Photo(s) of the Day: headed for high ground

A while back, we spotted little Susan, in an unusual place.

The cats don’t typically climb straight up this dead tree, as there are many others with convenient branches that are easier for them.

She was, however, very determined to keep going higher. Something was off. What could it be?

Ah.

Our furry neighbour came to visit!

He just can’t seem to understand why the cats won’t play with him! 😀

As I write this, Susan is curled up and snoozing behind me, recovering quite well from her date with the vet!

One down, more to go!

Well, the deed is done.

Little Susan had an appointment with the vet, yesterday, and she is now recovering from surgery!

Since we had to make sure to 1) have her available to take to the vet in the first place and 2) make sure she didn’t eat anything after 8pm the night before, we brought her into the house as quickly as we could catch her, the day before.

It’s not that she was actively trying to escape us. She just wasn’t interested in being picked up or anything.

Once inside, it was… interesting.

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I don't think they like him

This morning, while doing my rounds, I had an unexpected visitor – my brother’s beautiful dog! He is usually very shy and tends to sneak up behind a person, and under their hand, for sneaky pets, but not today! He was quite happy to come right up for some attention.

While I was petting him, I heard a noise above my head.

As usual, the cats had followed me while I was doing my rounds. Butterscotch and Beep Beep will bully each other to be carried. This morning, Butterscotch came along, and she was not happy to see our visitor!

Sadly, when I paused to take the picture, my visitor went away.

As I started back, I saw Butterscotch was not the only one unhappy with our visitor!

Even Junk Pile cat had been following along and was up a tree, but before I could get a picture, he’d jumped down and bolted further into the grove.

I want a dog. 😀

The Re-Farmer

Morning company

I admit, my morning rounds are not as consistent as they should be. Some mornings, when my daughter has a shift, it’s earlier – and this time of year, pitch black, still! Others, like today, I can wait until there’s actually light out.

Which means, I can get pictures of the company I get. 😀

I always do the cat food and water first, then do the feeding station. The cats will happily abandon food and fresh water to come join me.

Because, apparently, bird bath water is better.

They also like to use the bird feeder pole as a scratching post. 😀

Creamsicle was all set to jump on me!

I didn’t let him.

As I finished up at the feeding station, I realized I had an audience.

Gosh, they are so funny.

Also, that aloe vera behind Dave is the baby of one we had before our move. It’s about half the size of the mama was. We called it the sarlacc, so I guess this is sarlacc junior. 😀

The frost covered spruces were very pretty this morning. 🙂

The Re-Farmer

Picture(s) of the Day: handsome goof!

One of the beauties of digital photography is the ability to take a lot of quick shots and hope to get at least a couple of good ones out of the bunch, and not worry about running out of film.

It also means that, when I finally get around to uploading the photos and seeing them on the desktop, I get to see some hilarious catches, like this.

That face.

That marvelous, goofy face!

I also got him as his usual, handsome self.