We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
At the family compound in the Sierras where the snow is still slowly melting, the trout in the stream are tiny appetizers, my grandkids and nieces and nephews are all bright, cute, and well-behaved, and all is right with the world in the moutains.
Anna's mostly, I believe.
In a few months, there will be over 10' of snow here.
What's more amazing to me is to see more than one at a feeder at one time. At our house, one will stake a claim to our feeder and jealously run all others away (if he sees them). The are fascinating, beautiful, and amazing creatures. They are also viscous!