Head of Ranch Security

Buttercup has great admiration for Hank the Cowdog and seeks to emulate him – or even surpass him.

Buttercup - 2011

She has a great sidekick in Zookie. Actually, Tiger may be more of a sidekick than Zoo, since he is more the intrepid explorer type than she.

Accidental Weathervane

This is the same feather from another angle – I liked the little glints of sunlight off the soft, plumulaceous barbs. Plumulaceous barbs: the part that looks like down and does not stick together.

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Swinging in the Wind - Small Weathervane

I was having trouble recalling that word, so I consulted The Feather Atlas, an online resource maintained by the US Fish and Wildlife service. Here is a link: http://www.lab.fws.gov/fa/glossary.php