1-29-20 Wednesday

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Earl, up close, on a rainy day.


I love this picture so. (Nuthatch on the feeder, Tufted Titmouse headed for the feeder.)


The Nuthatch ran the Tufted Titmouse off and then claimed his sunflower seed.


Bluebirds!


“What?”


This Robin showed up in the last week or so. Spring’s coming!


Cardinal on a rainy day.


The Hellebores (Lenten Roses) are blooming! (Not a sign of spring – they bloom starting in late December and early January here.)

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We got a Ring doorbell for Christmas, and I insisted Fred install it immediately so I could see what wildlife comes through at night. I was surprised to find out that there’s not actually much action, but there’s some. I am fully aware that this is probably only interesting to me, but here you go (with description of what you’ll find, below.)


YouTube link

#1: Brown tabby, coming to check things out. NOT one of our cats, and it’s wearing a collar so clearly belongs to someone.
#2: Earl the Skwerl.
#3: Raccoon doing its best to reach the bird bath. (You’ll see a bowl of water in subsequent videos, and this is the entire reason why. Nothing goes thirsty when on OUR property!)
#4: Deer running by on the street.
#5: That brown tabby again.
#6: Herd of deer fleeing in terror. Why are they fleeing? Because Fred (who wakes at the ridiculous hour of like 3:30 am) was out for his morning walk, and was walking toward them.
#7: Possum checking things out.
#8: Video I shot with my phone, through the window. We put food out for the possums, and sometimes the raccoons come along to check it out. In this particular instance, we’d put the rest of a pumpkin pie (with whipped cream) out as a holiday treat.
#9: Petey the Possum eating chicken and rice casserole (we really didn’t like it because I used stuffing made from Hawaiian bread, and it was really gross. Petey liked it, though!)

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Frankie was sitting in Fred’s lap the other night, and then Archie joined. Frankie was… not pleased. (This picture makes me laugh and laugh.)


Khal (on the floor), Jake (in front of the window) and Frankie (on the couch) have really been enjoying the foster room lately.


Khal ADORES that scratcher/track toy.

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Previously
2019: I canNOT get these two to pose next to each other nicely.
2018: Hanging out behind the sink, as you do.
2017: No entry.
2016: “Are you pregnant TOO? Get in here, let’s form a mother’s club!”
2015: “Don’t be stingy, lady. Gimme more.”
2014: I love how tossing a toy into a basket makes even skittish kittens come running over to see what’s going on.
2013: Mercury’s Glamour Shots pose.
2012: No entry.
2011: Updates on adopted kittens.
2010: Kara, keeping an eye on YOU.
2009: No entry.
2008: Spot.
2007: Obviously he just doesn’t love Joe Bob enough.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.

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1-29-20 Wednesday — 13 Comments

  1. Saw your video on YouTube yesterday (I’m a subscriber of your channel) and loved-loved-loved it! A herd of deer running? Who sees that in their ‘hood? Are you close to a park or preserve?

    • We’re at the end of a cul de sac at the foot of a mountain – we have a LOT of deer in our neighborhood; Sunday we watched 5 or 6 walk right behind our back yard.

      • Malcolm would lose.his.shit if deer walked through the backyard. There are some in the area, so it’s bound to happen eventually…

        Squirrels send him over the edge. But deer? He wouldn’t recover.

  2. Archie looks so smug in that picture with Frankie while Frankie looks so perturbed, lol.

    Love the Ring footage… and Petey is soooo sweet.

    I wonder if that brown tabby knows what’s up over at Shady Crooked Casa and wants to interview you for the privileged position of his 2nd home 😀

  3. I have a home in Washington State that butts up to the back 9 of a golf course and crippling insomnia. One of my favorite things to do is sit out on the upper balcony late at night and early morning and watch the wildlife go by.

  4. That is the funniest ever of Frankie and Archie! I think it should be framed!
    Thanks for sharing the permies and the neighborhood, too.

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