Gracie Lynn just celebrated her first birthday on Jan. 27. She weighs 5 pounds and loves to chase her ball. She also loves cuddling, going for walks and chasing squirrels. Gracie Lynn lives with Viviana Guerra and Jennifer Spinelli in Land O’ Lakes.
Nine holes, or 18?
Sasha is loving and understanding
Sasha can say ‘I love you’ with a bark. She sits and gives her paw on command and loves to climb in bed and snuggle. She loves company, but doesn’t like when dogs pass by the house. Sasha’s owner, Linda Tuifel of Wesley Chapel, says, ‘If you have Sasha in your life, you will have unconditional love and all will be happy and good!’
Very pretty waterfowl
Sue Dow captured this photo of a male and female wood duck in Zephyr Park in Zephyrhills. According to All About Birds, the wood duck is one of the most stunningly pretty of all waterfowl. Males are iridescent chestnut and green with ornate patterns on nearly every feather. These ducks like woodland ponds and river swamps so they can nest in nearby tree cavities.
Zander loves his new home
A winter afternoon’s delight
Winston is a playful pup
Winston is an English mastiff and is 1 ½ years old. He loves to play in the water, particularly with the hose or sprinkler, and playing with his doggie friends at Courteous Canine. After a long day of playing, he enjoys napping and lounging at home. He lives up to the meaning of a ‘gentle giant.’ He lives with his ‘paw’rents, Erika and Jason Adipietro, in Lutz.
Your friendly neighborhood snake
Jen McConnell snapped this photo of a red rat snake, also known as a red corn snake, at her home in Lake Padgett East in Land O’ Lakes. These snakes are found throughout Florida in virtually every terrestrial habitat from forests to agricultural lands and suburban neighborhoods. The diet of the red rat snake primarily consists of small mammals, lizards, birds and bird eggs. This species kills its prey by constriction, as they have no toxic venom or fangs.