Cary Neeper

Writer, Blogger, and Painter -- esteeming life wherever it might be.

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COMPLEXITY
Exploration of complexity, its indicators, embedded chaos, and value in human organizations.

Forty Years with Birds and Dogs
Care, Sharing and Talk

The Mind of Chickens

March 23, 2017

Tags: Animal Consciousness

Gwendolyn and Red
As they passed by, the chickens usually sent a soft "brk brk" in greeting. What else goes on in their minds? ladailypost.com

The Dog Chaser and The Limits To Anthropomorphism

February 24, 2017

Tags: Animal Consciousness, Human Self Image, AnimalCare

The book about Chaser by her trainer Dr. John Pilley is a must-read for any student of animal behavior--still a question of limits and detail. Anthropomorphism? LA Daily Post

Review of the book Chaser

More About Horses in monthly blog.

February 6, 2017

Recognizing love
and sharing it.

More About Horses

February 6, 2017

Tags: Animal Consciousness, Human Self Image, AnimalCare

Gizmo with student rider
More About Horses
The importance of respecting horses' herding needs is expanded to include their personality types, which suggests how they will react to training styles.

Dogs at Christmas Time

December 31, 2016

Tags: Animal Consciousness, Human Self Image, AnimalCare

Scooter and DeeDee
Dogs know it's a special time--at least that there will be something good to gnaw, something wrapped up in paper under the tree. LosAlamosdailypost

The Problem with Cats--Oscar Wasn't SoBad?!

December 4, 2016

Tags: Animal Consciousness, Human Self Image, AnimalCare

Oscar and pal Boots, circa 1952
The Atlantic magazine ran an article (by Brett Peterson, Dec.2016 p.40) about feral and free-running cats and the damage they can do, including killing lots of birds and spreading toxoplasmosis.
It's a hard call, for nearly a third of us humans rely on cats for companionship.
Latest Hen House story

Odd Pets and Questionable Ones

November 17, 2016

Tags: Animal Consciousness, Human Self Image, AnimalCare

Baby Turkey Two
Los Alamos had a famous house goat, and we had a loving skunk for t least eight years, but turkeys---now they are a questionable pet, unless bonded to us at a very young age. Here's why...

LADailyPost-How the Hen House Turns

Walking Sadie Sue on the San Andreas Fault

November 1, 2016

Tags: Animal Consciousness, Human Self Image, AnimalCare

Sadie Sue likes to sniff where she wants to sniff. Her message is quite clear--a stiff pull at her leash. When we need to Not go that way, I pull back and explain. Thirty seconds later, the little Cuban Havanese gives up and trots on ahead in the direction I am pulling. LAdailypost

Horse Mysteries

October 13, 2016

Tags: Animal Consciousness, Human Self Image, AnimalCare

A must-read for anyone raising or training horses. Details about how to avoid making basket-cases out of these prey-sensitive, herd-social animals that need to eat slowly many hours per day. Review on the Hen House blog in the
Los Alamos Daily Post

Master Awareness

September 27, 2016

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DeeDee and the Birds
I can't remember when I began to wonder what my animal friends were thinking. As a child—growing up with Boots, a mixed "shepherd," I assumed she knew who she was and what she wanted to do with herself. I took her sniffing for granted, without questioning why she did it so (more…)
2013 Nautilus Silver Award YA and 2012 Foreward Finalist Adult Science Fiction




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A Place Beyond Man
Authors Guild Edition 2011


The Oil Patch Project--Mystery team Cary and Don
See Oil & Gas tag above.