A photo from the last day of July, for the last day of August! This nuthatch was just sittin', chillin' on the empty platform feeder.
I will start with the good news, first. Mild Cheddar went through surgery very well! As we wrote previously, what we thought was a dislocated rib, turned out not to be. The vet made an incision at the top, but also found the entry wound in his armpit area and opened that up a bit, … Continue reading What happened, and what didn’t happen
So... This actually makes more sense. The lump in Mild Cheddar is not a dislocated rib. It's a stick. One of my daughters actually found a stick in his arm pit not long ago. It came off and she thought it was just stuck to his fur with tree sap. There was no blood. No … Continue reading Not a rib
While switching out the empty hanging bird feeder for a full one, I noticed Junk Yard kitten was out. So I sat down on the log I placed near the junk pile as a seat, and tried to lure him in. There was a cat toy I'd found while cleaning out the old wood pile; … Continue reading Bonus Critter: playing
By the end of July, the sun room kittens and Junk Pile Kitten were comfortable enough with each other for play dates!
I went outside late last night, and ended up staying out longer to enjoy the incredible view! Even with the yard light on (we can't turn it off since the power company replaced the original), the stars were bright enough that I could see the Milky Way! Then I went out again later, with my … Continue reading Starry Night
I managed a bit of work in the yard, during a break in the high winds we've been having for the past while. There were so many tiny branches and twigs fallen from the Chinese elm in front of the house, I needed to use a rake to pick them up. I also found this. … Continue reading Which one is next?
A couple of days ago, my daughters noticed something wrong with one of the kittens. Check this out. It looks like one of Mild Cheddar's ribs is dislocated. The line I marked traces what we can see, and feel through his fur. Here, you can see the line at a different angle. When touching the … Continue reading This is not good
Apparently, the platform bird feeder is a good place for a nap.
My daughter and I were coming home when I spotted something on the road, right at the corner I was turning at. A red sided garter snake! I was very happy to see it; I've seen so very few this year. Unfortunately, it wouldn't move away. My daughter got out and tried to shoo it … Continue reading Bonus Critter, pre-op update and more