaver lodges remain above freezing and become a sort of wildlife hotel complete with trust, caution, time-sharing, and intrigue among the occupants. The story seems to merit a separate beaver exhibit. A portion of the video was an exhibit in the Duluth Aquarium for years.

Tomorrow, is the annual Wolftrack Classic Dog Sled Race from Ely to Tower, MN. Our own Scott Edgett is a participant. Like last year, we try to help by lending our GPS Units. Scott will be carrying the GPS for the 6-dog section. We?ll be watching his progress because we want to meet him at the finish line, as has been a tradition for me for many years. Photos will follow. The links to follow the race and Scott are these:

http://tinyurl.com/WolfTrackClassic-6-Dog

http://tinyurl.com/WolfTrackClassic-8-Dog

http://tinyurl.com/wolfTrackClassic-10-Dog

http://tinyurl.com/WolfTrackClassic-All-Teams

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 22, 2015, 05:39:14 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/DD169C28538?z=23
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 22, 2015, 08:05:57 AM
I took a short video of Drama and Calihoula playing..Drama is 4 months and 1 week old..

http://youtu.be/0Q46Qp3zR1Q
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 22, 2015, 08:35:54 AM
cal, Drama is huge! Looks gangly like a teen. Lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 22, 2015, 12:49:43 PM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/DD169C28538?z=23

I read the books in the dog library in 7:11.  That is a winning roll.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on February 22, 2015, 01:01:51 PM
I took a short video of Drama and Calihoula playing..Drama is 4 months and 1 week old..

http://youtu.be/0Q46Qp3zR1Q

Oh my gosh, Drama is a giant!  :o
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 22, 2015, 03:03:54 PM
Drama's tail is loooong! It looks like a whip! He really has grown.  :D   Going to go look at that puzzle. If it took you and Jp that long to do it, it will take me at least 30 minutes! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 22, 2015, 03:26:12 PM
lol rues!! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on February 22, 2015, 03:42:31 PM
Hi Everyone, hope you all are doing good :-*. Seems so nice to have it warmer here today, we have been in the deep freeze and back into it starting tonight and for a few days. Hope those of you in cold areas are keeping warm, it is getting old :P. I have been busy with income tax stuff and insurance, my company got hacked, and having the grands.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 22, 2015, 06:42:06 PM
Whew! That puzzle took me 18:30! :o I did it faster than I thought I would! :D  Almost time for the Great British Baking show and then Downton! See you all tomorrow! :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 22, 2015, 08:18:29 PM
Hi Jewelies!  I saw a pretty big hawk in one of my trees yesterday... either a red tail or red shoulder hawk.  It sure was pretty.  Today was a lot warmer day, but it rained most of the day.  I'm ready for spring, too!

cal... I love watching Drama as he grows... and grows... and grows!  He's sure growing FAST!!  I can't wait to see him full grown!

dlong... Love your new avatar!!

Quiet day here.  I'm tired.  It will seem funny going to work tomorrow, I haven't worked since last Monday!  Dave called me today and said the light I want isn't available and to pick something else out.  I went online and found it, so bought it... free shipping, too.  I'm tired of shopping... once I pick something out, I don't want to search for something else.  I'm waiting on my knobs and pulls for the vanity until I see what it actually looks like... that's all I have to do... that should be pretty easy.  Nite, Jewelies!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 23, 2015, 04:39:50 AM
(http://images20.fotki.com/v1534/photos/2/243029/1014341/teddybear3_goodmorning-vi.jpg)

Cole and Ember playing in a tree.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/k7bxeniai29pwnn/Ember%20and%20Cole%20playing%20in%20tree.jpg)

Hi to all.  Today is a better day, backwise, but still a bother.

cal, that  video of Drama and Calihoula made me wonder if you still try to pick up Drama.  If so you are going to wrench your back, but good.

We need that Siberian air to get out of the country.  I pray for warmer weather for all of you who have been in the deep freeze.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: MpMom on February 23, 2015, 05:33:00 AM
DLONG,
(http://i.myniceprofile.com/483/48313.gif) (http://www.myniceprofile.com/happy-birthday-48313.html)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 23, 2015, 05:33:30 AM
A Mystery and a Beginning - UPDATE February 22, 2015

Scott Edgett at the finish line
Scott Edgett at the finish line (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150222_Scott_coming_in.jpg)
Last year, we believed all 3 of Juliet?s cubs were males. How could we have missed that one was a female? Now, going through the archives a year later, we are doubly vigilant for what we missed. At 06:40:34, a cub popped it?s rear end up. Examining the video frame by frame, the white line between the base of the cub?s legs, said ?girl.? We admit, it?s easier to reach that conclusion knowing that one did turn out to be a girl, but we do think it is a view we missed.

Female cub - February 22, 2014
Female cub - February 22, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150222_Cub_female_20140222.jpg)
As the eyes open, action steps up. Today was the beginning. At 10:05:48, a cub faced the camera, and the eyes are definitely open a crack at the age of 30 days and a few minutes. We remember last year when a Den-Watcher called to say she had spotted this dark glint of an eyeball.

Frozen Scott
Frozen Scott (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150222_ScottEdgett.jpg)
Unblemished snow is piled up in the foreground and on the left log wall of the den?no telltale pits in it from licking. Then, at 22:10:43, Juliet licked in snow for 84 seconds at a rate of about 2 licks per second.

Scott and Lynn
Scott and Lynn (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150222_Scott_Lynn.jpg)
Part 1 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azugz1U_ANY
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/120310187

Part 2 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Br6A0cT-Vo
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/120310188
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Today was Scott?s big race in the Wolftrack Classic Sled Dog Race. It began at about 20 below zero and ended 3 hours later at about 6 below zero. Scott?s face showed the cold as he crossed the finish line proudly wearing his North American Bear Center shoulder patch. Some of the staff, his extended family, and 4 Lily Fans were there.

Getting set   The race is on! (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150222_Scott_race_on.jpg)   End of the race!
 Getting ready to go(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150222_Scott_que.jpg)   The race is on!     Scott's team coming in (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150222_ScottEdgettFinish.jpg)
Scott's cheering squad! (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150222_Scotts_support.jpg)   Ready to warm up   NABC Patch on Scott's arm
 Scott's cheering squad   Heading back to feed dogs (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150222_Scott_finished.jpg)    NABC Patch on Scott's sleeve (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150222_Patch.jpg)
Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 23, 2015, 06:04:16 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/C5169C283CC?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 23, 2015, 07:51:14 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DIANA!!!!!!!!! Don't know how to send pics., so I always have to shout!!!!!  There you are, snug in your new place, now all you need is good weather. I'm in the deep freeze again, like most of the Jewelies, and will be there all this week. Julie has been running through the house--ahhhhh, to be young & have high energy!!!   bbl 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 23, 2015, 08:38:36 AM
Happy birthday dlong!!

cal... :'(
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 23, 2015, 08:44:50 AM
Diana!

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EgPQmj7UXg8/TkYk1t5TTqI/AAAAAAAAD-o/xHSWsSjJqto/s1600/happy-birthday-15.gif)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 23, 2015, 08:46:37 AM
Pinecone in the snow.  4:25.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 23, 2015, 01:45:02 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DLONG !!!!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 23, 2015, 05:17:52 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Waiting for more snow!  Yes, snow!  Just a little tonight, maybe enough to mess up the roads, but Wednesday looks like a big snow.  Oh, spring... hurry up and get here!!

I didn't sleep much last night... just wasn't sleepy.  I did ok today, but when I got home I took a nap, usually my naps last about 10 minutes... I call them power naps.  lol  Well, my daughter called and woke me up and I looked at the clock and I had been sleeping for two hours!  Hope I sleep tonight!  lol

cal... today is also one of my childhood friend's birthday.  Happy birthday, Susie.  I know it's hard for you.

Looking forward to the Voice being back tonight!  Hope all are having a good day today!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 23, 2015, 06:33:35 PM
Diana...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v738/LadyFire/Happy%20Birthday%20Gifs/cake3_clr.gif)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 24, 2015, 04:24:31 AM
(http://www.dazzlejunction.com/greetings/goodmorning/morning-bear-cereal.gif)

This is either Storm, Autumn, or Opal - one of Ursula's 2013 cubs.   Pretty brown markings on her face and eyes.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130904_Ursulas_cub3.jpg)

Will the cold weather never end for you poor Jewelies in the northern climes?  I feel  for you so much.

Nothing new here so I leave, wishing you all the best of days in whatever condition you find yourselves in.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 24, 2015, 05:45:46 AM
Holly and Juliet - UPDATE February 23, 2015

Holly up close
Holly up close (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150223_Holly.jpg)
Holly is doing what local wild bears do in winter?using her teeth to help get rid of her old foot pads. Out with the old and in with the new footpads that have formed under the old ones. We?re glad to see her starting this process today. Lucky does fine with that, too. Ted and Honey have trouble getting rid of their old foot pads, which is why they (especially Ted) walk uncomfortably at times.

Juliet's cub takes a tumble - 2014
Juliet's cub takes a tumble - 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150223_Juliet_20140223.jpg)
In this 9-minute highlight video from February 23, 2014, there is a lot of action by a lot of cubs. It ends with a screaming male cub climbing up on Juliet, tumbling down, and getting nicely retrieved by Juliet and reunited with his littermates.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0fPXmIptgc
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/120340711
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 24, 2015, 06:04:53 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/BB16986566E?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 24, 2015, 08:03:03 AM
Hi Jewelies!  Well, snow day for me... again!  It's been coming down pretty good this morning... schools are closed.

JP... that is a beautiful cub!  Such a pretty face!

cal... Stay warm today and don't work too hard!   ;)

Have a good day, everyone!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 24, 2015, 08:41:58 AM
I got the squirrel puzzle in 3:41 and was proud of myself until I saw that some speed demon got it in 2:33.  That's a good one.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 24, 2015, 01:23:27 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Pat... Sorry to hear about your eye!  Ouch!

cal... You must be pretty close to the end of the book now!  I've had that clamp thingie lots of times!  lol  I have a whole mouth full of big fillings.  Not in front, just the back.  My dentist keeps telling me that I have lots old fillings that need to be replaced.  I tell  him I'll replace them as they fall out!  lol  I found a new channel... well new to me, lol... last night.  It's called cloo... it has CSI, Law and Order, cops, criminal minds... all those kind of shows.  I saw a commercial for next Monday... back to back Law and Order CI's, old ones with Vincent in them. That's what I've been doing all day!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 24, 2015, 03:40:21 PM
Oh Pat sorry that happened. I know how that hurts, not to mention how it effects your vision.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on February 24, 2015, 05:30:29 PM
Hi Jewelies  :)

Thanks to all of you for the wonderful birthday greetings! We didn't do anything over the weekend for my birthday, but will go out for birthday dinner this coming weekend. My daughter had a lot of drama going on at her house over the weekend and my son-in-law had to work a lot so better to wait. I don't know where we will go; maybe someplace Mexican.

My granddaughter broke up with her boyfriend so there was a lot of weeping and grumpiness happening.  :'( Then Dominic and his girlfriend were going someplace on Saturday during the day and this happened:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--nGgu0dGqts/VOon2ch_9tI/AAAAAAAAJYs/M1alNAzthgc/w578-h509-no/11007721_10204914987172061_5673598530298544396_n.jpg)

This is what it used to look like:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fsHmXqZgKWs/VOon_3w6SII/AAAAAAAAJY0/LRyLhl8bo94/w764-h399-no/1779063_10204828891820839_1777799195977999260_n.jpg)

It just caught on fire while they were driving down the street! Telling him that it's wonderful they weren't injured doesn't make him feel one bit better.  :'(

This is Mei Lun. The girls weigh around 100 lbs each now and are getting so big.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YCtBs_Qq4qk/VO0CSZ-NB4I/AAAAAAAAJZM/HctpvpLac9A/w632-h563-no/10649753_10152730330928553_5273244138866095743_n.jpg)

This is a very entertaining video of the girls playing together. They are kind of rough and they fall off of things constantly! But, they are funny.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0mgXKjFv0g&feature=em-subs_digest

Bao Bao was out the other day before the snow. She was trying to climb a tree. On some of the trees, there is a metal thing wrapped around the tree to keep the pandas from climbing it. She was determined to get past the metal but didn't succeed. So in the last picture, you can barely see her climbing the next door tree. Silly little bear.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yxYMibhqH9g/VNz0ro7E5sI/AAAAAAAAJT4/nGLVcFBkWxs/w556-h434-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B2102015%2B122954.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gVRZ6fW2stY/VNz00GdEN6I/AAAAAAAAJUA/HkcZN1yWIxk/w514-h450-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B2102015%2B123019.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6aAtWz2vDyY/VNz099PUf4I/AAAAAAAAJUI/q9DSRqw3QKM/w538-h459-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B2102015%2B123157.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_YMwJdqARbk/VNz1GokjDGI/AAAAAAAAJUQ/9Xny1eBuTZc/w524-h438-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B2102015%2B123226.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xw2MIpRVbq0/VNz1NyLqGuI/AAAAAAAAJUY/UIcMs07aDPs/w556-h381-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B2102015%2B123234.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-k9T_d49KYsw/VNz1Y_8G50I/AAAAAAAAJUg/mKsnHxAgwfA/w401-h423-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B2102015%2B123251.jpg)

Hi to JP, Cal, Obsver, Rues, Ra, Pat, Blschue, Chippy, Willi, Neva, Deb and all who visit here. I love reading about your activities every day. I need to go take some medicine. Again, thanks to all of you for the birthday wishes  :) Stay warm!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on February 24, 2015, 05:39:49 PM
Pat, sorry to hear about your eye. I've had to wear a patch before and can't walk around with it and fall down! LOL!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_h-50q-84Hs/VO0LCnk05jI/AAAAAAAAJZc/gyAL9Ghby8s/s361-no/AR33-PIRATE-12-RQ_G.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on February 24, 2015, 05:48:17 PM
One last thing; I don't know if all of you saw Lady Gaga perform at the Academy Awards on Sunday but she was amazing! I hope this helps people realize that she has real talent behind all of her weird outfits. "The Sound of Music" is one of my favorite musicals of all time. Here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqGGYJxVRFI

I hope you enjoy it. :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 24, 2015, 06:15:04 PM
Hi dlong!  OMG!  So glad Dominic is ok!  I can see why he would be devastated!  Poor thing!  Oh, the panda girls are so cute!  I kept saying "NO bite!"... that's what I have to say to Handsome!  lol  Poor Bao Bao can't get into her trees!  Lady Gaga seems to be  doing a lot of "normal" stuff now, pairing up with Tony Bennett has maybe changed her!  Glad you had a nice birthday and hope you have a nice dinner this weekend!

The winter storm watch for tomorrow night has turned into a winter storm warning now.  I plan on working tomorrow afternoon, then hope to do the office before the snow hits.  It's supposed to be a fast moving storm, but will dump a lot of snow.  Yuck!!  Atlanta is supposed to get it, too... we'll see how they handle it this year!   ;D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 24, 2015, 07:26:13 PM
Have you guys seen this commercial? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvaQMzh7B30
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on February 24, 2015, 08:41:30 PM
Pat the car belongs to my grandson. There are some parts on it that weren't destroyed, like the wheels, that he will be able to sell. The car was paid for so he only had liability insurance on it. He does  have a pickup truck too, so he can still get around.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 24, 2015, 10:19:27 PM
dlong, glad Dominic is ok, That is very scary!!

ra, I love all the Subaru ads with the dogs.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on February 24, 2015, 10:31:50 PM
Have you seen this Android ad with the animal friends? So cute.  I love the driving dogs commercials; they have several out now I think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnVuqfXohxc
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 25, 2015, 05:26:48 AM
Holly, Juliet, Cubs - UPDATE February 24, 2015

Juliet's cub - January 24, 2014
Juliet's cub - January 24, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150224_Juliet_20140224.jpg)
Holly felt a need to touch and see her Den Cam today as a Lily Fan captured in this video (1 minute 23 seconds). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bYj22G4xf4&feature=em-subs_digest

In Juliet?s den, an inch of blowing snow has added to the pile in Juliet?s den. The telltale mark from her 84 seconds of licking snow a little after 10 PM on February 22 is still visible. Juliet likely hasn?t licked snow since. At about 4 PM a year ago today, Juliet rose up. At 4:01:28, she began licking snow at her usual pace of 2 licks per second and went on and on, finally ending at 4:07:03 after 335 seconds of ingesting snow. Then she gave attention to the overhead log she often checks out before settling down. She did not pause to urinate as she often does after rousing and eating snow. With all that snow taken in, it?s no wonder she urinates from time to time, contrary to the lack of urination during the denning period that we once believed based on indoor studies.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD2sQBK26hk
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/120426961
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 25, 2015, 05:55:20 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/DF169C282FF?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 25, 2015, 06:52:39 AM
(http://images26.fotki.com/v959/photos/1/1002059/5212554/GoodMorningBear-vi.jpg)

Braveheart, in her den.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130324_Braveheart_in_den.jpg)

Yesterday was the most comfortable day I have had since before my last pain episode.  However, last night I could not get to sleep.  I was awake, fully, until around 3:30.  I woke up just a little while ago and thought I would post to let you know I am still here.  I am still out of it and am going back to bed and get back with it.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 25, 2015, 01:38:30 PM
Hi, Jewellies!! Once again, we have cold, sun and calm. Wind and snow, please stay away!! Some of the outside cats are out in windbreaks, sleeping, so I know they are grateful, too. Pat, ouch!! Reflexes don't always work for our good, do they? Hope your good care brings quick results! Dlong, I enjoyed your pics.! What happened to your grandson's car is pretty scary! Is there going to be an investigation to try to determine the cause of the fire? Ra, sounds like you've found a good channel for a watching marathon! I can remember a time we could only get 3 channels. Period. The weather maps I've been seeing look pretty discouraging for your area. I've always thought your state & Georgia were pretty hot states, like Florida. Does anything like that exist, right now? Cal, a lot can happen before Fri. morning, so maybe Polly will be able to get out to go back home by then. Hi, Polly! Rues, would you believe me if I said that I went down there and told your hair person to start getting your sides even? For all you Jewelies who like mysteries, I've started reading Jonathan Kellerman's latest, Motive. His wife Faye has one out, too, called Murder 10l. I also have checked out from the lib a book by Lisa Gardner called Crash & Burn. I just finished a world war 2 book called The Light We Cannot See. It takes place in both France & Germany. Jp, did you ever finish the Nora Roberts book, the 3rd in the trilogy? Hi, Willi, bischue, neva, deb, chippy, nora!!!!!!   
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 25, 2015, 01:40:58 PM
I read that Lady Gaga trained with a voice coach for six months to prepare for the Oscars. She did a wonderful job, and I'm glad to see that she is branching out. Did you know that she is engaged to the guy who plays Severeid on Chicago Fire?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 25, 2015, 02:00:41 PM
Hi Jewelies! Yay, it's 40 out today! Lots of snow melting! :D  Robin took this pic on Monday of the ice and snow on the Ohio River...

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/ohio%20river%20ice_zpsouzizvya.jpg)

A coal barge had recently gone down river and had broken the ice in the middle. This section of highway is really close to the river. There's the road, then the railroad track and a small hill and then you are in the river! This section always floods. That's Ohio on the other side!

Cal, glad your dentist appointment went well! That's a terrible thing that happened to the kid that was bullied. I hope he recovers fully. And  the attacker is locked up. Hope the snow storm isn't bad. We could get a dusting overnight.
Dlong, good grief! Do they know what caused the fire? Sure glad your grandson and his girlfriend are ok!! Just loving the panda pics so much! Little 100 pound babies! :D Love that Android video! Lady Gaga's voice is amazing! I had no idea she could sing that well!
Pat, I know the eye pain you are having because I've done the same thing! Hope your eye feels better soon! Thanks for the eagle pics! I hate to see them covered in snow but it doesn't seem to bother them!
Ra, I just saw on the weather channel that the storm is headed straight towards you!! Will this winter ever end? Take care. I'm not familiar with that channel. Sounds like a good one for crime show lovers! (which I am!) Subaru has the best dog commercials!
Jp, that is the best pic of Braveheart! Hope you were able to get back to sleep this morning and finish your sleep!
Obsver, thank you so much for straightening Anne up!  :D

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 25, 2015, 03:02:47 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Didn't have to work this morning, so took my shower at about 10am.  Right after I got out the phone rang and this guy says "Hi, this is Jim from Thomas Carpet one, I'm sitting in your driveway."  Huh??  I asked him if he was here to install the flooring and he said yes!!  Would have been nice to get a heads up!! Glad I was home!  lol  Well, I had to leave while he was still here and hurried home to see it.  I love it... but... you know how I have this thing about scents... the glue or whatever he used is making me sick.  My stomach is turning and I have a headache.  I opened the window and hope it will be gone before I have to go to bed tonight.  With the snow tonight, I don't know if Dave will make it here or not.  I'll probably have to stay home... they're still predicting 5-8 inches of snow.  Bummer.

Pat... I'm glad your eye feels better!  You must be doing the right stuff for it.

obsver... I remember getting 3 channels, too.  And, having to walk to the tv to change channels or turn it on/off.  Then, the remotes with the cord that went from you to the tv!  lol  Geez, we'll old!!  lol  My grands are always amazed at the stuff I tell them about the "olden days".  lol 

rues... That sure is a beautiful pic of the river!  Love the blue sky!  I love that Subaru commercial!  Always laugh when the female growls at the driver!  lol  I also like the one where all the dogs in the car start barking at the mailman!  lol 

cal... It makes me sick to hear about the boy with all the injuries from the bully.  I hope they throw the book at him!  Hi to Polly!  What did you guys do today?  I was so scared for Bert in that book!  So many of them don't end up good.  Don't ever read the Guardian!  It's one of those bad ones...

JP... Don't you just hate it when you can't sleep??  I know I do, it's so frustrating!  I found something called GoodNight, just for nights like that.  It's a natural supplement that you keep in your nightstand and just chew one in the middle of the night to make you go to sleep.  Most sleep aids leave you half asleep the next day and you don't dare take it in the middle of the night, but this is a lot better.  You might want to try it... 

dlong... I love that Android commercial, too!  I tried to find it once, but didn't have any luck.  Glad you found it!  I'm not a fan of monkeys, but love the one at the very end of the commercial!

I have to do the office in a little while, hope I don't get snowed in there!!  It's supposed to start at 4:00. Aw, geez... they're saying we're supposed to get 2 inches of snow an hour!!  And, now they're saying we could as much as a foot of snow!!  I need to get to the office... soon.  BBL, Jewelies!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 25, 2015, 04:52:27 PM
I looked up and waved to that beautiful bufflehead duck for 4:12!!

well just heard weather guy say rain and snow and cold moving in..so going to put the girls up the barn..
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 25, 2015, 06:04:56 PM
oh pat that breaks my heart...sick sick sick of this winter for everyone and everything..
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 25, 2015, 07:25:09 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Snow, snow, snow... bah humbug.  My poor car was covered when I came out of the office tonight.  Roads are starting to get covered and schools are closed tomorrow.  They said on the news that this sh*t might still be here on Saturday!!  Ugh!

cal... I just read that the third egg was laid in Decorah a few minutes ago.  Always three... well, maybe she will lay 4 this year!  lol  Wouldn't that be a surprise!  When I came home, the smell just about knocked me over.  I got out my fan and turned it on facing the open window and closed the door.  Either that is helping, or I'm getting used to it.  Not sure if Dave is coming tomorrow, but I wouldn't be surprised, so I won't sleep in tomorrow.  Darn.  lol  The floor guy told me what a good job Dave is doing... that makes me feel good... I made a good decision on hiring him.  My light came today.  I don't have Directv... I have Ustream.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 25, 2015, 07:50:42 PM
Bufflehead in 3:57
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 25, 2015, 07:55:59 PM
First look at eggs 21, 22, and 23 of the Decorah nest this year,

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/owsg8sgcge65gyt/first%20picture%20with%20the%203rd%20egg%207%2010%20p.m.%20%202-25-15.jpg?dl=0)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 25, 2015, 08:09:46 PM
LOL, cal!  I meant Uverse!  Guess I had Decorah nest on the brain.  lol  They're using the new nest again.  I hope they have better luck with the gnats this year.  Nite, cal!  Nite, Polly!

Nite, JP!  thanks for the pic of the eggs!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 26, 2015, 05:33:53 AM
A Story is Told - UPDATE February 25, 2015

Shelf fungi, sulfer butterfly and blueberries
Habitat exhibit (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150225_EcologyHall.jpg)
Juliet?s highlight video from February 25, 2014, begins about 3:30 AM with the temperature around 23? below zero F. The snow in the foreground is little changed since the day before except for some bedding on it from her raking. By 1:30 that afternoon, more snow has blown into the den, lightly covering Juliet?s shoulders. At 2:57 PM with temperatures as high as 14?F, she eats snow for a couple minutes as is proving to be nearly a daily activity.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX7ij-_Y-xM
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/120427257
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

At the Bear Center, so many parts of the exhibit created by Peter and Ryan tell a story. The charred stump is nourishing a seedling spruce, illustrating a common theme of how death begets life. At its base are blueberry bushes laden with berries. Burned areas are famous for their blueberries. Not only does the ash provide nutrients, but the open canopy provides sunlight. The stump is adorned with shelf fungi and with a Clouded Sulfur Butterfly that looks striking against the black.

The butterfly in this scene was spending its winter in our kitchen, changing locations periodically. We didn?t dare put it out into the subzero cold. One day it was lying dead on the counter. It?s next stop was the Bear Center where it will show off its beauty for years to come. The other butterflies in the exhibit were donated by Lily Fans.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologists, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 26, 2015, 05:41:42 AM
(http://www.joy2day.com/valentines-day/wallpapers/flowers/images/bear-sey-good-morning.jpg)

Juliet.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130707_Juliet_looks_toward_Victoria.jpg)

I had another sleepless night.  I don't feel sick and my back is pretty mild but I am not worried so I do not know why.  So, I am running late again but, running late is better than not running at all.

I am so sorry for all of you in the cold and snow.  We are expecting 78o weather today.  I ran across these statistics in an article that said Key West, again, had a record number of visitors last year.  It did not give the statistics but her are the ones from 2013.

Key West Overnight Visitors                                                    1,588,845
Key Wet Day Trippers                                                               314,915
Key West Cruise Ship Passengers                                                765,132
Total Key West Visitors                                                           2,668,892

That averages 7,312 visitors each day of the year.

I am sure this cold weather up north will start 2015 off to another record breaking year.

I pray warm for each of you.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 26, 2015, 05:54:43 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/AE169D50397?z=21
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 26, 2015, 12:45:46 PM
Scott's sled 5:27
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 26, 2015, 02:45:07 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Well, we didn't get as much snow as they predicted... whew!  We only got 3 or 4 inches here, my daughter got about 6 inches up there.  She sent me a pic of her and the girls sledding on their road this morning.  lol  They live on a dead end, so no traffic.  It got up to around 40o today, so it's been melting a lot.  The roads look pretty good now, but worry about black ice in the morning.  I'm working tomorrow, since I missed two days this week.

JP... Running late is DEFINITELY better than not running at all!  lol

cal... Very nice of you to think of Polly and making sure she has food at Margaret's.  I still can't believe they don't have food there.  I'm glad there is outrage about the bully... there should be!

I guess Dave was snowed in today,too... I didn't hear from him till this afternoon.  He's coming tomorrow and will get here a few minutes before I leave.  Hope he gets the toilet in, but he said he might not.  It's been a week already, so I guess I can go another day, right?  lol

Hi to everyone!  Hoping you're all having a good day and don't get ANY snow!! 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 26, 2015, 04:33:39 PM
LOL,cal!  That's so funny!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 26, 2015, 07:21:20 PM
Blacklist tonight, Jewelies...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 27, 2015, 04:36:36 AM
(http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u91/vj_1958/Goodmorning/goodmorningteddybearsh.gif)

Bow.

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee487/jpalmken/Bow_zps1c8c7cb4.jpg)

Hey, I finally slept solidly and really feel fine today.

cal, you are having rough weather, wind and cold, with so much snow predicted.  I guess most of the Jewelies are having it rough, too.  I would love to have seen Drama with his flour face. LOL

ra, nice to hear you are having melting weather.  However, I see another winter storm is coming across the south and will be affecting the mid Atlantic.

I hope the dearth of posts yesterday is not indicative of all being snowed in but rather of all being busy doing enjoyable things.

I have to take my car in this morning for service as I  go next Wednesday to Miami for another eye stabbing.

I send wishes for a warming for all of you.  Only three weeks until Spring.  Maybe Winter's grip will go away then.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 27, 2015, 05:17:06 AM
Blowing Snow! - UPDATE February 26, 2015

Juliet - February 26, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150226_Juliet_20140226.jpg)
Snow blown on Juliet - February 26, 2014
In this 6? minute highlight video, Juliet's family gets hit with blowing snow although there was no new snowfall for this day in 2014.

The video begins at 2:35 AM with temperatures down around 17? below zero F. Cubs are nursing, crawling, and squawling. There is a little wind yet and the snow looks unchanged from yesterday.

Sometime between 1:17 PM and 2:39 PM, the wind strengthened but little snow is blowing into the den.

By 5:02 PM (5 minutes into the video), the wind is strong, snow is blowing through the den (first time we?ve seen this), Juliet is mostly covered with snow with snow caked on her hind quarters. The temperature is near its high for the day of 5? F. More snow is caked on Juliet by 11:46 PM as temperatures head down toward the overnight low of 31? below zero F. The cubs are mostly quiet snuggled under Juliet. Hearing no protests from the cubs, Juliet lies unmoving.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gP1yvYSBOWc
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/120743473
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

We had a nice meeting today with Heidi Pinkerton who (with Meteorologist Bob Conzemius) will make the Northern Lights exhibit in a 10x10-foot space we have allotted for them. The exhibit will be spectacular. Heidi was very impressed with the Northwoods Habitat Exhibit that Lily Fans donated so many taxidermy items to create.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 27, 2015, 05:31:54 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/BF169D51354?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 27, 2015, 06:21:46 AM
Cold snow man,  5:10
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 27, 2015, 06:59:15 AM
cold snowman 4:32
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 27, 2015, 12:11:27 PM
we had to have Ivy put to sleep this morning. :'(
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on February 27, 2015, 12:55:37 PM
Willi I am truly sorry to hear about your Ivy.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2Jpgn3nd-s4/VPC9ErBLOVI/AAAAAAAAJaY/BEYAkG_yJ-g/w542-h320-no/116418_pc.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on February 27, 2015, 01:05:05 PM
Hi Jewelies

I went to the store early today and still have not warmed up. Can't do a long post, my hands are too stiff. It is so awfully cold here and we are supposed to get some snow this weekend. I will be snuggled up with my kitty girls watching the new season of "House of Cards" on Netflix. It's a great show and I love it that they release the entire new season at once.

This is what I felt like this morning when I had to go out in the cold and scrape my car windows. LOL

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-S38udq8FnJ8/VPC0cVL8GqI/AAAAAAAAJaA/syjQx-qS4t4/w581-h444-no/11018936_1012596592101611_7773718567585386693_n.jpg)

Bao Bao taking a nap earlier this week.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4ZxtELosgWU/VPCydUU5e-I/AAAAAAAAJZ0/gX7W3MOl_O4/w653-h428-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B2232015%2B120726.jpg)

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day. I'm going to go make a cup of hot tea and watch last night's episode of "Blacklist".  :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 27, 2015, 01:20:27 PM
Willi, I'm so sorry to hear about Ivy. You know we all loved her. She will truly be missed. Hugs to you and your family. :'( :'(
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 27, 2015, 02:00:59 PM
Willi, my heart goes out to you. What a beautiful girl she was, and how she knew she was loved every single day. How sweet she was to pose in those hats & glasses! We will all miss her. Hugs to you, Willi.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 27, 2015, 02:14:59 PM
Dlong, how thoughtful you are to keep in touch in spite of stiff hands, because you know how much we like hearing from you. I hope you get some relief. Do you feel better in the summer?  Cal, surely better weather will be coming soon. We're supposed to get more snow next week. A few years ago, our Feb. was so warm that buds were out on the lilac bush. That wasn't good, either, because they got nipped. Is perfect weather too much to ask for? Sounds like Drama is a typical terrible two, and he's just a baby, yet! Rues & ra, let's go to Jp's!! Jp, I'd even cook, and I don't like to!!!!!! lol Glad you slept well! Hi, deb, neva, pat, bischue, chippy!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 27, 2015, 04:17:48 PM
I have been out in the barn working for a couple of hours just came in here....

OH willi sob sob crying my eyes out here...i am so sorry..it is a huge loss...so much love to you...

(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r538/calhounds/8c1e053f-0c54-4b7d-ad8c-ba1dacc0466a_zpsiziebbxw.jpg) (http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/calhounds/media/8c1e053f-0c54-4b7d-ad8c-ba1dacc0466a_zpsiziebbxw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 27, 2015, 05:02:10 PM
Oh, willi... I'm so very sorry to hear about Ivy.  I feel like we all knew her.  I have lots of tear for you, willi.  I know you and your family and Henry will miss her terribly.  Hugs, dear friend.  :'(
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 27, 2015, 05:08:39 PM
Thanks, everyone's support really helps.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 27, 2015, 05:31:18 PM
willi... We knew Ivy was getting old, but it's still a shock, isn't it?  Such a sad day for you.  She was a very special baby, for sure.

obsver... If we all go to JP's, what would you cook?  Healthy??   :o  :o 

Dave came today and worked while I was working, so he had the place to himself and nobody to ask him questions all the time!   :)  He got the new toilet in (YAY!!), and got the big linen closet built. It's going to be great!  I went to Lowe's and bought some knobs for the vanity... I got glass ones, old fashioned looking, since I'm also going to have beadboard in there.  Hope it looks good...  Vanity should be here in 3 weeks... time is flying! 

cal... Hang in there!  Spring is coming and will be here soon!!  Then you get to start worrying about the mowing!  It's always something!!  Really glad you liked your book!

dlong... Did you watch the Blacklist today?  I was under the impression that Tom was returning this week, but I guess we have to wait till next week.  Love that show!

