Niki News Update…

I’m finding that the more “positively negative” my body and brain remain, the less need there is to update outside of what you can find on my social media accounts. You can access my Instagram account on this page, as well as from the home page. Outside of those regular updates, I will absolutely leap back into “Niki News” health status updates here on the website, should anything new rear its ugly head again. Please feel free to reach out via Insta and or the “contact” page here on my site, should you have any patient advocacy or caregiver questions.

  • Meet “Galadriel”, our new bada** “blonde” squirrel. She is unique, pretty, and trust me on this one… FIERCE. #squirrel #backyardcritters #leucistic #toughchic
  • It’s here! 👏🏻🙌🏻🐾 I’m typically a Kindle book gal, and while this is available as a digital read, I could not pass up the pawtographed version! 🥰 Settling in for a feel good read! #findinggobi #running #dogslife  #determination #survivor
  • SEEKING FUR KIDS AND THEIR HUMANS -—

Brain metastases are the most common type of intracranial tumor. Lung cancers, breast cancers, melanoma, and several other cancers will do their best to work into the brain. In the United States, an estimated 98,000 to 170,000 cases occur each year. That’s too many people with tragic odds. 🥺

Statistically speaking, I am VERY lucky. Eleven years later... I’m still here. Unfortunately, too many patients still do not have such a favorable outcome. 

TEAM BRAIN FRIED BETTY is proud to be participating in (and on the host committee for!) the BT5K LA, benefiting the American Brain Tumor Association. Together, we can make a difference and concentrate more funding than we ever could alone. I am inviting everyone (AND THEIR FUR BABIES) to join team “Brain Fried Betty” in support of patients currently living with brain tumors, those whom will be getting that devastating diagnosis this year, and for those we’ve lost. 

Speaking to the fur kids here... It’s really YOU I’m after. 🤫My goal is to have the cutest team ever assembled. Let’s be real, humans are NOT as cute (or cool) as you! 😍🥰 Cats, do what you do best... waltz across that computer keyboard, and direct your human here:  give.abta.org/brainfriedbetty 

