Ted is a very old cat.

Pretty much blind and mostly deaf.

A tad unsteady on his pins, he’s nonetheless of robust appetite.

His voice is loud and strong.

Ted is not fond of being alone.

Fortunately he sleeps a lot.

Time passes without much notice.

He seems to wake just as Fairy Godmother is on her way.

She leaves the blind up so he can look out for her.

When she comes, he’ll eat again.

She’ll rub him all over with a warm washcloth.

Kisses and snugglers.

After, there’s surprise extra in the bowl to finish up.

When he comes out from the kitchen she’s gone.

Licking her scent off his fur reminds him.

When that’s done, he’s comfy and sleepy.

He’ll wake just before she drives up in the morning.

And be waiting in the window.


photo: Ted thru Glass by thecodifyer.com


My Tribe: Urban Ungulates, part 1


Ungulates (pronounced /ˈʌŋɡjəlts/) are any members of a diverse group of primarily large mammals that includes odd-toed ungulates such as horses and rhinoceroses, and even-toed ungulates such as cattle, pigs, giraffes, camels, deer, and hippopotamuses. Most terrestrial ungulates use the tips of their toes, usually hoofed, to sustain their whole body weight while moving. The term means, roughly, “being hoofed” or “hoofed animal”. A Ungulates are typically herbivorous (though some species are omnivorous, such as pigs), and many employ specialized gut bacteria to allow them to digest cellulose, as in the case of ruminants. They inhabit a wide range of habitats, from jungles, plains and rivers. (from Wikipedia)

I have a great rapport with ungulates.

They like me. I am sought out and invited into their eyes.

This is Atticus. He was an adorable medium size Pot Belly, but he grew very fast into a large, pushy piggy.

Pet Pigs are very intelligent and benefit from instruction from an early age.

They are strongly food motivated and enjoy comfort, warmth and companionship.

Pigs can eat many of the foods you do & sharing is a bonding, social behavior.

Never feed a pig people ‘junk’ food.

They have a tendancy to nutritional alopecia, which manifests in circular hairless patches.

Fruit, vegetables, whole grains; no meat, dairy or fish. Supplement with vitamin/minerals appropriate to their needs.

Here’s a link to the Best Friends website that gives more information.


They are many kinds of Goats.

Goats are social creatures, enjoy company and are curious.

Some like to leap on your car,  standing up top gazing outward as if they were in  the Alps.


Others will strip your favorite Maple and Cherry Trees of leaves and branches.


Goats like to perch, gambol, and fling their legs about.

Larger Goats are something of a handful to manage.

They are fun loving by Nature and can be led anywhere by food.

 Sawyer on the Stump by codifyer


Wild Deer are common on the Oregon Coast.

With human encroachment on their grazing territories, these gentle Beings often need help, especially in the Winter.

Feeding Deer correctly and to their benefit takes some thought.

This link is to a site called Seed Land, which gives some excellent advice on feeds ingredients, including planting food plots.

They need drinking water, so if you have a feeder for the birds – it may attract Deer too.


More on Deer, plus Horse and Elk in Part 2…..




My Tribe: The Frog Prince


I sang to my Tribe

Come to my Head     Come to my Heart      Come to my Home

Frog came first.

Waiting right in front of the door for me the next morning.

Prince Charming! I cried and grabbed the camera.

Several snaps later, I looked away and wondered – how will I get out the glass door without scooting him?

I looked back.

He was gone.

Nature #got2loveit



W.C. by codifyer


Deaf and so old it’s a mystery, W.C. is willpower walking.

He has the loudest voice I’ve ever heard in a cat.

He lives for food and sleep.

Still aware though and alert enough to spar with his big sister doberman, Joy.

Incredibly fragile, amazingly determined.

Life just wants to Live.




Animal Gab Radio : Talk w a Tail ~ The Healing Power of Animals


Animal Gab Radio  December 13 at 9:30am on Coast Community Radio 91.9FM.

This Talk with a TailThe Healing Power of Animals ~ Stories of Comfort and Care



Chuchi by Rosetta Hurley

Spencer by Susan Boac

Chapel Cat by Sandy McDowall

Totem by Carol Folk

Hugo the Conour by Elizabeth Menetrey

Black Boy by Cathryn Wellner

Thanks for your wonderful memories and words!

cathryn wellner
 Music Playlist
Theme Music from Animals by Bonobo, Black Sands Album
You’re a Wonderful One by Marvin Gaye
I’ll be There if you Ever Want Me by Ray Price
I Like You by Lol Hoopii and His Novelty Quartette
Sweet Fire of Love by Robbie Robertson
 Tonight by David Bowie 
I don’t want to Walk without You by Harry James
Still Thrives this Love by K.D.Lang
 #RIP David Bowie ( 8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016)
Pure Art to the End
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Animal Gab Radio is written and produced by Aza Cody.
Ms. Cody is an artist, animal advocate and pet chef.
As the Pet Companion, she cares for dogs and cats from Manzanita to Astoria, Oregon
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 The next Talk with a Tail is Oceana: The Amazing Animals that Live in the Sea

January 10, 2017 at 9:30am

Thanks for listening!