Going to find some supper... bbl!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on February 27, 2015, 08:28:21 PM
Yep, ra, all healthy food!  Actually, Chinese take-out would be nice! lol  Your remodeling progress is exciting!  Bischue, I'm wondering if that mattress was the cause of your trouble. Molds can really cause problems, so getting rid of the old mattress was wise, indeed!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 27, 2015, 10:17:17 PM
Oh Pat, thank you so much!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: neva on February 28, 2015, 01:03:04 AM
Willie ...  I am so sad at your loss of Ivy.  We have all come to love your Ivy very much... and we have been there too.   :'(

Pat  ... Thank you for posting all those photos of Ivy.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 28, 2015, 05:08:34 AM
Bears Eating Snow and Good Memories - UPDATE February 27, 2015

Juliet eating snow - Jan. 27, 2014
Juliet eating snow - Jan. 27, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150227_Juliet_20140227.jpg)
In this 8 ? minute highlight video from February 27, 2014, Juliet and cubs are feeling the temperatures rise from the overnight low of 31? degrees below zero to the day?s high of 11? above zero F. A cub is lying exposed and protesting but all are fine and eventually nursing.

At 11:01:33 AM, Juliet lifts her head and begins ingesting snow while the cubs nurse. She continues ingesting snow for 4 minutes and 44 seconds, 284 seconds at her usual rate of 2 licks per second is 568 licks. If we can estimate the amount of snow ingested per lick from the size of the holes we see in the snow and could see how much water that amount of snow melts down to, we could get a ball-park estimate of her water intake. In addition to her ingested water intake, she is producing metabolic water from her fat breakdown.

The video ends with Juliet settling down on the cubs which are soon nursing contentedly.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIy_k7cJqg
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/120854546
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Honey asleep in the window den
Honey asleep in the window den (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150227_Honey.jpg)
The picture of Honey shows her sleeping curled deep in her straw. Not visible in the bright snow beside the unused bale of straw we gave her a few weeks ago are tongue marks where she has been licking snow. The size of the tongue marks converted to volume of snow removed might give an estimate of the amount of snow ingested per lick.

As I find pictures for exhibits in the new Ecology Hall, good memories come back of animals who revealed some of their secrets through trust. Red-breasted nuthatches who flew to me to check my hands for food wherever they saw me were favorites. One of them would even fly in the office door and across the room if he saw the door open. By following them in the direction they departed with each bit of food, one led me to its nest hole 10-15 feet up a tree and the other showed me the dimensions of its territory. For that, I followed a nuthatch in the departing direction and learned where it was storing the food in bark crevices, presumably in the core of its territory. By moving farther in that direction I eventually found it departing back toward where we had started, showing that I had gone beyond the core of its territory. Other birds showed how trust varies between species. Gray jays will learn to land on a hand. Blue jays wouldn?t think of it. White-breasted nuthatches wouldn?t think of it either. Does this mean that trusting species are not as wary or that they have more ability to assess risks and benefits? Trusting species are species that remain in cold, snowy habitat throughout winter, a time when many hawks migrate south and the main overwinter problem for these non-migrants is finding food. By contrast, non-trusting birds live in snowless areas year-round and make anti-predator behavior their priority. Similarly, animals that live on islands without predators, such as in the Galapagos, develop the same willingness to trust.

Other good memories that pictures bring back are of walking with deer and moose that ignore us and revealed previously unreported aspects of their diets and routines. Some of the secrets they revealed will be in the deer and moose exhibits. Also, secrets of raising young that Pileated Woodpeckers revealed as we filmed from 45 feet away. The video shows a young woodpecker who had never been outside the nest hole and had never been able to spread its wings launch into its first reckless flight and nearly fly into the camera. Many good memories.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 28, 2015, 06:04:33 AM
(http://www.allgraphics123.com/ag/01/9605/9605.gif)

This is Juliet.

(http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee487/jpalmken/Julietlyingdown_zpsb7576d6e.jpg)

I really overslept for more than 1-1/2 hours.  I don't like to oversleep it seems to ruin the whole day but, in reality, the only thing upsetting about it would be if I missed an appointment because of It.  It is just a carry over from my working days.

we had to have Ivy put to sleep this morning. :'(

willi, I was reading yesterday's posts and came to this one.  I am so sorry for you.  I can't feel the grief as much as you do but I do grieve with you.  Whenever I think of you I mentally see you and dear Ivy taking your walks in your wonderfully scenic area.  To lose a dear companion is always so heart-tearing.  Hang on to the wonderful memories you have with her.  I imagine that Henry is also grieving and I feel for him also.

Pat1640, thank you for posting the pictures.  That strengthened my mental visions of Ivy.  Thank all the rest for your posts yesterday. 

I continue prayers and thoughts for all on this sad morning. 

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 28, 2015, 09:05:34 AM
Thanks everyone.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 28, 2015, 11:55:23 AM
Yesterday when we arrived at the vet, there was an eagle atop a tree on the parking lot. I think it was there to escort Ivy or comfort me. When we left, another eagle flew across the road above us.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 28, 2015, 12:01:20 PM
Hi Jewelies! I had a post ready to go last night but for some reason my iPad wouldn't send it off! ??? It said something about an error! I gave up and watched tv.
Willi, your post gave me chills! Yes, I believe that, too. Hugs.
Pat, what a beautiful collection of Ivy's pics. Thank you for that. Thanks for the Hanover info.
Cal, I had trouble finding Honey, too! :D I did yesterday's puzzle on my iPad. After I got the hang of moving the pieces with my finger, it went pretty well! :D  It's kind of cool how the pieces just click together on the iPad!  Hope you aren't going to get lots of snow. We are expecting snow tomorrow then freezing rain then all rain. I hope the rain melts all this stuff. There's still a lot of hard crunchy snow on the ground. A warm up is coming with flooding rains next week. Just what we need!  My PBS channel is in membership/pledge drive again, too. My Brit coms were on this morning with pledge breaks between shows. That's ok as long as they still have the shows on. I was wondering, too, if BBT will have a tribute or something about Spock. They may have already finished taping all this season's shows. But I'm sure at some point Sheldon and the gang will mention it.  Thanks for asking about Boo and Molly.  Boo's ear is cleared up now but the vet said to keep checking it because it could flare up again. Molly is doing well. She only limps once in awhile now. She has an appointment next week with the vet. WV legislature is trying to null and void the concealed weapons law! They want to make it legal for anyone at 18yrs old to legally carry a concealed weapon! :o All those in law enforcement are against this bill.  I guess legislators know best. ::)
Jp, I always think when anyone oversleeps it's because their body needs that extra sleep time. Love that pic of Juliet! Heard it was 88 in Miami yesterday! Wish I were there! :D
Ra, your bathroom is coming right along! I love bead board. We have it in the basement aka the Mole Hole! :D I watched the Blacklist last night online. Guess Tom will be on next week. I had all kinds of problems last night...the iPad not letting me post and while I was watching the Blacklist on my laptop the show froze up half way thru! ??? I had to log out and start over. :-\  You getting any rain or snow from this next storm?
Obsver, I don't know about healthy food! :D And I'm not much of a Chinese food eater, either! I only like cream cheese wontons! You will probably kick me out because all I'll do is whine...I'm hungry! :D
Blshue, bet that mattress was your problem! :D
Dlong, love the panda and the dog pics! Sorry that Arthur is still hanging around. Sure would feel good to go out and sit in the warm sunshine and warm the bones up! It's coming!
Hi Neva!  :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on February 28, 2015, 01:13:04 PM
Hi Everyone, hope you all are ok. Still really cold here tried to go out for some bird watching today, but I didn't last long. I am so sorry Willi for your loss of Sweet Ivy, Pat thanks for sharing the pics of her.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 28, 2015, 01:17:23 PM
Cal, hope Scootie is ok. Stella was sneezing yesterday which worried me because she has never been sick. Always been healthy. She seems ok today but she is 15. So just never know. :-\  I remember last year our Walmart had some flea meds for $19.  I haven't seen it that price lately though. I was looking at some of those swim suits at Walmart the other day! Some are down right ugly! :D Let's hope your snow stops before you get 8 inches like Pat!!  :o
Pat, ugh, 8 inches! We got about that much last week. With the cold temps hanging around that darn snow won't melt! Bet you were glad to get that eye patch off!  My mom always said if a booboo itched that meant it was healing! :D
Hi Deb!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 28, 2015, 03:41:50 PM
Drama is such a good boy to help Libby with her coat! :D :D  Glad that Scootie's meds are staying down and his temp is down, too! Robin has been prescribed Baytril for her Crohn's flare ups. It helped her.  Crow wants to go to our fav Mex restaurant now so I'll be back later! :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 28, 2015, 04:24:45 PM
Thanks again everyone.

Flowers from the vet

my crocus blooming

eagle
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on February 28, 2015, 04:32:16 PM
Oh my gosh willi!! all those things are so beautiful!!!


It took 3:49 to read the southern most point!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 28, 2015, 04:40:28 PM
Wow... willi... I only got a card from my vet...   :(  Are you doing ok?

Hi Jewelies!  Calling for ice tonight... again.  Is this winter over yet??  Geez.  Maybe they'll be wrong again.  lol  I've been online searching... looking for a faucet with glass lever handles.  Hard to find.  I found some crystal ones, but they wanted over $1000 for them.  Ummm, I don't think so!!  Who buys them?  Movie stars??  lol

cal... Had to laugh about Drama helping with Missy's coat.  lol

rues... Hope you have a nice supper!  If I had read your post earlier, I would have grabbed my coat and joined you!   ;D

JP... Sure is warm down there!! Must be nice...   :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 28, 2015, 04:56:35 PM
They were a long way from home, cal!  SC has lots of different plates.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on February 28, 2015, 05:12:35 PM
Ra, I guess I am doing ok. LOTS of crying and I miss my girl beyond words. Thanks
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on February 28, 2015, 06:56:43 PM
Oops, Drama, I meant Missy! :D
Willi, your flowers from the vet are beautiful. My vet sends cards. Can't wait for my crocus to bloom like yours! The eagle pic is awesome. Hugs.
Ra, the glass handles would be nice! The crystal ones a bit pricey! :D I have porcelain handles in my bath room. Robin's house, being so old, has glass door knobs on all the interior doors. That's one of the reasons she bought the house! Shoot, I should have called and told you we were going out to eat and would pick you up! Next time! :D Hope you don't get that ice!
Pat, thanks for the pics!

Hey, does anyone know why I can't post on my iPad? Each time I try to post, it tells me that my time has expired and to try again! ??? I'm on my laptop now and have no trouble posting at all!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 28, 2015, 07:06:04 PM
rues... I was looking at glass door knobs today, too!   :D  How was your Mexican?  Sorry, I can't answer ipad questions...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on February 28, 2015, 07:21:46 PM
I got the southernmost Point marker in 4:12.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on February 28, 2015, 07:24:49 PM
JP... What does it say at the very bottom?  I couldn't make it out...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 01, 2015, 05:13:47 AM
Holly, Ted, Juliet, Lily Fans - UPDATE February 28, 2015

Juliet's cub comes out for air - Feb. 28, 2014
Juliet's cub comes out for air - Feb. 28, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150228_Juliets_cub_20140228.jpg)
Holly seems to love everything about her Den Cam. She spent a good half hour licking it, pawing it, and pushing it. The latter was the bad part. She pushed it farther up into the tube, making the only view now the inside of the tube unless Holly gives it more close-up attention. Lily Fans captured her antics in two parts that total about 15 minutes. http://youtu.be/g8B3D7wy3Po------7 and http://youtu.be/sJK5Myejj3o--------8

We don?t know when we can fix Holly?s Den Cam and if she will be content not to push it again, but we will check on it as soon as we can.

Ted put in an appearance licking snow from his spare bale of straw yesterday. He also chewed on something for a minute before dropping it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M70lHo396pg&feature=youtu.be0000

The view on Holly's Cam
The view on Holly's Cam (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150228_HollyDenCamView.jpg)
In Juliet?s 8-minute highlight video, the family faces a cold day with colder ones coming. The overnight low was 28? below zero F, with a high of 2? below, heading back down to 20? below as darkness falls. Cold temperatures are less of a problem each day though, as the cubs grow their dense fine coats. Shortly after noon, Juliet used her latrine, but ate no snow this day. There is plenty of snow in the den for her to eat, but nothing like the 39 inches that had accumulated outside by this date in one of Minnesota?s coldest winters on record.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEZb3TRZJ70
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/120902032
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Welcome to over 400 new Lily Fans who have ?liked? her page in the last four days, bringing the total to over 175,000. Thanks also to the BBC for the program ?Lily: A Bear?s Life? they are airing here and there around the world, letting people see a side of bears that is so different from the fearsome image that is all too common in the media.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 01, 2015, 05:34:04 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/BD169DD9E45?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 01, 2015, 06:35:23 AM
(http://img.mylot.com/350x350/2129094.jpg)

Ursula sitting and sniffing the tree.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130605_Ursula_sniffs_tree.jpg)

When I do  things I really do them.  Today I overslept almost 2 hours.  I am going to have to set and alarm so I can get back into my preferred routine.

Pat1640, That new eagle camera is nice and clear.  There sure are a lot of eagle cams now.  Sorry that the cold is catching you and hope your e ye gets well.

willi, yes, the eagles must be a sign from God.  Your flower pictures are beautiful.  I am going to make a puzze out of your Crocus

ruesgram, I can't figure out why my body needs all the sleep it has been getting.  I burn very few calories in a day's activity.

cal, my hopes are with you that Scootie gets better.  It is good that Drama is being accepted by your crew as playmates.  I join you and the others in welcoming March.  On the move toSpring.
 
DeborahG, I hope March treats you to vastly improved weather conditions so that you can again enjoy your outdoor activities. 

ra, it has been warm, 79o yesterday and much the same today.  I go for warm weather and would like to live on the equator.  At the marker bottom it says "Key West, FL" and under that "Home of the sunset"..Key West sunsets are celebrated every night and can be spectacular.

(http://images.forwallpaper.com/files/thumbs/preview/22/229348__key-west-sunset_p.jpg)

I think I will have another cup of coffee and I wish the best of days to each and everyone.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 01, 2015, 10:02:03 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/BD169DD9E45?z=0

Ivy and Henry, a fine puzzle.  4:35
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 01, 2015, 10:12:13 AM
awwwww
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 01, 2015, 10:58:08 AM
Rang in the new year for 3:24!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on March 01, 2015, 12:44:31 PM
Hi Jewelies  :)

Well, March is here so maybe we can get over this winter soon. Although I do feel bad when I complain because some of you have had it MUCH worse than I have. But:

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z447/dlongkc/Seasons/ready-spring_zpsb63fcc0d.gif) (http://s1190.photobucket.com/user/dlongkc/media/Seasons/ready-spring_zpsb63fcc0d.gif.html)

I loved the Key West sunset picture and those lavendar hyacinths are one of my favorite flowers!

The snow is melting really fast this morning. I got about 3 inches but it was pretty fluffy and is almost all gone from my street already. Yesterday we went to the Corner Cafe for breakfast. We wanted to get out and back in before the snow started. There were certainly a lot of people there. The restaurant is part of a local chain that started out with one little corner cafe (on the corner of 2 streets in Riverside, MO which is a little suburb of Kansas City). Now there are several. They have a huge menu and make the best blackberry cobbler ever! They are known for their delicious biscuits and gravy. My daughter had that and I had an omelet. Then I brought home this giant thing. I ate about a third of it yesterday and another third this morning. Yummy!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jkK7699P8Xo/VPKJF8rrAQI/AAAAAAAAJa0/d_f6Wl1KmEQ/w490-h563-no/IMG_0642.JPG)

This is the restaurant.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wsAl4tSfkHI/VPNcn5oUuAI/AAAAAAAAJbI/eqqvn9UG7SE/w949-h464-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B312015%2B123409.jpg)

My son sent me this pic of his back yard yesterday evening while I was watching it snow. He likes to tempt me with the nice weather in Phoenix!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-kYZfusA32x4/VPKIxTIHPkI/AAAAAAAAJas/U714KH2PVoY/w560-h563-no/IMG_0643.JPG)

I haven't watched any animal cams since yesterday morning so I don't have any good pics today. But, here is a video of Bao Bao and her mom. Mom has a fruitie (frozen fresh fruit & juice given as a treat) and Bao Bao wants it. I think Bao Bao must have eaten most of her own fruitie and then dropped what was left because at one point she picks up a little piece of something and chews on it for a little bit. I liked this video so much because there is sound!! Now you can hear what a panda sounds like.  ;D Here's the link for the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz-LzkJfPPA&list=TLkzaySEVzivg

I did find some more Subaru dog commercials that I hadn't seen yet. They are so cute.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDut1RkQP_s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt7xnoH-tbQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX3P_fcgtHM

Hi to JP, Cal, Rues, Obsver, Rues, Ra, Pat, Blschue, Deb, Willi, Neva, Chippy and all who visit here. I hope you are all staying safe and warm.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 01, 2015, 03:48:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrrI1696DPc

Here is my favorite Subaru dog ad.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 01, 2015, 05:56:26 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Been cloudy and drizzly here today... I stayed in bed so I wouldn't have to see any ice this morning! lol  Supposed to rain all week, a little every day.  Dave called today and said he might get done with all but the vanity tomorrow.  He asked if I would paint the room "since I'm pretty particular about the painting"...  his words.  lol  He probably thinks I'm a pain in the neck to work for... I know what I want!  lol  He said he's not a very good painter, so I told him I would do it between now and when the vanity gets here.  I can't wait to see the beadboard... I decided to get the kind that you don't have to paint... it's called tile beadboard or something like that.

cal... I don't know if watching HGTV has helped with the bathroom remodel or not.  I still have my popcorn ceilings, and don't mind them!  lol  I work at a lot of nice houses and see stuff I like... a light here, a wall color there, a countertop at another place... etc.  I'm still trying to decide what to do with the window... There's a big, huge bush in front of the window, but I still wonder if anyone can see in there.  I have found a pretty sheer curtain, I have found some cool window film, and I thought about just getting a blind for it.'  I hope Scootie is ok...  You taking him to see Pete tomorrow?

JP... The sunsets down there are beautiful!  I can see why they're so popular!

willi... I hadn't see that commercial yet!  It's so funny!

dlong... Thanks for the pics today!  Yes, your son has such a nice place... nice and warm, too!   :D  I watched Bao Bao bugging her mom for the fruit pop... what a tiny cry for such a big girl!  I thought it was so funny when Mom stuck out her leg to hold her off!  lol  Bao Bao sure was persistent!  That dessert looks SOOOOOOO yummy!!

Hi to everyone!  Hope you all had a nice Sunday! 
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Post by: ruesgram on March 01, 2015, 06:44:36 PM
Happy March Day! :D  It snowed this morn and then turned to rain.  Melted a lot of snow. Yay! But we may get some snow overnight. >:( By Tuesday up to 2 inches of rain!!! :o  They say this Feb was the second coldest on record for our area. I still can't post on my iPad. :-\
Cal, hoping that Scootie, the little sweetie, feels better soon.  I laughed at your description of Jim backing the trailer up because Crow backed our boat and trailer up just like that! :D it was so embarrassing at the boat ramp when he was backing (just like in the Subaru ad) all over the ramp! Finally we rented a dock space so the boat was left in the river all summer. That way he only had to back up twice... at the beginning and the end of each boating season! :D  Can't believe tonight is the season finale of Downton! :o
Dlong, your son's pool is so inviting! It looks so nice! The pecan roll? looks yummy! After cashews, pecans are my favorite. The restaurant sort of reminds me of Bob Evans! Probably because it's red! Crow loves any restaurant that serves good biscuits and gravy! I like the windmill. Thanks for the Bao Bao video and all those great Subaru videos!
Ra, what color paint for the bathroom? I have the hardest time trying to pick paint colors! I think that's why I don't paint often! :D Did you find any glass door knobs?
Jp, gorgeous sunset!
Willi, that's another great ad!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 01, 2015, 06:50:43 PM
Hi rues!  I decided not to get the glass knobs for the doors, just the vanity and looking at glass handles for the faucet.  My bathroom is green right now and I've had it that way for about 14 years, but I've never gotten tired of it.  It's called soft green, if I remember right.  I think I'm going to either go with a lighter shade of green, maybe something like a real light spring green... either that, or maybe a grayish-turquoise color.  I'm going to look at paint tomorrow.  I want something soft looking, I do know that.

obsver... Did I see on the news that Indiana got lots of snow?  I was talking on the phone and didn't pay very good attention.  I hope you're not snowed in!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 02, 2015, 04:50:55 AM
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh133/IrishSparx2008/Sparx%20PSP%202/CreoIrishSparxHoliGM.jpg)

Here is the clan matriarch, Shadow.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130823_Shadow.jpg)

I certainly enjoyed reading the posts from yesterday and looking at the pictures.  Those Subaru dog commercials are great but I have never seen any on the TV, here.  And Pat's fireworks video was the best.  I have never seen such vivid colors in fireworks  shows here.

Let me wish you all a happy, comfortable day to begin this first March week.  I am physically uncomfortable this mornng.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on March 02, 2015, 05:16:44 AM
Good Morning Everyone, JP and everyone, thank you, I can't wait for warmer weather and getting outside more. We had more snow overnight and this morning. Cal, Hoping that Scootie feels better today :-* Willi, pretty flowers from your Vet, I can't wait to see my Crocus, whew it's been a long winter. Hope you all have a good day!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 02, 2015, 05:19:32 AM
Warmer Weather on the Way at Juliet's Den - UPDATE March 1, 2015

Juliet's Cub - March 1, 2014
Juliet's Cub - March 1, 2014  (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150301_Juliet_20140301.jpg)
The 5-minute highlight video of Juliet from March 1, 2014, shows how the family lived as temperatures rose from the overnight low of 20? below zero F to 6? above zero and then dropped back below zero by the end of the day. They seemed to weather it all just fine although there was no rousing to eat snow and back out of the bed to the latrine.

We?ll see how behavior differs over the next 4 days (March 2-5) when overnight lows will be between 34? and 37? degrees below zero.  Then the weather warms up, which should mean more cub sightings. During March 7-11, daytime temperatures will be between 34? and 54? degrees above zero, and nighttime temperatures will be between 4? and 26? above zero.

I?m looking forward to seeing how the cubs behave as they open their eyes and become more active in the warmer weather.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLlYkeTtwuc
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/120907451
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 02, 2015, 05:30:18 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/C2169C27972?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 02, 2015, 10:54:17 AM
Hi, Jewelies! Yesterday, we got some snow but not as much as some other areas of the state. It's cold, but it's sunny & calm, so I was able to open wide the pole barn door, so now my cats are out there, enjoying the warmth of the sun. Tomorrow morning around 4:00, we're supposed to have snow, then freezing rain, then rain. Oh, I do not want freezing rain. I've seen too many horrible pile-ups in the news lately! Dlong, I'd be happy to go to your son's!! We all need a little warmth right now!  Jp, maybe you aren't sleeping as good as you think, and nature is making sure you get enough by sleeping later. Cal, I sure hope your sweet boy gets better soon! Ra, it's interesting reading about your remodeling. I'd love to see some pics.! Rues, I thinking that picking out paint colors is stressful. I'm always afraid I'll hate it when I see the whole thing done. Hi, pat, deb, neva, bischue!!! Willi, still sending you hugs. How is Henry? I did get the name right, didn't I?   
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 02, 2015, 11:30:12 AM
Pat thank for the fireworks. How do they do those shapes?? Amazing

Cal I hope Scootie is okay

obsvr, Henry is ok.He keeps running into the bedroom to look for her even though he did see her body.He seems a little confused, but doing better than we are. Thanks for the hugs

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 02, 2015, 03:18:02 PM
Snapping Turtle   5:11  He's a big one,ouch.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 02, 2015, 03:28:34 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Spring is here in SC!!  Yay!!  On my way home today, it was 75o!!  Oh, it felt so good!  Now, I know how JP feels!  lol  Dave has one more day to work, he said, then we have to wait for the vanity.  Some of my bead board is up... it looks good.  I went to two stores and couldn't find the faucet I want.  I found one with the round knobs on ebay... I might just have to get that one.  I stopped at Lowes and got some paint samples today.

obsver... I'm always afraid I'm picking the wrong color, too.  I got the soft turquoise... lots of different shades... but, I still like the spring green the best.  Maybe I'll change my mind after I paint the walls with the samples.  Glad you didn't get very much snow!

cal... The dog shame was so funny today!  Frozen donkey poop... ewww!!  lol  I'm glad you got Scootie to eat today and the vet visit sounds like it went well.  I'm glad you're finally going to get your toes looked at.  My daughter had to deal with ingrown toenails over and over and over again... Finally they cut part of her big toenail off on the side, so it won't ever grow back again.  It looks fine, you'd never think part of it was gone.  I've had both of my feet operated on over the years, it really hurts at the time, but after it has healed, it's SO much better!  You'll be glad you went.  When they tell you to put your foot up, do it as much as possible... I know it will be hard for you, but it does help.

Hope everyone is doing good!  Hi to all!!   
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 02, 2015, 08:16:56 PM
Pat, the fireworks are awesome!
Ra, I'm so jealous of your temps! We still have snow even after it rained! Tomorrow more rain is coming and now they say maybe heavy wet snow afterwards! ugh! It seems like it will never go away!!!
Cal, my sis's dog Gretta brings poopsicles inside and eats them!!! :o I'll have to show sis the dog shame! :D Your toe sounds so painful. Glad you got a dr's appointment. Crow saw a dermatologist last week because both his heels are cracked. Makes it hard to walk! Doogie Houser (that's who Crow said he looked like) gave him 2 different types of foot cream and told him to super glue the cracks back together! :o Downton's season finale was good. Won't be back on until Jan 2016!!! Hope Scootie feels better!
Jp, nice pic of Shadow. Hope your day improved.
Obsver, glad you didn't get a lot of snow and hope you don't get that freezing rain! One time I painted my bathroom 3 times! Good thing it's small. First I painted it dark blue. Oh, what a mistake. Then a shade of yellow that I thought would look nice, but it ended up looking like a school bus!! :D  Finally, I tried a pale yellow. After several coats, I finally liked it.  It's been that color since 2004!  :D It's time for a change.
Willi, aww sweet Henry. Hugs to him and you.
Hi Deb!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 02, 2015, 08:27:20 PM
Hi rues!  Don't be too jealous of my temps... going back down to the 40's tomorrow.  lol  I saw on the news that you might be getting some snow.  They said 30 states would be involved with this latest storm.  Change our clocks forward this weekend!  Seems like we just changed them back!!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 02, 2015, 08:33:40 PM
Cal, we're all so relieved that Scootie is feeling better. A trip to the vet was a good idea for your peace of mind, too. My dear girl, you have come so far--flu shots, etc. and now a dermatologist. Such a good idea!!!!!! Sounds like you are going to have to wear Ra's boots for your chores. Ra, it will be interesting to see what color you end up with. I'll bet if you beg hard enough, Rues will bring you some of her pies to help you get through the painting! Heck, she'd probably bring me some because I'm old!!! lol  Rues, that's a big compliment that we all think you are so nice!  Back in the 70's, I had some plantar warts on the bottom of my foot. It was such a relief when the doc. got rid of them.  I loved all the years we didn't change our clocks!!  Prime time tv came on at 7:00, because we were an hour behind the east. That's just one reason I liked not changing the clocks. Goodnight, Jewelies. The mattress pad is heating up.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 02, 2015, 08:45:33 PM
Nite, obsver!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 03, 2015, 05:11:47 AM
(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm153/Daydremes/bears.jpg)

Faith.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Daily_Updates/Faith_approaches_20121021.jpg)

I think my system is changing schedule as I am again waking up  about an hour earlier.   It is good to see some of you writing of warmer temperatures but, unfortunately, the Weather Channel is covering another storm moving through the middle of the country.  I wish you all could have a permanent increase in the warmth.

I am going to spend the day quite idly.  I have to make the trip to Miami tomorrow and I have had a big increase in back pains.

May each and every one have a pleasant Tuesday.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 03, 2015, 05:25:50 AM
Quiet Day - UPDATE March 2, 2015

Juliet's cub - March 2, 2014
Juliet's cub - March 2, 2014  (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150302_Juliet_20140302.jpg)
With the early morning temperatures down around 34? below zero F last year on this day, Juliet stayed hunkered down breathing the warmer, moister air from the deep nest she built. She exhales into the nest and along her underside and onto the cubs and then retrieves the air. She likely was breathing slowly, minimizing the amount of warmth she exhales. The cub vocalizations sounded strange?wondering if it was the sound system or what they actually sounded like.

In the afternoon a howling wind came up as temperatures rose to 4? below zero. She roused a bit at 2:07 PM but still no sign of eating snow the last couple days. Maybe snow is not a preferred item at very low temperatures. We?ll have to keep an eye out for the temperatures at which she ingests snow.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyI4j-HU-LY
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/121090742
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 03, 2015, 05:57:45 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/29169C27B25?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 03, 2015, 04:25:55 PM
I captured the Monarch, in a net, in 4:52
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 03, 2015, 04:53:19 PM
i caught that butterfly in 4:34 and then i let it go!! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 03, 2015, 06:53:33 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Rainy day here today, cooler, but still not cold.  Rainy again tomorrow.  Better than snow and ice, right?   :)

JP... Good luck tomorrow at the eye doctor!  Hope you have a nice time with Patrick.

cal...  Glad Scootie is better today!!  How was your trip to the dentist?  As tough as you are, you'll do fine getting your toe fixed.  Just remember that the shot only hurts for a minute or less even.  I had my first foot surgery when I was only 22 years old!  Stupid bunions!  And, extra bones, and stuff like that.

I was going to tell you guys before... I jackknifed a trailer one time!  lol  The only time my ex asked me to back the boat up to the boat launch!  lol  I was so embarrassed!

Geez... Where is everyone today??  Hope everyone is ok.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 04, 2015, 05:32:12 AM
Coldest Night Since Giving Birth - UPDATE March 3, 2015

Juliet's cub - March 3, 2014
Juliet's cub - March 3, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150303_Juliet_20140303.jpg)
On this coldest night (37? below zero F) since giving birth, what will Juliet and her family do. During the recent series of cold nights (20? to 34? degrees below zero F during February 27 through March 2, 2014), Juliet last ate snow at 11:01 AM on February 27 and used her latrine shortly after noon on February 28. How long can Juliet go without eating snow? On this day, the family is feeling temperatures warm up from 37? below zero to 4? above. Very cold weather means very dry air. As temperatures approached the high for the day, Juliet ate snow for two long periods?11:12:37 to 11:25:09 AM and from 3:37:20 to 3:46:39 PM. That?s periods of 12 minutes and 32 seconds and 9 minutes and 19 seconds). Each session was followed by a visit to the latrine. The next 2 nights will be cold (35? below zero F each night). We?ll see what they do the next couple days and then see what they do during the warm period that follows (March 6-14).

Part 1 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpc-c60bugQ
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/121146214

Part 2 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ3ad2K-z8U
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/121146215
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 04, 2015, 05:48:50 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/E3169EBFA29?z=21
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 04, 2015, 06:40:34 AM
Good morning, Jewelies! Warmer here, no more icy rain for now. Well darn, cal! Wish your lip hadn't gotten pinched. At least you got through it, and it's done. You can handle the foot thing, and you are so smart to have it looked at. I can't back up anything and don't like turning my head around--it's uncomfortable. Ra, enjoy your warm weather to the fullest! Hi, rues, jp, Dlong, bischue, pat, neva, deb! I need to go into town for awhile. bbl
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 04, 2015, 11:14:22 AM
Hi you guys!! earlier i was in here looking at a bigger hanging wall feeder for rose..just have that one small one and it doesn't hold much so i throw hay on it the ground and she is wasting alot of hay.wanted one like 4 feet long and looked under goat and found it!! so i was looking for pass words file for paypal and pulled out my file cabinet door and got the pass file out left it open and was ordering it..heard drama and the houla having fun in the living room and heard paper in there and drama had pulled out sister new car folder and had her paperwork all the living room!! i whacked him.. he had her sticker off the new car in his mouth..anyway taped the stuff up and put it back...made a video of him and calihoula...

the voice you hear in this is not me but sister...

http://youtu.be/3SqLLiXnUFM

the second short video drama and houla with augie's toy..

http://youtu.be/rG8A4uAfhPo


roses new hay feeder...

(http://www.valleyvet.com/group_images/38611_A.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 04, 2015, 03:45:41 PM
Hi Jewelies!  cal... I have a fat lip, too!!  Mine is a fever blister or something... hurts and is quite ugly!  Love the vids of the kids!  Fat Bud was quiet this time... he's a pretty thing!  What did Calihoula do without Drama?  They sure like to play together, don't they?  Your toe sounds very painful and it will hurt for the doctor to poke around in it to see what's up, but remember... it will be worth it in the end.  Just keep telling yourself that!mHi to Polly!  That hay holder should work really good for Rose.  I had to have one of my bunions done over... first time at 22 and second when I was 43.  Now, it looks good and straight.  I can't bend my big toe much either though. 