#braintumors #cancer #grayinmay #melanomamay #brains #neurosurgery #furkids #dogsandcats #gammaknife #brainradiation #stereotacticsurgery #cancersupport #breastcancer #lungcancer #brainmets #research
  • Every year I lose my sh** on some portion of the yard. I could really use a chainsaw today. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️ Coincidentally, did you know it’s “World Naked Gardening Day”? 🫣☠️🤣 FYI… I am fully clothed. One, because it’s cold… and two, because I like my neighbors. 😳😂
  • BT5k LA... Join us in being a force of awesome!!! Team Brain Fried Betty is launching on this year’s mission. Let’s dooooo this! Join us virtually or in person! Don’t personally want to join? You know I LOVES the critters... so maybe ask your doggo if they’d like to be a team member. Got a cat who isn’t too busy being independent and aloof? Maybe kitty would like to dip their toe beans into the cause. Personally, I’d like to see if team Brain Fried Betty can get the most critters for the cause backing this year’s event! Furry and feathered teammates encouraged!!! #teamcritters  #braintumors #BrainTumorAwarenessMonth #melanomasurvivor #melanomamay 😎🥰😼🐶🧠🖤 GO HERE TO HELP: https://give.abta.org/brainfriedbetty
  • April 12, 2013…. Both a day I’ll never forget, AND one I’ll never remember. 😳😬🤷🏼‍♀️ #melanoma #braintumors #fuckcancerfriday #uscbtc #mydocsrock #thankful
  • This tiny little beast decided to free itself from the waist band of my shorts today. I was unaware it happened, and only noticed when I had made it home. 🤨 Sooooo… out came the Brompton folding bike… and off I went to retrace my run. Pedaled the 3 miles. No run pod. 😞 Decided to loop the neighborhood as I had done a cool down walk on my way back in. There it was!!! Sitting in the road getting all sun tanned and enjoying its freedom from my sweaty run clothes. Sorry little pod, but you were made to keep my stats, and I will have no slacking!!! Nothing like an extra 4 miles on a folding bike to follow your easy 3 mile run day. 😑 #gadgetsgonerogue #bromptonbicycle #garminrunpod #firstworldproblems
  • Locals know this hill well. @andreea_cu_doi_de_ee  It’s particularly beautiful this time of year. Seasonal creeks, lush greenery, and flowers starting to pop up! 🐾🥰😎🌿💦 Slightly disturbing is the cluster of plotted home sites… sitting on deep beach sand at the bottom of a creek that drains in from three sides. I should hope the developer and county have gone over some industrial strength drainage plans. I foresee a batch of homes requiring patchwork and furniture replacement every 5-10 years. But hey… at the bargain price of 3/4 million dollars… you too can buy a creek central cracker box! 🤦🏼‍♀️🫢🤣🤷🏼‍♀️
  • I got some side eye for getting too close while someone was trying to enjoy the peaceful view. Why does this beautiful creature not understand how much I want to pet it on its feathery little head? 🤷🏼‍♀️😆 #hawks #naturepets
Meet “Galadriel”, our new bada** “blonde” squirrel. She is unique, pretty, and trust me on this one… FIERCE. #squirrel #backyardcritters #leucistic #toughchic
Meet “Galadriel”, our new bada** “blonde” squirrel. She is unique, pretty, and trust me on this one… FIERCE. #squirrel #backyardcritters #leucistic #toughchic
Meet “Galadriel”, our new bada** “blonde” squirrel. She is unique, pretty, and trust me on this one… FIERCE. #squirrel #backyardcritters #leucistic #toughchic
Meet “Galadriel”, our new bada** “blonde” squirrel. She is unique, pretty, and trust me on this one… FIERCE. #squirrel #backyardcritters #leucistic #toughchic
Meet “Galadriel”, our new bada** “blonde” squirrel. She is unique, pretty, and trust me on this one… FIERCE. #squirrel #backyardcritters #leucistic #toughchic
3 days ago
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It’s here! 👏🏻🙌🏻🐾 I’m typically a Kindle book gal, and while this is available as a digital read, I could not pass up the pawtographed version! 🥰 Settling in for a feel good read! #findinggobi #running #dogslife  #determination #survivor
It’s here! 👏🏻🙌🏻🐾 I’m typically a Kindle book gal, and while this is available as a digital read, I could not pass up the pawtographed version! 🥰 Settling in for a feel good read! #findinggobi #running #dogslife  #determination #survivor
It’s here! 👏🏻🙌🏻🐾 I’m typically a Kindle book gal, and while this is available as a digital read, I could not pass up the pawtographed version! 🥰 Settling in for a feel good read! #findinggobi #running #dogslife #determination #survivor
3 weeks ago
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2/9
SEEKING FUR KIDS AND THEIR HUMANS -—

Brain metastases are the most common type of intracranial tumor. Lung cancers, breast cancers, melanoma, and several other cancers will do their best to work into the brain. In the United States, an estimated 98,000 to 170,000 cases occur each year. That’s too many people with tragic odds. 🥺

Statistically speaking, I am VERY lucky. Eleven years later... I’m still here. Unfortunately, too many patients still do not have such a favorable outcome. 

TEAM BRAIN FRIED BETTY is proud to be participating in (and on the host committee for!) the BT5K LA, benefiting the American Brain Tumor Association. Together, we can make a difference and concentrate more funding than we ever could alone. I am inviting everyone (AND THEIR FUR BABIES) to join team “Brain Fried Betty” in support of patients currently living with brain tumors, those whom will be getting that devastating diagnosis this year, and for those we’ve lost. 

Speaking to the fur kids here... It’s really YOU I’m after. 🤫My goal is to have the cutest team ever assembled. Let’s be real, humans are NOT as cute (or cool) as you! 😍🥰 Cats, do what you do best... waltz across that computer keyboard, and direct your human here:  give.abta.org/brainfriedbetty 

#braintumors #cancer #grayinmay #melanomamay #brains #neurosurgery #furkids #dogsandcats #gammaknife #brainradiation #stereotacticsurgery #cancersupport #breastcancer #lungcancer #brainmets #research
SEEKING FUR KIDS AND THEIR HUMANS -—

Brain metastases are the most common type of intracranial tumor. Lung cancers, breast cancers, melanoma, and several other cancers will do their best to work into the brain. In the United States, an estimated 98,000 to 170,000 cases occur each year. That’s too many people with tragic odds. 🥺

Statistically speaking, I am VERY lucky. Eleven years later... I’m still here. Unfortunately, too many patients still do not have such a favorable outcome. 

