Sooty shearwaters feeding in the surf (everything eats)

Sooty shearwaters feeding in the surf (everything eats)

Each summer flocks of sooty shearwaters fly low over the Monterey Bay, diving and squawking as they feed on masses of bait fish – anchovies, sardines, squid, and krill – that school just below the water’s glistening surface. You see them coming in the distance, an impressive mass a mile or more in length; thousands of birds flying low over the water forming a cacophony of feathered missiles plunging headfirst for food.

Puppy love

Puppy love

Can a dog tell the difference between a cat and a human? My four-year old self wondered, and subsequently swore off the beasts forever. But things change; some people think of dogs as preparation for children. But I would never have gotten a dog if it wasn’t for the kids. And now I understand the phrase “puppy love.” Here’s how it happened:

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