Hi obsver!  Nice here today, in the 60's, but it's not supposed to stay.  My crocus are almost done blooming and the daffodils are almost gone now, too.  It's always so pretty when the dogwoods and the azaleas bloom down here... seems like everyone has something in their yard that blooms.  It's almost too warm to use my mattress pad warmer... darn.  lol

Yesterday, my eyes were SO red!  I figure it's still from the smell of the flooring glue.  The man at the house I worked at yesterday let me borrow an air purifier!  Just what I need!!  I was so thankful... hope it works.  Bet it will!  I don't let it run when I'm not home, but last night I had it on all night with the bathroom door closed.

Hope all our Jewelies are having a good day!  JP... Thinking of you... Wishing I could eat at Cracker Barrel, too.  I'll settle for Mexican tonight with my daughter and youngest grand... the oldest one is in Charleston with her class for a few days.  They left this morning, early.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 04, 2015, 04:27:45 PM
She went to Charleston with the whole 8th grade at the Middle School...Well, not all of them.  You know, they don't all get to go for different reasons... no money, bad behavior, etc.  They came over here yesterday so she could borrow one of my raincoats.  It actually fit her!  She's growing up... she'll be 14 this month.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 04, 2015, 05:45:16 PM
i got in the pool for 4:49!

jp you gone swimming yet?  :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 04, 2015, 06:29:43 PM
Hi Jewelies! It's been raining since last night but now it's snowing! :( Flood warnings out for most of the state. There's some minor flooding in low areas around my town. They can't tell how much snow we will get but it will be between 3 and 8 inches. Just lovely. The rain had melted all the snow, could finally see grass in the yard. Now it's white again. Starting Saturday we will be in a warm up for the next week!  Yay! :)  I have a cold with an annoying cough. My sis gave it to me then I gave it to Crow! He acts like he is dying though! :D
Cal, love the videos! Always enjoy them! How's Scootie today? That's so funny about Drama getting into the paperwork! He's so ornery! :D  Sorry you got a fat lip!  That hay thing looks like a nice big one!  Hi to Polly!
Ra, Bet your spring flowers are so pretty! Can't wait for mine to get out from under the snow and begin growing! :D Crow says it's hard to back up something and get it to go where you want it to go! :D Don't feel bad, many, many times he jacked knifed the boat trailer! :D I get those mouth sores, too. I hate them.
Obsver, you are very lucky the storm missed you! Hope your east coast daughter doesn't live in Boston. I hear they could get more snow!
Jp, hope all went well for you today and that you had a good meal at Cracker Barrel!
Hi to all! :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 04, 2015, 07:07:15 PM
cal... On inside edition they were talking about a pit bull that was one of the biggest dogs in the world... Only 179 pounds!!  What a little weiner!  lol  They should have seen Wiggie, right?  lol

Hi rues!  My fat lip is getting on my nerves!  I think it's a little better tonight... hope so!  Looks like I've been in a fight!  lol  Geez, snow... Don't they know it's March, which means spring??  We turn the clocks forward in the... SPRING!!  Our weather is supposed to get cooler, too.  Maybe even snow in the mountains... another good reason NOT to live in the mountains!  lol  Mexican was very yummy tonight... all the waiters are so friendly, I don't know any of their names, but they always remember us and what I usually order!  lol  I bet they can tell the difference in their business since the other Mexican restaurant opened up.  So sorry to hear you and Crow have the crud!! 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 04, 2015, 07:51:45 PM
hi rues! i was laughing at you saying just lovely! i know but really i would rather have the snow than the rain. cleaner sick of mud..i hate to lose an hour of sleep too. scootie is doing so good! barking playing eating pooping all good..me and sister on the sectional here watching property brothers. drama he made a huge leap up here missed and hit the floor like a ton of bricks. loud..he was okay. i gave him the pan that i  made the taco rice in. he was eating it and then saw he got the pan upside down and he howled to the top of his lungs..i told sister turn his pan back over and she gave me a look and i said well if you do it then i will and she got up and turned it back over and drama was happy again! :D sorry your sister made you sick and sorry you made mr crow sick!

hi ra! i am really sick of my fat lip too. hard to eat. couldnt eat taco shells very well. i put some orajel on it and now it feels better. i bit it like three times cause it is so big. that pit bull got nothing on my augie . he weighs 180 and scootie weighs 165 Yes ra my wiggie 211
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 04, 2015, 08:02:29 PM
The big storm is way, way south of me. Rues, on the eve. news, I saw some pics. of flooding in the Ohio River Valley in your state. Seems to me that a lot of states are going to have flooding when all the snow melts. I guess we could say that March has come in like a lion. I expect the robins any day now--they always come back too early. When I was teaching, we would make lions, brainstorm together to think of words to describe weather like a lion, like storms, wind, etc. Then we would do the same for lambs, like gentle breeze, etc. They would write the words on their lions & lambs. Never could understand why kites are featured in March. Anyone foolish enough to try to fly a kite in March in my state, has a death wish! Tell crow that a new Randy Wayne White book is coming out this month. Hope you two feel better fast!!! Cal & ra, I'll bet you two make quite a pair with your fat lips. I saw that pit bull on First Edition tonight, and I, too, thought of dear sweet Wiggie. Drama is as big as the houla now, and he is still just a baby. So glad that Scootie is doing so well--what a relief!  Hi, jp, Dlong, bischue, Willi, pat, chippy, nora!!!!!!!! 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 04, 2015, 08:22:07 PM
obsver... Have you read all the books in the series by Kathryn R. Wall?  I saw that the lady I worked for yesterday was reading one of them... Then I was at an older man's house today and HE had one of them, too!  These people are at complete ends of the spectrum!!  She is a writer herself, and he is very country.  In fact, my road is named after  his family!!  That's how long he has been here!!  I think there are 12 or 13 in the series.  Set in the Lowcountry of SC...  I think the main character is  an investigator or something like that.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 05, 2015, 03:56:55 AM
Good morning, Jewelies! Ra, I went to bed last night before I saw your post. I looked up that author on Barnes & Noble, and nothing she wrote sounds familiar. I'll have to see if the lib. has them. Rues, I hope you guys are feeling better today. I think most women handle being sick better than most men! Cal, you are probably up getting ready to do chores. Normally, I wouldn't be up yet. I took a nap yesterday, so I'm wondering if that made me wake up too early. Some naps are really good, and some just mess me up. Jp, how did your trip to the doc. go?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 05, 2015, 04:57:08 AM
(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e196/LafayetteShadow/GoodMorningBear1.jpg)

Here is Jewel, lying in the greenery.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130716_Jewel.jpg)

Hi!  WE got back safely, last night.  The doctor found that I still have some liquid in that eye so it is back in 6 weeks for another shot.  My eyesight int that eye is not improving but, at least, it is not getting worse.

While in the car, coming back, I developed a severe pain in my left leg so I am taking the pain med and muscle relaxant pill the the Dr' prescribed for me last week when I had the right leg problem.  I am a mess.  This is a strange world.  I don't know if such pain occurrences are normal for nonagenarians.  Of course we enjoyed lunch at the Cracker Barrel

I did get into cal's pool in 5:02.  Maybe  relaxing in the water will help my leg pain.

It seems to me as if I am always complaining.  I will try to reduce that.  Meanwhile accept my thoughts for a warm, peaceful day.

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 05, 2015, 05:24:53 AM
Eating Snow in the Cold - UPDATE March 4, 2015

Juliet - March 4, 2014
Juliet - March 4, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150304_Juliet_2010304.jpg)
In this 7-minute highlight video of Juliet and cubs from March 4, 2014, the cubs are remarkably quiet when partially exposed in the wee hours when temperatures were down around 35? below zero. But Juliet waited until temperatures were warmer to do the first of her snow-feeding at 10:53:25 AM. Her 3 sessions totaling about 11 minutes were all between 10:53 AM and 5:03 PM when temperatures were near the high of 12? above zero F. While she was busy eating snow, the cubs seemed content, which suggests that their fur is nicely insulative by now. She used the latrine at 5:07 PM before it turned bitterly cold again.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeLadmutEso
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/121215424
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

An opinion piece ran in the New York Times about the value of museum collections that scientists can examine and form their individual opinions about. The same thinking also apply to our video collection that Sue is cataloguing these days. The collection is truly a library of life showing bear behavior that scientists and the public can watch and form opinions about just as we and Lily Fans did together. The things we learned are beyond what anyone could learn in lectures or books; we were/are all eye witnesses. We feel thankful that we had the opportunity to gather these unique and priceless records of wild bear behavior before ?authorities? believed they needed to end it, saying that the Den Cams made people too emotionally attached to wild bears. Ironically, a University professor told us today that he would like to analyze portions of them for publication if the money can be raised to do the work.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/opinion/libraries-of-life.html?emc=edit_th_20150227&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=67237775&_r=1

Meanwhile, we are making progress on the Northwoods Ecology Hall thanks in part to Lily Fans.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 05, 2015, 05:53:23 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/5E169C27F5C?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 05, 2015, 09:57:30 AM
Good morning Jewelies! So far we have 11 inches of snow and still snowing!!! :o Most businesses, all schools and courthouses are closed. Even the mall is closed!! :o They are saying to shovel your sidewalks and driveways today because with below zero temps tonight it will all be frozen and harder to shovel tomorrow. I hate snow so much but I have to admit it looks like a winter wonderland outside! Everything looks like it's sugar coated! :D
Cal, lots of flooding in southern part of the state. Logan is in coal country where there's lots of hills and valleys. Thanks for the pic, I hadn't seen that one! There's big concern now with all the snow and melting and more flooding. The Ohio River isn't expected to go above flood stage in my area. I have WSAZ tv weather coverage on right now. Our stupid local channel is so lame. You have to go to other channels to find any current news.  We are both feeling a lot better today. Crow isn't whining! I cough when I lay down so I tried to sit up in bed last night and sleep. That didn't work out well!!  :D
Jp, glad you had a good meal yesterday at Cracker Barrel! Sorry to hear about your leg pain but happy that your eye isn't getting worse. Jewel looks so comfy lying in the greenery!
Obsver, you sure were up early! I think I was up around the same time coughing! :D You may have to take a nap this afternoon!
Ra, I saw that pit bull, too! His head was huge. Speaking about fat lips, cold sores...one time I had  a huge one on my lower lip that had scabbed over. We stopped at Shoney's for lunch. Stupid me got the Slim Jim sandwich. Every time I tried to take a bite it split the scab.  :o I don't think I'll ever forget that! :D  Hope yours continues to get better!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 05, 2015, 12:11:24 PM
Aww Pat those are sad pictures. Brrr
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 05, 2015, 12:22:21 PM
Here's some pics I took before I shoveled...

Molly and Boo chasing the birds away from the feeders. I told them to stop! :D
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/molly%20and%20boo%20snow%203-5-2015_zpsu3qyhlbp.jpg)

Molly looking at the birds...
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/molly%20in%20the%20snow%203-5-2015_zpstdknoxfp.jpg)

snow everywhere...
(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/snow%20in%20backyard%203-5-2015_zpsnvgriw2e.jpg)





Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 05, 2015, 03:04:41 PM
I watched the sun for 5:29.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 05, 2015, 04:03:30 PM
Rues, that is a lot of snow! Brr!! I hope your dogs like it.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 05, 2015, 05:04:53 PM
Pat, how sad that mom eagle was covered in snow with her head sticking out! Eagles are awesome! Thanks for the info on the nest.
Willi, Molly isn't crazy about snow but Boo loves it! He runs thru it like a puppy.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 05, 2015, 05:27:42 PM
hi rues! sister and i went to walmart in richmond then over to taco bell. went in to eat on the tv cnn showed traffic stuck on highway in kentucky.. all that snow and talking about west virginia..wow love your pics! so much snow really pretty love molly and boo! beautiful dogs rues! i told sister really cold here but at least no snow! she so agreed, drama driving us nuts on the couch here. scootie up here next to me. houla and drama crazy i tell you..crazyyyy.. i heard a chewing noise yell at oh crud here is drama Again wanting up here..i was yelling At him to quit chewing the table..oh lol i thought i smelled [email protected]& sister got up and went in the kitchen came back out saying oh SOB...had paper towels lol drama pooped by the front door she held up two fingers..two piles she said one for her and me. she had to get more towels said not solid..lol..jim in his room we are being quiet so he wont go off on drama..anyway oh no here he is again..ok i yelled at him for chewing on the table and sister said not the table he is chewing on the wall..i said well whack him..sister got up and pop him one. well he just ran scootie off.

hi willi! you ready to babysit drama?

hi pat! pat breaks my heart for pa mom..oh bless her heart. sick of winter..

sister says hi you guys!, she is trying to eat her hot pocket and watch hgtv here. drama just crashed out and houla too. so quiet in here. can hear the tv!

i watched the sun for 3:48! i am lucky i got to watch it for that long.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 05, 2015, 06:31:07 PM
Cal, never a dull moment at your house! :D Well, maybe, when everyone is asleep! :D At least Drama pooped at the door! He was close to outside! :D  We went down the road this afternoon. Just a few stores and restaurants were open. Of course, Walmart was open but few people were there. Even fewer at Kmart. The main roads are a terrible mess. No school tomorrow. Hi Polly! :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 06, 2015, 05:15:59 AM
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj38/karenhere_2008/Good%20Morning/SunBearGoodMorning-vi.gif)

Ted eating grass.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130604_Ted_eats_grass.jpg)

I am now knowledgeable of the problem with my left leg.  it has developed some red spots so I went to a doctor and found out I have shingles.  OUCH!

I now have prescriptions for some Valacyclovir HCL 1 and some Prednisone.  If it isn't better in a week he wants me to come back.  I am not sure what that Prednisone is for?  He prescribed it for 5 days.

I hope all the Jewelies are warming up to a very good day.  I am optimistic.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 06, 2015, 05:37:35 AM
Eyeshine - UPDATE March 5, 2015

Juliet - March 5, 2014
Juliet - March 5, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150305_Juliet_20140305.jpg)
In this 8-minute highlight video of Juliet and cubs from March 5, 2014, the video starts at 9:14 AM with temperatures warming 57?F from 35? below zero to 22? above zero. An exposed cub is not protesting, and we see eyeshine on at least 2 cubs, meaning their eyes are opening as one would expect at 41 days of age (Born the morning of January 23). They are on schedule with the bear literature which says eye opening is at 6 weeks. We don?t know if the author who wrote that meant fully open or starting to open, which can differ by over a week and, as we have seen, with individuals.

Eye shine in cub - March 5, 2014
Eye shine in cub - March 5, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150305_EyeShine.jpg)
The archived video showed that Juliet ate snow for a half minute at 1:30 PM from the back of the den but did not visit the latrine. Here is the link to the archive if you want to see it: http://vimeopro.com/bearstudy/20140305/video/88307026.

Last night was the end of the bitter cold nights for a week or so. We?re expecting more views of the cubs. If we can distinguish individuals well enough, maybe we can document the opening of each individual?s eyes.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wntucTUZ8iA
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/121345393
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Honey - March 5, 2015
Honey in her window den (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150305_Honey.jpg)
At the Bear Center, the light was right to see the pock-marked snow outside Honey?s den. She is eating snow just like Juliet does in the videos. Honey is in the foreground but hard to see in the shadows deep in straw behind the dirty window.

Odometer reading
Odometer reading (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150305_Odo.jpg)
Today, my odometer showed what I hoped was a good omen for things coming together in order for the Northwoods Ecology Hall (or just a hopeful frivolity). All the numbers were in perfect order except the last one, which would have been a 1 if I had paid attention sooner. But 9 out of 10 might still be a good omen. If it isn?t, I hope the odometer doesn?t forecast anything.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 06, 2015, 06:15:25 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/B8169F358D8?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 06, 2015, 08:36:09 AM
jp, ouch, shingles are terrible!!

hi pat and Hanover Mom
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: neva on March 06, 2015, 01:06:46 PM
For those who are interested in following this nest!
Sometimes I must click "twice" to bring it up!!! ;) ;) ;)

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=1592549&mode=2

Thanks Pat.  I have Bookmarked this Cam.  Poor Mom ... that certainly is a lot of snow cover for her to have to deal with.   :-\
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 06, 2015, 02:44:12 PM
I ate my cherry turnover in 4:45!

Hi Pat! pictures are beautiful!! happy that dad came through for her!!  :D

Cal~~~I'm happy he did also BUT he was just soooo slow. I also agree with you where was he yesterday? I watched until totally dark and he didn't show up until this early morning! ::) ::) ::)

men..............
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: neva on March 06, 2015, 03:25:01 PM
I ate my cherry turnover in 4:45!

Hi Pat! pictures are beautiful!! happy that dad came through for her!!  :D

Cal~~~I'm happy he did also BUT he was just soooo slow. I also agree with you where was he yesterday? I watched until totally dark and he didn't show up until this early morning! ::) ::) ::)

After the kids leave the nest this season, maybe she should find a better dad.  Her life is rough with him.  ... just sayin'   ::)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 06, 2015, 03:40:39 PM
I ate my cherry turnover in 4:45!

Hi Pat! pictures are beautiful!! happy that dad came through for her!!  :D

Cal~~~I'm happy he did also BUT he was just soooo slow. I also agree with you where was he yesterday? I watched until totally dark and he didn't show up until this early morning! ::) ::) ::)

men..............

Lol cal
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 06, 2015, 04:12:24 PM
I found a less painful moment and ate the turnover but I had to rush.  4:26.

For information I have had the Shingles shot.  The Dr, says it does not prevent it but it makes them less severe.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 06, 2015, 05:22:14 PM
Hi Jewelies! I've been painting, so MIA.

JP... So sorry to hear you have shingles.  I was thinking today that surely you had had the shot.  I didn't know you can still get them after the shot.  That's one of the first things I do when I go to the doctor next week... get that shot.

Pat... Such a sad nest in PA.  Is this the mom that broke her foot and it's been over a year and she still limps?  I was just reading about her last night.  They had tried to capture her and help her, but didn't have any luck with that.

cal... Glad you weather is on its way toward spring.  I agree... men.    ::)  When do you have to go back to the dentist?

rues... You got a LOT of snow!!  Has it melted yet?  Pretty pics... glad that snow is in your yard and not mine!  lol  Did you watch Blacklist last night?  It was good!

Hi obsver, dlong, willi, blschue, Deb, neva and others reading here!

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 06, 2015, 05:26:01 PM
cal... I just saw that the MO turkey vultures are back online...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 06, 2015, 07:45:34 PM
Good evening, Jewelies! Another cold, sunny day here. Jp, sorry you have shingles and hope the shot protects you from a more severe case. I got the shot in 2013. I heard that if people get the shot younger than 60, they have to get a booster, but I don't know the time intervals. I'm glad I got one. Hope you get rid of those darn shingles fast! Cal, sounds like you have your hands full with your big baby. He is a beauty! Ra, are you liking the paint color you picked? I'd like to see it. Rues, I'm glad you don't have the flooding! How's your cold? Pat, thanks for posting the eagle pics. Neva! Good to see you!! Bischue, you'd better talk your husband into staying in Arizona a little longer!! Stay where it's warm!! One of my daughters was 51 yesterday. Time is flying! 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 06, 2015, 08:05:03 PM
Hi obsver... The color I chose seems to be just a shade lighter than what I've had for so long and I feel like it's been a waste of time!!  I'm even thinking about not painting the little shower/toilet room!  lol  I probably will, but I'm a little disappointed.  We'll see.  I'll let you know when it's all done and you can come and see it!   ;D

Pat... I was reading this last night about the Hanover nest.  Only 8 pages there all together, so not a long read...  I guess I'm confused now...  Here is the link:

http://www.raptorresource.org/forum/index.php/topic,1835.0.html
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 06, 2015, 08:39:47 PM
Thanks, Pat... I'm a little less confused now!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Keystone on March 06, 2015, 10:06:04 PM
I read you all but don't post.  I am grateful for all of you.

http://www.karmatube.org/videos.php?id=4460

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 07, 2015, 04:33:14 AM
32 Year Old Brown Bat - UPDATE March 6, 2015

Raven flying overhead
Raven flying overhead  (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150306_RavenFlying.jpg)
In the 7 ? minute highlight video (Part 1 of 2) from the wee hours of the morning on March 6, 2014, (low 8? below zero F) the family is remarkably quiet. The main vocalizations are from a cub with no eyeshine that gets displaced from its resting spot by a more-developed cub with fully open eyes (or nearly so).

Part 1 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayK2C4_5r1E
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/121512429

In Part 2 of 2 (8 ? minutes), the quiet is interrupted mainly by contented nursing. At 12:50 PM, Juliet spends nearly 10 minutes eating snow, followed by a latrine break and rearranging of her bedding as a howling wind swirls the fine fragments of her bed. A cub with eyeshine from at least one eye was briefly visible as Juliet rearranged her bedding.

Part 2 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUMmQwF84Fo
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/121512431
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Deer running
Deer running (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150306_DeerRunning.jpg)
Near Ely, a deer showed why it is called a white-tailed deer, and a raven showed the long, rounded tail that separates ravens from crows in flight.

Congratulations to a little brown bat that made it to at least 32 years of age and to my old advisor Elmer Birney and my old fellow grad student Gerda Nordquist for banding it back in 1983 at the same place where it was recorded again 2 days ago.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 07, 2015, 04:43:13 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/bonnieq/GoodmorningGoodnight/gmcoffeebears.jpg)

Jewel

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130512_Jewel_on_slope.jpg)

This is the southernmost roofer wishing he had been able to sleep last night.  Very uncomfortable with constant pain, albeit not too stabbing.

cal, I wish I knew how you are able to post pictures in JigZone and get a puzzle.  I have been unable to do that for over a week.

Hello! toKeystone.    An inspirational video, Thanks.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 07, 2015, 12:17:34 PM
The cold cowboy  4:59
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 07, 2015, 12:29:59 PM
Keystone, we're glad to see you! Thanks for the video, and feel free to join us whenever you want!!!!  Ra, are you going to get a darker color? Maybe one coat would do it. Orrrrrrr, maybe you'll like it better in a few days. Cal, I can see why you go to bed so early. How long does it take Jim to get to work? I'm sitting in the sun (the front of my house faces south) and resisting taking a nap. I'll probably sleep better tonight if I don't take one. Maybe I should get up and do some work. Hi, jp, rues, Dlong, bischue, pat, Willi, neva, deb, ?.everyone! Remember, (except for Arizona) we set out clocks ahead tonight.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 07, 2015, 01:04:43 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Taking a break... beautiful day, but I've been painting.   :(  My girls come tonight, so had to get some cleaning done.  I need to make muffins, too.

cal... Can't believe you broke off your tooth!!  Yikes!!  Funny... you're the third person I know that has broken off that same tooth.  Is it all the way to the gumline?  Never a dull moment at your house!!  A 32 year old bat is amazing!!  I had no idea they could live so long!!

Keystone... I was surprised to see you here!  Hi!

obsver... I have the main room done now, except for the trim.  I like it better today, but still wondering if I really have to do the other part!  lol  When Dave first came here to look at the job, I told him I wanted coated baseboard and trim, so I don't have to paint it.  Well... I didn't realize it before, but he didn't listen to me.  Kinda upset with him.  I don't want to have to paint the baseboard trim.  It's hard for me to physically do it, plus it's a pain in the neck, back, and backside.   >:(

rues... I hope you're feeling better and better every day!  How's Wilson?  Haven't heard his name mentioned in awhile...

JP... I don't think I've ever heard of someone getting shingles on their leg.  Isn't it usually around the torso or back or neck?  Do you have to put cream on it, too?  What a bummer for you to have to deal with.

Hope all are having a nice day!

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 07, 2015, 01:44:05 PM
Well gee whiz, cal. I missed the part about breaking a tooth. I hope you can have that looked at as soon as possible!!  No nap for me--I forced myself to get up and do some laundry.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 07, 2015, 03:03:55 PM
Hi Jewelies! It's sunny and 44 outside! Snow is melting but still lots of it left. The main business district in town including Walmart, Sam's, Kmart, Home Depot and 11 restaurants were closed over 18 hrs yesterday because of loss of power! Trees laden down with snow and falling onto power lines was the cause! Hope that's the last snow I see this year!
Cal, sorry about your tooth! I think that would qualify as an er! Those honeycrisps are hard and crispy. I have to bite them  sort of on the side of my mouth because of my front teeth being bridgework. My bridgework is old and I'm afraid they might break. But that doesn't keep me from biting into apples though, I'm just careful. :D Maybe the dentist can glue the tooth back together.  I always heard that if you break a tooth off to put the broken piece in milk and get to the dentist. I don't know if that is true or not. :-\  Funny dog shame...Boo's in that "I eat wood" club! :D :D That hay holder thing came fast!
Jp, hope your shingles go away fast! There are so many shingle ads on tv now. I remember when my paternal grandma had them around her waist. Sandy, my sis's roommate got them on her waist, too. She was only 50. Crow wanted the shot but his insurance won't pay for it until he is 65...in Sept. Feel better soon. Thanks for Jewels pic!
Obsver, I got some Nyquil pills yesterday and I'm happy to say I only woke up once last night coughing! I'll be taking those pills every night till this hacking cough leaves! A nice nap with a warm sun shining on you sounds good!
Ra, Robin did the same thing in her kitchen...painted it just a shade off from what it was before! She was going to repaint it another color, just hasn't got around to it! Speaking of Wilson...he's here over night. Robin went to Columbus, OH, to visit a friend and go see a band called the Pink talking fish band. She was afraid she'd have to cancel because of the weather but roads are all clear now. What's for dinner?
Pat, thanks again for the pics!
Hi to Willi, Neva, Blshue, Chippy, Nora, Dlong, Keystone! Hope I didn't leave anyone out.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 07, 2015, 03:30:00 PM
Hi rues!  I never heard of putting a tooth in milk.  Hmmm...  What's for dinner?  well, I'm thinking Voila... you know those Birds Eye bags that all you have to do is add water and heat it up.... Garlic Chicken.  I made some cranberry orange muffins, they smell so good!  I'm also baking a loaf of bread.  Glad you got a good night's sleep!  I tried Nyquil once, but it backfired on me... I was still awake at 3am!  lol  I guess I'm backwards in more ways than one!   :D  Glad your snow is melting!  Did you lose power at all?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 07, 2015, 03:54:02 PM
cal, if I babysit Drama, I will have the fastest walker in town!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 07, 2015, 06:37:58 PM
Hi Cal! Time change messes Molly up, too! It takes her a couple days to figure it out. Somehow she knows it's time for her breakfast at 7:30 and dinner at 4:30. She also knows I get home from shopping with my sis at noon and is waiting at the door for me. I think I'll go change my clocks when I finish here.  I broke my front tooth off on a Saturday, just a few minutes after we got home from our vacation to Cedar Point, OH. I ran into a swing set pole! :o My tooth broke off exposing the nerve! I had to wait until Monday to see the dentist. I'm sure it hurt with the nerve right there but I can't remember the pain. It was the summer before 5th grade. They didn't have implants back then. But I'm sure my dad wouldn't have been able to afford it if there was!  My PBS station is still in membership drive. Wish they would hurry up and get done!
Ra, we were lucky we didn't lose power. The lights did flicker a couple times. There are still some in the area without power. My gosh, those muffins and fresh bread sounds so good! I've had those boil and eat bags before and I think they're pretty good. I laughed at your Nyquil experience!! :D :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 07, 2015, 06:58:40 PM
Hey, rues!!  I've been to Cedar Point, too!!  Cool!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 08, 2015, 04:12:11 AM
More Eye-Opening - UPDATE March 7, 2015

Juliet's cub - March 7, 2014
Juliet's cub - March 7, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150307_Juliet_20140307.jpg)
In this 7?-minute highlight of Juliet and her 3 cubs from March 7, 2014, it is warm enough to snow, and that?s how the day started?about 12? above zero F with about 0.8 inch of snow falling a little after midnight. The day warms up to 34? above zero. In the early hours there were noises outside the den which alerted Juliet. On this beginning of a warm spell (34?F), we get several views of cubs, but they were too brief to be sure who they are. One cub had big eyeshine and is likely the one whose eyes were fully, or nearly fully open a couple days ago. Another cub had tiny eyeshine and may be the one whose eyes were not open at all a couple days ago.

See what you think.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSDTaxPPaNQ
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/121566761
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Platform for the Aquarium and Terrarium
Platform for the aquarium and terrarium (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150307_Platform.jpg)
Holly was entertaining in this video from yesterday when some of her bedding she was raking fell into the Den Cam tube. Holly tried to be a responsible bear who wouldn?t leave a mess for others. She tried over and over to reach the bedding with her tongue and paw.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4jX_SBN36I&feature=em-subs_digest

At the Bear Center yesterday, Scott and his friend Don who made the platform for the aquarium and terrariums put the beginnings of the platform in place. Don is a professional home builder who donated his time to make the platform. Progress, and it looks like it will be beautiful.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 08, 2015, 04:18:18 AM
Good morning jewelies! it is 31 here. hate this saving time..so i came in here first to post this morning getting ready to start all my chores..that holly sure is cute and tha platform is great looking!!

hi to all you guys be back later on..got to go pick up scooties dope this morning to at walmart. forgot it yesterday.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 08, 2015, 04:19:27 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/B2168725D8D?z=21
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 08, 2015, 04:43:29 AM
(http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj38/karenhere_2008/Good%20Morning/SunBearGoodMorning-vi.gif)

Aster at a feeding station last August

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140807_Aster.jpg)

On top of little sleep this one-hour shift to DST doesn't help.  Normally it would take me two or three days to adjust.  I do believe I am a little more comfortable with my roofing problem and from what I have dug up in the internet it is a blessing that it is confined to my leg.  Pretty rough when it affects the head or face.  In the reading of shingles I read that as we age we become more likely to have it.  Better than a 50% chance.  I strongly suggest the shot.

ra, the Dr. said put nothing on the blotches let the bubbles fade on their own  to prevent scabbing and potential scarring.

cal,I like the video of Holly keeping her accommodations clean.

Best wishes to all for a pleasant Sunday.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 08, 2015, 06:52:33 AM
Good morning, Jewelies! Don't think I'm going to find anyone here or anywhere who is happy about the time change.  I had read about  putting a tooth in milk, but I don't know how long you could keep it there. Cal, since the tooth broke off in such a jagged way, can you still chew comfortably? Maybe if you call tomorrow, they can work you in to pull it. Jp, as I get older, the doc. says, "At your age?." more & more! lol  Yep, I'm sure glad I got the shot. With ins., the cost was $90, 2 yrs. ago. Got it at Walgreen's, because they don't do it at the doc's office. I had the chicken pox when I was in 3rd gr. Ra, when my youngest son was 1 1/2,, the doc. prescribed a decongestant. It gave him such a bad case of "can't sleep", I had to stop it.  I imagine you would be easier to be around than a kid that age, though! lol I just stay away from all that stuff, because I never know how I'm going to react. Actifed puts me down, darvon makes me throw up, I could go on & on, but won't. Rues, glad you slept good. Don't tell me that a dog as cute as Boober could eat wood! Hi, pat, Dlong, bischue, neva, Willi, deb, chippy??hope everyone has a good day!!!  Ra, be prepared to have a lot of Jewelie company (at least in our minds) Your baking sounds delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 08, 2015, 08:02:47 AM
Hi JP!! Wow love the picture of aster!!  sure hope she is doing good..maybe find out about all the bears real soon.. I hear you on that shingle shot and will get one..ed got on and got the shingles on the back of his neck..he showed me just a small patch there..all red he said didn't bother him..anyway i know my mom suffered with them and i remember david letterman having them and saying how bad it was..good you didn't get it worse..good you got the shot..

Hi Obsver! so far my nerve not affected by the break off i stuck cotton up there cause really bothers me with pieces..i am going to call westman in the morning well i have to go to that foot doctor in the morning be there at 8 and westman opens at 9 usually..oh the foot doctor...i am still hoping westman can see me wed when sister goes at 9..maybe get me in at 8:30..i still think probably go to hansen for an implant..big mess i know that..not eating too much right now..

I am getting ready to go to walmart but earlier while i was getting the dogs food together scootie was spending some time with his gator..he has been doing that alot making up for lost time being sick!! :D i got a video..lol..

Scootie and his gator..

http://youtu.be/9ikjwfiSF5g
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 08, 2015, 10:05:56 AM
Correction on my last post: The doc. says, "at your age???.  I didn't intend to put a ?    You might wonder who cares?  Well, I just had to correct it for some reason. lol   Hooray! The sun is out!!  Rues, put away your snow shovel--we don't need any more snow, do we?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 08, 2015, 10:10:42 AM
I sent a note to Amy about this thread not going to NEW posts. Did anyone else? Mine is not fixed yet.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 08, 2015, 10:33:41 AM
willi... I haven't sent a note to Amy, but it's pitiful here, trying to find the new posts!  As far as I know, this is the only one.  Maybe because we're just a bunch of misfits!  lol  My crocus are almost done blooming now, but they look exactly like yours.  Glad JP made your pic into a puzzle!  so pretty!

Hi Jewelies!  Yup, hate the DST, too.  I don't know why they don't just leave it alone, or change it by a 1/2 hour and leave it. 

cal... Love your vids!  Your boys keep you entertained, don't they?  I remember David Letterman having shingles, too and him saying how awful it was.  Had it on his head and went into his eye, didn't it?  Ouch!

obsver... I didn't even notice the ??'s!  guess you're a little OCD about that kind of stuff... maybe we all have a little, right?  lol

JP... Did the doctor say how long you can expect to suffer with the shingles?  Does it itch, too, or just hurt?  Do you have bandages on it or just leave it open?  So many questions...   :D

Hope all have a good Sunday!  Weather is beautiful here.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on March 08, 2015, 11:51:08 AM
My heart is with you all, I am heartbroken at the loss of Four :'(
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 08, 2015, 12:01:46 PM
me too Deborah :'(
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 08, 2015, 12:53:13 PM
Cape May Warbler, a pretty little bird.    6:58
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: neva on March 08, 2015, 12:54:27 PM
That photo ...  what a sad, sad sight to see    :'(  :'(
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 08, 2015, 01:04:50 PM
How sad. :'( :'(
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 08, 2015, 01:15:43 PM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 08, 2015, 01:25:00 PM
My heart is breaking for all of us and for Bob.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 08, 2015, 05:27:45 PM
hi you guys..been working out in the barn all afternoon and crying thinking about that poor baby four..crying my eyes out..we all are crying our eyes out.i can't look at that picture of that poor baby with bob anymore....i emailed my electric co. and asked them if they plan on putting them plastic safeguard around here. two years ago down the road across from our school house dead red tail hawk electrocuted..Jim said just plastic covers can't cost much..why can't the federal government office spend the money for that all over the USA  eagle our symbol...instead wasting money on stupid testing of crap or politics..anyway i told my elec. co i would pay to have them put on all the poles around our property and down the road too..if i don't get a response i will call or drive up to chillicothe mo..