TEAM BRAIN FRIED BETTY is proud to be participating in (and on the host committee for!) the BT5K LA, benefiting the American Brain Tumor Association. Together, we can make a difference and concentrate more funding than we ever could alone. I am inviting everyone (AND THEIR FUR BABIES) to join team “Brain Fried Betty” in support of patients currently living with brain tumors, those whom will be getting that devastating diagnosis this year, and for those we’ve lost. 

Speaking to the fur kids here... It’s really YOU I’m after. 🤫My goal is to have the cutest team ever assembled. Let’s be real, humans are NOT as cute (or cool) as you! 😍🥰 Cats, do what you do best... waltz across that computer keyboard, and direct your human here:  give.abta.org/brainfriedbetty 

#braintumors #cancer #grayinmay #melanomamay #brains #neurosurgery #furkids #dogsandcats #gammaknife #brainradiation #stereotacticsurgery #cancersupport #breastcancer #lungcancer #brainmets #research
SEEKING FUR KIDS AND THEIR HUMANS -— Brain metastases are the most common type of intracranial tumor. Lung cancers, breast cancers, melanoma, and several other cancers will do their best to work into the brain. In the United States, an estimated 98,000 to 170,000 cases occur each year. That’s too many people with tragic odds. 🥺 Statistically speaking, I am VERY lucky. Eleven years later... I’m still here. Unfortunately, too many patients still do not have such a favorable outcome. TEAM BRAIN FRIED BETTY is proud to be participating in (and on the host committee for!) the BT5K LA, benefiting the American Brain Tumor Association. Together, we can make a difference and concentrate more funding than we ever could alone. I am inviting everyone (AND THEIR FUR BABIES) to join team “Brain Fried Betty” in support of patients currently living with brain tumors, those whom will be getting that devastating diagnosis this year, and for those we’ve lost. Speaking to the fur kids here... It’s really YOU I’m after. 🤫My goal is to have the cutest team ever assembled. Let’s be real, humans are NOT as cute (or cool) as you! 😍🥰 Cats, do what you do best... waltz across that computer keyboard, and direct your human here: give.abta.org/brainfriedbetty #braintumors #cancer #grayinmay #melanomamay #brains #neurosurgery #furkids #dogsandcats #gammaknife #brainradiation #stereotacticsurgery #cancersupport #breastcancer #lungcancer #brainmets #research
1 month ago
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3/9
Every year I lose my sh** on some portion of the yard. I could really use a chainsaw today. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️ Coincidentally, did you know it’s “World Naked Gardening Day”? 🫣☠️🤣 FYI… I am fully clothed. One, because it’s cold… and two, because I like my neighbors. 😳😂
Every year I lose my sh** on some portion of the yard. I could really use a chainsaw today. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️ Coincidentally, did you know it’s “World Naked Gardening Day”? 🫣☠️🤣 FYI… I am fully clothed. One, because it’s cold… and two, because I like my neighbors. 😳😂
Every year I lose my sh** on some portion of the yard. I could really use a chainsaw today. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️ Coincidentally, did you know it’s “World Naked Gardening Day”? 🫣☠️🤣 FYI… I am fully clothed. One, because it’s cold… and two, because I like my neighbors. 😳😂
Every year I lose my sh** on some portion of the yard. I could really use a chainsaw today. 😬🤷🏼‍♀️ Coincidentally, did you know it’s “World Naked Gardening Day”? 🫣☠️🤣 FYI… I am fully clothed. One, because it’s cold… and two, because I like my neighbors. 😳😂
2 months ago
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4/9
