Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Caged "Kat"

Struggling to stay awake, Katniss stretched her front paws one more time before her eyes closed.  Just as I raised the phone to take a pic, she stretched her hind legs, then she stretched her hind legs and spread each of those five toes before her head, once again, settled in the corner of the crate.  All was quite until a house fly showed up.  Each time the fly landed on the cage, she stood up, chattering her teeth (which I've been told is a sign of excitement in a cat) and chased it away. Finally it flew off and she went back to her favorite corner, lowering her head slowly.

I know.  How could I put her in a cage?  But, she has so much more room and it is so much more stable that I just had to give it a try.  After getting her used to her small screen house, one day I asked the Pres to get the large dog crate we had up in the attic of the garage. She transitioned wonderfully. 

It stays out on the deck all the time and although the Pres doesn't know it yet, I'm going to ask him if I can grab the four wheeled platform from his garage, making it very easy to move.



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Caged "Kat"

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Getting My Wings

Sitting in my chair facing the bird feeders, there I was, waiting AGAIN for my opportunity to get a bird in flight.  A very handsome male Cardinal flew to the nearby oak.  I missed it.


While it perched on the branch looking for caterpillars (I think), I remained in my chair...waiting.


And then it flew.  As you can see, at least I got SOME WINGS..LOL!!!









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Getting My (aka Some) Wings

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Monday, July 15, 2019

OUCH!...A Story

Late one afternoon, when I was sitting under the pergola, a dragonfly decided to keep me company.  It perched in the sun while I sat in the shade.


When we first moved here, I went on a "Dragonflies and Damselflies" Walk.  Led by a man that became a VERY good friend over the years, he explained the habitat and various species as we came across them on our excursion.  I was fascinated.  When we stopped to take a small break, one of his assistants in training spoke up saying, "Look, a dragonfly landed on me.  Look at the size of him!"  We all turned to look closely as the colorful critter sat comfortably on his hand.  Suddenly he said, "Ouch!  He bit me."  

Walking over toward the young man, Juan replied, "Yes.  They can bite.  And it looks like he got a good chunk of skin."

In case you don't believe me, here's what Google said...

"YES, if you catch one and hold it in your hand and carelessly allow its mandibles to reach your skin, it will bite as hard as it can in self defense. Very few dragonflies can even break the skin, but some of the big ones can do so and may induce an “ouch”."


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OUCH!...A Story

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