7:16 on the beautiful cape may warbler..
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 08, 2015, 05:47:58 PM
Our Decorah babies that have been electrocuted are the ones we know about.  I can't imagine how many die that don't belong to the nests with cams, we just don't really know how many have died in our country alone.  I have read that some people think it's because they have transmitters on them... I'm not convinced that they would still be alive if they didn't have them on.  Like your red tail, cal.... it didn't have a transmitter and it was electrocuted. Right?  I really don't want to know how often this happens, but then again, it would be interesting to hear the numbers.  If they were all documented, maybe something would be done to protect our raptors.  I'm glad that our Decorah is safe at SOAR.  So glad.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 08, 2015, 07:07:15 PM
hi ra..i am so happy our decorah is safe with kay and them at soar! yes my red tail sure didnt have a transmitter on him..look at our diva..she wore it for years traveled way way up north and back she is very smart girl..kept herself safe..stayed up in polar country and protected places..no electr. or humans really..my friend duane owns an ac heating business in kansas..he got into selling those windmills and i hate them too pat and told him so! hate them..he quit talking about how great they are to me..hurts my head and soul to think of all this..poor animals poor wildlife..all these strikes out there for them..at least there are people like us...donate money spread the word feed and water and provide shelter for our wildlife..there is soar and dr rogers..
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 08, 2015, 07:17:17 PM
Hi cal... Such a depressing day... I just hate that there are so many dangerous obstacles for our wildlife. I just sent Amy a message and asked her what their thoughts were about the transmitters and if they contribute to the electrocutions.  I really don't think so, but just wanted her input.

I forgot to tell you... You know I told you all that my granddaughter went with her class to Charleston this week... Well, she brought me back a present... A pretty little tiny silver starfish ring.  It's so cute and just fits.  Something I'll treasure always... 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 08, 2015, 07:39:20 PM
hi ra your ring sounds great! love it and yes it will always be special to you..
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 08, 2015, 07:58:18 PM
I feel like the wind has been taken out of my sails today...   :'(
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 09, 2015, 04:58:13 AM
(http://image.blingee.com/images18/content/output/000/000/000/708/686164268_1103433.gif?4)

This has to be ne of my favorite bear pictures.  Bill

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140926_Bill_20120829.jpg)

All things seem to be improving.  The pain is lessened and the red blotches are definitely fading.  I will try to get in some "out and about" this day.

What a sad Sunday with the devastating discovery of Four's demise.  The 2014 youngsters were so ill-fated, such a different year for that family in many respects.  I am thankful that Decorah survived albeit without the benefit of being a soaring, complete, eagle.  It is probably a good thing that Mom and Dad have no idea what happens to their offspring once they leave the nest.

I am starting on a project to convert the movies from  some of my favorite DVDs to video files, put them on a flash drive, and be able to play them on the TV through its USB port.  I figure I can get about 7 or 8  on a 16 GB flash drive.

Warm thoughts to all, may you have a pleasant Monday in all respects.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 09, 2015, 05:50:05 AM
A Bear on a Quest - UPDATE March 8, 2015


Holly   Holly   Holly
    Holly on a quest   (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150308_Holly.jpg)
(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150308_Holly_2.jpg)
(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150308_Holly_3.jpg)
Holly is fascinated by her Den Cam. What she is trying to reach in it with her tongue and paw is her secret. A Lily Fan captured 5 minutes that includes about everything a person could imagine of a bear on a quest to the inner reaches of a Den Cam.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IojMiLu7S4&feature=youtu.be&hd=1
Juliet's cubs - March 8, 2014
Juliet's cubs - March 8, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150308_Juliet_20140308.jpg)
On this day in 2014 with temperatures between 9? and 28? degrees above zero F, the cubs vocalized very little. The highlights capture 7 ? and 6 ? minutes of activity with the cubs moving around as Juliet rearranges the bedding, but putting eye shine with individuals was tough. One has its eyes open fully, or nearly so. Another may show a hint of eye shine, but I?m not sure if I?m seeing any. And we spotted one with one eye partially open and the other closed yet.

Juliet ate snow twice and used the latrine immediately after her snow-eating session from 10:53:28 to 10:59:08 AM.

Part 1 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiJlsM1oLJs
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/121577893

Part 2 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btb9Bbv3JDQ
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/121577900
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

At 4:30 PM today, with temperatures above freezing, Honey ventured out of her snug den and dug around in the rock den she shared with yearling Lucky in 2008-9.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 09, 2015, 06:05:35 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/1A169F34E57?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 09, 2015, 12:07:28 PM
Hi Pat!! very cool picture of Berry Mom!! Can see her using her wing for balance!! She is awesome!! Thanks for posting this..
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 09, 2015, 02:13:47 PM
 Sitting on the shelf ~
Latest photo of Ambassador-in-Training Decorah... for an update on the tail feathers saga, click over to the website: http://www.soarraptors.org/index.html#MarchUpdate
Long story short is that we are still waiting to see if Decorah can grow tail feathers. Now is not the normal time for feathers to molt and re-grow. We're hopeful that when the correct photo period comes that signals to birds to begin their feather molt, that Decorah will then be able to grow his tail feathers.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/p296x100/11030845_809412069143428_6513239048155968880_n.jpg?oh=ed1f16dac66ace283438bec4a7a9d68d&oe=557E157D&__gda__=1434880845_6dfe4144b215002fd1170491f764447b)

 :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 09, 2015, 02:48:00 PM
My odometer did not stop until 4:40.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on March 09, 2015, 02:55:52 PM
Hi Jewelies  :)

I am starting to feel better now that it's warmer. Yesterday was beautiful; so much sun and warmth. It's not as warm today but tomorrow & Wednesday it's supposed to be over 70 degrees. Hooray! I've been reading all of your posts and enjoying learning what you all have been doing.

You guys were talking about trailers the other day. Years ago I flew to Albany, NY to help my sister move home after her divorce. We had an overloaded U-Haul attached to her car. Also in the car were 3 cats and 2 hamsters. Anyway, we were going to stop at a fast food place in Indianapolis for lunch. There were tons of people there so I tried to park the trailer out of the way and got it stuck between a fence and a tree! How very embarrassing!  :o Luckily there was a trucker there who helped me get going again.

I thought the pics of Holly in the update today were so cute! She is very curious. I was so sad to read about Four. There was a short film (about 10 minutes) about the Decorah eagles released this week and shown on TV in Iowa. Here is the link for it: https://vimeo.com/120253831


Poor Cal! I sure hope there is something the doctor can do for your foot. And your tooth. Yikes! When are you coming to visit me?

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z447/dlongkc/injured_zpsx4dbouhu.gif) (http://s1190.photobucket.com/user/dlongkc/media/injured_zpsx4dbouhu.gif.html)

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z447/dlongkc/14hospitals_zpstw5oz90k.gif) (http://s1190.photobucket.com/user/dlongkc/media/14hospitals_zpstw5oz90k.gif.html)

Pat Loved the pic of Berry mom. I really like that nest and the parents are very devoted.

JP Glad your shingles is better. (Obsver I know the singular verb sounds funny but I looked it up to make sure I was right) I had the shot but didn't know you could still get it even with the shot! Your movie project sounds like it will keep you very busy.

Ra Your ring sounds really nice. What finger will you wear it on?

Rues Is your snow all gone now? I hope you are in line to get our nice weather.

Willi You would need a motor on your walker to keep up with that Drama!

Obsver Are you getting warmed up and ready for Spring?

Here are the Atlanta Zoo big girls, Mei Huan & Mei Lun. They are doing very well without their mom but I'm so glad they have each other.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kdUK5Kjnck8/VPtgYMZX0dI/AAAAAAAAJb8/fAA0Ao-DC2A/w722-h546-no/10421297_10152753868418553_5356908883436621098_n.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bOV5sfNJUSg/VP3lV2yVBtI/AAAAAAAAJdk/JY5aKP2qPpE/w304-h234-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B372015%2B143429.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZlRcVVsOEAA/VP3lfeEjo9I/AAAAAAAAJds/sjYI5RKQzIc/w309-h228-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B372015%2B143439.jpg)

This is Bao Bao at the National Zoo this morning. She wants to climb that very high wall! Silly little bear.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Ar_7pbSwWAA/VP3k9JliKPI/AAAAAAAAJdc/yoztFk_lvQ4/w497-h363-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B392015%2B115346.jpg)

This is a picture of the inside of a brown bear den. It was posted on the Katmai Facebook page. It's not as messy as I thought it would be. The roots hanging down make a nice curtain for the bear.  ;)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6k_PFnAwQP4/VPjZQe7ZHLI/AAAAAAAAJbc/P5_8zNPRdGU/w375-h563-no/10887156_942713992420066_1954684707411873368_o.jpg)

I know some of you have a big sweet tooth. I don't know where or when this picture was taken, but it's a 230 lb peanut butter cup!  :o :o

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W4mx8Yk-g8w/VP3kojx5q2I/AAAAAAAAJdM/HKMw7NwBwJE/w625-h466-no/11043274_10153237192703706_6186655499283447569_n.jpg)

Here are a couple of videos of a panda mom and her triplets! They live in China. So cute! They were born in July and were all 3 together with their mom for the first time this month.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rim21oB1tpI&list=PLd_AnEw0wgaqg486F5e_VudThd7fAdH-c&index=8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsQPAEJvZOI&list=PLd_AnEw0wgaqg486F5e_VudThd7fAdH-c

Hi to Neva, Deb, Blschue, Chippy and all who visit here. Hope you are having a good day.  :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 09, 2015, 06:22:06 PM
Hi Jewelies! The sun is shining! The temp is 60! The snow is melting! Tomorrow 100% rain but still the temps will be in the 50's. I can live with that! :D Just saw a nice piece about eagles on NBC nightly news. It showed the buried in snow Hanover eagle.
Cal, cutest pics of Holly! Love the tongue lick! Hope the foot doctor fixes your toe so it won't hurt or be a problem for you. Not to worry, I'm sure he has seen worse!  Hope your dentist fixed your tooth, too! You had fixes from head to toe! Beautiful pic of safe and sound Decorah.
Jp, love that pic of Bill! Glad your shingles are improving.
Dlong, warm sunshine really does help one feel better! How in the world did you get that trailer stuck between a tree and a fence? :D Loved the eagle video from Decorah! And of course those precious pandas! I would enjoy a piece of that humongous peanut butter cup! :D
Ra, what a thoughtful young lady to bring her granny a ring. Love that pic of your mom's hands playing the piano. (Thanks, Cal)
Pat, great pics! Thanks!
Hi Obsver, Neva, Blshue, Chippy, Willi, Nora, Deb!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 09, 2015, 06:55:19 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Thanks cal, for bringing my mom's hands here again.  Love that pic!  I have 11x14 of it hanging in my living room and my daughter has a little one on a necklace.  I asked her if she wore it today, and she said no, she would be sad enough without a reminder.   :'(

dlong... Thanks for the pics and vids!!  LOVE those pandas!  Triplets!  How very special!  I'm wearing my new ring on my ring finger of my right hand.  I love the Decorah piece... wasn't sure about the girl at the start though...  I'm glad you're feeling better now that it's warming up.  Supposed to be 70o here tomorrow, too.  Had to laugh about your trailer story!  lol

cal... Can't wait to hear what the dentist had to say.  I'm certain that the doctor will help your foot issues.   It may take awhile, but it will be fine.  Did he freeze it before he started poking around?  I hope so!!  I got to meet the new dog at Abigail's old house.  He's very sweet, calm, and laid back.  Yellow... looks like part lab, but smaller.  He was chewing on my thumbnail for a long time.  lol  He didn't want to leave me along and go with his "dad".  He's 7 months old, so has to learn some manners yet.  He likes to chew wood, too!  lol   :o

JP... Glad your shingles is/are better today!   ;)

rues... How long do you think it would take us to eat that 230 pound peanut butter cup?  lol  I keep thinking Monday is Blacklist night.  Old habits, I guess!  lol  I guess Tom will show up in this week's episode again...  Did Robin have a good time in Ohio this weekend?  She sure gets around!  I agree with you about our little Decorah at SOAR... He's a very handsome baby!

Pat... I saw the snowbound eagle on the news tonight, too.  Even showed the owl in the Decorah nest in the piece!

obsver... I had to go to Walmart today and looked at some paint samples.  lol  I like a tan one and a light yellow, brought them home, and decided I really, really don't want to paint the whole room again!  lol  I'll think about those colors next time I'm ready for a change.

Well, tomorrow is doctor day!! Yikes!!  I can feel my blood pressure going up already!  lol  I was told it's called "White coat syndrome".  lol 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 09, 2015, 06:59:30 PM
I found something new at Walmart today... Have you guys ever tried Chex Mix Muddy Buddies??  Oh, man... they're so good!!  I got the peanut butter and chocolate ones... they have powdered sugar on the outside... very good!  They also had some brownie flavored ones... next time.  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 09, 2015, 07:39:00 PM
Hi Ra! I wish Blacklist was on tonight because I can't find anything to watch! I'm not into that Bachelor thing! :D Got my Girl Scout cookies this afternoon. Me and Boo are enjoying a couple Thin Mints! yummy! I love peanut butter cups so it wouldn't take me long to gobble my way thru that giant thing! :D  Robin had a nice time this weekend. She's been under a lot of stress lately at work and needed to get away. She accidentally shut Wilson up in the closet yesterday afternoon when she put her overnight bag away! She couldn't find him and went searching. There he was a sleep on a lower shelf! She thinks he was in there about 2 hours! Poor thing, his grandma would never do that to him! :D  Yep, I've had the Chex Mix muddy buddies at Robin's!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 09, 2015, 07:43:04 PM
Awww... Poor Wilson!!  Many, many years ago, I had a litter of kittens and one got in the refrigerator and I didn't know it.  Luckily, the next morning I had to get something out and found her.  Poor thing was cold, but fine.  I felt so BAD!!   :o
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 09, 2015, 08:34:52 PM
Ra, that's always been a fear of mine...to accidentally shut a pet into the refrig or the dryer! :o I'm so happy your kitty was ok! Good luck tomorrow at the dr! Hope you like him/her! I have that white coat syndrome with dentists! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 09, 2015, 08:50:44 PM
Thanks, rues!  Speaking of the dryer... my boy, Handsome, was my first to get in the dryer, just last weekend!  lol  He was just sitting there looking at me!  lol  Glad I looked in before I closed the door!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 10, 2015, 04:41:55 AM
(http://cocodesiles.unblog.fr/files/2009/05/goodmorningteddybearbymitsu.gif)

This is either Micah, Scott, or Nate, one of Jewel's 2014 cubs.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140715_Jewels_cub.jpg)

I had a bad night here in the southernmost clime.  The only good thing is the weather.

cal, yes, the TV has a built in Media player so it does play files on a flash drive..  Didn't you get a new TV in the last year?  It may be so equipped.  Displays photos, plays music and videos.  You can plug in a smart phone or a pad in that USB port.

dlong, great to see your pictures.  That peanut butter cup is a big one but tasty looking.

It scares me to think of Wilson and other animals accidentally closed up in dryers, refrigerators, even closets.

I have to get my act together and get out of this down condition, today, not tomorrow.

(http://livinlifeinlouie.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/baby-blah.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 10, 2015, 05:46:32 AM
Honey's Move and Juliet's Active Cubs - UPDATE March 9, 2015

Juliet - March 9, 2014
Juliet - March 9, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150309_Juliet_20140309.jpg)
In Juliet's 2014 highlight videos, when the den shed was working well, we received about as clear pictures as we could ask for?plus action. It?s what we envisioned with the upgraded video equipment. At 3:52 PM, with the temperature at 29? F, Juliet wakes up, shakes off any bedding, moves toward the camera for a perfect view of her, yawns a couple times, and begins eating snow. The cubs are content. At 4:01 PM, she continues her work of yesterday on the log in the upper left of the screen and the log in the top center of the screen, shredding them into wood chips for bedding. The exposed cubs remain content at this temperature and enjoy a good nursing session when Juliet sits, letting them remain exposed.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6dYY0na2L8
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/121640740

Contented cubs nursing
Contented cubs nursing - March 9, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150309_Juliet_cubs_20140309.jpg)
In the 2nd video, the contented nursing by all three cubs continues with a cub in full view. After lying down briefly, Juliet sits up at 5:56 PM and we see all 3 cubs. At 6:04 PM, Juliet may be performing toilet duty on the cubs after all the nursing. No squawking. The cub in the foreground has one eye partially open and the other still not open at all or maybe a slit.

At 6:06 PM, the cub with eyes fully open gently mouths a sibling?the first play we have witnessed with these cubs. It follows the pattern of beginning play when the eyes open.

One eye open - March 9, 2014
One eye open - March 9, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150309_Cub_20140309.jpg)
At 6:50 PM, it?s time to settle down again. Juliet yawns, closes her eyes, and at 6:56 stretches and gives a perfect view of her spread claws toward the camera. By 7:07, the family is resting quietly with Juliet curled around them. The temperature is still warm. The lowest it will get this evening and night is 20? above F. As midnight approaches, Juliet is resting, the cubs are crawling around exposed, and Juliet moves to gently gather them in. Beautiful.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQYIpVWe-8U
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/121640741
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

March 10, 2014, the high for them will be 47?F?and 54?F the day after that. We?ll see what kind of action that brings?and we can compare that with what we see during March 23-27 when nighttime temperatures drop back to minus 16? to 24? each night

Honey moves to the rock den
Honey moves to the rock den - 3/8/15 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150309_Honey.jpg)
Honey?s move to her old rock den was captured on video yesterday at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERpOjn9drkw&feature=youtu.be.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 10, 2015, 06:25:26 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/5A169F3AF4D?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 10, 2015, 09:46:15 AM
That dinosaur ate the baby in 4:48.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 10, 2015, 12:47:06 PM
Cal, Drama hardly looks like a puppy anymore
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 10, 2015, 01:08:49 PM
Hi willi! In five days he will be 5 months old..he runs like a puppy and he thinks like a puppy!! he don't poop like a puppy he poops like rose...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 10, 2015, 01:09:55 PM
Hey, Jewelies, I keeping seeing that big, beautiful bird in Bob's arms. Thanks for posting so many wonderful pics. and being here. Ra, I've been thinking about you all day. I hope you like your new doc. and the visit went ok. Cal, when it rains, it pours seems to apply here! Did the doc. tell you to keep your feet dry? I'm glad they are going to do a culture to see what you are dealing with. Poor Scootie. I was hoping he was completely over this. I have an older cat who has problems with dry food. I got a cheap blender at Walmart and blend canned food for him, and it has really made a difference. Rues, yep, seems like sometimes there is not much on to watch. You have to be in the right mood. Hooray, Dlong!!!! I'm so glad you are feeling better!! Yes! I'm enjoying the warmer temps.!!! Hi, jp, bischue, pat, all you wonderful jewels!!  Oh my gosh, Cal. I was ready to post and saw the pic. of Drama. What a beautiful boy!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 10, 2015, 03:38:32 PM
HI Jewelies!  Well, I survived my doctor's visit!  That's all it was... a visit.  More like a "meet and greet".  The good stuff starts next week.  lol  I'm scheduled for a mammogram on the 20th... they wanted me to come on Friday the 13th, but I said no, I don't want to press my luck!  lol  Then I go back to the doctor next month for the physical and blood work.  I'll be getting my shingles shot soon, too.  The doctor is just a kid, right out of med school... nice, and friendly.  I think I'll like her.

cal... Who is that dog in the pic??  Drama is a puppy, that's no puppy!  Man, he's growing!  I told you about meeting the new dog at Abigail's house... well, I didn't tell you that I think "Bucky" likes me... he showed me his lipstick!  lol  lol  lol  I think an implant will probably be your best bet, especially since your insurance pays so much of it, but I hate that you have to wait till next year for it.  Hope the temporary fix works for you.  Us country bumpkins have a time in city traffic, don't we?  lol  Hope Scootie feels better...  You have so much on your plate... you need a break!!

obsver... Nice to hear you're thinking of me!   :D  I'm starved... going to get some of the tuna sub I got at Subway on my way home! 

bbl, Jewelies!

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 10, 2015, 04:03:06 PM
Forgot to tell you... Doctor asked me how I eat... Good, Bad, or Ugly!  lol  I told her Ugly AND Bad!  lol  She said I'm lucky to have been able to go so long without going to a doctor!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 10, 2015, 07:11:51 PM
Hi Jewelies! Rained all day! That's ok by me...it's not cold and snowy!
Cal, oh my gosh, Drama is huge! :o And those unsheared sheep are, too! I didn't realize they have that much fleece on them! Bet my sis would like to get her hands on some of that for her sock weaving.  Hope Scootie feels better real soon. And Soda, too. Hope you don't have to wait till next year to get your tooth fixed. Dental work is so expensive. Thanks for the pics!
Ra, yay, you like your new doctor, maybe! :D Funny about Bucky and his lipstick!! :D
Jp, cute pics of Jewel's baby and the human baby!
Obsver, I think that pic of Bob and Four is just the saddest pic I've ever seen. :'(
Hi to all!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 10, 2015, 07:38:55 PM
Nite, cal!  I got a doctor!!   :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 10, 2015, 08:28:01 PM
Well, cal, you are running your ac and window fans, and here I sit in a turtleneck, sweatshirt & jeans and just turned on the heated mattress pad!  I'm glad to know that it gives the dogs some relief. Ra, I can tell how relieved you are after the meet & greet. We are all so proud of you, aren't we, rues!!!   I'm going to Sam's Club next Mon. so get your shopping lists to me. Remember------no snacks!!!!  Well, I might get one bag of chips.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 10, 2015, 08:36:02 PM
Oh, man, obsver!  I was all set to start my list, until I saw no snacks!!  Darn!  lol  Try some Chex Mix Muddy Buddies... Yum!   :D  Lily likes peanuts and she even ate one!   :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 10, 2015, 08:55:35 PM
Nope, ra, blueberries are about as wild as I get!  lol  If I want to get really wild, I put a little brown sugar on my oatmeal! lol lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 10, 2015, 09:10:03 PM
NO!  Not brown sugar!!  You??  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 11, 2015, 04:24:47 AM
                   Good Morning!

(http://www.recipris.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/bear-really-new-490x328.jpg)

Shadow, who is 28 years old.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140609_Shadow.jpg)

cal,the picture of Tim's sheep looks as if they are in a grassless area, it is so brown.  Are they able to find anything to chew on?  And that Drama is one big fellow.  I feel for you with the Dr. and Dentist outlook.

ra, so glad you got to the doctor and think she will be satisfactory.  I recommend annual checkups for a longer life.  It has helped me.  Although, currently, I am on a low side, physically.  Another sleepless night.  Phooey!  That tuna sub sounds great.  I had not thought of a tuna fish sandwich for some time.  Will look into that.

ruesgram, that picture of Bob holding Four is a tough one. I hope your day is great.

obsver446, one bag of chips?  That reminded me of Pringles.  Do they still make those?  Blueberries<  You wild thing.

I am out of here with a wish for all good things with each Jewelie.
 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 11, 2015, 05:45:22 AM
Their Warmest Day in Over Four Months - UPDATE March 10, 2015

Juliet's cubs - March 10, 2014
Juliet's cubs - March 10, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150310_Juliet_20140310.jpg)
With the temperature hovering between 20? and 47? above zero F, Juliet and cubs had their warmest day since November 4, 2013. Cubs are visible throughout the two highlight videos. The cub whose eyes are open was by far the most active?so active that Juliet gently reined him or her in from time to time.

The active cub showed full round eyeshine from straight on or dark-looking eyeballs when seen from the side. For the other cub that was frequently visible, I saw no slits of shine or darkness. See what you think.

Around 2:30 PM (March 10, 2014), with the temperature up near 47? F, Juliet licked the first meltwater from the den wall that we have seen. Juliet and cub - March 10, 2014
Juliet and cub - March 10, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150310_Juliet2_20140310.jpg)
She also flicked her tongue onto the cubs from time to time with the same motion we have seen when other mothers removed drops of meltwater that fell from the ceiling .

The family was remarkably quiet except when the cubs had a hard time reaching nipples, which suggests that Juliet was in a position that made that difficult or that nipple order is not fully worked out yet. Eventually, though, all fell to contented nursing with the motor-like hum.

Good views abounded.

Part 1 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uFLsXv5aaE
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/121747435

Part 2 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXZWNUdPvPM
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/121747436
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 11, 2015, 06:03:19 AM
Good morning, Jewelies! Yes, jp, I completely agree about getting an annual physical and have been doing so for over 45 years. Now, my ins. co. calls them wellness exams and gives me a $15 gift card to have one. Sleep can make such a difference in how I feel, so I hope you are back on track soon. Cal, I hope you were able to get some sleep last night. I know how stessed out you are with your sick kids. Rain isn't supposed to be here until Fri.  Those little cubs are just so very, very sweet. Hey, Dlong, hope you continue to feel better.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on March 11, 2015, 12:17:59 PM
Cal, how's Scootie doing?  Do they ever check his liver?  Phenobarbital can bother the liver over time.  http://www.canine-seizures.freeservers.com/diseases_of_liver.htm  Man has Drama grown!!!!!

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 11, 2015, 01:14:08 PM
Hi Nora! How is Sparky?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: walton on March 11, 2015, 01:20:03 PM
Hi Nora! How is Sparky?

I second that - how is Sparky?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 11, 2015, 02:30:09 PM
Well.... Look who's here!!  It's Walton, everybody!  Hi Walton!   ;D

Hi Jewelies!  I was sweating today at work!!  Spring got here in a hurry!!  lol  Not sunny though...

cal... How's your baby today?  Has he gotten any better?  How were the dentist appointments for you and Polly?  Did you go out to eat while you were out?  I'm sure the pups were fine while you were gone... don't know about your house though...  lol  I bet you did scare Missy calling her so late last night!

Yeah, Nora... How's Sparky?   ;D

JP... Love the bears on toast this morning!  Wish I would have thought of that when my grands were little!  How's your leg doing?  Did you get your tuna sandwich?

Hi willi and all our other Jewelies today!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 11, 2015, 03:57:43 PM
Dad got evicted from the bed in 4:43
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: walton on March 11, 2015, 04:03:49 PM
Well.... Look who's here!!  It's Walton, everybody!  Hi Walton!   ;D

Hi Jewelies!  I was sweating today at work!!  Spring got here in a hurry!!  lol  Not sunny though...

cal... How's your baby today?  Has he gotten any better?  How were the dentist appointments for you and Polly?  Did you go out to eat while you were out?  I'm sure the pups were fine while you were gone... don't know about your house though...  lol  I bet you did scare Missy calling her so late last night!

Yeah, Nora... How's Sparky?   ;D

JP... Love the bears on toast this morning!  Wish I would have thought of that when my grands were little!  How's your leg doing?  Did you get your tuna sandwich?

Hi willi and all our other Jewelies today!

Oh, I check in here every so often.  I'm just not much of a talker.  :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 11, 2015, 06:42:09 PM
Oh, cal... I told you that you are a tough girl, didn't I?  wow, can't believe he started the work today!!  Good for  him, instead of making you drive all the way back again in a week or so.  I like that he called to see how you're doing, too.  What did Polly say when she saw the blood on your face??  lol  How's Scootie now?  The bed puzzle was funny!  lol

I'm trying something new this week... when I was at the grocery store, I saw some Cheerios with "ancient grains".  Just out of curiosity, I had to try it.  lol  Just tastes like any other Cheerios to me.  I don't like them as much as my horse used to.  Not sweet enough for me!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 11, 2015, 06:52:10 PM
Wow, Cal, what an unexpected day for you! Glad you got the hardest part of the implant over with. Dr Hansen sounds like a very good dentist. How nice that he called to check on you! I've never ever had a dr check on me! Showed Robin Drama's latest pic. Guess what she said... what a BIG dog he is!! :D She has always loved big dogs! Hope Scootie feels better. Hope your mouth doesn't hurt you tonight.
Jp, that's the cutest way to decorate toast! Very good pic of Shadow. Wish you were able to sleep at night. Since I've been taking that Nyquil for my cold, I sleep all night long. If I don't take it, I cough all night. Hope it's not addictive! :-\
Ra, it was 65 here today. Bet you were at 70 or higher! My spring bulbs are peeking up thru the ground! Yippee!!! Your horse liked Cheerios? :D  I was never a fan of Cheerios. Like you, they aren't sweet enough! I like sugar coated cereals! Never liked shredded wheat either! It's like eating little sticks! :D
Obsver, I went to Sam's with my sis today. All I got was dog food and toilet paper! No Crow, no junk food! :D
Nora, how's Sparky? :D
Hi Willi and Walton!
Hi to all the Jewelies!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 11, 2015, 07:23:53 PM
I'm sitting here laughing at all of us!!  Hey, Nora... How's Sparky?  lol  lol  lol  We're just a bunch of nuts!  lol

rues... You're as bad as obsver... NO junk food??  Hmph.   ;D  Yes, we were in the 70's today, a few sprinkles, but that's ok, too.  Just two weeks ago we had snow!  How weather can change!  I was thinking today... the bad spring storms will be next for us all.  I noticed today that my tulips are up about 5 inches already!  And, the forsythia bush had flowers starting, too!  Hope we don't get a cold snap now!

cal... Hope you have a good night and aren't in too much pain.  Yes, we're a bunch of nuts here!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 12, 2015, 05:36:19 AM
(http://images55.fotki.com/v608/photos/1/172794/3065333/goodmorningALEteddybearrose-vi.jpg)

Donna.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140714_Donna.jpg)

I'm late this morning with the greeting.  I went to bed at 8:00 last night and just woke up at 6:20.  That's a whole bunch of sleeping going on.  Actually I am still kind of dopey but I wanted to let you know  I was still here.

I'll get my act together in a little bit, though.  Meanwhile, good wishes to all.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 12, 2015, 05:57:37 AM
Hibernating Bears and Introduced Bill - UPDATE March 11, 2015

Honey in her den
Honey in her den (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150311_Honey.jpg)
Holly?s fascination with her Den Cam continues. Today, she got hold of one of the strips of bedsheet we stuffed the tube with to eliminate the hollow, resonating unfamiliar sound. If Holly follows last year?s precedent of leaving the den on April 2, she has about 3 more weeks to entertain herself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCQx9mC2e08&feature=youtu.be&hd=1

Ted in his den
Ted in his den (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150311_Ted2.jpg)
Ted came out of his pile of straw to enjoy the mild temperatures (40?s) today.

A couple days ago, Honey checked out her old rock den and returned to her window den a half hour later. She was sleeping immersed in straw in the window den this morning. During the day, she decided she?d rather sleep in the new cabin den that Lily Fans helped make possible. We?ll see where she decides to spend the night.

The highlight video of Juliet and cubs show them enjoying the warmest day (54?F) the cubs have ever felt, and for Juliet, since October 17. The many good views of the cubs showed that two now have their eyes open at least partially and that one has one eye partially open and the other maybe open a slit. Juliet ate snow for nearly 8 minutes beginning at 11:23:04 AM, followed by backing up to use the latrine beside her bed.

Part 1 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uMEQ5wbV_o
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/121959465

Part 2 of 2
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQNcUWeVxYI
Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/121959466
Archives: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

A bill introduced in both the Minnesota Senate and Minnesota House of Representatives would ban the feeding of bears.

[97B.427] FEEDING BEARS.
(a) Except as provided in sections 97B.425 and 97B.426, a person may not place,
deposit, or allow the placement of feed to attract bears.

(b) If a bear is feeding on food placed by a person for storage, disposal, feeding
wildlife other than as provided in paragraph (d), clause (1), or other purpose not
specifically exempt in paragraph (d), all food that is accessible to the bear must be
immediately removed when the person becomes aware or is notified that a bear is feeding
at the site. Feed accessible by bears and subsequently removed may not be replaced at the
same site for a minimum of 30 days after removal.

(c) Feeding bear by hand or other physical contact is prohibited.

(d) It is not a violation of this section when:

(1) feed is placed solely for the purpose of attracting and feeding wild birds and
small mammals and placed in bird feeding devices and structures at a sufficient height
or of a design to prevent access by bear;

(2) feed is present solely as a result of normal agricultural, forest management, or
wildlife food planting practices;

(3) feed is placed for agricultural or livestock practices if livestock are present
and actively consuming the feed on a daily basis or if the feed is stored consistent with
normal agricultural practices; or

(4) a person is authorized to place food under a scientific, wildlife disease, or wildlife
damage permit issued by the commissioner under section 97A.401.

(e) A person violating this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.

