A family of rescues

Bailey is a 3-year-old terrier hound mix. She was adopted as a puppy from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Bailey lives with two other rescue dogs and one cat. She loves to play with her siblings, eat treats, ride in the car, and go on adventure walks where she can see the sights. Bailey lives with the Enright family — April, Matthew and Haley — in Lutz. … [Read more...]

Birds of a feather, flock together

Doris G. Moore snapped this photo of a few birds sharing space by the pond in the Northwood subdivision in Wesley Chapel. From left: a roseate spoonbill, a white ibis and an anhinga. … [Read more...]

Cuteness overload, times two

Chance and Samantha are 9-month-old reverse brindle boxers, and are brother and sister. Born in Niceville, these pups were relocated to Lutz when they were 10 weeks old. They really wanted to be Pets of the Week because they love Lutz and all that it has to offer. And, both love their daily day care at Pet Paradise in Wesley Chapel. Chance and Samantha live with Jim and Lisa Patterson in Lutz. … [Read more...]

What a catch!

Theresa Sierra, of Land O’ Lakes, caught this osprey still holding the tail of his lunch in his powerful claw. Ospreys search for fish by flying on steady wingbeats and bowed wings, or circling high in the sky over relatively shallow water. They often hover briefly before diving, feet first, to grab a fish. You can often clearly see an osprey's catch in its talons, as the bird carries it back to a … [Read more...]

Callie is a sweetheart

Callie is a calico kitten who loves her family and always likes playing with her toys. She is a sweetheart and loves to play with her two other cat siblings, Dottie and Chester, too. Callie is (mostly) obedient, and even likes wearing colorful dresses. Callie is a rescue from a family who had too many kittens, but has now found her furever home with Joseph Zahrobsky and family, of Land O’ Lakes. … [Read more...]

Out on the town

This Eastern bluebird couple has been visiting the feeders in Kimberly MacMartin’s backyard, in Lutz. Eastern bluebirds mostly eat insects, wild fruit and berries. Occasionally, they have been observed capturing and eating larger prey items, such as shrews, salamanders, snakes, lizards and tree frogs. … [Read more...]

Poised for a treat

Mallie, Rascal and Lola stand at attention at the dog beach on Honeymoon Island, as they wait for a treat. Their owner said a photo of all three dogs together is rare! The trio lives with Mike and Renda Flowers in Wesley Chapel. … [Read more...]

Soaking up the sun

Karen Whitenton, of Lutz, snapped this photo of a female cardinal that had just finished eating and still had a few seeds on her beak. Female cardinals are beautiful, especially when they are sitting in the sun, as it makes their colors deeper and richer. … [Read more...]

A stunning sun parakeet

Echo is a tamed sun conure that was hatched on March 6, 2019. He came to his owners when he was 12 weeks old. Echo loves to chew natural balsa wood blocks, snuggle, play with other birds, and sleep on his back. He eats pellets, vegetables, some pumpkin seeds, and fruits. If you would like to see more of Echo and his flock, look him up on Instagram under apolo_birds. Echo lives with Wilmer Apolo in … [Read more...]

Scouting for a snack

Squirrels usually will try every trick in the book to steal from a bird feeder, and this one was caught in the act by Mario Arruda in his backyard, in Land O’ Lakes. … [Read more...]