BT5k LA... Join us in being a force of awesome!!! Team Brain Fried Betty is launching on this year’s mission. Let’s dooooo this! Join us virtually or in person! Don’t personally want to join? You know I LOVES the critters... so maybe ask your doggo if they’d like to be a team member. Got a cat who isn’t too busy being independent and aloof? Maybe kitty would like to dip their toe beans into the cause. Personally, I’d like to see if team Brain Fried Betty can get the most critters for the cause backing this year’s event! Furry and feathered teammates encouraged!!! #teamcritters  #braintumors #BrainTumorAwarenessMonth #melanomasurvivor #melanomamay 😎🥰😼🐶🧠🖤 GO HERE TO HELP: https://give.abta.org/brainfriedbetty
BT5k LA... Join us in being a force of awesome!!! Team Brain Fried Betty is launching on this year’s mission. Let’s dooooo this! Join us virtually or in person! Don’t personally want to join? You know I LOVES the critters... so maybe ask your doggo if they’d like to be a team member. Got a cat who isn’t too busy being independent and aloof? Maybe kitty would like to dip their toe beans into the cause. Personally, I’d like to see if team Brain Fried Betty can get the most critters for the cause backing this year’s event! Furry and feathered teammates encouraged!!! #teamcritters  #braintumors #BrainTumorAwarenessMonth #melanomasurvivor #melanomamay 😎🥰😼🐶🧠🖤 GO HERE TO HELP: https://give.abta.org/brainfriedbetty
BT5k LA... Join us in being a force of awesome!!! Team Brain Fried Betty is launching on this year’s mission. Let’s dooooo this! Join us virtually or in person! Don’t personally want to join? You know I LOVES the critters... so maybe ask your doggo if they’d like to be a team member. Got a cat who isn’t too busy being independent and aloof? Maybe kitty would like to dip their toe beans into the cause. Personally, I’d like to see if team Brain Fried Betty can get the most critters for the cause backing this year’s event! Furry and feathered teammates encouraged!!! #teamcritters  #braintumors #BrainTumorAwarenessMonth #melanomasurvivor #melanomamay 😎🥰😼🐶🧠🖤 GO HERE TO HELP: https://give.abta.org/brainfriedbetty
BT5k LA... Join us in being a force of awesome!!! Team Brain Fried Betty is launching on this year’s mission. Let’s dooooo this! Join us virtually or in person! Don’t personally want to join? You know I LOVES the critters... so maybe ask your doggo if they’d like to be a team member. Got a cat who isn’t too busy being independent and aloof? Maybe kitty would like to dip their toe beans into the cause. Personally, I’d like to see if team Brain Fried Betty can get the most critters for the cause backing this year’s event! Furry and feathered teammates encouraged!!! #teamcritters  #braintumors #BrainTumorAwarenessMonth #melanomasurvivor #melanomamay 😎🥰😼🐶🧠🖤 GO HERE TO HELP: https://give.abta.org/brainfriedbetty
BT5k LA... Join us in being a force of awesome!!! Team Brain Fried Betty is launching on this year’s mission. Let’s dooooo this! Join us virtually or in person! Don’t personally want to join? You know I LOVES the critters... so maybe ask your doggo if they’d like to be a team member. Got a cat who isn’t too busy being independent and aloof? Maybe kitty would like to dip their toe beans into the cause. Personally, I’d like to see if team Brain Fried Betty can get the most critters for the cause backing this year’s event! Furry and feathered teammates encouraged!!! #teamcritters  #braintumors #BrainTumorAwarenessMonth #melanomasurvivor #melanomamay 😎🥰😼🐶🧠🖤 GO HERE TO HELP: https://give.abta.org/brainfriedbetty
BT5k LA... Join us in being a force of awesome!!! Team Brain Fried Betty is launching on this year’s mission. Let’s dooooo this! Join us virtually or in person! Don’t personally want to join? You know I LOVES the critters... so maybe ask your doggo if they’d like to be a team member. Got a cat who isn’t too busy being independent and aloof? Maybe kitty would like to dip their toe beans into the cause. Personally, I’d like to see if team Brain Fried Betty can get the most critters for the cause backing this year’s event! Furry and feathered teammates encouraged!!! #teamcritters  #braintumors #BrainTumorAwarenessMonth #melanomasurvivor #melanomamay 😎🥰😼🐶🧠🖤 GO HERE TO HELP: https://give.abta.org/brainfriedbetty