3 sleeping cubs - March 11, 2014
3 sleeping cubs - March 11, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150311_Cubs3.jpg)
This would end the tradition of bear-feeding in Eagles Nest Community where bear problems have been fewer and more benign than in any community we know with a comparable bear population. That?s why residents have continued the feeding this long. For many years, this area had a DNR wildlife manager who knew his stuff when it came to bears. He and I were grad students together. He had no problem with the bear feeding and his records showed that problems were lower in this community that feeds. Then he retired. His replacement fears bears and believes that feeding creates nuisance problems and jeopardizes public safety. He was unaware of the long-term feeding in this community. He checked his records and found no complaints from the community for 8 years straight. He set about creating a record that fit his beliefs. He solicited complaints from residents who visited his office for any reason. He filed complaints in people?s names without their knowledge, without their words, and without make a complaint about any bear. He managed to file 17 complaints in one year.

Holly with the bed sheet
Holly with the bed sheet (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150311_Holly_Sheet.jpg)
Since our research included feeding bears to enable us to learn how feeding affects bear behavior and ecology, he was down on our study and tried to relate any bear incident in the region to our study. His efforts to build a case against our study got a huge boost when the Commissioner became angry at me, as he told me, over the letters I requested be sent to him in support of protection of radio-collared bears. He told me he was going to limit the number of radio-collars and had some other ideas to limit our research. He then put prohibitions on the Den Cams and rescinded our permit. He and his staff made numerous false statements intended to destroy our reputations as researchers, which drove us to legally defend ourselves.

No sign of Lucky
No sign of Lucky (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150311_Lucky.jpg)
Now, in our appeal it appears we have a good chance of prevailing. One of the legal points is that no permit is needed to radio-collar bears that have learned to trust us. This new law would head that off by making it illegal to feed a bear, which is necessary when radio-collaring a bear without the use of tranqulizers.

The DNR is doing a lot of fear-mongering to gain support for its ban on feeding. One statement they frequently make is that we trained bears to go up to people for food. We weren?t aware of that happening and wondered if they would produce any witness to support the DNR statement in the hearing. They didn?t. We produced many witnesses testifying that bears are not a public safety issue in the community.

Ted
Ted (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150311_Ted.jpg)
The DNR brought in 3 ?expert? witnesses to testify that feeding bears creates a public safety issue, but each of them admitted under cross examination that he had no experience relating to the issues they were testifying to.

The lack of attacks in the community with over 5 decades of feeding showed that any public safety issue claimed by the DNR was very small. We knew from long experience that our research methods would not create public safety issues, and they didn?t, as the record shows.

After all the testimony, the judge ruled that I might be right but that she must defer to the agency in charge. We had no choice but to pursue our pro bono appeal before a panel of 3 judges, none of which were appointed by Governor Dayton.

Honey
Honey (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150311_Honey2.jpg)
This feeding law is part of the DNR's vendetta against our research. Stopping feeding will be bad for bears?especially in times of natural food shortages. In this community, instead of bears going to longstanding feeding stations, they will likely go from house to house as bears in other communities in this region do during such times, which gets bears shot.

The law will jeopardize anyone who feeds birds or other wildlife in bear country.

If any Minnesota residents would like to contact their state senators or representatives, these links provide contact information.

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/hmem.asp

http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/members/index.php?ls=#header

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 12, 2015, 06:20:25 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/B716A069D87?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 12, 2015, 07:39:26 AM
I would have thought the driver would realize he was wrong when he started to get wet in the legs himself.  3:43
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on March 12, 2015, 11:58:00 AM
Oh no on the dog and sewage pond  :D :D

>feed is placed solely for the purpose of attracting and feeding wild birds and
small mammals and placed in bird feeding devices and structures at a sufficient height
or of a design to prevent access by bear<  And what bird feeder is going to keep a bear out unless it's steel and welded together  ;)

To answer the questions, Sparky is doing fine.  He's down to 1/4 tablet of prednisone every other day and should be coming off it, although until snow all melts (it's gone down tremendously) and it dries out he'd be scratching like crazy and when grass cutting time comes.  I've got a message into the vet to see what she thinks of trying evening primrose oil.  It's natural and I've read a lot of good stuff on it.  Also saw it's good along with fish oil, which he's been on since October.  Fall was his worst time.  If it helped like it has with a lot of dogs it's natural and shouldn't hurt him.

It's 50 and heading for 64.  We just got back from a good walk.

Love looking at the bears lying in the door of their dens like a dog does in a dog house  :D

Thank for all the puzzles Cal, I still can't get JigZone to let me make any since the one I managed a while back!  That's good on Scootie's liver tests.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on March 12, 2015, 11:59:10 AM
You must have needed the sleep JP.  :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 12, 2015, 02:45:06 PM
Jp, you are so thoughtful to check in with us. Yep, you must have needed that sleep. As I recall, you hadn't been sleeping good lately. Wow, cal! I'm so glad you got that tooth out of there!! Isn't it nice to have a doc. who gets things done with no waiting? Not surprised the gal wouldn't let you leave with blood on your face. Couldn't you just see the horrified look on people in the waiting room?  Back in 1980, the kg teachers at my school were doing a dental health unit and didn't preview the movie about the dentist. It turned out to be a comedy where the big, noisy drill was used on a patient, and he was kicking his legs like crazy. The teachers were horrified and stopped the movie. Once, we 2nd gr. teachers didn't preview a video called The Princess and the Frog. The prince was Robin Williams. It showed him in bed, bare from chest to waist, and the princess was crawling into bed with him. Mercy!!!!! (They didn't do anything else suggestive) but we learned our lesson and always watched a video first. Of course that was tame stuff compared to what kids are seeing now! Maybe the kids didn't think a thing about it, but who wants to take that chance? Not us Ra, I got some of those Cheerios today but haven't tried them yet. I never put sugar on cold cereal or on strawberries, so things would taste sweeter. Good girl, Rues!!!! That takes willpower!!!!! Hi, Nora! My daughter's dog, many years ago, had a spring allergy and would lick her paws endlessly. She had to take Prednisone (sp?) until late summer. Hi, Walton!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 12, 2015, 04:21:17 PM
Hi Jewelies!  I've been outside working in the gardens today... only had to work half a day.  It's cloudy, but warm again.

cal... I just don't understand what is in the minds of the MN DNR.  Geez.   They are acting like a bunch of babies!  Then, there's Ferguson... again.  What a mess!  I thought things had calmed down, now two cops were shot.  I just can't imagine shooting ANYTHING, let alone a person.  How's your mouth doing this afternoon?  So glad Scootie is better today!  I have to give my cats Revolution all year long, just to make sure they don't get fleas.  The puzzle pic was hilarious today!  lol  Ted and Honey are so pretty sitting on their porches!  Holly will be out before we know it! 

obsver...  No sugar on Cheerios??  Hmph.  I guess you're one of those "good" eaters my doctor was talking about.  lol  With the electronics the kids have now, they can just about watch whatever they want.  I wouldn't want to be a parent of small kids now, that's for sure!  My youngest grand watches all the episodes of Criminal Minds.  I was blamed for starting her on watching it, but when she was here and hadn't heard of the show before, I told her she couldn't watch it because it was too graphic.  I guess my daughter just assumed it was me who introduced her to the show.  lol  We always watch the Saturday Night Mystery together, but that's not so graphic.

Nora... Sounds like you're finally getting a break on your weather!!  Did you wear your shorts today?  64 is hot for you guys!!  lol

JP... Glad you got a good night's sleep last night!  It's always a treat to sleep all night!   ;)

rues... You got your shorts on today?  I would have been comfortable today if I had worn capris!  I wore a hoodie this morning and was standing talking to the lady I worked for today, and reached in my pocket and found one of Handsome's yarn balls (I almost said I found one of his balls!  lol).  He likes to hide them!   ;D

Blacklist tonight, Jewelies!! 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 12, 2015, 05:26:02 PM
cal... We have to remember Drama is just a baby, even if he looks like a big dog!  lol  Maybe he'll be a sweet dog and not a tough dog, just look tough! lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 13, 2015, 05:21:27 AM
Holly, Juliet, and June - UPDATE March 12, 2015

Scott and Heidi at Holly's den
Scott and Heidi at Holly's den (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150312_Scott_Heidi.jpg)
Holly emerged from her den when her friend Heidi arrived with Scott Edgett and Judy Thon to work on her Den Cam. Heidi led Holly up to the fence so she wouldn?t be disturbed by Scott and Judy moving the den cam. They decided to take it out of the tube and put it in a tree to view the den from a few feet away. Holly immediately spotted it and discombobulated it. The team will return tomorrow to do what they can.

Den Cam tube
Den Cam tube (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150312_DenCam.jpg)
Linda Gibson ran into a major problem today with Juliet?s den cam archives, including the high def video that was being recorded in the Den Shed, much of the time while WildEarth.TV was down. The hard drive with that valuable video failed, meaning no highlight videos of Juliet until we see if a company that specializes in recovering data from failed hard drives can see what they can do.

Keep checking the archives at http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html, each night we will open up the next day's archives so you can watch them yourself.

For tonight, we have a 1-minute highlight video of June Bear from April 28, 2009. The high for the day is 48?F, and the last patches of snow are melting. June, Jewel, and Jordan came across one of them and June seemed happy to have found it. She spent the whole highlight video showing how to cool off on a warm, sunny day when a bear is on the move with a thick coat of underfur. http://youtu.be/4irZS4f3X54 Jewel and Jordan took note of June?s actions but ended up running for the safety of a tree. Maybe this is a behavior they haven?t seen before.

Scott pulling out Holly's cam
Scott pulling out Holly's cam (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150312_Scott_Cam.jpg)
Thank you for the support for the bears we are seeing. The 2 links below have contact information for writing to your Minnesota State Representative or Senator.

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/hmem.asp http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/hmem.asp

What we have been hearing is outrage that the DNR would try to make yet another law to govern what people do on their own property. ?Bird? feeders are actually wildlife feeders. They attract both birds and mammals, including deer and bears. The proposed law says that the feed must be placed solely for the purpose of attracting and feeding wild birds and small mammals. But deer are not small mammals. What if a deer comes. Has the bird feeder violated the law?

Scott rests cam on branches
Scott rests cam on branches (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150312_Scott.jpg)
The proposed law says the bird feeders must be placed ?at a sufficient height or of a design to prevent access by bears.? What if a bear climbs a tree and gets a bird feeder and what if a bear proves that a design was not sufficient to prevent access by bears that have teeth and claws sufficient to tear apart pretty strong feeders? Has the bird feeder violated the law?

Does the law leave it up to bird feeders to decide what they consider sufficient height and design to prevent access by bears and then ticket them if they are wrong? Do people want to hang feeders so high that not only bears can?t get them but people can?t easily refill them either?

We don?t need a law putting bird feeders in jeopardy for putting out nuts and suet and sunflower seeds that are favorites for squirrels, woodpeckers, and other birds and getting them ticketed if a bear doesn?t understand that the food was not for it?

Holly returns to den
Holly returns to den (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150312_Holly.jpg)
However, it remains okay for hunters to put out tons of bait for bears beginning in mid-August. How do bears know the difference between feeding and baiting? Some of the bears that visit baits are killed--especially trophy bears. Cubs, small bears, mothers with cubs, and bears that visit at night after shooting hours tend to be spared.

Is the DNR meddling too much in people?s enjoyment of nature here?especially for those who enjoy seeing bears? People have fed bears in this community for decades and had the lowest complaint rate in the region according to DNR records which include a record of 8 straight years with no complaints. Some of the bears in this bear-feeding community are used to seeing people. Nevertheless, complaints are low. What?s the problem the DNR thinks they are fixing with this intrusive law?

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 13, 2015, 06:09:53 AM
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c76/Nightmaremom/DsDesignsGoodMorningBear.gif?t=1178015290)

Honey, just sitting.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140604_Honey.jpg)

I guess I slept too much night before last because I did not sleep last night.  I'll try again.

Eight days till Spring.  May they be pleasant ones for you all.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on March 13, 2015, 08:21:29 AM
E6 from SWFL Eagle cams this morning, spreading wings to the sun. I just loved seeing this and wanted to share with you all! Good Morning Everyone!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on March 13, 2015, 12:43:56 PM
Honey just sitting.  Great picture JP!  :D :D

How's Handsome doing RA?

Cheerios -- sugar and sliced bananas.

58 F and going to 65 today!!  Just got back from a really good walk.  Have a great day all...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 13, 2015, 01:43:20 PM
Happy Friday the 13th Jewelies! My grandpa always hurt himself on this day!  :D  Waiting for rain to come. Lots of flooding in the area already, so we don't need any more!

Cal, I'm just so upset over that despicable MN DNR. When will all this end? I feel so bad for Dr Rogers and all the people who love and feed wildlife! I can't see how they could outlaw feeding on your own property! Bunch of fools if you ask me!   Did you see BBT last night? Poor Howard.

Jp, love that pic of Honey, sitting up like that!  I didn't get much sleep last night either. I didn't take a NyQuil and I coughed all night. I'm so tired.  Wish this cold would go away. I hope we both sleep soundly tonight! I'll be taking a pill, that's for sure!

Deb,love that pic!

Ra, I didn't wear shorts yesterday but I did work outside without a jacket! I raked leaves that had accumulated in my driveway over the winter. You know how I hate to rake! :D  Pretty good Blacklist last night! I hate when shows are continued, though!

Obsver, that was so funny about you guys not previewng the movies! :D  Crow won't be going to Sam's with me anymore because he doesn't have the will power to stay away from all that junk food! He had a very high A1C test result with his blood work up. Our dr was very concerned. She
changed his meds and told him to cut out the sweets. Then my 6 boxes of Girl Scout cookies were delivered!!  ::) He is eating lots of veggies and drinking lots of water.

Nora, Molly has had summer allergies since she was a puppy. Last summer, for some reason, she wasn't bothered with them. Maybe, she outgrew them! I hope so. I'll have to check into that evening primrose oil. I used to grow evening primrose.


Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 13, 2015, 06:24:34 PM
Hi Cal! I never heard of such a thing as a taco on a bun! But I can see how it might be good. :D Gosh, it's 70 there? I'm jealous! We are all happy that it's 59 here today! Before it started raining this afternoon there were people driving around with their convertible tops down and kids wearing shorts and flip flops! It's just a little bit too cold for me to be in shorts yet. :D  When Crow's blood levels get high he is very irritable and short tempered. Screams a lot. So I knew this was coming. He'll do what he always does...gets everything back in check by eating good stuff and then fall off the wagon (so to speak) again. I know him so well. How's your mouth feeling today? Glad to hear that Scootie is better. How's Soda doing? Does Drama like warm weather? I'm starting to sound like Ra! :D :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 13, 2015, 08:32:39 PM
What do you mean, you sound like ra, rues?  lol  I heard that!  I'm just naturally curious...  lol

Hi Jewelies!  I've been reading one of my library books, the first in the series that I was talking about earlier in the week.  My library got it for me... I've also got the next two.  Dave came over to work on a wall that has a line in the drywall from the ceiling all the way down to the floor.  I didn't even notice it until I painted it.  I hope he can fix it... it's very obvious and is the first thing you see when you walk into the bathroom.  He got the shelves up yesterday.  The vanity is supposed to be here a week from today, so my project will be done soon, if all goes well!  Yay!

Sure is quiet here today!

cal...  I was wondering how your mouth is, too.  Hope it's doing good now and all your babies are back to normal.  I go back and look at Drama's pic a lot.  He's such a good looking puppy!  Is that what Wiggie looked like when he was young?  I love his face.  I'm like Jim and Crow... I would die if I couldn't have my sweets!   :o I have diabetes in my family, I really hope that doesn't show up in my blood tests!  I don't think it will... my hand healed so fast and that is one of the signs... a wound that doesn't heal fast.  When do you go back to the foot doctor?  Does your toe feel any better yet?

rues... Does Crow yell at sweet, little, ole you?  Or just yell in general?  Poor rues!  It rained here all day, I went out this morning to get my haircut and have been inside reading the rest of the day.  I need to get up and get something done... tomorrow!  lol  I have some trim to paint, so Dave can put it up when he comes back, and I'd like to get out and get some more of my flower beds cleaned up if it doesn't rain again.

Nora... Handsome is doing good!  He still likes to get into stuff... I caught him chewing on my paint brushes this morning!  I hope he didn't take any chunks out of them... it would be bad to find out when I'm ready to use them!  lol  He hides when Dave, the remodeler, comes over.  When he hears someone in the driveway, he growls and then runs into the bedroom to hide!  lol

Hope everyone has had an uneventful Friday the 13th!  Hi to all our Jewelies and lurkers, too!   :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on March 13, 2015, 11:47:51 PM
So you have a watch cat RA  ;)  Hope your paint brushes are ok, some cats just never seem to get out of the kitten stage :)  I bet your bathroom will be nice and you'll be glad to have it all done.

Wow Blschue $3 a night is cheap!!!  How neat to see the wild horses come for a drink!  So sorry about Nancy, hope they can keep her comfortable, and now Bill's brother.  I'm glad her daughter can be with her.  It sounds like Bill's brother and SIL will have a time of it with her health not good too.  :(

We hit 66 today!!!!

Rues, this is one of lots of sites, but where it says "What kinds of symptoms will my pet exhibit....." fits Sparky.  Then it gets into different things to use.  He's been on fish oil since October, which did help his hair a lot.

http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/allergies.html

Joe isn't supposed to have sweets either.  I made one of those cakes I'd seen on FaceBook where the only ingredients are the powdered angel food cake mix and the can of crushed pineapple.  Wow was it good, but one little piece and he was all out of wack.  I gave over half of it to a neighbor who loved it.  The pineapple is what did it.  Any fruits are real bad for him.

Hope you're sleeping JP  ;)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 14, 2015, 05:31:42 AM
(http://www.fastmaza.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/good_morning_027.gif)

Juliet's Ray.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140503_Ray_climbing.jpg)

I can't remember when I last had a good day, but today is starting out all right.  Other than an oversleep, that is.  Anyhow we will see how it turns out and I am going t try to get back into reading and posting.  Maybe later this day.

In the meantime I greet all and hope this begins a nice weekend for you.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 14, 2015, 07:52:35 AM
Nine birds feeding,  6:43.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 14, 2015, 09:06:29 AM
Uh...cal...........I will pass on the poop video. They are sure having fun playing.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 14, 2015, 01:22:51 PM
Cal, heard that rooster again in your video! Does he do that all day long? Yogi and Boo Boo were having a good time! :D Our former vet used to have Boo's name on their records as Boo Boo! :D I'll pass on the poop video, too! I see that every day here!! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on March 14, 2015, 01:39:04 PM
Oh JP I just want to grab that cub and hug on it.  :)

Got one of the little over a mile walks in a bit ago with Sparky, it's gorgeous out.

Hey Cal you mixed up Yogi and BooBoo, BooBoo will end up a lot bigger than Yogi  ;)  Loved them playing.  Oh no the dog shame!!!!  :D Sounds like the horses are doing great.  I saw an indigo bunting last year, beautiful little thing.  Ok off to work the puzzle.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 14, 2015, 02:58:40 PM
Nora, I saw an indigo bunting once, too! We were riding on a bike trail deep in the country. The sun was shining on the bunting which made him look iridescent! It was so pretty! I haven't seen one since.  Thanks for the info. Very interesting reading. Seems to be a lot of pet owners dealing with pet allergies.

Cal, it's a shame when a person can't have peace and quiet in their own home! It's  almost that time of year again  here when that stupid race track starts those nighttime races every Friday and Saturday nights! It's not so bad when we have the ac on but until then it's a constant roar until after 11 pm on those 2 nights! I really feel sorry for the people that live closer to the track. That track is near the river, maybe the flood waters will reach it! Shouldn't say that, that wasn't nice! ::)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 14, 2015, 06:37:05 PM
Cal, lol!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 14, 2015, 07:51:18 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Rained part of the day today, but turned out to be pretty nice.  I got all my work done today, so I can work outside tomorrow.  It's supposed to be in the 70's!

blschue... So sorry to hear about your hubby's family health issues.  Doesn't sound very promising for them.  Glad you're having a nice time in a nice warm climate!  Looking forward to seeing your pics!

cal... Thanks for the latest vid of Yogi and Boo Boo!  I wonder if Cali will still be taking down Drama in a few months!  lol  I used to have a man with a lot of heavy equipment living across the street from me, so I understand about the quiet being disturbed.  He used to just push dirt around I guess, don't know what else he could be doing all the time on his own property.  He used to dig septic tanks and water lines and stuff like that.  When times got rough, he lost his home and his equipment.  Don't know who the new neighbors are now...  I like to mind my own business and hope everyone else does the same!  lol  The book I read yesterday is first in a series of about 12 by Kathryn Wall, it's about an investigator in Hilton Head, SC and takes place around the low country of SC.  It was a pretty good book, not as good as the Witness, but good.  I finished it last night around midnight.  Did you say you went to a dermatologist for your toe?  Maybe a podiatrist would have done better?  I don't think I've ever seen dogs sitting with their mouth open waiting for a spoonful of soup... I would love to see that!  lol  I just love your stories!  You make me feel like we're right there with you!  lol How old is Polly?  A shame that she has false teeth so young...  How's your new hay rack working for you?

rues... How far away do you live from the races?  We have a racetrack at the next town over and on a clear night in the summer, we can hear it all the way over here.  Must be 6 or so miles away from me.  There was a big to-do about the noise a while back, and now they have to stop the races at 11pm.

Hi Nora, willi, JP, obsver, and the rest of the Jewelies!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 15, 2015, 04:24:41 AM
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Donna.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140726_Donna.jpg)

cal,I'm glad for your getting some better weather and the barn clearer of horses for a while at least.  I'm feeling for you with your mouth healing and your toe bothering.  Drama and Calihoula playing video was cute.  Drama sure is getting big.

In fact, it is nice to read all the statements that indicate most of the Jewelies are having better weather.  Wouldn't it be nice if we have a normal Spring.  NO excesses of any thing.

Nora, yes, Ray is very lovable looking in that picture.  Glad you had a good walking day, with Sparky.

ruesgram, sorry for you with the race nght noise coming up.  Maybe you should get some ear buds and play music for listening - block out the track noise with music.

bischue, will enjoy pictures when you get a chance to post.  Your dental work sounds successful and it is good you got the final adjustment.  .Thank you for reporting on Nancy.  It is good her daughter is still helping her.

ra, your weather sounds good as you indicate today will be an outside day.  It is great how a pleasant day, sun shining and good temperatures, can perk up a person.  And conversely, how a dull gray day can put one in the dumps.

Wishes for you all to have the best of Sundays.

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Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 15, 2015, 05:54:47 AM
Holly Tears Up the Den Cam - UPDATE March 14, 2015

Holly's Cam after she took care of it. - 3-13-15
Holly's Cam after she took care of it. - 3-13-15 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150313_TrashedCam.jpg)
At the Bear Center, Honey continued playing musical dens yesterday, again moving up to one of the new dens Lily Fans helped build.

Holly?s fascination with her Den Cam finally went over the edge. For days, she?s been trying to touch the camera in the tube. With the snow melting and the bears getting more active, the staff moved the camera to a tree. Holly spotted it. The picture tells the story.

Ted showed more energy yesterday when I walked up to see him. I?d stopped and talked about 50 feet away. When I first saw him a few minutes later, he was standing in his den entrance. When we saw each other, Ted came to the fence saying his friendly high-pitched grunts. When I bent down to the fence, he immediately licked my face through it. Ted has feelings, and I have feelings. I hope he lives for many years to come. I know a lot of people who feel the same way. I feel privileged to be able to greet him like that?a feeling I also have when meeting wild bears that trust me, although we don?t greet each other like Ted and I do. Part of the feeling of privilege is knowing that nearly all of those shy wild animals don?t let themselves be seen out in the woods by people they don?t know.

That?s what makes it so ridiculous that the Minnesota DNR is trying to sell the public and legislators on a ban on feeding using their misleading statements of the last couple years to sell the idea. Most of the newspaper articles connect the bill to me. The DNR plays on the public?s fear of bears by saying what ?could? happen, ignoring the stellar safety record of this community that has been feeding bears now for over 50 years. The purpose of our research was to document the effects of that feeding on the bears. A problem, though, was that our findings ran contrary to the preconceived notions the DNR bases their policies on. They tried to discredit our research, making statements that we train bears to come up to people for food?a statement not backed up by a single witness in the hearing. Minnesota does not have a bear problem to be solved with this feeding bill.

Senate Bill SF1303 has moved to the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing midday on Tuesday, March 17. We very much want Section 20 (Feeding bears) to be struck from the
Bill for the following reasons:

1. Bird feeders attract more than birds, and no matter how high someone places the feeders, seed falls on the ground, could attract a bear, and make the person take down the feeders for 30 days.
Is the DNR really going to police this? Or will they rely on neighbors reporting neighbors.
Do we really want the legislators telling us what we do on our own property to this extent?
If feeding is wrong, why can hunters continue to bait bears?
Is there really evidence that feeding bears has created a problem for the legislature to deal with to protect public safety? The DNR states what ?could? happen in an effort to scare the public into supporting a bill they are throwing their weight behind. If they are saying ?could happen,? why haven?t we heard of bad things happening already?
The 8 state senators on the Judiciary Committee are listed here with their contact information http://www.senate.mn/committees/committee_bio.php?cmte_id=1016&ls=

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 15, 2015, 06:17:08 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/BF16A0E4E34?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 15, 2015, 07:22:22 PM
Hi Jewelies!  80o here today.  I got a lot done in the yard today!  Even wore a tank top!  lol

Where the heck is everybody??  Hmph.

cal... I'm glad you wrote letters to the people in MN.  I hope they come to their senses.  I thought it was funny that you let Houla bark in the middle of the night!  lol  Give those guys a little of their own medicine!  lol  Holly was a bad girl tearing up that camera!  lol 

JP... Good to see your post this morning!  I didn't have a lazy Sunday like the kitty!  lol

Hope all are well and have a good evening!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on March 15, 2015, 09:05:55 PM
Quote
when i let the dogs out at 3:45 am and the houla barked and barked cause tim's dogs run all the way down to the end of his fence there to tell off the houla i let her bark..jim gets mad and makes her come in..not this morning. you bark girl..she is the one with the loud echo one too!! :D she got nicks dogs barking and sanders beagles and the coyotes and the foxes and the owls hootin and that rooster crowing!! Yay for the houla!!
Way to go Houla!!  :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on March 15, 2015, 09:28:20 PM
Oh don't get your knickers in a knot RA!  ;)  A tank top RA, do you think it's summer?  :P

Boy Holly sure did a job on that camera!  And they say to hang a kind a bear can't get into.  Ha!

We had a wonderful 64 F today!  Windy, but didn't feel like a cold wind for a change.

When Nascar does the races here at the county fair grounds they usually get done about 10:00.  I love listening to them, but not everyone does I guess.  Wonder if it's from living next to the freeway (highway 35) about 90 miles south of Duluth for so long.  I hated that though.

Hi JP and all. 

Hey Cal, how are you making all these puzzles in Jig Zone or are you pulling out some old ones?  It sure won't take anything I try to upload anymore.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 16, 2015, 05:20:00 AM
June, Feeding, Fixing, and 61?F - UPDATE March 15, 2015

Pine siskin
Pine siskin  (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150315_PineSiskin.jpg)
Tomorrow we will take Juliet?s broken hard drive to a company that we hope can retrieve the Den Cam footage. When we get it back we?ll be doubling up on video each day until we catch up from these past down days.

In the meantime, the raw archives are here: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Watching this beautiful 2-minute video of June eating Wild Calla on April 28, 2009, I can?t help but marvel at what we?ve seen. To be able to see a wild bear do her wild thing and ignore the observer was a dream back in the 1970?s when I was tranquilizing and didn?t think observations like this were possible. In the 1980?s, we discovered it was possible but in those days didn?t touch bears other than captive-raised Gerry and didn?t have the trust we developed in the current study. It was in this study, especially with June, that we achieved the highest level of trust. The hundreds of hours of video tell the story and preserve the details in high-resolution clarity. http://youtu.be/b67zxhnScJc

In this video, I believe she is eating the Wild Calla roots, which is where nutrients reside in the winter dormant phase. They also eat Coralroot Orchid roots in spring.

The temperature when June was wading in to eat was probably near the high of 48?F for that day.

It?s even warmer (61?F) today on this very unseasonably warm day?29? degrees warmer than last year on this date. No wonder Honey is on the move today and Ted is out of his den again. Lucky has northern Wisconsin genes and is not fazed by the warm weather. Holly?s wrecked her camera, but we assume she is in her den.

A Nature Note: a week ago a flock of about 200 common redpolls (including one Hoary Redpoll) and a few dozen Pine Siskins descended on the WRI. We haven?t seen one Redpoll for several days now, and reports across the area are that they and the Pine Grosbeaks that wintered here are heading back north already. Pine Siskins remain. These northern counterparts of Goldfinches are plainer and tamer than Goldfinches. I remember when a flock of Siskins landed on me when I covered my hat and jacket shoulders with sunflower seed parts.

With spring on the way, we very much need volunteer pond chat moderators. Fans around the world will be checking out the pond cam to watch Ted, Honey, Lucky, and Holly, and they will be watching the daily on-cam enrichment programs and the weekly LIVE FROM THE NABC broadcasts. We need dedicated volunteers to join our amazing pond chat moderator team to cover especially the following shifts:

8-10:30 am and 4-5 pm daily; 7-8 pm Mon - Thursday; 5-7 pm Sunday.

Check out the position description at www.bear.org/website/volunteer.html and fill out a volunteer application on the same page. If you have submitted an application previously, just e-mail [email protected] and express your interest in the position.

On the Bear Feeding Bill, some have asked to see it in its entirety. Here?s the link. The Bear Feeding part is Section 20.

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=SF1303&session=ls89&version=latest&session_number=0&session_year=2015&ke

I asked our attorney about the public safety claims the DNR constantly makes about the bear-feeding. He sent some quotes from the court records. The court determined that the DNR?s ?nuisance bear complaints are incomplete, inconsistent, and in some instances, inaccurate.? The inaccurate word here refers to the DNR filing complaints in people?s names without their knowledge and words and refers to the DNR adding information to a complaint years after it was initially reported.

With regard to the value of the DNR complaint records in making a case against feeding and against my research, the court found, ?As a result of substandard record-keeping, the DNR?s data is of minimal value with regard to conducting a comparative analysis of either the quantify or quality of bear related incidents or nuisance bear complaints experienced by the public in Eagles Nest Township or elsewhere in Minnesota.?

Thank you for the support you are giving in trying to have the Bear-Feeding Section struck from the above Bill.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 16, 2015, 05:24:15 AM
(http://animatedimagepic.com/image/good-morning/good-morning-3038.jpg)

Aster back in the collar days.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140510_Aster2.jpg)

I am not adapted to the DST.   I always woke up around 5:00 a.m.  Now it is around 6:00 a.m.   so  I am not oversleeping, my body is just not adapted to the new time.

Yesterday sure was a quiet post day.  Only cal, ra, and Nora.  I hope that means all were out in good weather enjoying their Sunday.

My thought for each of You

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Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 16, 2015, 05:46:54 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/AC16A069E82?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 16, 2015, 06:37:15 AM
Good morning, Jewelies!  Another warm day here yesterday, but in the 50's, not the 80's. I think I saw a turkey vulture for the first time since fall. No robins yet. I'm going to Sam's Club today. They stopped carrying Puffs, darn it. Rues, how about at your Sam's? Might eat lunch at Panera Bread--the Thai place is closed on Monday's. Looked over my list--nope, no snacks on there. lol Boy, cal, you do have a bunch of pesky neighbors!  I have a neighbor who is good in all ways EXCEPT he has never kept his  two dogs at home. They rarely come in my yard, but cross our fields or the other neighbor's field and go into their woods. Just hate that. Hope they aren't running deer. Last week, we saw about 40 in our field. Wouldn't it be nice if Tim moved away, and you got a really nice neighbor? Ra, I always think of where you are as "down south" and Rues, don't know how to classify your state, because it's not clear "out east". Hi, jp, Dlong, pat, nora, bischue, chippy, etc. Time for me to feed the outside cats and get ready to go.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 16, 2015, 08:58:47 AM
I scared that one cat in 4:45
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on March 16, 2015, 12:18:17 PM
I saw the puzzle and thought they were little fuzzy owlets, then as I was working it I was thinking they reminded me of Siamese kittens or that type of furball.  DUH!! :D  Thanks Cal  :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 16, 2015, 01:35:01 PM
Hi Jewelies! It's 69 here today but cloudy. It really doesn't feel warm, though. I have on sweats!

Cal, I'm glad you let Houla out early so she could bother the neighbors! Serves them right! I don't think that dnr guy will ever stop trying to shut Dr Rogers research down. He must really hate Dr Rogers. 

Jp, My entire house is having trouble adjusting to DST. We, including both dogs, are sleeping an hour longer. Without alarm clocks, we are sleeping until 8 am! Maybe, should set the alarm for 7 and see if we can get ourselves back in the groove! :D  Nice pic of Aster. Hope someone sees her soon so we'll know she is ok.
 
Ra, I worked in the yard yesterday, too. There's so much that needs done this spring...painting, mulching, cutting down a tree, power washing the house and deck. The list goes on and on! That lousy race track is probably about 5 miles or so up river from us in Ohio.

Obsver, I'll check my Sam's next trip and see if they have Puffs! I hate when they quit carrying something I like! Same goes for Walmart!  My state is considered Mid Atlantic. But we aren't close to the ocean. We are really just stuck between the northern states and southern states and next door to the Midwest state of Ohio! Our robins don't fly south. They used to but now they hang around here all winter. They've become very vocal in the past week. Spring is in the air!

Be back later...going to make a meatloaf for supper!

