Oh Deer!! (Yep, not gonna cut it as a comedian!)

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I’ve seen a small amount of Deer before at Bear Creek Pioneers Park in Houston, Texas but this was the first one I was able to snap a photo of so far!

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Random Shots Around Houston

Time for a photo “roundup”… it’s so unique to Houston to be able to have a bustling city atmosphere and then 3 minutes later see Longhorns – gotta love Houston! 🙂 

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El Gato Coffee House & Cat Adoption – Houston, Texas

El Gato Coffee House in Houston, Texas is the first of its kind here!  I love the concept!!  Grab a cup a coffee and hang out and love on some cats, or better yet…adopt a new family member! Allow me to explain….

“El Gato Coffeehouse is Houston’s first cat cafe, partnered with the Houston Humane Society. Our mission is to provide a comfortable environment for adoptable cats until they find their furever home. If guests aren’t looking to adopt, they can enjoy cat therapy, which also helps socialize the cats. 

The Cat Cottage houses our adoptable resident gatos. There is an hourly cover to play with the adoptable cats which includes complimentary coffee. Booking online is strongly recommended to guarantee your spot at your desired time and to avoid a wait. Stay tuned for updates on our full-service cafe coming at a later date.”  (Source:  www.elgatocoffeehouse.com)

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(Left) Renee Reed, (Right) Michele Marquez – These ladies were so nice and welcoming!!

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Congressman Bill Archer Dog Park

Above Photo:  Gwen, a happy adopted pup rescue from South Texas Labrador Rescue adopted by Michael Graves and family.

Today we visit Congressman Bill Archer Dog Park in Houston, Texas.  The dog park is 17 acres of pup bliss.  There’s a small dog section with an agility area, large pond and walking path of .29 miles, 2 covered sitting areas, restrooms (located outside the park at far end of parking lot), for humans, plenty of mini fire hydrants and waste bags throughout to help you clean after your pup and doggie showers once you’re done. The area for the big pups has the same amenities but with .81 miles of walking paths and a larger play area. 

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A Hidden Texas Gem!!! Worth The Trip To Angleton, Texas!!

Above:  Nile Crocodile

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American Alligator

I first learned of Crocodile Encounter while at a recent festival. I was so incredibly blown away by Mr. Leonard Brown and Andrew Austin’s presentation, that contacting Mr. Chris Dieter, Owner of Crocodile Encounter seemed the next logical step.  He was kind enough to agree to meet me on Sunday, May 7, 2017 so I drove about 1 hour to Angleton, Texas meet Mr. Dieter and see the actual facility in person.

P.S. I PROMISE your kids and YOU will LOVE it!!!

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My Red Cardinal (and Bird Obsession), at Bear Creek Park in Houston, Texas

As my daughter’s “Hoosier” Dad pointed out recently, the Northern Cardinal is Indiana’s Official State Bird and has been since 1933. However, Indiana is not alone…Illinois, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, and Virginia all choose this as their State Bird!  The males are the beautiful red ones, the females are the brown ones with reddish wings.  I just think they are beautiful and sound so cheerful! To me, they have always been associated with a sign of good luck and happiness! I always tell my kids, when I see my Red Cardinals, I know it’s a good omen and will be a wonderful day! 

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I was driving through Bear Creek park the other day and stumbled on this beautiful Red Cardinal about to take a bird bath so I had to stick around!

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Splish splash he was taking a bath…

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