BT5k LA... Join us in being a force of awesome!!! Team Brain Fried Betty is launching on this year’s mission. Let’s dooooo this! Join us virtually or in person! Don’t personally want to join? You know I LOVES the critters... so maybe ask your doggo if they’d like to be a team member. Got a cat who isn’t too busy being independent and aloof? Maybe kitty would like to dip their toe beans into the cause. Personally, I’d like to see if team Brain Fried Betty can get the most critters for the cause backing this year’s event! Furry and feathered teammates encouraged!!! #teamcritters  #braintumors #BrainTumorAwarenessMonth #melanomasurvivor #melanomamay 😎🥰😼🐶🧠🖤 GO HERE TO HELP: https://give.abta.org/brainfriedbetty
BT5k LA... Join us in being a force of awesome!!! Team Brain Fried Betty is launching on this year’s mission. Let’s dooooo this! Join us virtually or in person! Don’t personally want to join? You know I LOVES the critters... so maybe ask your doggo if they’d like to be a team member. Got a cat who isn’t too busy being independent and aloof? Maybe kitty would like to dip their toe beans into the cause. Personally, I’d like to see if team Brain Fried Betty can get the most critters for the cause backing this year’s event! Furry and feathered teammates encouraged!!! #teamcritters  #braintumors #BrainTumorAwarenessMonth #melanomasurvivor #melanomamay 😎🥰😼🐶🧠🖤 GO HERE TO HELP: https://give.abta.org/brainfriedbetty
BT5k LA... Join us in being a force of awesome!!! Team Brain Fried Betty is launching on this year’s mission. Let’s dooooo this! Join us virtually or in person! Don’t personally want to join? You know I LOVES the critters... so maybe ask your doggo if they’d like to be a team member. Got a cat who isn’t too busy being independent and aloof? Maybe kitty would like to dip their toe beans into the cause. Personally, I’d like to see if team Brain Fried Betty can get the most critters for the cause backing this year’s event! Furry and feathered teammates encouraged!!! #teamcritters #braintumors #BrainTumorAwarenessMonth #melanomasurvivor #melanomamay 😎🥰😼🐶🧠🖤 GO HERE TO HELP: https://give.abta.org/brainfriedbetty
2 months ago
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5/9
April 12, 2013…. Both a day I’ll never forget, AND one I’ll never remember. 😳😬🤷🏼‍♀️ #melanoma #braintumors #fuckcancerfriday #uscbtc #mydocsrock #thankful
April 12, 2013…. Both a day I’ll never forget, AND one I’ll never remember. 😳😬🤷🏼‍♀️ #melanoma #braintumors #fuckcancerfriday #uscbtc #mydocsrock #thankful
April 12, 2013…. Both a day I’ll never forget, AND one I’ll never remember. 😳😬🤷🏼‍♀️ #melanoma #braintumors #fuckcancerfriday #uscbtc #mydocsrock #thankful
April 12, 2013…. Both a day I’ll never forget, AND one I’ll never remember. 😳😬🤷🏼‍♀️ #melanoma #braintumors #fuckcancerfriday #uscbtc #mydocsrock #thankful
April 12, 2013…. Both a day I’ll never forget, AND one I’ll never remember. 😳😬🤷🏼‍♀️ #melanoma #braintumors #fuckcancerfriday #uscbtc #mydocsrock #thankful
2 months ago
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6/9
This tiny little beast decided to free itself from the waist band of my shorts today. I was unaware it happened, and only noticed when I had made it home. 🤨 Sooooo… out came the Brompton folding bike… and off I went to retrace my run. Pedaled the 3 miles. No run pod. 😞 Decided to loop the neighborhood as I had done a cool down walk on my way back in. There it was!!! Sitting in the road getting all sun tanned and enjoying its freedom from my sweaty run clothes. Sorry little pod, but you were made to keep my stats, and I will have no slacking!!! Nothing like an extra 4 miles on a folding bike to follow your easy 3 mile run day. 😑 #gadgetsgonerogue #bromptonbicycle #garminrunpod #firstworldproblems
This tiny little beast decided to free itself from the waist band of my shorts today. I was unaware it happened, and only noticed when I had made it home. 🤨 Sooooo… out came the Brompton folding bike… and off I went to retrace my run. Pedaled the 3 miles. No run pod. 😞 Decided to loop the neighborhood as I had done a cool down walk on my way back in. There it was!!! Sitting in the road getting all sun tanned and enjoying its freedom from my sweaty run clothes. Sorry little pod, but you were made to keep my stats, and I will have no slacking!!! Nothing like an extra 4 miles on a folding bike to follow your easy 3 mile run day. 😑 #gadgetsgonerogue #bromptonbicycle #garminrunpod #firstworldproblems