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 16, 2015, 02:15:42 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Hot here today!!  Over 80 now.  Had to put the air on in my car!!  I guess it's time though...  I have a real good week this week... Did two offices today and have one house tomorrow afternoon, then I'm done for the week!!  Yay!  This coming Saturday we're going dress shopping for the oldest grand's 8th grade dance.  She wants something sparkly.  Hope we have good luck finding something for her.  Her birthday is this month, so maybe I can get her something else, too.  I already have a pair of sandals ordered, and I got a sundress for her.  Have any of you guys watched the new series on NBC called Escape?  It's really good!  The first week the people had escaped from the cruise ship that went down in Greece, then the next one had people from the California wild fires, and last night it was people who had escaped the tsunami in Thailand.  Pretty interesting...

obsver... I think rues lives in the  west out east.   ;D  I guess JP would be in the tropics, if I'm down south.  Right?  lol  Glad you're ok... I was getting worried about you.  Even though it has started getting warm down here, I've been turning my mattress pad on every night.  Feels good on the back.  Last time I was at Walmart, I got some Puffs... maybe you'll have to try there.  Gotta have our Puffs!!  I like the soft and strong ones.

Nora... I thought those kittens were owlets at first, too!  lol

JP... Sounds like a really good reason that you have been oversleeping lately.  You shouldn't feel bad about it now that you have an excuse!   :D

rues... You're going to have a busy spring!  I need to get the house pressure washed again, too and I need to get my windows cleaned.  They're horrible!  After the bathroom is done, I think I'll call my window guy.  Meatloaf sounds good!!

cal... That stupid DNR in MN!!  I don't see why the whole case isn't thrown out, if that's the way they feel!!  Just a bunch of liars, sounds like!  Sounds like you got some really, really good stuff for Polly and Jim!!   My kind of stuff!  I have an M&M machine in my kitchen that my uncle made for me years and years ago.  You pull the lever in the front and it gives you a handful.  The last time I filled it up I put in Reese's pieces, sure doesn't last very long though!  lol

Dave is supposed to be here in a minute to work on the wall in the bathroom.  BBL
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 16, 2015, 05:03:37 PM
cal... My bathroom isn't done yet.  He just came to fix the wall that had the ridge all the way down it.  He has scheduled to come here on Monday... all the stuff should be in stock Friday.  Sure hope no delays.  I hate my allergy to scents... the paint is hard on me.  I can still smell it.  I have the window open with the fan on all the time.

I got an email from my daughter yesterday... it showed a t-shirt that said "99% of a child's awesomeness comes from their grandmother".  I love it!   ;D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 16, 2015, 06:41:44 PM
Cal, the cat puzzle could be me and my 2 sisters! Of course the big mouth screaming about something would be my older sis! :D :D Your pork chop dinner sounds really good. Now you got me singing Country Roads! :D :D  When I was having my front teeth bridgework done the dentist made me a temporary thing to wear while the bridgework was being made. It was a horrible looking thing. The first time my brother saw me with the temporary teeth he thought they were my new bridgework! He said I needed to go to another dentist! One that knew what he was doing! :D  Missy was very nice to take in the dentist's daughter! I don't think I could do something like that. I'm glad it all worked out for Keri!
Ra, can't wait to see your bathroom when it's finished! Did Cal tell you how to post pics? That's a cool t shirt! You should order one!
Hi Nora!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 16, 2015, 07:04:59 PM
rues... I could post pics before I changed to Windows 8.1, then it all changed.  When things settle down here, I'll have that computer guy out to help me.  I'll take pics and send them to cal to post for me, like I did before I guess...  lol  Maybe I'll get one of those t-shirts from the grands for Mother's Day or something...   ;D

cal... My allergy must be getting worse... I painted my kitchen just a year ago and it didn't bother me.  It's same paint and it's really bad this time.  Bummer.  I got some of those dryer sheets that are unscented this time, too.  I have to be careful and get the right Tide or the smell is bad.  I accidently got cat litter with glad something in it, it was bad, too.  I hate this... I feel like such a baby.  lol  I had the air on in my car today, but just ceiling fans in the house.  That's really important for Jim to thank you for cooking a meal for him.  My ex always did, too.  I couldn't take Keri in either... I'm too much of a chicken when it comes to stuff like that.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 16, 2015, 07:17:13 PM
Thanks, cal... I love being able to count on you.   :-*
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 16, 2015, 07:36:45 PM
You know, smells didn't use to bother me at all! I always wore perfume. Now I can hardly stand to be next to someone who's wearing it. Never could stand cig smoke! It bothers me even more now! I burn candles and then have to blow them out because they give me a headache! Wonder what's going on? Are we getting more sensitive as we age?  :-\
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 16, 2015, 07:47:34 PM
It's weird, isn't it, rues?  Then, at some point when we get really, really old, our noses don't work hardly at all and we will be the ones putting on too much!  lol  I have a lot of candles sitting around, but never burn them.  I used to always have plugins, too.  The only scents I can smell without any trouble are lemon, and of all things, ammonia!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 16, 2015, 08:01:43 PM
Hi, Jewelies!  Had a good day. Lunch at Panera Bread (chicken salad on sourdough bread),  garden veg. soup & chips. Went to used book store, bought two pairs of jeans on sale at Penny's and ended up at Sam's Club. I looked in two stores for a contour pillow--mine is ancient--price was $40 & $50. Good grief! It was memory foam, but gee whiz! Years ago, I paid $20. Does that mean that I should buy things more frequently so the increase in prices isn't so much of a shock? lol As for allergies, I've been told that our bodies can build up a sensitivity through the years. Mr. O is allergic to pennicilan, (sp?)  but it didn't show up until he was in his 30's. The more you are exposed to something, the more sensitive to it you get. New carpet fumes and paint fumes are awful. Ra, I'm glad you are keeping your window open. Perfume is used in so many products (like laundry detergent) that a lot of people have trouble with it.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 16, 2015, 08:09:41 PM
I wish more people were aware that there are so many people that are sensitive to smells.  Sure would help!

obsver... Sounds like you had a good day!  Probably a good idea to buy more often to prevent sticker shock!  lol  Chicken salad sounds good!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 16, 2015, 08:44:32 PM
Ra, I'm so glad you like your heated mattress pad!!! I'm going to say goodnight and climb into my nice toasty bed. Goodnight, all!!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 16, 2015, 09:00:10 PM
Nite, obsver!  Sleep well!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on March 17, 2015, 03:33:45 AM
Hi Jewelies  :)

I've been keeping up with all of your posts. I caught the no sleep disease from JP I guess. It's been going on for a couple of weeks. Then stupid daylight saving time starts. I always have a hard time when we lose that hour. I'm up off and on all night and really tired! I'm glad we have had such nice weather lately, but the tree pollen is flying around and I've been sneezing a lot. Scarlett has been sneezing too; can cats be allergic to tree pollen?

I'm going to cook corned beef & cabbage  for my daughter this evening. It's a super easy dinner really. Everyone else is working so it will just be the 2 of us. But we really like corned beef! I will send leftovers to my son-in-law so he can have it for breakfast after he gets off work.

I think I will try to go back to bed & get some sleep. I hope you are all having a restful night.

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z447/dlongkc/f1abb0a83b5935b04cdadb2c80e9af23.jpg_zps1w64rtxe.gif) (http://s1190.photobucket.com/user/dlongkc/media/f1abb0a83b5935b04cdadb2c80e9af23.jpg_zps1w64rtxe.gif.html)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 17, 2015, 05:22:56 AM
          Top O' The Morning To You

(http://fxpaper.fatalsystem.com/images/wallpapers/holiday/st-patricks-day/st_patricks_day_15.jpg)

Faith and Begorrah!  Tis a picture of Oliana, daughter of Braveheart.  Born in 2011.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140809_Oliana.jpg)

Tis me hope that all you lassies have a grand St. Patrick's Day.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 17, 2015, 05:54:16 AM
An Error Corrected - UPDATE March 16, 2015

Ted in his den
Ted in his den (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150316_Ted_in_his_den.jpg)
People with better memories than mine reminded me that after Holly?s slow start in exploring the big enclosure and climbing trees over and over, etc., we were able to lure her down to the viewing area as shown in this 4-minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LipG_4ktpWY.

She continued her sniffing everything that had bear smell on it?which was literally about everything. I remember seeing her glimpse something down in the viewing area (Ted), standing up, and then retreating into the woods again. Later, with trusted staff near her, she did make it down to the viewing area with Ted there. But when she sniffed Honey?s window den and peeked into the empty den (Honey was locked in her individual pen), Holly raced back to the forest. Eventually, with Heidi beside her, Holly came down to the viewing area 10-20 yards from Ted who ignored her as he was being fed. Holly was constantly sniffing her new strange surroundings the whole time. During that time, Honey and Lucky were locked up but slow Ted was out.

Lucky's Den area
Lucky's den area (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150316_Luckys_Den.jpg)
Today, Ted was enjoying the above-freezing weather when Judy Thon walked by and snapped his picture.

Judy went on and snapped one of Lucky?s den area?the den Holly had last year. The door to this pen is open so Holly could have come in for a visit when she was out of her wild den the other day, but she didn?t. No tracks from Lucky or Holly outside Lucky?s den.

Holly's den area
Holly's den area (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150316_Hollys_Den_Area.jpg)
The tracks near Holly?s den are from the other day. We assume she is in her den keeping to the schedule her Minnesota genes dictate. We expect to see her out and around in a week or two. It was April 2nd last year, but we know some wild bears here become active in the last week of March when the snow melts early, as it has been doing lately.

Honey went for a walk again.

Tomorrow the bill to ban bear-feeding goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Room 15 of the Capitol in St Paul. They?ll probably get to the bear-feeding part of it around 2:30 PM. We?re crossing our fingers.

Headlines lately make it appear that I cost taxpayers $430,000 by suing the DNR. Not correct. It was the reverse.

We repeatedly asked DNR officials to visit the Bear Center and spend time with us in the field with bears to see what we do. They refused but continued putting out false information to the public.
At the end of June 2013, we got the DNR letter ordering us to remove the collars. At the same time, the DNR was putting out half-truths and untruths to destroy our credibility.
We requested a meeting with the Governor, which turned out to be unproductive.
The next day, July 23, 2013, we filed a temporary restraining order to delay removing the radio-collars and give the two sides a chance to meet.
On July 29, 2013, we met with the DNR and a judge but the DNR would not engage in any discussion about a resolution that could have saved a lot of time and money.
Instead, on September 4, 2013, the DNR initiated a contested case proceeding against us by filing a Notice and Order for Hearing with the Office of Administrative Hearings. This contested case proceeding is the proceeding in which the trial was conducted that cost us $420,000 and cost the taxpayers $430,000. Further, during the hearing, the DNR took extreme positions, demanded to see all of our data, and had many people attending but doing nothing during the trial, all of which took extra time and taxpayer money.
We?re crossing our fingers for a good outcome from the Senate Committee tomorrow

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 17, 2015, 06:30:46 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/A1169F34F54?z=21
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 17, 2015, 07:19:48 AM
The cat with the makeup  5:04

cal, Go raibh maith agat, a chara, as we say in Irish gaelic.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 17, 2015, 08:15:22 AM
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY, JEWELIES !!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on March 17, 2015, 09:26:40 AM
Good Morning Everyone! Hope you have a good day!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 17, 2015, 09:59:22 AM
Good morning, Jewelies!  We have 39 degrees and cal, I have some of that howling wind, too. Cal, you just had to share, didn't you? Do you realize that rues is going to give me heck when I have to share it with her? Sounds like you have a slumber party in your room every night!! lol I have a spring allergy that starts when the cottonwood tree white fluffy stuff starts blowing around and lasts until June. I take Kroger allergy pills for it when the eyes start itching. Dlong, when you aren't sleeping, it really takes a lot out of you, doesn't it? We had corn beef & cabbage at our church St. Patrick party Sat. night. It was also a carry-in, and we had lots of dancing. We had a blast! I very rarely eat corn beef, but I like it. Ra, I might not buy more often, but I may check out prices more often--that is if I can stand the shock! I'm putting fresh shelving paper in the kitchen shelves & drawers?..not going to tell you how long the old stuff has been on. I have wiped them down through the years, though. Hi, rues, jp, pat, nora, deb, Willi! Jp, my doc. & his wife are from Nova Scotia, and he says when she gets upset, she starts talking in Gaelic.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 17, 2015, 11:08:20 AM
Happy St.Pat's
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on March 17, 2015, 12:58:30 PM
Hi all and a Happy St. Patrick's Day to all, Irish or not  :D

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It was 30 overnight and the north wind is COLD.  Did take a short walk before I sat down here to eat and do the puzzle.  At least the sun is out.

Awww Willi thank you!!!!

I can't handle sweet smells.  I had used the same laundry soap for years and decided to try the Oxyclean liquid.  The store I was in had one choice and the top had a protective plastic thingie so you couldn't open it.  I used it and the next day took the sheets, pillow cases, and most of the clean clothes back to the laundromat and used the last of my old soap.  I see there IS a no perfume one now.  I woke up with the worst head and offered to take Joe's stuff back to rewash too and he thought they'd be fine.  Before I left he was getting a clean t-shirt that had been washed with the old soap and said maybe I better take his too.  I set the bottle of soap with a note and it disappeared real quick. Figured if someone could use it that it was better than throwing it away.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 17, 2015, 04:03:29 PM
hi Jewelies!   Awww... Poor Henry... brings tears to my eyes, he looks so pitiful.  Thanks for the pic, willi!

It's in the 80's again here, wind is blowing here, too, but there is a big fire somewhere... the air is filled with smoke.  When I came out of the house I worked at this afternoon, I could smell smoke and that house is about 10 miles from here.  Might be up in the mountains somewhere... I always worry that it will be my house or my daughters.  The pear trees are in full bloom today and they're so pretty.  Do any of you have one in your yard?  I have three and the flowers smell awful... heard someone say they thought they smelled like sex!  lol  lol

Nora... Good idea leaving that soap for someone else.

obsver... If I lived closer to you, I'd help replace your shelf paper!  I love doing stuff like that and can't wait to get my new vanity, so I can put liner in the drawers.  I  have an extra piece of the flooring to put under the sink.  I use wallpaper to line the drawers and have some all ready to cut!  lol  Yes, I'm just a little OCD..  lol  I have to ask... are you washing everything before you put it back in the cabinet?  Hmmm??

cal... Bummer it's cold again.  But, snow??  Geez!  Those woolly sheep might feel good today, but I bet they were pretty jealous of the shaved ones when it was 80 degrees!!  lol

Hi JP, dlong, Deb, rues, Pat, blschue, neva, chippy, Walton, and anyone else I may have missed!

The people whose house I was at today are VERY Irish.   BUT... I was the only one wearing green!!  lol  Go figure!!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 17, 2015, 04:41:30 PM
Nope, ra, I didn't wash the plates, cups, etc.,(are you kidding me? lol  I did wash some spatulas, etc. I will never use the paper that is sticky on one side again. It was hard to peel off. Went to Walmart and got some that is smooth on one side and grips the drawer on the other side. Comes out easily and can even be washed in the laundry. Looks like it is going to work just fine. Wish you had been here so I could do the very important job of supervising!!! lol I would have even made you tacos!!!  Willi, what a dear sweet boy. Thank you so much for sharing him with us. Nora, thank you, too, for sharing Sparky! Cal, see if you can video Jim talking Irish! We'd love to hear it!!!!! lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 17, 2015, 04:55:36 PM
You mean I missed tacos, obsver??  Oh, shoot...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 17, 2015, 05:00:50 PM
'fraid so, ra. Bet you would have done a fantastic job on the shelves & drawers, and I'd have a lot more pep right now.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 17, 2015, 05:58:44 PM
Jewelies...

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Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 17, 2015, 06:37:01 PM
Hope everyone is having a wonderful St. Patrick's Day! Thanks for all the nice greetings today!  Obsver's cold wind has already made it here! It's been sunny but chilly!
Willi, love Henry's pic! He's a sweetie.
Nora, love Sparky's pic, too! He's a sweetie, too!
Cal, I've got lots of Irish in me but I have no idea what you and Jp were saying! :D Did you fix your Irishman corned beef and cabbage today? :D Saw this on Facebook today ...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y2ZxgJNlWs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0y2ZxgJNlWs) Is that how sheep normally run? :D
Jp, you sure can talk Irish! :D
Obsver, I use leftover wallpaper as shelf liner! Thanks for the cold wind! I put my snow shovel away today. Please don't send me any snow! :D Sounds like you and Mr O had a nice time Sat eve!
Dlong, hope you were able to get some more sleep today! How was your dinner? I would think cats could be allergic to tree pollen!
Hi Deb!


Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 17, 2015, 07:13:33 PM
rues... Love the sheep vid!  I'm not sure, but I don't think that's how sheep run!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 17, 2015, 07:53:30 PM
Oh my gosh, Pat, that's awesome! Although watching it did make me a little nauseous! :D
Cal, I wish I had a big farm where I could have some sheep and goats!  Some chickens and ducks, too! Yesterday we were at Rural King, it's a farm supply store. They had baby chicks and they were so darn cute! I just wanted to take them all home with me. It's a good thing my town doesn't allow any farm animals in the city limits! I don't think I could control myself!!! :D Don't you just love it when you don't have to cook supper! :D I sure do!  :D

Every holiday Robin and Wilson have their pic taken, whether Wilson likes it or not...
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Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 17, 2015, 08:01:50 PM
Rues, Robin is a beautiful girl, and the look on Wilson's face???well, that says it all!  Animals are so expressive on how they feel. I always loved Ivy's pics. She seemed to think it was a little silly to wear that stuff, but she looked so cute, Willi.  Cal, I'm sure all you have to say to Jim that the Jewelies want to hear his Irish, and he will do it right away! lol  Pat, so glad your throat is feeling good, finally!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 17, 2015, 08:21:22 PM
Her name is really Julie, after a 2nd grader I had many years ago, but she can be Jewelie, too! She has made a wonderful adjustment to being inside. Every morning, she tears around the house, playing with her many toy mice, running into a paper grocery bag on it's side and just having a very good time. Big Tony plays with her a little bit, and Cat Woman & Diva merely tolerate her. They've given up on blowtorching her and don't even bother. Right now, I'm sitting in my warm bed with Julie & Big Tony curled up beside me. We're glad we brought her in, even if she does have a lot of wild kitten energy. She's really blooming.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 17, 2015, 08:33:24 PM
Obsver, I was wondering how Julie/Jewelie was doing, too! :D I'm so happy she is doing so well and the others have accepted her. Wilson has several grocery bags he likes to hide in. He also has a couple boxes, too! I told Robin that I know he loves hiding in them but they sure make her house look messy!  :D I could use your heated pad about now. It's cold in this room!

Cal, our store didn't have any ducks! Darn it. I love ducks! Wonder how that eagle knew where to find his handler? That video was amazing. 

Pat, glad your throat is better. I've had this cough now for  a couple weeks. It 's time for it to go away. Thanks so much for the video. I really enjoyed it!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 17, 2015, 08:40:51 PM
obsver... I'm jealous... Lily and Handsome don't get along at all... it's been almost 2 years now...   ???

rues... Robin and Wilson are so cute!   :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 17, 2015, 10:18:21 PM
Robin and Wilson...CUTE!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 18, 2015, 04:41:27 AM
(http://images14.fotki.com/v384/photos/7/1645627/8639937/GoodMorningBear01-vi.gif)

Juliet with little Ray.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140503_Juliet_cub.jpg)

Yesterday we heard from many and saw a great bunch of St. Patrick's Day graphics.  I thought willi's O'Henry was grand with his green bow tie.  I don't think Wilson is Irish as he definitely was not having a good time.

I see we are getting a last blast of cool air descending before Spring arrives this weekend. 

I am getting over the shingles pretty well.  There are still a few pains but they are mild and the rash is definitely fading.

I am trying to get into the March Madness basketball tournament but can't seem to get too excited about it, for some reason, this year.

Happy thoughts for all.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 18, 2015, 05:06:35 AM
June, the Bill, etc - UPDATE March 17, 2015

June cools off - 04-28-2009
June cools off - 04-28-2009 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150317_June_20090428.jpg)
The 1?-minute video clip of June from April 28, 2009, catches her bathing on a sunny day with the temperature around 48?F. She dips her paw and rubs water on her head, which we have seen other bears do when cooling off like this at this time of year. Black bear fur soaks up a lot of heat on sunny days, and when there are no leaves yet it?s hard to escape the sun. We wonder if there is more to these baths, though, considering that the bears have been in dens for months without a bath and a coat of dense underfur that undoubtedly catches any skin particles. http://youtu.be/96ndSjZsgNI

I don?t usually drink bathwater, but these little pools were what we drank in the old days when we?d walk with a bear for 24 hours and wouldn?t want to carry a lot of water. These pools are the cleanest, safest sources of water in the woods. If the bear we were following paused long enough, I?d quickly lie down and drink directly with my mouth in the water without stirring it up. The usual concern is giardia parasites that are bad for your digestive system. We never got that. Giardia sinks, so we?d drink from the surface. We wouldn?t drink from streams or the edges of lakes where moving water keeps them stirred up. It?s also okay to drink from the middle of lakes when canoeing. At least we did and never had a problem.

The Wildlife Bill we posted a couple nights ago was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee today. Section 20 of that bill is the Bear Feeding Bill we want removed. The bill has more committees to go through including those in the House. We?re crossing our fingers but are worried that the power of the DNR could prevail.

Big northern lights are scheduled for tonight and the next couple days.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 18, 2015, 05:29:56 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/2A16A19977F?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 18, 2015, 12:41:21 PM
It took me 4:37 to get all the dogs on the bus for their excursion.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 18, 2015, 03:10:25 PM
It took me 4:20 to get Drama on the school bus!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 18, 2015, 06:47:44 PM
Hi Jewelies!  I worked outside all day today again... going to finish the yard work one of these days!  lol  I got a lot done, just ask my back!   :o  Just got home from the Mexican restaurant.  It was extra good tonight! 

JP... Thanks for giving us an update on your shingles.  I'm glad you're doing better!  Also glad you've been getting some puzzles into Jigzone... I have a hard time seeing the pieces at that other site for some reason...

cal...  I was disappointed at the outcome in the bear update today.  Just can't imagine what they're thinking up there!!  I hope they post some pics of the Northern lights they mentioned.  I saw it was also mentioned on the news tonight...  Did you see the look in the eyes of little Ray in JP's pic this morning?  lol  Looks like he doesn't like getting his pic taken with Mama Juliet.  He looks so tiny, doesn't he?  Cute!

Another quiet day here.  Hope all are well and had a nice day today!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 18, 2015, 07:20:36 PM
hi ra! just ask your back! lol they dont think up there! bunch of brainless pos! i know little rays eyes lol mexican food sounds good! i had a frozen waffle with strawberry jelly on it!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 18, 2015, 07:58:56 PM
Waffle with strawberry jelly sounds good, cal! 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 18, 2015, 08:08:54 PM
Hi Jewelies! We went out to eat this evening. Crow found out that a local Italian restaurant had corned beef, cabbage and red potatoes on the menu yesterday and today. He ordered that. Robin and I had pasta! :D 
Cal, I've got my fingers and toes crossed hoping that the stupid bear feeding bill dies in each committee. Surely there are some intelligent people in their legislature.  Ewww, to those parasites in the water!! How'd Polly's dentist apt. go? Yes, that waffle with strawberry jam does sound good! :)
Jp, Juliet is huge next to Ray! He is so darn cute! You are right, Wilson is definitely not Irish! :D I didn't post the pic with him sticking his tongue out! :D  Happy to hear your shingles are better!
Ra, I took St Patrick's decorations down today and put spring and Easter out. It was sunny here but very chilly. Only 49! No more warm days until later next week. :(  I tried to clean up flower beds at the side of my house yesterday...more leaf raking!  It was a losing battle because the wind kept blowing the leaves all around before I could get them picked up! Today my thighs ache! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 18, 2015, 08:18:26 PM
Hi rues!  I guess you won't be drinking out of a pond any time soon will you?  lol  Oh... I have a story!!  My ex is trying to get his three kids together with their kids and go canoeing and stay in treehouses overnight!!  lol  The thing is... it's in a swamp... with gators... treehouse doesn't have water, electricity, or bathrooms.  A canoe to the outhouse in the middle of the night??  With gators??  Ummm... I don't think he's going to get any takers!  lol  AND... over $700 a person for one night!!  lol  Oh, and... mosquitoes as big as a crow, too!  lol  You guys want to go with him?  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 18, 2015, 08:42:09 PM
Oh boy, ra! That sounds like a lose, lose proposition!!!!!!!!  He's not going to get any takers and no wonder! Sounds pretty silly to me. Jp, so glad the shingles are better. Good thing you had the shot! Rues, sore thighs sound like a good excuse to take it easy tomorrow! Cal, don't you just want to scoop up Juliet's little cub? I'm sure she wouldn't mind!! lol Hi, Dlong,pat, bischue, deb, Willi, nora, neva, chippy! Time for bed for this Jewelie!!!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 18, 2015, 09:08:02 PM
Hi Ra! Nope, that's doesn't sound like fun to me! :o Crazy is what it is! And besides that, it's pricey! I'm a hotel kinda gal! :D Sure could get a great hotel room for that!
Hi Obsver! Good night! Sleep tight! Don't let the bed bugs bite! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on March 18, 2015, 09:42:16 PM
Hi gang.  :)  Oh my little Ray was so adorable!!!

SO glad your shingles are coming along ok JP.

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on March 18, 2015, 09:42:33 PM
Rues Robin is sure a nice looking gal and Wilson looks great in his hat.  :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 19, 2015, 05:02:40 AM
Bear people said this.....No update tonight, please check back tomorrow. - LG
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 19, 2015, 05:15:38 AM
(http://image.blingee.com/images19/content/output/000/000/000/7af/789044975_1620406.gif)

One of Jewel'scubs - Mikah, Nate, or Scott.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140715_Jewels_cub.jpg)

I had a sleepless night but I got through it.  I'll really work on catching up on that missed sleep.  I wasn't kept awake by pain or such, I just plain could not seem to drop off.  When I finish my coffee I will give it another try.

Good thoughts for all of you.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 19, 2015, 05:16:10 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/E516A1F4117?z=23
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 19, 2015, 08:42:14 AM
JP, coffee...sleep?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 19, 2015, 12:17:31 PM
Willi, I was thinking the same thing!! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 19, 2015, 12:27:03 PM
Me, too!  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 19, 2015, 12:33:23 PM
Me too!! lol

I yelled at Drama for 9:37 to wake up get up and let's go home!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 19, 2015, 06:46:57 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Rainy, chilly day here... I spent the day painting.  I hate to paint.  Tomorrow, I get my mammogram done.  Woohoo!  NOT!  lol

JP... Did you have any luck getting back to sleep after your coffee this morning?  Just curious...  lol

cal... What did you and Polly do today?  Hi Polly!

Geez... it's Thursday... Guess that means it's Blacklist night again.  Seems like I just said that and it's been a week already!  Time flies when you're having fun, I guess!   ;D

Hope all Jewelies and friends are having a good day!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 19, 2015, 07:28:07 PM
Pat... Bummer about your car!  At least you didn't get stranded somewhere!

I read today that Ozzie at the SW Florida nest was found with a broken clavicle.  He's at a rehab center for about 6 weeks.  That means that Harriet will have to feed their fledgling by herself.  Hope all goes well for them!  Seems like it's always something in the eagle world...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 20, 2015, 05:04:23 AM
Embattled - UPDATE March 19, 2015

Jewel nursing Fern and Herbie - May 25, 2013
Jewel nursing Fern and Herbie - May 25, 2013 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150319_20130525_Jewel_nursing_yearlings.jpg)
For the last couple days, we have been locked in a defensive mode, which is why there was no update last night. Today, we got a cautious bit of good news. The bill that contains the ban on bear-feeding is not moving in the House. It has been replaced by another bill that is now on the House Floor without any language on bear-feeding. We have Rep. Tom Hackbarth and our Representative David Dill to thank.

Our focus now is on the Senate bill where Senate File 1303 is moving forward with the bear-feeding language included as of 4:30 PM today. The DNR is pushing hard for passage, claiming public safety issues that are not supported by our data or by testimony in the hearing. A driving factor for the DNR?s push may be the fact that the DNR will be in a tough legal position should we win the appeal. They know the bill would shut us down no matter what the outcome of the appeal.

An editorial in the Timberjay newspaper puts it in perspective. http://timberjay.com/detail.html?sub_id=12005

A companion article in the Timberjay includes quotes from Dennis Udovich, President of the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary that could also be hurt with the ban on bear-feeding. http://timberjay.com/detail.html?sub_id=12009

Udovich said that from what he?s seen and heard so far, the legislation seems to be targeted primarily at Lynn Rogers. He backed up our diversionary feeding findings by stating that in years of scarce natural food they see more bears coming for supplemental food at the sanctuary and that the food ?helps reduce nuisance bear complaints.?

Lily Fans helped with this. The focus now is on the members of the Senate Committee on Finance listed here http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/committees/committee_bio.php?cmte_id=1007&ls=

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 20, 2015, 05:15:42 AM
(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r538/calhounds/hello%20spring_zpsxfjlirml.jpg) (http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/calhounds/media/hello%20spring_zpsxfjlirml.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 20, 2015, 05:16:19 AM
(http://images52.fotki.com/v637/photos/1/1419188/7009984/GoodMorningSweetBear-vi.jpg)

An old, but good, picture of Aster.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130711_Aster_takes_one_last_look.jpg)

It seems as if this day is starting out all right as I slept very well.  Let me say that as an old Navy man coffee and I are very familiar with each other.  It does not affect me as far as being able to sleep is concerned.  I managed to drop off quickly yesterday morning when I  went back to bed.  I am having some lingering Shingles pain but I am so glad that it is mostly behind me .

I see yesterday was a light posting day.  Everyone is busy getting ready for the arrival of Spring.  For so many of you its arrival is most welcome after the rough Winter you have had.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 20, 2015, 06:10:06 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/2E16A069C77?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 20, 2015, 02:50:36 PM
As I age I get slower.  It took me 4:30 to wet my plants.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 20, 2015, 05:42:04 PM
Finally Jewelies!

(http://i616.photobucket.com/albums/tt244/cherie313/HPYSPRING.jpg)

Cal, you seeing Scout reminded me...I saw 3 turkey vultures Wednesday! I forgot to tell you! Yay, it's that time of year again! :D  Each day I dislike that DNR even more. That man is a horrible, horrible man. Showed Crow the dog shame today. That meter man was shifty looking!  :D
Jp, I like that pic of Aster!
Pat, sorry about your car problem! Glad you were home when it happened.  It's good that you have someone you trust to work on your car.
Ra, I missed Blacklist last night so I'm going to catch it online!
Obsver, I hope you didn't send me this rain and cold temps! My sis is in your state at another Crank-In!
Hi to all! Happy spring!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: dlongkc on March 20, 2015, 06:37:32 PM
(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z447/dlongkc/Seasons/di8AEL7ie_zpsnrs5e3wd.gif) (http://s1190.photobucket.com/user/dlongkc/media/Seasons/di8AEL7ie_zpsnrs5e3wd.gif.html)

Hi Jewelies!  :)

Well, Spring officially arrived about 30 minutes ago! I am really glad. But poor Chippy had more snow today and I think Deb might be getting some more later tonight or tomorrow. It's so nice here but I'm sneezing like crazy; big pollen alert today. The kitties were very happy that I had some of the windows open. They were both looking out the screen door at the birds who were teasing them.

My corned beef & cabbage dinner was very good. My son-in-law got to come over after all and I sent leftovers home with them too.  When I changed my sheets on Wednesday I removed the extra blanket that I had between the bedspread and the top sheet. I about froze to death on Wednesday night. LOL! Blacklist was really good this week. We are finally learning more about Tom.

I just have a few pics for you, haven't been watching the cameras very much. Sitting for longer than about 15 minutes is too much for me right now.

I just thought this was cute.  :)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-un8vVAaFMdc/VP_MqsjN5DI/AAAAAAAAJgI/-t0Pj0WLeYs/w500-h394-no/526318_10151801689215169_2088427931_n.jpg)

These are the little Andean bear cubs from the National Zoo. So cute!
 (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fXe4UINUdG0/VQfeMrTLe9I/AAAAAAAAJhM/uEtB7D_VENU/w694-h563-no/10614196_10153134162472902_564133449847070411_n.jpg)

Bao Bao napping.
 (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Op7zLxdCCXw/VQfeRQhZZ8I/AAAAAAAAJhU/Z5Pac8UyG3k/w751-h563-no/10996310_10152775925978553_8413076035407725753_n.jpg)

Mei Huan & Mei Lun at Zoo Atlanta. Chow time!
 (https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jha6IPDybF4/VQyoKxX5m2I/AAAAAAAAJiE/AkTJRqVAF_I/w313-h234-no/Fullscreen%2Bcapture%2B3172015%2B142237.jpg)

This pic was on their Facebook page. It's Mei Lun with a piece of sugar cane. Yummy!
 (https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pSi7_W08lTs/VQoJ2EGWxoI/AAAAAAAAJhw/B41QX3dWRRI/w422-h563-no/10930868_10152779543938553_2348257698722873239_n.jpg)

Hi to JP, Cal, Ra, Obsver, Rues, Pat, Deb, Willi, Chippy, Neva, Nora, Blschue and all who visit here. Have a good evening and I hope springtime spreads to all of you.  :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 20, 2015, 07:42:16 PM
hi you guys! ra how did your test go today?

hi rues! love your spring picture! i watched that lamb video again! i forgot what is a crank in? craft?my keeping up on tomorrow noght! about time. that is the only one i watch now. miss as time goes by..cool you saw three tvs! tell mr crow jawkhawks beat new mexico and wichita shockers barely beat iIN and now big game jayhawks Vs shockers! i know he dont care but tell him anyway..lots of upsets in the tournament. baylor lost..texas lost..

hi d! love love the pictures! someone needs to get bao bao a sleeping mask, poor chip and deb! i hope winter is gone..hope the zero temp are gone at least! sorry you hurt..the pollen is really bad here. i been sneezing alot and just know it is a pollen..
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 20, 2015, 07:50:09 PM
Hi, Jewelies!! I was surprised to wake up this morning to find a thin layer of snow on the ground. It didn't stay around for long, though. Hooray! The turkey vultures are back here, too! Rues, that rain & wind came from somewhere else. Let's blame it on ra--never mind that she lives in the wrong direction to give you that weather! Can you believe how fast the time is going? The daughter who lives out east is coming the first full week of April, and we can hardly wait! The grand will be on spring break, and the other daughter will be able to get some days off work. Dlong, really like your pics.!!!  Darn allergies!!!! What meds are you on for them? Cal, I hope the weather will let you keep the horses out as much as possible. You need a break!!!!!!  Ra, how did the mammogram go. Well, never mind--I know the drill. Well, anyway, I'm glad it's over for you and hope everything is ok. Diva and Cat Woman are never going to like Julie . but then I can't see them liking any other cat--especiall Cat Woman. Jp, hope you have another good sleep tonight and every night!!  All our roads are getting rough. We have holes, chewed up asphalt, etc. The winter weather has not been kind. Can you imagine anyone but James Spader playing that role in the Black List? I can't. Pat, hope your car is now all ready to give you a safe, reliable ride!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 21, 2015, 05:23:46 AM
Good Things - UPDATE March 20, 2015

Northern Lights at 9pm March 17, 2014
Northern Lights at 9pm March 17, 2014 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150317_NorthernLights.jpg)
A Lily Fan neighbor has cut up fallen trees on the WRI. Bears had climbed some of them. He has let them dry for a couple years or more. Now he has volunteered to turn them into benches for the Northwoods Ecology Hall at no cost to us. It?s another case of a Lily Fan stepping up when they see a need, just as Lily Fans have been doing with regard to the bear-feeding law the DNR is working very hard to push through the Minnesota Legislature.

