I'd Rather Be with Animals than Sick People

@DianneN (79896)
United States
March 4, 2016 5:09pm CST
The weather in South Florida has been stupendous. Everyone has been out and about enjoying it, including my new friend, a little gecko, who actually came to me when I called him!!! Since we didn't get the predicted rain, I took advantage of swimming and sunning at the pool. My brother, his wife, their dog, and my hubby joined me. My most favorite part of the day was seeing Orville, the osprey. He was singing while fishing, as usual. I called him, and he flew to shore to hover and meet my family up close. I managed to squeeze in a mani/ pedi, but friends had canceled lunch and dinner. Who wants to be around sick people? So my brother brought over his fresh sausages in tomato sauce for dinner. So how has your day been?
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@Ladypeace (2047)
• Singapore
5 Mar 16
You've been quite an animal whisperer haven't you? You and your family have spent the day very well despite someone feeling unwell. I don't have the luxury of a pool in my premises but I do take weekly swims at the public pool.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
They say swimming is the best form of exercise. I just may be an animal whisperer. Lol!
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@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
4 Mar 16
We have had a nice day too.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
We should all be this lucky.
@marguicha (97282)
• Chile
6 Mar 16
I have been ill and have thanked my friends for visiting. If they are ill, I try to do my best. I donĀ“t mind illness.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
6 Mar 16
I hope you are feeling better. My friends were too ill to leave their respective homes.
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@marguicha (97282)
• Chile
7 Mar 16
@DianneN My illness is something I have to live with. I feel as good as posible and try to lead a normal life
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
7 Mar 16
@marguicha That's different from a bacterial infection. I hope you continue to feel well and live a normal life.
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@LadyDuck (163489)
• Switzerland
5 Mar 16
We had a quiet Saturday at home, it is snowing here Dianne, it's better not to go around.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
Quiet is good, too. I like days (without the snow) like that, too.
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@LadyDuck (163489)
• Switzerland
5 Mar 16
@DianneN It is still snowing, heavy wet snow. I have no intention to go out and clean, tomorrow it should rain.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@LadyDuck That heavy wet snow is awful to shovel. I hope the rain washes it all away for you.
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@nanette64 (17697)
• Fairfield, Texas
5 Mar 16
Cute, little Gecko @DianneN . Sausages sound good to me. Weather here is gorgeous too although it's suppose to rain like the dickens starting Sunday night and lasting until at least Thursday.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
Yikes! That's too long for me! Once a week is fine, but I get depressed just thinking about it. He is a cutie! Orville, the osprey, finally returned to his nest. He's been chattering for over an hour and keeping me from myLotting in peace.
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@nanette64 (17697)
• Fairfield, Texas
5 Mar 16
@DianneN Yeah, I'm not a big rain person either; that just means more mowing, weed-wacking, etc. Orville wants your undivided attention.
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• United States
4 Mar 16
Boring and sick lolz
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
Oh, my! I am so sorry to hear that. I hope you are feeling better today.
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• United States
5 Mar 16
@DianneN A bit better today thanks
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@TiarasOceanView Good to hear.
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@rebelann (41936)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Mar 16
What a kooool shot, I can't get the lizards here to sit still long enough to get a shot and the worst part is they're so hard to see because the blend in with the desert so very well.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
I couldn't believe he walked so close to me. They are very skittish.
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@rebelann (41936)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Mar 16
Yeah, lizards do tend to sprint out of sight the minute they feel your foot steps @DianneN
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
4 Mar 16
Cool photo, my day been ok thanks :)
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
Thanks!
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
5 Mar 16
@DianneN You are welcome :)
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@slund2041 (3377)
• United States
8 Mar 16
Your home sounds lovely, with all the wildlife and pool.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
8 Mar 16
Thank you. That's a bonus for us.
@PainsOnSlate (20331)
• Canada
6 Mar 16
Sounds like fun. I stayed in, still too cold to enjoy the ourdoors...
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
6 Mar 16
We'll talk about this again at the end of the month, hopefully!
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@GardenGerty (100387)
• United States
5 Mar 16
We got up early and went to have bloodwork for my husband, then we had a great breakfast. This has been a Saturday putterday. You are turning into a real Doctor Doolittle calling geckos and osprey. We have pizza in the oven and then will eat Reeses peanut butter pie. Keep those sick people all away.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
6 Mar 16
Your day seemed typical enough until you mentioned the Reeses peanut butter pie! Lucky you. Mmmmmm! That osprey is my FL pet and has responded to me since I met him three years ago. Who else would hover with a fish in front of my third floor bedroom window?
@stringer321 (2932)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
5 Mar 16
I know someone who lives alone with his 2 dogs and 1 cat, he likes his garden and he makes sculptures. I saw he never takes out the weed and I asked him - aren't you afraid of rats and snakes to show up in your garden ?- He told me - I'm more afraid of human beings-. I told him he was right. Human beings can do terrible things unlike animals. How can you just call a lizard and make it come to you ? How did you become a friend with the osprey ?
@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
Your friend is right. I was amazed that the gecko came to me, but it was very quiet at the pool. I call to that osprey in a very high voice every time I see him. He often sits on a palm frond nearby. I call him pretty, pretty bird, and applaud when he catches a fish and shows it off. He actually flew to my third floor window within 12 inches to show me his fish. He seems to like me for some reason. I love him. He's the king of this territory.
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@snowy22315 (49066)
• United States
5 Mar 16
It sounds like fun. Can I come? I used to go to Fla every year. I miss it. I was just thinking about it. If my car was in better shape...I might take an impromptu trip.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
Our home is in Connecticut. We got sick of the snow and the cold, so bought a condo in FL. It's our third season and we love, love, love it! You can come. We have an extra bedroom and bathroom waiting for you!
5 Mar 16
that sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day! i like your Orville! :-)
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
Me, too. I love him!
@garymarsh6 (14263)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 16
Sounds like a great day!
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
It turned out to be quite nice.
@zebra2222 (5166)
• United States
5 Mar 16
Sounds like a pretty good day to me.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
It turned out fine.
@MGjhaud (20696)
• Philippines
5 Mar 16
if the sick one is family, id rather be with them. its a sunny afternoon here. im just in bed since morning. waiting for some things to happen..
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
No, the sick ones were friends. I can see them another time.
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@Juliaacv (31292)
• Canada
5 Mar 16
I don't think that I'd be too happy to have that little gecko around, and I can tell he was awfully close because you did get a great job. Orville, I could handle, but not the little gecko. It was nice of your brother to bring supper over, we went out for supper just the 2 of us.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
The gecko is harmless. It would have been a different story if it was a spider or snake!
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@AnneEJ (5008)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
5 Mar 16
Nice picture, but I don't think I would want one of those around. This has been a quiet day for me, just stayed in.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
It is very harmless and usually darts away when it sees people.
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• United States
5 Mar 16
You know I'm jealous that you were poolside & we has snow this morning.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
5 Mar 16
My daughter-in-law said the exact same thing. But you both know that's why I'm here!!!!