3 months ago
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7/9
Locals know this hill well. @andreea_cu_doi_de_ee  It’s particularly beautiful this time of year. Seasonal creeks, lush greenery, and flowers starting to pop up! 🐾🥰😎🌿💦 Slightly disturbing is the cluster of plotted home sites… sitting on deep beach sand at the bottom of a creek that drains in from three sides. I should hope the developer and county have gone over some industrial strength drainage plans. I foresee a batch of homes requiring patchwork and furniture replacement every 5-10 years. But hey… at the bargain price of 3/4 million dollars… you too can buy a creek central cracker box! 🤦🏼‍♀️🫢🤣🤷🏼‍♀️
Locals know this hill well. @andreea_cu_doi_de_ee  It’s particularly beautiful this time of year. Seasonal creeks, lush greenery, and flowers starting to pop up! 🐾🥰😎🌿💦 Slightly disturbing is the cluster of plotted home sites… sitting on deep beach sand at the bottom of a creek that drains in from three sides. I should hope the developer and county have gone over some industrial strength drainage plans. I foresee a batch of homes requiring patchwork and furniture replacement every 5-10 years. But hey… at the bargain price of 3/4 million dollars… you too can buy a creek central cracker box! 🤦🏼‍♀️🫢🤣🤷🏼‍♀️
Locals know this hill well. @andreea_cu_doi_de_ee  It’s particularly beautiful this time of year. Seasonal creeks, lush greenery, and flowers starting to pop up! 🐾🥰😎🌿💦 Slightly disturbing is the cluster of plotted home sites… sitting on deep beach sand at the bottom of a creek that drains in from three sides. I should hope the developer and county have gone over some industrial strength drainage plans. I foresee a batch of homes requiring patchwork and furniture replacement every 5-10 years. But hey… at the bargain price of 3/4 million dollars… you too can buy a creek central cracker box! 🤦🏼‍♀️🫢🤣🤷🏼‍♀️
Locals know this hill well. @andreea_cu_doi_de_ee  It’s particularly beautiful this time of year. Seasonal creeks, lush greenery, and flowers starting to pop up! 🐾🥰😎🌿💦 Slightly disturbing is the cluster of plotted home sites… sitting on deep beach sand at the bottom of a creek that drains in from three sides. I should hope the developer and county have gone over some industrial strength drainage plans. I foresee a batch of homes requiring patchwork and furniture replacement every 5-10 years. But hey… at the bargain price of 3/4 million dollars… you too can buy a creek central cracker box! 🤦🏼‍♀️🫢🤣🤷🏼‍♀️
Locals know this hill well. @andreea_cu_doi_de_ee It’s particularly beautiful this time of year. Seasonal creeks, lush greenery, and flowers starting to pop up! 🐾🥰😎🌿💦 Slightly disturbing is the cluster of plotted home sites… sitting on deep beach sand at the bottom of a creek that drains in from three sides. I should hope the developer and county have gone over some industrial strength drainage plans. I foresee a batch of homes requiring patchwork and furniture replacement every 5-10 years. But hey… at the bargain price of 3/4 million dollars… you too can buy a creek central cracker box! 🤦🏼‍♀️🫢🤣🤷🏼‍♀️
4 months ago
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8/9
I got some side eye for getting too close while someone was trying to enjoy the peaceful view. Why does this beautiful creature not understand how much I want to pet it on its feathery little head? 🤷🏼‍♀️😆 #hawks #naturepets
I got some side eye for getting too close while someone was trying to enjoy the peaceful view. Why does this beautiful creature not understand how much I want to pet it on its feathery little head? 🤷🏼‍♀️😆 #hawks #naturepets
4 months ago
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9/9
Peace, love, and tacos. Slow down and enjoy!
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