Critter(s) of the Day: reunion

These photos go back to July 3; the day Dave and Keith were briefly reunited with their mom.

It was such a lovely reunion! It was hard to separate them again.

We really didn’t have much choice, if these two were going to get healthy. Even so, it didn’t take them long to leave Mom’s hideout, and their sibling, to just sit here, looking all forlorn.

It wasn’t too much longer before we brought Dave into the house permanently.

Critter of the Day: splish splash…

… Jay is takin’ a bath.

Today, I make up for being late with my critter of the day post with quantity!

I have finally caught up on July (skipped the rest of June in the process) photos from the living room DSLR. This series of photos we were so fortunate to get go back to July 9.

This blue jay was having SO much fun cooling down in the bird bath!!!

Critter(s) of the Day: Window cats

How much is that kitty in the window?

The one with the fluffy tail?

How much is that kitty in the window?

Please make him stop using his nails!

The little bean is finally as tall as my stuffed kitty, if still quite a bit smaller!

He is now very adept at getting to the window ledge. It’s a miracle the screen is still intact, as he goes after moths on the other side.

Nothing like waking up to the sound of claws on a screen.

Critter of the Day: breakfast

These are from this morning, when I brought kibble to the bowls I brought back to the pump shack.

Rosencrantz had already come out and looked to be heading for the house, but hung around when she saw me, then came to eat after I put food in the bowls. She comes to the house for food but, for some reason, Beep Beep and Butterscotch (especially Beep Beep) have been very mean to her and chasing her away. So even though I was mere feet away, I think she was glad to get food here!

Digital zoom, here. My apologies for the poor quality of the image.

She has the strangest dark patches on her cheeks, below each eye!

I had to walk past her to go back to the house, which made her nervous, but not enough to leave the food.

Where those noises I could hear in the pump shack?

Why, yes! Look who’s getting brave!

Since discovering them back in the pump shack, I propped the door open a few inches in such a way that it can neither blow open more, nor close, so it’ll be easier for them to come in and out. I think they like that.

Pump shack baby is also hungry!

I want to snuggle. That. Face!!!!

Critter of the Day: mystery critter

This critter is a mystery in a couple of ways.

The first: I don’t know exactly what it is, other than “caterpillar”.

I’ve been doing searches, and the closest I can guess is that it’s some variety of tussock moth. It’s quite tiny – smaller than my fingernail. I’ve never seen anything like it around here before.

The other mystery is, where did it come from?

I was at my computer, typing away, when it dropped onto my keyboard.