Tracy Lawson

Tracy Lawson

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  • Tracy Lawson
    Published 2 years ago
    The Frog and Other Visitors

    The Frog and Other Visitors

    I love frogs. They're so beneficial and plus they're cute. Keeping bugs away. Every year, I would get visited by a frog or frogs. When Allie, my bearded dragon passed away, a month later, a toad paid a visit to me, every day. I looked up the mystical facts about frogs and toads visiting after a death. Well, the toad signaled that I was being visited by Allie's spirit. Whenever I would come visit her grave in the backyard, the little toad was there. It didn't flee. It stayed around for the whole summer. This year, a tree frog and a toad visited me again. This time, I was able to handle both without having them pee on my hands. All toads and frogs pee when nervous or it's a defense against predators. I have been told not to handle toads because they have warts and can cause warts. Well, thankfully, it hasn't been the case with any frog or toad. I've rescued both toad and tree frog from spider webs.One particular tree frog always seems to trust me and they even traveled to the stores with me. One day after a shopping trip, he had sneaked into the trunk of my SUV. I took him back to where I had believed he should be. The next day, he was stuck in between the plastic sheeting and door. It seems he liked to be warmed up and given the same love I gave to Allie. When he was done with getting warmed up and loved, he would leave. I think he was a miracle frog and visited every night, climbing on my windows. The toad didn't return, but the tree frog always did pay a visit either to eat the bugs or to send a message.
  • Tracy Lawson
    Published 2 years ago
    Spike, Pongo, Sadie, and Allie

    Spike, Pongo, Sadie, and Allie

    I had four dogs. One of them isn't pictured here. Her name is Dollie.Four beautiful lovely dogs. All with souls and were the best dogs we've ever had. Our beautiful dogs were taken from us way too early. Spike was a Black Labrador. The youngest member of our family. He had the most soulful eyes. He was a silly goofy boy! He was the biggest baby though. He loved going outside, playing tug of war, running around the yard with his rawhide bones and burying them so no one else could get them, barking at squirrels, birds, rabbits, and anyone who came up our driveway. He talked, smiled the biggest smile he could give when got into trouble. It was so funny and you couldn't help but laugh. He was a sweet heart. My late father coaxed him with dog treats and took him home. First, we thought it was Dollie, but Dollie didn't look like this big goofy puppy.
  • Tracy Lawson
    Published 2 years ago
    Thanksgiving Is Here

    Thanksgiving Is Here

    Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Tracy Lawson
    Published 2 years ago
    Allie's Story

    Allie's Story

    Four years ago, I rescued a bearded dragon lizard named Alice. Alice turned into Allie. Allie was a sweet bearded dragon lizard. We didn't know her approximate age so we were told she was seven to nine months old. While I didn't have enough information on her, I dived right in to a world I didn't know anything about bearded dragon lizards. There is a lot of conflicting information about them and due to that conflicting information, I didn't know if I was doing everything right. When I asked her previous owner about what she ate, she told me to look it up and that was it. I went website to website, looking for information, looking for things she would need for a happy long life with me.
  • Tracy Lawson
    Published 2 years ago
    The 'Planet of the Apes' Movies

    The 'Planet of the Apes' Movies

    I've been a long time fan of the Planet of the Apes television series and movies. I looked at each of these movies with a critical, inquisitive eye. I was happy to hear about a remake being a fan of the original series. The original series left me with more questions.The original series and movies have a place in my heart. The original series were hard to come by unless you were able to get the Syfy Channel or find something on Youtube. The first time I watched the original Planet of the Apes with Charleton Heston, it was amazing! You could tell it was a planet, but everything had changed. The more I watched, the more questions I had. How did this civilization come into play? How did Apes become 'masters' of this world where humans are almost extinct? As I started to watch the other movies, I continued to think about Cornelius and Zira giving birth to Caesar. It all made sense as Caesar continued to fight for himself and the humans living peacefully beside them in an ape village. Humans were a work force for the apes, but they were at least able to speak. Then comes a remake of Planet of the Apes. To be honest, I wasn't really a fan of this movie because, while it did have the apes, I personally didn't like the movie all that much. The ending was excellent, but we all had a question of what happened to the human that crash landed? What happened to him? We can only guess what happened to him. People would probably wonder why there wasn't a second Planet of the Apes movie with Mark Wahlberg. It would have had answers to what happened to him. But my guess is the ratings weren't that good for this movie. Then the newest Planet of the Apes movies came out. Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes. These movies are more realistic to that of modern day apes and are more believable. Classics remade are sometimes the best way to introduce new, fresh ideas, but there are classics that shouldn't be remade because the people don't know the series. Plus, Andy Serkis is a good actor in these movies. He plays a good Caesar as Roddy McDowall did in the original series.