Sights from around Crooked Acres.
Fred always says “The possums we see have such shiny fur!” That’s ’cause they’re eating cat food instead of road kill! (Right after I took this picture, Fred slowwwwwly opened the door and rolled a COOKIE out to that possum. Who eventually spotted him and ran off.)
I was sitting at my desk last week, and heard a loud bang on the door. When I went to investigate, there were two sparrows laying on their backs, looking like they were pretty badly hurt. I yelled for Fred (of course), who went out to check on them. One of them flew off when he went out there, and he held the other one for several minutes. It sat there in his hand, and then flew off. Then flew back and sat on the porch for a couple more minutes before he flew off for real.
We put this water dish up on a block so that the ducks wouldn’t swim around in it and befoul it, and the chickens get up there and perch on the side to drink. Which wrecks my nerves, because I swear one of them is going to fall in and won’t be able to get out. (Hasn’t happened yet, but that doesn’t mean it won’t!)
I don’t know how on earth I took all those chicken pictures and didn’t get a single picture of George and Gracie. I’ll be sure to get ’em next time!
After announcing that I was taking Tricki to Petsmart yesterday, I got to talking to Fred, and decided to wait. If she went off to Petsmart and John Smith stayed here, he would likely get lonely, and we’re finding out (since we started letting them have the run of the upstairs) that John Smith can be pretty vocal when he feels like it. With Tricki to keep him company at night in the foster room, he hasn’t been howling, but if he were in there by himself, I can pretty much guarantee that he would be a very unhappy – and very loud – boy. So I was going to tell you that they’d both be with us a little longer, but they’ll actually be going to Petsmart on Thursday, because last night THIS happened:
They were adopted separately. This leaves Livia and Tony from the Sopranos, which seriously – what is going ON? Their forever family needs to step it UP!
2013: Baby Beans, in the midst of Deep Thoughts.
2012: No entry.
2011: Starsky and Hutch (Percy and Jack) update!
2010: It was a nice surprise to unexpectedly see their little faces again!
2009: Hello, gorgeous.
2008: Did I mention that Skittles is a pretty girl?
2007: Moonman has earned himself the nickname “Joe Bob” for no reason other than it’s a good nickname for him (also, I occasionally call him “Joseph Robert”).
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.