Another good thing happened a few days ago. A reporter told me northern lights were predicted for that evening. I checked the north horizon shortly after dark. It was glowing green and yellow. I clicked and the camera also showed magenta that I couldn?t see with my eyes. Magic.

Charlie's Bench
Bench made by Charlie (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150318_Charlies_Bench.jpg)
At the Capitol, the DNR is working to push through the ban on feeding bears even though their motives are ever more transparent.

At the Bear Center, a weatherman stopped in and suggested a local beginning for our poster on animal adaptations for winter with a human connection. He told me of a man who slept outside overnight as temperatures dropped lower than 64? below zero Fahrenheit in Embarrass, MN, some 12 miles south of the WRI. I called the man, an old friend who had never told me he did that. He told me how he made a quinzhee (Athabascan snow cave) and put two sleeping bags in it. He slept so well that he was a little late going outside in the morning to check his thermometer. Actually, he mainly depended on the official weather thermometers that were nearby, but those broke in the cold making his thermometer the only record. He looked at the thermometer enough to see that it was well into the record low range and was rising as he looked. He ran for his camera and photographed the thermometer at -64. He sent the thermometer to Taylor to check the accuracy, which was right on. That same night, 10 miles from here, Tower, Minnesota, set the official Minnesota low temperature record of -60?, which was a surprise because cold records around here come from Embarrass, which is lower altitude. The -64? verified by Taylor is now being mentioned as a record here and there. We?ll have the picture and the verification letter from Taylor in a small framed winter exhibit.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 21, 2015, 05:31:10 AM
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn172/mema234ever/Good%20Morning/Animated/Goodmorningteddybear.gif)

Here is Ursula, last Fall.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140713_Ursula.jpg)

Well, the good night's sleep of night before last did not continue.  A fitful one last night.  I guess one out of two ain't bad.

cal, Kansas took care of that game so now we will see them Sunday.  They always seem to have one of the best teams in the country.  Good that your little hammer beat that battery into submission.

Pat1640, sorry for your car troubles but t least you have someone you trust to work on it.

I had noticed, but forgot to mention it, that our Winter resident TVs had left.  I miss seeing them soaring so effortlessly in the skies.

ruesgram, Spring has sprung and the spring flowers in yodlongkc,ur graphic are so pretty, all around that grassy area.

dlongkc,yep, some of the Jewelies got a last blast of snow up there in the Northeast.  Your pictures are so good.  I enjoy your posts.

obsver446, I see you got a little of that last snow.  Yes, it is necessary to drive carefully with all the pot holes in the roads that have resulted from the harsh winter.  You an ruin car alignment and do other damage from them.

Our Spring started out with an 80o day yesterday and will approach that again today.

To all wishes for a delightful Spring season.  Anxious to get news and pictures of the new cubs as they come out of hibernation and become visible.

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 21, 2015, 05:43:49 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/7616A1F42BA?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 21, 2015, 07:37:01 AM
The pony fixed my engine in  4:31.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 21, 2015, 08:07:42 AM
I was thinking for 5:01 if these two are fixing pat's car! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 21, 2015, 10:34:53 AM
Hi Jewelies!  Happy second day of spring!  Yes, I had my test done yesterday... no big deal... results to follow next week.  I'm getting ready to go dress shopping with my daughter and the girls... nice day here.  BBL
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 21, 2015, 12:00:34 PM
A black cloud is following me. I had a temp. crown put on Thursday. For whatever reason it wore me out and I was white as a sheet. Fell down in the hallway when I got home.Last night noticed that the temp. crown is gone. I  must have swallowed it. I need sympathy and pity!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on March 21, 2015, 12:19:51 PM
Wow, amazing!  Lived 55 years in MN and never knew it got colder than -35 or so sometimes.  Wow.  Bet that snow cave was just big enough for the guy and heat from him would have helped warm it and no wind helps.  But then look at sled dogs.  When it's really cold they bury themselves in the snow and sleep like babies.

Have fun shopping RA and girls.

Obsver you have a great visit!

I'm really looking forward to the new little guys coming out too, they're so darned cute at that age.

JP do you not sleep well just because you have nights like that or your back.  My sister and several others I know tried the Melatonin and it really helped them.  It's a natural thing your body produces and as we age less of it gets produced and helps regulate sleep and wake cycles.  Melatonin supplements can interact with various medications, including:
Blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants)
Medications that suppress the immune system (immunosuppressants)
Diabetes medications
Birth control pills (I guess we don't need to worry about that one, left it in case anyone else interested ;) )
If you're considering taking melatonin supplements, check with your doctor first ? especially if you have any health conditions. He or she can help you determine the correct dose, which depends on the intended use.

That info was from Mayo Clinic at http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/adult-health/expert-answers/melatonin-side-effects/faq-20057874

Cute animal pictures yesterday and today.  :D

It sounds like we might have a small amount of snow due Sunday(?) or soon.  That's ok, it won't last now.

Well off to check out the puzzle.  I STILL haven't been able to get a puzzle uploaded into JigZone  >:(  I do keep trying.

Everyone have a super day!!

OH NO Willi, I just saw your update.  So sorry about your crown, but hopefully you're ok from the fall!!!!!  The upside, it was the temporary one.  You definitely have my sympathy & pity. (http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w40/CountryLass_photos/A-hugginguse.gif)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 21, 2015, 04:33:32 PM
Cal, I had my walker. Was hanging up my coat. Tripped over my own foot. I think I swallowed my crown during dinner last night. So I am not going to look for it, of you get my drift. Henry is fine.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 21, 2015, 05:45:43 PM
On our walk today we took a picture of Henry. You can sort of see his underbite, poor guy.

saw 5 eagles, no pictures. The first 2 we saw were juvies playing and flying from the river, over town, and into some trees on the ridge.They were having a good time.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 21, 2015, 05:49:12 PM
willi just saw your post! hi henry! what a pretty boy! wow you see such cool stuff on your walks!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 21, 2015, 05:57:11 PM
Willi, you poor thing...you have my sympathy and pity! :D Seriously though, I'm glad you didn't hurt yourself in the fall and sorry you swallowed your crown!

Cal, a crank in is a  get together of a bunch of ladies that weave socks on machines that you have to hand crank!! I'm the designated house and cat sitter. Just got back from sis's house where I brought in her mail and cleaned out the litter boxes. This time of year the job is easy because there are no outside plants to water or fish to feed in the ponds. The fish are in the ponds just down deep because of the cold water.  In a couple month's sis will be in the Outer Banks that's when I'll have more responsibilities!  :D I watched my Brit Coms this morn. It 's not a good Saturday without them! 

Ra, mamo's aren't so bad, are they?  I've had one every year since I was 55. The ladies that work at the center are so nice and make you feel comfortable. How did the dress shopping go?

Obsver, how nice that your daughter is coming home! You all will have so much fun! It was nice here today but colder tomorrow. Maybe some snow in the mountains coming next week but not any for the lowlands.  I'm tired of cold and snow.

Jp, Ursula has the most distinct nose. She's so pretty. Sorry that you did't sleep well last night. I still have my cough which interferes with my sleep, too.

Nora, thanks for the info on melatonin. I've got to call Robin and ask her if she knows about the birth control issue. She takes melatonin to help her sleep and she is on birth control.

Dlong, excellent pics! You might have to put that extra blanket back on your bed!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 21, 2015, 05:59:29 PM
Willi, Henry is a cutie! Boy, the grass sure is green!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 22, 2015, 05:07:28 AM
(http://image.blingee.com/images19/content/output/000/000/000/7af/789044975_1620406.gif) 

Jewel with Mcah. Nate, and Scott.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20141007_20140702_Jewel_cubs.jpg)

Uncomfortable night.  Hoping for an improved day but I am here to greet you and express hope for a fine Sunday for each of us.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 22, 2015, 05:35:19 AM
Honey, Ted, Spring, and Feeding - UPDATE March 21, 2015

Robin - WRI File Photo
American Robin - WRI File Photo (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150321_Robin.jpg)
At the Bear Center, Honey took a stroll, as usual, and Ted welcomed a visitor. Seeing on the monitor in the Bear Center that Ted was standing in his den entrance, I stopped up to say hi and hear his friendly sounds. What a sweetheart.

In Ely, robins are back and are feeding on crabapples that shriveled on the trees overwinter.

In the appeal, we have received a date for oral arguments which will be at the Judicial Center, Courtroom 100, on April 22, 2015 at 11:50 AM. I believe the judges have 90 days after that to let us know their decision, which I think would be by July 21.

In the meantime, we?ll see how the ban on bear-feeding fares in the legislature. I would not send letters to our Representative David Dill or our Senator Tom Bakk who already have plenty of reason to want the feeding section stricken from the bill.

We found a hard drive that contains a lot of the later archives from Juliet?s Den Cam. Linda Gibson should have it next week to begin working on highlight videos for us to see again. The early archives are on the failed drive that we still hope to recover.

The raw archives are still up on vimeo however, and can be accessed daily by clicking this link: http://www.bearstudy.org/website/research/2014-juliet-archives.html

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 22, 2015, 05:55:17 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/7016A2A16CF?z=21
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 22, 2015, 10:13:18 AM
cat fell on his face in 5:54
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 22, 2015, 12:26:10 PM
lol JP my cat fell in 5:56!!! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 23, 2015, 05:05:44 AM
(http://www.imagesbuddy.com/images/53/2013/06/good-morning-teddy-bear-glitter.jpg)

Big Harry.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140809_8_8_Big_Harry.jpg)

I can not complain about yesterday or last night.  Both fall into the positive category.

A real shortage of posts yesterday which I hope means all are enjoying the first days of Spring.

cal, sorry about the Kansas loss.  there have been some pretty surprising upsets so far.

(https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608026095261126054&pid=15.1&P=0)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 23, 2015, 05:29:04 AM
June?s Aerial Act - UPDATE March 22, 2015

Bald Eagle
Bald Eagle (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150322_BaldEagle.jpg)
In this 1?-minute clip of June Bear from April 28, 2009, June has climbed a leaning birch tree, presumably to check for catkins to eat. As she descends, she walks forward until the angle becomes steep enough that she starts to slip. Bears cannot reverse their hip joints and turn their legs backward like a squirrel can. So June had to turn around so her claws will keep her from slipping. http://youtu.be/Nh2Td0v3uqw. I thought she looked magnificent up there, calmly but skillfully walking the high-wire branch. Then, on the ground, she walked past Sue without a glance.

Bald Eagle flying
Bald Eagle flying (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150322_BaldEagleFlying.jpg)
That was in the early days of bears wearing GPS units that opened the door to the best movement data we collected. Not only could we watch bears, but we could detail their travels when we weren?t with them. David Wright of the BBC first showed us the new real-time GPS units in 2008, and Jim Stroner of Digi International worked with his team and the Engineering Department at Iowa State University to improve the technology over the years. Red Squirrel
Red Squirrel (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150322_RedSquirrel.jpg)
We feel fortunate to have amassed over a quarter million data points on June and a few other bears before the DNR decided to pull our permit in mid-summer 2013. Analysis of that much data is time-consuming but progressing.

Juvenile Bald Eagle
Juvenile Bald Eagle (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150322_BaldEagleJuvenile.jpg)
Nature Note: A friend called and said a flock of eagles were migrating through and were resting in trees by a pond. I hadn?t been out at all on this beautiful mild day. I grabbed the camera. He was right--6 adults and 2 juveniles?sitting, cruising by, or chasing each other in what might be mating activity.

A Representative remarked about how many people care about bears!  You are making yourself heard on this bill.  Thank you.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 23, 2015, 05:39:50 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/1616A2A1915?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 23, 2015, 06:54:42 AM
4:52 for the happy fish.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 23, 2015, 07:56:51 AM
Hi Jewelies! I had a headache yesterday so I stayed off the computer. The computer would have made the headache even worse. All better today, so I'll be back later. Waiting for my sis to pick me up so we can go to Walmart. Of course being Monday morn their shelves will be empty! We will both bit#* over that and swear we will never shop there again!! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 23, 2015, 11:49:54 AM
Hi Rues!! Look what my friend Tammy sent me...goats just enjoying life..(well tammy that one billy goat didn't get to enjoy as he was tied up)

https://youtu.be/RijucvzyJu8

my cousin janice sent me this one...

https://youtu.be/w9P9SUVczZk

I spread the joy for 4:30!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 23, 2015, 12:52:48 PM
Cal, the goats were so cute playing on that thing! I love goats! Felt sad for the one tied up. He kept butting them!  Omg that domino thing was amazing! But I sure wouldn't want to be the one that had to clean up all that afterwards!  :D   It's cold out today! Could get some snow flurries overnight! Boooo! :(  Wednesday 72! Yay!  :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 23, 2015, 12:59:10 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Laptop is really messing up now... can't even watch the youtube stuff, just locks up.  I'm about to find a cliff I can throw it off of.  Today was supposed to be rainy and chilly, but it's about 70oand sunny!!  lol  Shopping went well for my grand's 8th grade dance dress... found a pretty white fru-fru dress and got high heels to go with it.  She looks so grown up!  Tomorrow is her 14th birthday... we went to Ruby Tuesday with all the family yesterday to celebrate and my daughter brought angel food cake, strawberries, and Cool Whip for birthday cake.  Very good!  Nice and light after a big meal!  A couple that I work for showed up and we had some extra cake, so my grand took some to their table.  Very nice people, and really appreciative of being included.  Dave is here today, i wasn't sure he was coming today or not, glad I left the door unlocked for him when I went to work.  The vanity is in and he's working on the sink and faucets now.  It all looks nice.  I need to go outside and work, so I don't hear him say "Oh, no" and all the grunting and groaning!  lol

cal... Glad Scootie is feeling better.  I wonder what makes him get the fevers...  I hope you don't get some bad storms... it's that time of year, isn't it?  Especially in your area...  Maybe I can watch the video of June and the ones from Tammy and Janice later. 

rues... Sorry to hear you had a headache yesterday.  SNOW??  Geez...  Did you happen to see any pics of the Decorah nest yesterday?  Mom and Dad got covered up with snow!!

JP... Glad you're doing ok today, too! 

BBL, Jewelies!  Have a good day!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 23, 2015, 02:20:08 PM
Hi, Jewelies! Oh, no! I was hoping we were done with snow!!  It's been blowing from the east,  since lunch , and I'm concerned it's going to make the roads slick. Chicago has been having it worse--it's 3 hours northeast of me. I saw it on the GMA show this morning. Cal, I'm so sorry Scootie is sick again. Such a worry, so hoping that sweet boy gets better and stays that way. Willi, as someone who has taken a few falls, I am sorry it happened to you. I won't ask you if the temp. crown showed up! lol Rues,.does taking meds. right away ever help to head off a migraine? Ra, bet you will be so glad to have the bathroom done, and you'll enjoy looking at it. Bet it's pretty! Jp, keep on having the good days & nights!!! Hi, chippy, Dlong, pat, neva, deb, nora!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 23, 2015, 02:39:30 PM
 Ra, I love fru- fru dresses! Could never get Robin talked into one! :D She liked the slinky ones worn with black elbow length gloves!!  ::) Wonder what's up with your laptop? I've thought more than once about tossing this one down the basement steps! :D Computers can be so frustrating!!  Poor Mom and Dad Decorah, I bet they, like me, can't wait for warm weather! Glad Dave is working in the bathroom! Can't wait to see the finished room!
Cal, forgot to say I'm glad Scootie is better today. Thanks, Ra, for reminding me! I wonder, too, why the fever comes and goes. Excellent pics in today's update! Thanks for all your puzzles, dog shames and our bear updates! You are so good to us! :)
Jp, thank you for the beary Monday hug! Here's one for you (( ))! I think that's how you do it!! :D Great pic of Harry!!
Chippy, good to see you! Sorry to hear about your spring snow!  I wish I knew how to make socks! It's my sis that's the crafty one in our family! She does it all!
Obsver, I heard this morning that Chicago was getting 2 inches of snow an hour! :o  My headache yesterday was just a headache, no migraine, thank goodness. As soon as I feel a migraine coming I take a couple Excedrin Migraine pills. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes I just have to go to sleep. Hope your roads don't get slick!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 23, 2015, 03:39:55 PM
Well, working outside didn't go so well today...  First, my nice starfish ring got hung up in my glove and one of the points got imbedded into my finger!!  Yikes!  I had to have Dave use his pliers and get it out for me!  I wear it on my right hand and my left hand is useless, I couldn't get anywhere trying to get it myself!  lol  Then... I was raking some leaves and something repeatedly bit my ankle, probably a spider or something.  The ole deodorant trick on a bite didn't do a thing for it, and wouldn't you know, i'm out of Benadryl, so I called my daughter "the traveling pharmacy", she was on her way home and brought me some.  Of course, she just happened to have some!  lol  It swelled up and I can see at least 4 bites on my ankle!!  I'm back inside on the couch now!   ;D

Hi obsver!  SNOW for you, too??  Don't you guys know it's spring?   :D

Just got a call from the doctors office... I have to go back for more mammogram views...  Oh, boy!!  lol

rues... It was kind of funny when we were shopping for shoes for my grand... We were looking for 1 1/2 inch or 2 inch heels, since she hasn't had much experience with heels, but she was shaky in them, too.  lol   Then, she saw some with about a 4 inch heel that she liked... She could walk better in them than she could in the shorter heels!!  Go figures!  lol  She likes that she'll be taller than all of us!  lol

obsver... I can't wait to be able to fill the closet and the vanity with all my stuff!!  lol  Having the sink installed now is going to be a treat, too.  This vanity seems to be quite a bit higher than my old one.  Fine with me... less bending over now! 

cal... What rues said about all you do for us... Thanks from me, too!   :-*  I can't believe you lifted up an entertainment center!!  I think we must be sisters separated at birth...  lol  Love your funny story about Rose and the dogs.  You're so funny!  You tell a story good!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 23, 2015, 04:35:07 PM
ra,nothing like MORE mammos. I will worry now.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 23, 2015, 04:40:45 PM
You don't have to worry, willi!  Doesn't do any good to worry, won't change anything.   ;)  My daughter hates my positive attitude!  lol 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 23, 2015, 04:42:13 PM
Oh, willi!  Forgot to say... Thanks for worrying about me!   ;D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 23, 2015, 07:00:06 PM
Roads are fine, snow has stopped, supposed to have rain at some point this week. Ahhhhh, midwest weather--constant change. Ra, gee whiz! If you were up here, you wouldn't be bitten by anything outside right now. I had to go back for a 2nd look a couple of times, they just wanted to make sure everything was ok. It was. The film wasn't as clear as the person reading them to be. Rues, glad you didn't have a migraine. Mr. O has one of those about 3 or 4 times a year. Cal, I'll bet those dogs looked so cute looking up at the plane! I'll bet you could do anything you set your mind to do! So you don't cuss but do go on, huh? lol lol  Yep, you were so right that if you feed cats too much, they throw up. My inside cats get 4 small meals a day instead of 2 bigger ones.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 23, 2015, 08:57:48 PM
Yikes!!!! I just looked outside...it's pouring down the snow! >:( Makes me so mad.  But it's supposed to be 52 tomorrow, so the snow won't be around for long! Yay! :D
Ra, I think you are safer on the couch! :D Hope your ankle is ok.  Another mamo doesn't mean there's a problem... I've been there done that! Hope your ring is ok, too. I could just see me in a pair of 4 inch heels...falling over! :D
Cal, bet that Drama looked so cute watching that plane! You are so right about where there's a will there's a way! You are one tough cookie! :D
Obsver, getting our haircut in the morning! It seems like every 5 weeks comes so quickly now.

Got to get up at 7 am, haircut at 8. See you guys tomorrow!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 23, 2015, 09:22:58 PM
rues and obsver... Seems like there's a lot of women who have to go back... makes me wonder if it's an insurance scam... My insurance pays for your mammogram, but do they pay for two?  Hmmm...

Nite, Jewelies!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 24, 2015, 05:35:29 AM
(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k287/kitkarma/bear/morn.gif)

One of Bow's 2013 cubs.  Either Harley or Quinn.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140926_BowsYrl_20140518.jpg)

cal, I am sorry that Scootie is down again.  I hope you succeed in getting him to the vet and correct his ailment.  Good laughs from the two videos, goats and dominoes.  A lot of work went into setting up the domino tracks for a one shot trick.

I am pretty much through with Shingles.  Pain free yesterday and blotches all drying up nicely.  My back is still not cooperating but I have a pending appointment with a Pain Managing doctor in April.  We will see what that develops.

I can not join you Walmart haters as we do not have one in this area.  The nearest one is in Miami 125 miles away.

Sorry that some are getting a spring snowstorm.  From the Decorah eagle nest it looks as if they have had the heaviest snow yet, more than any one in the winter.

ra, you seem to have been hit by a group of things, ring embedded in finger, ankle bites, and a rerun n a mammogram.  I hope that is the end and you can get back in shape.

Warm hellos to rues, obsver, and willi. and wishes for all Jewelies to have a delightful Tuesday.

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 24, 2015, 05:42:43 AM
June, Lily, Lucky, and the Bill - UPDATE March 23, 2015

Smithsonian Cover - WRI file photo
Smithsonian book cover - Feb 1981 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150323_Hare.jpg)
In this 1-minute video clip from April 16, 2007, June is leading cubs Lily, Cal, and Bud permanently away from their den. http://youtu.be/h_QHKi9H-dM One cub falls behind. June notices and comes back quickly, grunting her concern with extra intensity. The other two run after June. I think the one in the lead is Lily. A glimpse looked like a light face. The family unites, June is calm, and they continue on their way. Sue was the onlooker with a video camera that was ignored except for one glance from June. I?ve noticed when a mother is going through a tense moment she may look at the observer for identification. I routinely said ?It?s me bear? so the bear could identify my voice. Sue didn?t need to corrupt the video with words. June identified Sue with the glance and led the cubs to their safe destination, which will be in tomorrow?s video clip.

Lucky at fence
Lucky at fence - 03-23-15 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150323_Lucky.jpg)
At the Bear Center, Scott rewired Holly?s Den Cam and set it up to document happenings at Lucky?s den. When will Lucky leave? Will Holly pay him a visit? Today, Lucky ventured out of his den for the first time in months. With the video camera in place, a Lily Fan captured a 10-minute video of his exploration http://www.wildearth.tv/videomark/more-lucky-today-checking-out-other-side-032315. He went next door to his den of last year and sniffed but didn?t go in. We didn?t see him eating snow or even looking out his open door to the big enclosure. He ended up going back into his den to resume his rest. The video camera will show us what happens next.

Fawn - WRI file photo
Fawn - WRI file photo (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150323_DeerFawn.jpg)
The House bill that had the no-feeding section is set for a 2nd reading without the offending section. We?ll see if someone tries to insert the bill as an amendment. In the companion bill in the Senate, we?re not aware of any action. The bill is headed for the Finance Committee, but we couldn?t see that a Finance Committee meeting is set for this week. Any action on the bill in the Senate is behind the scenes at this time. We hope that the Senators involved are realizing that despite all the talk about public safety by the DNR, problems have been fewer and more benign in Eagles Nest, where feeding has continued for over 50 years, than in any comparable place I know. I hope the attention this bill is getting is alerting the Legislators the public safety talk by the DNR is a lot of unfounded hype. Lily Fans have been doing a good job letting them know that.

Meanwhile, I?m working on the Northwoods Ecology Hall. Included here are a couple pictures likely to end up on the upper walls. One is a fawn in early October back in 1982. It has lost its spots and is growing winter fur. The other is a snowshoe hare that was my buddy back in the early 80?s. The photo is from February 1981. I thought it was interesting that such a wary animal that is prey for so many animals could learn to trust a human. This hare that lived in the woods adjacent to my office let me photograph it year-round. I knew its favorite resting areas and it would sit tight to let me photograph its change of color through the seasons, photograph it as it foraged, and let me crawl to within 2 feet to get pictures looking up at if from ground level as it calmly watched me come and leave. This picture appeared as a frontispiece in the Smithsonian Book of North American Mammals. I was quietly proud to be part of that book when I heard a top mammalogist recommend that old book (published in 1999) as a top source of authoritative information. I remembered who wrote the black bear chapter.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 24, 2015, 06:08:10 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/FE16A199519?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on March 24, 2015, 07:05:05 AM
Good Morning Friends! I just had to share this with you all. Son Tommy and DIL Karie left for the hospital a few minutes ago. A new Grandbaby for me on the way. No one knows if boy or girl so this is going to be a surprise. I will let you all know!  ;D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 24, 2015, 07:34:15 AM
The mastiffs finally let me on their bus at 4:28
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 24, 2015, 10:20:41 AM
Ra for your grand...

(http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r538/calhounds/happy%2014%20birthday_zpsym6fbcmq.jpg) (http://s1170.photobucket.com/user/calhounds/media/happy%2014%20birthday_zpsym6fbcmq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 24, 2015, 10:37:12 AM
lol jp!! :D

I told drama for 5:32 that this is the bus he is suppose to take to school..a special bus but he would not get on this bus!! (he said he was quitting school)


Hi Deb!! wow just seems like yesterday you said a new grand was one its way!! Let us know!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 24, 2015, 10:41:12 AM
I am trying to clean the house..ran the sweeper and drama hates the sweeper..barking from a distance at it..was in my room and babe shuffling in and out and came out and was trying to get drama to come out had the sweeper in the kitchen... then he was afraid to go by it..so just when i hit the button to bring the cord back in he was coming around the corner and that cord was moving under him..he jumped straight up in air... :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 24, 2015, 02:45:36 PM
My crocus bloomed today along with a couple daffodils! Wahoo, it must be spring, finally! Bbl!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 24, 2015, 03:22:51 PM
 Cool Rues!! take a pic!!

The houla and drama outside digging holes in the mud..let them in and mud everywhere..their paws covered in it..mud balls everywhere..can't even tell i ran the sweeper so will do it again before we go to bed!! they came in playing i took a video..bud putting in his two cents scootie sleeping he is still doing great..then they took it in the living room augie trying to sleep got another one and you can hear bud putting in his two cents from the kitchen! :D

http://youtu.be/sdaTmNT0xqY

http://youtu.be/ALRZ08nnpa4
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 24, 2015, 03:44:03 PM
Lol cal, they are having fun!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: DeborahG on March 24, 2015, 05:50:33 PM
My new Grandson Aiden has arrived, he weighs 10 pounds 3 oz, and 21 inches long. He is such a big adorable boy! ;D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 24, 2015, 06:29:13 PM
Wow, Deb, he's a big boy! So glad he is safe & sound and so happy for all of you!! Thank you for letting us know!!!  Cal, Drama's markings are so vivid. He and the houla are clearly having a lot of fun.  The sun is melting rapidly, and we are even supposed to have a thunderstorm tonight! More rain tomorrow and warmer. Rues, did you get a haircut today, and are the sides even? Ra, how's the bite on  your leg?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 24, 2015, 06:34:24 PM
Wow, Deb, Aiden is a big one! Congrats to all the family!
Cal, I think Bud was telling those youngsters to settle down! :D Drama and Houla play well together! What fun they were  having! Drama just keeps on growing! :D 
Obsver, haircut today and came home with UNEVEN sideburns!!! Had to even them up! Anne was doing so well.  We have rain coming overnight and tomorrow. But highs in the low 70's!!!
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Post by: ra on March 24, 2015, 09:00:53 PM
Hi Jewelies!  I'm tired, too!  Dave finished all but one little line of caulk that he's coming to fix tomorrow... then... My new bathroom is done!!  Yay!  I've been busy putting stuff back in there and decorating a little.  I still have to paint the doors, but that won't interfere with everything else.  Hope to do that this weekend.  It looks so nice!  I ordered a curtain yesterday from Penney's and it's on it's way.  I'll take pics when it's all done.  My bite is fine... the benadryl knocked me out last night and I don't think I moved all night!  lol  My daughter and the girls came over for pizza and cake after school today... the shoes I ordered for her didn't come.  That disappoints me... the lady said no problem getting them here on time.

cal... Thanks for the birthday wishes for her today!  That was nice of you!  I loved the vids of your kids today!  Glad I could watch them... I'm anxious to see how big Drama will be when he quits growing!!  He sure is growing fast.  I'm glad he has the Houla to play with, it looks like they're real buddies!  Had to laugh at Bud putting in his two cents!  lol  Drama is quitting school!  lol   :D  Hope Polly doesn't get her new car in a hail storm!  Hope your headache goes away soon!  Yay!  No cooking!  lol

Deb... Congrats on your new BIG grandson!!

Hi rues!  Hi obsver!  Hi willi!  Hi JP!  I'm going to clean up the kitchen and go to bed early.  Nite, Jewelies!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 25, 2015, 04:52:28 AM
(http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c76/Nightmaremom/DsDesignsGoodMorningBear.gif?t=1178015290)

Cole, last June.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140622_Cole.jpg)

cal, I am glad Scootie got better but do you know the cause of his off and on condition?  Drama should go to school you do not want him to become a delinquent.  Grand videos of the two playing.

DeborahG, That grandson, Aiden, was one big baby.  I hope Karie is all right.

ra, Happy for you to have your new bathroom done.  Wish you could post pictures of it.  Good that your ankle bite is all better.

I hope for you all a fine March day and a night, too.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 25, 2015, 05:07:06 AM
Lucky, June, and Bill - UPDATE March 24, 2015

Pine Siskin
Pine Siskin (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150324_PineSiskin.jpg)
At the Bear Center, Lucky left his pen shortly after 3 PM?his first such jaunt since November 5, two days before Holly went in. He went in a little later than usual last fall with Holly hanging around wanting to play. Today, after seeing how regularly Juliet ate snow, I?m surprised we didn?t see Lucky do that. A Lily Fan captured this 6-minute video of Lucky in action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr1J5JETPN8.

In this 4-minute video clip of June and cubs, the family has spent the day in the same swamp as yesterday, but instead of returning to the den, they traveled an hour and 45 minutes to these twin white pines. Traveling from dens to big white pines is usual for mothers with cubs as described here http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/Publications/Supercanopy_White_Pine_and_Wildlife.pdf. White pines are the preferred refuge trees for bears in this area, and the bears know where they are. Redpoll
Redpoll (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150324_Redpoll.jpg)
June played it extra safe, going to twin pines. In the video, Bud, Cal, and Lily come down in order. Cal and Bud squabble over nipples but settle into their usual places when Lily arrives and claims her nipples on the right side of June?s chest. Cal takes the nipples on the left side of June?s chest, and Bud takes the inguinal pair. The cubs are hungry and nurse eagerly. June often travels when the cubs are hungry and willing to follow without too much dallying. I wonder if this was their first chance to nurse after their long hike. http://youtu.be/nEj5Q8kG76g.

At WRI, the flock of eagles is still nearby. A couple female Common Redpolls are with the dozens of Pine Siskins.

Information on SF1303 was confusing as to which committee it is headed to next, but we believe it was re-referred to the Finance Committee whose members are listed here http://www.senate.leg.state.mn.us/committees/committee_bio.php?cmte_id=1007&ls= Discussion in, I believe, that committee a few days ago can be heard here http://bit.ly/19LJkWs.

You are sending fine letters to committee members, etc. Thank you! We have to win this.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

All photos taken today unless otherwise noted.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 25, 2015, 08:04:01 AM
sorry..

http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/3F16A2A1C25?z=21
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 25, 2015, 08:35:17 AM
JP, have you read the Collector by Nora Roberts? Just finished it. Good but not her best IMHO.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 25, 2015, 08:42:28 AM
i told Drama in 5:01 that if he finished school he too could be an airplane pilot!!
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Post by: Nora in IA on March 25, 2015, 11:52:22 AM
Awwww great videos of the pups playing Cal!!!  And Drama gets huger and huger.....  ;)
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Post by: Nora in IA on March 25, 2015, 12:40:06 PM
18:56 on the pilot, but not really accurate because I messed around with the shape and did triangles.  Actually I'm thinking it's because he also went through graduate school.  ;)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 25, 2015, 06:31:55 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Just got home from doing the office tonight, had a salad for supper... sure was good!  It's been cloudy and drizzly all day, but pretty warm.  The trees are so pretty now... the cherry and plum and peach trees are blooming now, oh, and the redbuds.  The pear trees are half white and half green and the white flowers are falling, making it look like it's snowing!  That's my kind of snow!  lol 

cal... I hope you stayed headache-free all day today. What did you and Polly do today?  Hi Polly! 

