Saturday, January 30, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
This is Two Spot showing off his great balancing skills on the porch shelf!
Al here is just a kitten years ago but his favorite thing was to walk the clothes racks when Mom hung the non dryerable(is that a word?) laundry in winter.
Here Chica is balancing on the back of the porch sectional! She falls asleep here and doesn't even fall off.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Mom loves unusual holidays and this one is so unique cuz the bean who started it lives near us! Christy Hargrove from Asheville, North Carolina started Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21, 2001. Christy is a wildlife rehabilitator in North Carolina, and is is affiliated with the Western North Carolina Nature Center.
Squirrel Appreciation Day is an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate your tree climbing, nut gathering neighborhood squirrels. It's held in mid-winter when food sources are scarce for squirrels and other wildlife. Sure, squirrels spent all fall gathering and "squirreling " away food. But, their supplies may not be enough. And, the variety of food is limited. So, give them an extra special treat today to supplement their winter diets.
This is a white albino squirrel found in several places in the mountains here. Read more about them on Mom's other blog.
We have to agree not everyone likes squirrels. While they are fun to watch they can mess up our bird feeders. Squirrels tip almost any bird feeder and spill the seeds in search of the particular seeds they want. In the fall, they attack pumpkins on front porches in search of the seeds inside. For gardeners they dig up and steal flower bulbs, and may eat some of the veggies in your garden.
Two Spot is busy watching the squirrels outside - wishing them Happy Squirrel Day!
When you think about it, mid winter is the best time to appreciate squirrels. In the winter they provide a little entertainment. We love to sit and watch them try to figure out how to get at the feeders. The rest of the year we can try to keep them away from all the feeders and delicious garden foods. So be nice to your squirrels today!
Snowball keeping an eye out for the white squirrel!
Info from Holiday Insights!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
As with every award, there are some rules that need to be followed:
1. Each Superior Scribbler (SS) must pass the Award on to 5 deserving blogger friends.
2. Each SS must link the author and name of the blog from whom he/she received the award.
3. Each SS must display the award on his/her blog and link to the post which explains the award.
4. Each SS is asked to visit the post which explains the award and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List.
5. Each SS must post these rules on his/her blog.
It seems like everyone on CB is getting this so we will try to find 5 bloggers who haven't. So we're giving it to:
1. Cats in Trees- two very adventurous cats.
2. Lilacs and Cats - the personal thoughts of a wonderful cat and dog mom.
3. Boo-Bah's Little Sunshines - the antics of two pups and two cats
4. Noll's Nip- Noll and some very nice kitties
5. We Love Luna - a very cute kitty from overseas
Thanks muchly to Brian's Home for this award.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
We missed them. This week the weather warmed up enough to let them out. We were so excited and ran from window to window telling Mom!
Hey Mom...the goats are back!
We also had another visitor - an opossum. Mom came out to feed us the other night and the little guy was sitting next to the door feeding on seeds from the bird feeder. He looked as startled as Mom. She didn't have her camera or we would have picts of him. We may have to keep him away as she also found a small hole in the corner of the gravel floor in the screen room. Norm was over there messing with it and Mom checked it out. One of us could have gotten out but none of us did. Mom filled the hole in with rocks inside and out. Maybe the possum was trying to come in where it was warm and there was food.
Photo from nationalgeographic.com.
Photo from nationalgeographic.com.
Ivy watched from the bathroom window for a long while drooling over this BIGGGGG bird she couldn't have!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Me with Only and Two Spot - see the spots? That's how they got their names only the spots faded!
Our neat new porch - that's me with my brothers watching birdies.
Me today with Only and Two Spot.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Uh oh she found me... and with her flashy box too. I have been feeling much better lately and have enjoyed playing with my toys and snuggling with Mom. Happy Thursday!