Hi JP, willi, Nora, rues, obsver, and all the other Jewelies!  Hope all are having a good evening!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 25, 2015, 07:19:33 PM
Hi Jewelies! It was a beautiful day here! 73 and sunny! Didn't want to come inside. Saturday it's supposed to be high 39!!!! Say what??? Here's a small bunch of my crocus...

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/crocus%203-25-15_zpshgu6nthb.jpg)

Cal, husband free for a few days! Bet you and Polly are having fun! How'd the dentist visit go? Still got my fingers and toes crossed for that stupid bear feeding law to go away! I did that puzzle on my iPad and I did it pretty fast! Can't remember what my time was but it was under 6 minutes! :o I finally got the hang of how to do them on the iPad. Sometimes I make things harder than the really are!!! ::)
Jp, wonder how Cole is doing. I hope we find out soon that all the bears we love are ok and thriving!
Ra, we are so far behind you in blooming! Our trees are still naked! :D We are cutting my redbud down after it blooms! It has to be trimmed a couple times each summer because the cable line goes thru the branches. It's my fault because I planted it in the wrong spot. I'm trying to get rid of things that require maintenance. Never know when that time will come and we won't be able to do all the work around here. Can't wait to see your bathroom!
Hi Nora! How's Sparky?
Hi Obsver! Did you have a nice warm day like I had?
Hi to all!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 25, 2015, 07:28:22 PM
I thought that dog pilot would never get the plane off the ground.  Must have been a long runway  6:03
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 25, 2015, 07:52:24 PM
rues... Your crocuses, or is it crocii... lol, are so pretty.  I wish they would last longer though!  I'm doing the same thing as you are... trying to get rid of stuff that needs too much maintenance.  I pulled up a whole bunch of liriope last weekend, tired of looking at it and it spreading everywhere!  lol  I don't want to trim so much either.  Handsome loves the new bathroom!  lol  Last night I got up in the middle of the night, and he was sleeping in there! 
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 25, 2015, 07:56:31 PM
hi cal... You had Drama downstairs with all the cats??   :o  :o  :o  :o
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Post by: ruesgram on March 25, 2015, 08:20:14 PM
Yummy! I like all that junk Polly was eating! :D   Like Ra said...Drama downstairs with the cats!!!! :o
Ra, well if Handsome gave his seal of approval your bathroom must be all right! :D

Oops, I'm missing Criminal Minds! You all have a great evening! See ya tomorrow!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 25, 2015, 08:27:04 PM
oh no you guys drama not i repeat not downstairs with all mom cats!!  i thought i said we have digital tv downstairs with all mom cats!! oh no not drama..oh lordy no...
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 25, 2015, 08:28:37 PM
Whew, cal!!  you had me scared for a minute!  lol  For the cats, that is...  lol
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 26, 2015, 05:19:30 AM
(http://l.yimg.com/fz/api/res/1.2/2gxvjoHMRn0A9Xu3n5A10g--/YXBwaWQ9c3JjaGRkO2g9NDAwO3E9OTU7dz00MzA-/http://api.ning.com/files/gICTbpk5KiWo0RQoTBPLxglznhsmzLfWQ83wSKZnPm33UhnboYuiLwU3szXVxY27ycI7EvX8SjIx-*Svt8t6*MHacL82cfd-/GoodMorningBear.gif)

Ellie, last year.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140523_Ellie.jpg)Co

williwaw, I have not read The Collector.  I have fallen way behind in my reading as I have not been feeling comfortable for some time.  Just a few days ago I settled down and started reading her Blood Magick.  That is moving along nicely so maybe I will get back in full swing and catch up.  I'll have to check up on that book as I do like Nora Roberts.

ruesgram, your crocus picture is fine.  I think I will make a puzzle out of it.

cal, good that your stitches are removed and I hope the tenderness fades quickly.  Good, too, that Drama is not downstairs and chasing the cats.

Good thoughts go out to all.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 26, 2015, 05:45:47 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/2B16A346912?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 26, 2015, 07:41:25 AM
I watched them birds too for 3:45!!
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Post by: jpalmken on March 26, 2015, 03:02:30 PM
4:42 watching migrating birds.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 26, 2015, 05:29:43 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Cloudy day here, but nice.  Got my taxes done today.... I did pretty good this year.  My appointment was at 5pm, and I got done working at 4:00, so I just went there and started reading my book.  They didn't even have me down for an appointment!!  I got a card from them, telling me when to come, and they weren't expecting me!  Glad they were able to work me into the schedule!! 

cal... Nice of you to include a pic of a horse's frog for rues!  lol  Saved yourself some time... you know she would ask what a frog is!  lol  I hope you fixed her hoof for her.  It's always something at your house!!  When is Jim coming home... tomorrow?

Hi to everyone!  BBL
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 26, 2015, 07:39:40 PM
Cal, thanks for the pic! You knew I'd ask where a horse's frog was! Poor Rose. Always seems when you need someone they are on vacation! Hope you were able to fix the problem.  Great bear pics in today's update! Hi Polly!
Jp, nice pic of Ellie! What a sweet looking bear in the morn greeting!
Ra, it was cold and rainy here today. Snow flurries are predicted overnight! Yuck.  Crow did our taxes and as usual we have to pay. :(   Blacklist tonight!
Hi to everyone!   I just read that the next season of Downton Abbey will be their final season!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 26, 2015, 08:13:48 PM
I said I would make a puzzle of Rues crocus.  Here it is, I finally got it into JigZone.  3:53
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Post by: ra on March 26, 2015, 08:15:03 PM
Hi JP!  Have you got a link?   ;)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 26, 2015, 08:43:18 PM
OOPS!  I goofed 

http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/D216A3B14A3?z=7&amp;m=20250D6327.A087DDE
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 26, 2015, 08:53:39 PM
Thanks, Jp!  You're allowed a goof once in awhile!  lol  Nice pic of rues' flowers!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 27, 2015, 05:35:01 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/2716A346B30?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 27, 2015, 05:50:54 AM
(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m273/Liz76934/e-creations/Stop_And_Smell_The_Flowers.gif)

Shannon.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130705_Shannon.jpg)

I had a major oversleep and I feel awful.  Things can only get better, in time.

Every one of you, enjoy this day.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on March 27, 2015, 11:54:57 AM
Poor Rose Cal.  My Stormy used to lose a little piece of the frog sometimes by herself.  Dumb question with all your mud, are there any frozen clumps out there or could she have stepped on a rock and maybe bruised it?  Any swelling/heat right above the hoof?

Hi JP and all!

Not sure what all is going on this afternoon, but sure I'll find something.  Off to throw a couple sandwiches together and work the puzzles.  Thanks you guys!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on March 27, 2015, 11:57:49 AM
Rues your crocus are gorgeous!!  Sparky is doing fine  :)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 27, 2015, 12:11:09 PM
Brrrr, Jewelies, it's cold out! 39!!  Have to wait til Sunday afternoon for spring to come back!

Jp, thank you for making the crocus puzzle! That one took me awhile to finish. Those crocus are closed up tight today, no sun.  Love the glittery, bear sniffing morn greeting!

Cal, yep, someday, I'll be able to converse with another horse person! I wonder where I can find one around here? :D Loved the rooster video! That first rooster sounded like a siren! Then some of the others sounded like they were laughing! Has Tim ever had one that made those kind of noises?

Nora, this iPad makes taking pics easy!  :D Glad Sparky is doing well! My sis took her Bernese Mt Dog to the vet yesterday. He put Gretta on a very expensive allergy med which he guarantees will stop her itching. She weighs 135 now! :o
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 27, 2015, 01:51:26 PM
Hey, rues, cover your crocus! I'm sending some cold & wind to you!! I don't want it and would almost send it to anybody just to get rid of it!!!!  Really, I don't want it to go to anyone. Cal, hope Rose's foot is getting better. I knew horses have frogs, but I wasn't sure on what part of the foot it is. Ra, when do you go back to get the re-test? My grand is on spring break the first full week of April. When is yours? A belated birthday wish for the 14-yr.-old. Your daughter has my sympathy--I survived 4 teens, though. lol  Jp, set your alarm tomorrow! Hi, nora, pat, Dlong, neva, chippy, deb. Hey, bischue, where are you now?  Now that the snow is gone, I see all kinds of things that need to be done in the yard. I need some eagles to pick up all the broken branches lying on the ground!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 27, 2015, 03:32:09 PM
It took me 5:05 to get the  goat off the rocks.  I guess she can't read.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 27, 2015, 04:21:18 PM
More springy stuff. My camellia bush
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 27, 2015, 06:28:39 PM
Willi, your camellia is beautiful! I wish we could grow them here.
Obsver, it's snowing here! Just flurries but still it's snow! Weather guy says we should be in the 60's now not 35! :o I bet you are so excited to see your daughter! When will she arrive?
Jp, I bet you are right...that silly goat can't read! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 27, 2015, 06:43:19 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Been painting doors today.  Rained most of the day, so a good day to get it done.  I was going to put the door knob on the new door, but don't have all the parts... hate that!!  Saw that Decorah has their first pip of the season today!  Hope all goes well for our favorite eagle nest this year...

willi... Lovely camellia bush!  We're usually pretty in tune as far as stuff blooming, but my camellias bloom in January!  Do you have azaleas there?  Everything is really turning green around here now.

obsver... I go back on April 2.  Just right side, I understand.  Spring break starts today.  My niece, Elaine from Michigan, is coming to see us again, arriving on Easter Sunday.  The girls will be surprised... again!  lol  Both of my grands have acted like teenagers for quite some time already!  lol  Were your all teenagers at the same time??   :o  Have you been busy getting ready for your company to come?

rues... Supposed to get cold here, too.  We have freeze alerts for tonight and tomorrow night!  Hope my gardenia and spireas bushes make it... 

cal... I used to have roosters like the first one in the vid, but they didn't sound like that one!!  lol  I thought the others sounded like they were laughing, too!  Did Polly get home safe?  Did Jim come home?  How's Rose's foot now?  Sure would be nice if the Bear Center would do a virtual tour of the new Ecology Center for those of us that probably would never be able to see it!

JP... I hope your day got better today.  When do you go to the pain management place?  Soon, I hope!

Hi nora!   And all our other Jewelies, Hi to you, too!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 27, 2015, 07:14:55 PM
Ra, you grow gardenias? Wish we could grow them here! I had a couple as house plants but they both got bugs and died! I do have spireas and azaleas. Not much is budding here yet but the weather guy says tonight and tomorrow nights low of 20 may kill fruit tree buds. I sure hope not.   How nice that your niece is coming!  Are you all planning another beach vacation this summer?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 27, 2015, 07:50:40 PM
Hi rues!  Yes, I have two big gardenia bushes.  I got them from my son-in-law's grandmother, so they're from old "stock".   :)  No, not planning a vacation this summer.  As many days as I get off now, seems like I don't deserve a vacation!  lol  Do you and Crow ever go anywhere anymore?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 27, 2015, 08:53:57 PM
Willi, your bush is beautiful!! Ra, My 1st is a boy. 22 mo. later, I had a girl. 6 yrs. later, another girl. 4 yrs. later, another boy. Both boys are left handed. I seem to be more nervous about the grand driving than I remember being about the kids! Rues, daughter is coming a week from today. She always comes when the grand is off for spring break. What a good night for that heated mattress pad! The frigid wind blasted all day long.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 28, 2015, 05:00:44 AM
(http://www.imgion.com/images/02/Teddy-family-wishes-you-good-morning.gif)

This is Crackle.   I can't find him on the Shadow clan listing.  In this picture, last year, they said he was 10 years old.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140723_Crackle_in_shade.jpg)

I am feeling ever so good this morning. 

cal,we have roosters around here that crow but definitely not like the one in your video.  Tha would wake the dead.  Sorry Rose is limping, any improvement in that? 

willi, that is a beautiful Camellia.  Do you trim it to make it so round?

ra, yep, in Decorah, D21 hatched last evening.  Dad was the incubator at the time.  I go to the pain management Doctor April 6th.  Crazy cold spell, with snow, is attacking again and you say you are going to get it.  Sorry.

bischue, Nice report of your enroute home.  Sorry you missed seeing Lani.  If you  are near Albuquerque you are near Pat.  Sorry about Bill's brother and yes, he should get a check up.  I am a firm believer that annual check ups have helped me make it this far.

ruesgram, there you are with the snow and we all thought winter was over.  Hah!

obsver446, Hi!  Spring yard work.  I used to enjoy that, getting outside in the weather with the plants all waking up.  I miss having a yard but I do not miss the work maintaining it.

For all, wishes for a fine weekend, the last one in March.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 28, 2015, 05:23:38 AM
Sneaky Pete - UPDATE March 27, 2015

June and Pete play fight - 09-26-2005
June somersaults - 09-26-2005 (http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2015/20150327_June_Pete.jpg)
In this 1?-minute video clip from September 26, 2005, June and her cubs Pete and George engage in typical raucous play https://youtu.be/7U2YnnWnxJ0. Pete was the cub that did most of the play with June. Different personalities between Pete and George. Pete?s antics earned him many names?Sneaky Pete, Playful Pete, Pesky Pete, Persistent Pete, and even Precocious Pete for mating with his Aunt Juliet when he was only 2.

Most play looks like play fighting, and it might be practice for an important survival skill. It looks rough with all the biting and fast movements, but in reality it?s gentle?although some of the bites are more than feel good to human skin. But most bears love it, and adolescent bears (usually not siblings) often hang out together for days at a time to engage in it.

After June disengaged with a reverse somersault, George came on the scene and became Playful Pete?s target. George, being less playful, soon retreated.

As playful as Pete was as a cub, one might think he would be more accepting of touch than most, but he never wore a radio-collar because he would not tolerate our touch. When he grew into a 500-pound bear, he mellowed out a bit; but by then his neck was too big, compared to his head, to easily wear a radio-collar.

No word on the Bill. The legislature is in recess through April 7.

Thank you for all you do.

Lynn Rogers, Biologist, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 28, 2015, 06:07:30 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/C016A36A523?z=0
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 28, 2015, 08:04:35 AM
I know that Linda, MpMom, reads this thread ocasionally so I wish her a

(http://www.picgifs.com/graphics/h/happy-birthday/graphics-happy-birthday-211210.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: MpMom on March 28, 2015, 10:32:21 AM
Morning Jewlies ;D

JPalm & Cal, thank you so much!!!! Funny how it just seems to be a number :D
I'm off to play bingo for the food shelf then off to dinner tonight.
Thanks again & have a great day!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 28, 2015, 01:51:12 PM
MpMom...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v738/LadyFire/Happy%20Birthday%20Gifs/birthday30.gif)

Sounds like you have a nice day planned!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 28, 2015, 02:38:41 PM
Hi Jewelies! Awoke to a couple inches of snow! Here's my crocus now...

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/crocus%20and%20snow%203-28-15_zpsbtdfh4ky.jpg)

Saw this in Facebook today...

(http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q495/Molly_Bee/spring_zpsuger29zm.jpg)

Cal, eww I hate worms! But all pet owners have come across them at one time or another! Boo digs holes in the backyard looking for ground moles! I wouldn't care if he'd get a couple of them because they tear up the yard! I just don't want to see them afterwards. One time Kimmie, my tortoise shell cat, got outside in the backyard and brought me a baby ground mole! I don't know how she found it. Have you ever seen a ground mole? My gosh, they are ugly!  Hope Rose's foot feels better. Whenever I see a horse lying down, I think there's something wrong!
Jp, nice pic of Crackle! I wonder if his other "litter mates" are Snap and Pop? :D I'm so happy that you feel ever so good! Cutest morn greeting with all the lady bears at the beauty shop! I bet Miss Fern and Miss Rose cut sideburns even unlike my Miss Anne! :D
Ra, we haven't been on a real vacation together since 1996! In 99 we went to a family reunion in Virginia and were gone for the weekend. Came home and found that our central ac had frozen up! :o Turned out something, not the filter, was full of cat hair! I had 9 cats back then. Other summers I went with my sis on week long biking trips riding different rail trails.  We plan on doing some traveling after all our pets are in heaven.
Blshue, so good to hear from you!
Obsver, did you get any snow?
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 28, 2015, 03:16:05 PM
I don't think that turtle was trying to climb the fence.  I think someone stuck him there.  It took me 6:09 to figure that out.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 28, 2015, 04:33:56 PM
Hi Jewelies!  I cleaned the carpets in my bedroom and the living room and changed the furniture around today.  Somehow in the move, I lost my U-verse!!  No tv, no phone, no INTERNET!!   :o  I never did figure it out on my own... had to call at&t for help, but I obviously got it back!  lol  Tomorrow I will finish with my touch up painting, then I'll be done with the bathroom as soon as my curtain comes.

rues... Poor crocus!!  Love the cartoon about spring!!  That is so true!!  lol  Can't you go on vacation and ask Robin or your sister to watch your babies, like you do with theirs?  lol  My horse used to lay around the pasture all the time, especially when it was sunny.  She would let me trim her mane and her ears while she was sleeping.  The other horse... not so much!  She was a real bugger!

JP... So glad you're feeling good today!

cal...  I hope Rose is better today.  I'm glad I don't live near you with dogs barking and roosters crowing at 4am!!  lol  Supposed to get down in the 20's tonight... feel sorry for the peach farmers, nothing they can do to keep them safe.  One of the farmers was on tv yesterday and was saying that if frost gets some of the buds, it's ok... makes the ones who survive get more nutrients... IF some survive.  Strawberry farmers can cover their crops, so hope will be ok... probably blooming about now.  My yard is full of violets now... pretty purple ones everywhere!

Hi blschue!  Good to see you here.  Are you heading home soon?

Hi to all our Jewelies... hoping you're having a good day!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 28, 2015, 04:48:50 PM
Nope, we didn't get snow, just 13 degrees weather with a brutal wind. No wind today, but it's still cold. Cal, hope Rose continues to feel better. What you told Rues on how to slip into the conversation about the uneven sides, but you know she is too nice to do it! Rues, what a sad crocus pic.!! Boy, ra, you are a cleaning tornado!!  Bet everything looks really good!! I'd love to figure out how to rearrange my furniture, but can't figure out how to make it work.Bet you'd find a way!  Bischue, jp is right about the annual physical . I've been getting them for about 40 years. Jp, we sure like it when you have a good night's sleep!!!!  Hi, Dlong, pat, Willi, nora, chippy, neva, deb!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: neva on March 28, 2015, 05:44:05 PM
MpMom

(http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj614/neva41az/Happy%20Birthday.jpg)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 28, 2015, 06:28:22 PM
Yummy, Neva! I'd like a bite of one of those strawberries! Nice to see you! :D
Ra, my goodness you were busy today! You need to sit back now and have a rest!  Weather guy said this is the coldest March 28 on record for the state! :o I hope there isn't a lot of fruit damage. Hey, have you noticed that the "new" post thingy works now?  Robin has said many times that she would come here and stay if we wanted to go somewhere but Crow won't go away and leave Molly. He babies that dog so much. I remember you saying that before about grooming your horse while she was lying down. That would sure make it easier. Her name was Goldie, am I right? Would love to see a pic of her and the bugger, too! :D
Obsver, our snow finally melted this afternoon when temps got up to 37. Back down to 20 tonight! Thinking back...I started getting annual check ups after I got married in 1971!  :o  That's a lot of visits! :o Always been fortunate to have good health insurance.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: MpMom on March 28, 2015, 07:37:12 PM
Rues & Neva, thank you so much!!!
I ate so much for dinner I will have to wait with your desserts until later or tomorrow ;)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: obsver446 on March 28, 2015, 08:16:23 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MPMOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Neva, always good to see you!! Rues, I've been married ten years more  than you.  I might still be needing this heated mattress pad in July. This morning, I wore my very warmest winter coat to go out to breakfast. Hat & scarf, too. Old ladies get cold easily!! I know someone who starts dressing lighter as soon as the first day of spring comes--she is too stubborn to go back to winter coats. Let her suffer. I'm certainly going to dress warmly no matter what the calendar says!! Goodnight, Jewelies!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 29, 2015, 04:28:42 AM
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh133/IrishSparx2008/Sparx%20PSP%202/CreoIrishSparxHoliGM.jpg)

Braveheart, Born in 2002.  I expect she will have cubs this year.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130523_Braveheart.jpg)

cal, hoping for improvement in Rose's hoof.  Also, that you get rid of those worms in whichever of the guys has them. 

ruesgram, the crocus does not look happy in that snow.

ra, you have been busy cleaning and moving furniture around.  I guess the connection to your gateway went out.  That happened once with me and I had to have AT&T fix it.

obsver446, glad yo were snowless but sorry for your 13o.

neva, good to see your post.  Don't all those strawberries on that cake look delicious?

To all Jewelies, as Roy used to say, "Happy Trails To You"
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 29, 2015, 05:54:46 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/F716A346A7E?z=21
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 29, 2015, 09:17:36 AM
For 4:58 that bird told me how big the fish was that he caught!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 29, 2015, 01:08:09 PM
Hi Jewelies! The sun is out and it's warming up a little!

Cal, I could never kill any animal on purpose, ugly or not! I've always thought that opposums were cute. I think if they had a bushy tail people would like them more. Molly is still limping. She has a sore between two toes that won't heal even after a second round of antibiotics. Vet said bring her back if the sore doesn't go away. I don't know what's going on, why there's a sore there, what caused it. When she started limping months ago, there was no sore on her foot.  :-\  Cute story about Bud and the burl! :D

Jp, you got me singing Happy Trails!  :D Always loved watching Roy and Dale!

Obsver, I'm like you, I dress for my comfort! My older sis refuses to wear a winter coat. In fact she doesn't even own one! She says they are too bulky. She wears a hoodie in winter, no gloves or scarfs. Me, I have on coat, scarf, gloves, boots! She won't wear snow boots either! She is so weird.

Hello to everyone! Hope you all have a nice day!


Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 29, 2015, 03:22:58 PM
it took 5:50 for that bird to catch a fish for me.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 29, 2015, 06:25:20 PM
Wow, Cal! That was one long lasting bulb!! Do you know what kind it is? Is it a regular house light bulb or an outside bulb?  Robin keeps the overhead light in her foyer on 24hrs, too. I found one of those squiggly looking bulbs that's supposed to last 3yrs and put it in. It's been in there 2 months I think.  Glad Rose and Soda didn't knock Jim off the ladder! That would have hurt for sure! When Rose bit Soda, did Soda bite her back?

D22 hatched today at 8:16am!  :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 29, 2015, 07:38:08 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Another busy day today... I finished all the touch up painting!  Yay!  Watch... now that I put everything away, I'll find a place that didn't get fixed!  lol  We broke a record this morning that had been on the records since 1899!!  I'm like cal though... I don't remember what it was!  lol  I was still sleeping when it hit the low... and, I was so busy today that I didn't get a chance to walk around  the yard and see how the flowers and bushes are.  I got all my dusting done today, cleaned out a few closets and my junk drawer in the kitchen... have to get ready for company this weekend!  lol  Elaine is coming Friday afternoon, instead of Sunday.  She'll have to go to school with my daughter for a couple of days, but I'm sure she will enjoy it.

rues... Have you ever looked a possum right in the eyes?  I have, and I think they're ugly and have an ugly disposition... they hiss at you and act like this is their porch and not yours! lol   I wouldn't kill one either though...  I hope D23 will hatch soon, so it won't be too much smaller than the other two and gets picked on.

cal... Glad Rose is a little better today.  Cute little Bud pic and vid today!  Standing up like a big boy!  lol  I stayed up until after 2:30 last night and finished reading a book I started Friday.  I want to start another one, but I have to get up early and I'm afraid I won't know enough to go to bed early!  lol 

Hi Jp!   Always good to see your morning post!

Hi to all Jewelies!  Have a good evening!  See you tomorrow!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 30, 2015, 05:21:38 AM
(http://images12.fotki.com/v216/photos/7/1645627/8639937/GoodMorningBearFairy-vi.gif)

Donna, with Little Bitsy, Taffy, Timmie, and Snickers a year ago.  She has had 15 cubs and probably will have 2 or 3 this year.  I did not find any other of Shadow's offspring who had 4 cubs.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2013/20130615_Donnas_cubs_follow.jpg)

cal, you are slowly eliminating each of your guys and will find the wormy one soon.  I was remembering that every now and then, my mother would give us all doses of a liquid called Vermifuge.  I don't see much about children getting worms any more and never had concern with our children.  You said the Rose bit Soda.  Does a horse bite and draw blood or is it more of a nip?  I really am not familiar with horses.  As I was going to post this I noticed your morning update.  It is so pitiful that the Minnesota DNR is so in favor of getting at DR. Rogers and putting out so much misinformation. 

ruesgram, glad to see you report a warming.  I hope this was the last cold pass through the country.  Late yesterday I looked at the Decorah nest and saw Mom feeding D21 and even got a bite into D22.  Pretty early for his/her first food.

ra, you got hit with that cold, too.  It really did not get down this far, well, it did get to the mid 60s but north Florida had near record temps.

Happy Monday to all.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 30, 2015, 05:35:53 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/1C16A2A145E?z=7
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 30, 2015, 11:35:16 AM
 I have no idea what kind of treatment that cat is getting.  I only watched for 3:58
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 30, 2015, 02:03:36 PM
I made willi's camellia into a puzzle.  tri-clip  7:10.

http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/0E16A47F2E3?z=22&amp;m=20250D6327.A087DDE

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/ajko4zucaa6u5tu/Camellia.jpg?dl=0)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: williwaw on March 30, 2015, 02:26:23 PM
Thanks jp
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: Nora in IA on March 30, 2015, 03:48:50 PM
blschue sorry about hubby's brother, it's not been a good year (starting last year) for you guys.  :-\  Take care and too bad you had to miss Lani and yes he needs a good going over if only to put his (and your) minds at ease.

Rues hope your crocus do ok.  I have/had? some lilies coming up and it snowed and cooled off a lot.  Now it's warming up and snow is melting like crazy and I'm watching for any sign of them as the white blanket sinks.

Willi that Camellia is beautiful.

Glad Rose is doing better Cal.

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 30, 2015, 05:34:04 PM
willi's beautiful  camellia 6:57!! Thanks Jp and willi!!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 30, 2015, 07:07:23 PM
Still loving Willi's camellia! Another slow one for me...11:22!
Boy, was I mad today at Molly!! She stayed outside all afternoon lying in the sun or so I thought. When I let her in I noticed that her front feet were dirty. I looked around and found that she had dug up a daylily and a hosta! :o Both plants had just started growing this season. What a mess. She had thrown dirt and mulch all over the deck and onto the basement window and screen. I know she was after a vole. Luckily, she didn't find him. Then I had to wash her feet! That sore on her foot was covered with dirt. Now it will probably get infected! 
Cal, I'm also mad at that stupid MN senator!    Oh my gosh, sticker shock when it comes to meds! Crow's dr wanted him on a new diabetes med...$350 a month! Insurance wouldn't cover it.  Crow said no thank you, I'll watch my diet! So far he has lost 10 pounds! And his A1C is back where it should be. I don't know why meds have to be so expensive!  Gonna go do your puzzle. See how fast I can do it!  :D
Jp, Donna's kids have the cutest names! We are in for some warm weather this week with rain. That's ok as long as it's warm! :D
Ra, I've never looked eye to eye with a possum! Saw one across the street once!  :D
Nora, my crocus aren't looking so good now after the snow and 17 degree temps two nights in a row! My daffodils are lying on the ground! Their stems are flat!

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 30, 2015, 07:22:53 PM
Cal, I didn't do that cat puzzle fast at all!  I got lost in all that white! :D That's the cutest cat with cucumbers on its eyes! :D
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 30, 2015, 07:37:00 PM
Hi Jewelies!  Boy, did we have a storm this morning!!  Too bad it was my early day... it was pouring rain when I got to the office, but lightning wasn't too close until after I got inside.  I don't think I've ever heard thunder rumble continuous like this morning!  Our first 2015 thunderstorm!  Love them!

rues... I've had possums on my porch back when I used to leave hard on the porch for the cats.  They would come at night and clean out the bowls!  they don't run away from you either... just stand their ground, hiss at you, the mosey away when they were done eating.  My daffodils are all laying on the ground now, too.  I checked out all the other stuff today when I got home... My iris' haven't gotten their buds yet, so they're ok, but my hydrangea won't be blooming this year, neither will my spirea.  The gardenias don't look too good, but maybe I'll have some flowers.  It just got too cold, too late!!  I hope Molly's foot is ok after all the dirt in her sore!  Maybe it was good for her!  lol  Can't hurt too much if she's digging all your stuff up!  lol  Do you think Wilson would put cucumbers on  his eyes?  There are times that I think Handsome would!  lol  Lily... not so much!   ;D

cal... You KNOW that that medicine doesn't cost that much to make!!  Same way with some of the pills they make... probably costs them a dime to manufacture and they sell them for Megabucks!!  What a system!!  I hope the doctor can come up with something that will take away your pain... soon.  Yup, reading those SC books... I started number three last night.  They're due back at the library on April 7, so figured I'd better get started on it since I'll be busy this weekend.  I'll tell you one thing about that DNR issue... If it does get passed, they better NOT allow the hunters to bait those bears!!  It's no wonder that the people are afraid of the bears when there are politicians spreading stories like he is! 

My grand wanted some pricey sandals for her birthday and found some on Etsy that she wanted.  If it wasn't for her birthday, I'd never pay that much.  I ordered them on March 10, after I contacted the seller to make sure we could have them on, or by, March 24.  She assured me that it wouldn't be a problem.  Well, a week later, I still don't have them, she has my money, and won't respond to my emails.  She told me on March 25 that they had been shipped, and I've tried to tell her that she needs to track the package, since she lives in SC, too, but I never heard from her again!  I email her every day, and finally contacted Etsy and Paypal and told them what was going on.  I, at least, want my money back, but I'd rather just have the sandals!!  Geez... looking back at this post, it sounds like I'm griping about everything tonight!  lol

I got a new rug for my bathroom today at Lowes.  It looks great!!  Now, to get the curtain up and I can take some pics!

Hi Nora!  Is it spring up there yet?

JP... Have you been looking at all the pics in the DE2015 thread?  Do you think egg number three is pipping?  Sure looks like it to me in the last few pics!  I hope it comes soon!

HI to all Jewelies!

Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ra on March 30, 2015, 08:19:37 PM
LOL, cal... guess you're right... that's gom's job!  lol  There are 12 books in this series, but I only got the first three.  Next time, I think I'll just get two!   :D  Sleep well!  Hope the farrier does a good job tomorrow!

rues... Did you get that?  A farrier is the guy who takes care of the horse's feet.  Did you already know that?  Oh, geez... Look... I'm taking cal's job now... she's the one teaching you about horses.   ;)
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: ruesgram on March 30, 2015, 08:59:08 PM
Ra, Wilson would eat the cucumbers! That silly cat eats all kinds of stuff except canned chicken cat food! He only likes beef canned food!  My hydrangea probably won't bloom this year either. It didn't bloom last year. I noticed my lilac was just starting to bud so hopefully it will be ok. It only had 3 flowers on it last year. I noticed the maple trees are starting to bud. With the warm temps this week more things should start coming out. Yay, my favorite time of year is near!   Robin buys a lot of clothing on eBay. I know one time she had the same problem you are having...the lady told her she had shipped the skirt but it never came. So Robin notified eBay and pay pal and her money was refunded. Can't wait to see pics of your new bathroom!

Cal, I have 3 shovels!  :D  But I used my hands to replant the hosta and day lily since there were two nice holes dug by Molly the vole hunter! :D Then I got a bag of mulch out of the garage and spread it in the flower bed. Looks pretty good now!  Both Molly and Boo were fixed early and they still hump each other so I don't know if tutoring Drama earlier would help or not! :D. Hope all goes well tomorrow with Rose and the hoof guy!  Just saw Ra's post...the farrier! I knew there was a name for the hoof guy, just couldn't remember what it was!!! Thanks Ra! :D

I'm getting sleepy. I couldn't find anything to watch on tv tonight. So I think I'll go to bed. See you all tomorrow!
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: jpalmken on March 31, 2015, 05:17:45 AM
(http://image.blingee.com/images19/content/output/000/000/000/7da/795359354_53176.gif?4)

Holly in a tree, last year.

(http://www.bearstudy.org/website/images/stories/images/Updates_2014/20140625_Holly_in_cedar.jpg)

cal, your day at the doctors and druggists and giving blood sounds like a real bummer. It is probably best to give them all a worm treatment.  Better to get it and not need it than need it and not get it, or to not know you need it and not get it or know you need it and get something else.  Did you get all that?

ruesgram, happy to hear it is warming up for you.  I will hope the rain you get will be gentle.

ra, there is nothing wrong with griping if you have good reason.  The sandal story  is reason enough and your flower damage  is, too.  Some people just gripe because they they lack confidence or feel sorry for themselves.   I check the Decorah 2015 thread often and fo not know if there is a pip on D23's egg.  It is easy to get fooled with spots on the eggs.  I check the nest a lot but usually miss a shift change or a roll over.

I am wishing everyone the best and hoping March goes out like a lamb for all.
Title: Re: Jewel and her cubs
Post by: calhound on March 31, 2015, 05:50:04 AM
http://www.jigzone.com/puzzles/C