|The hobbit's cat's cat tree?|
Saw this and all I could say was "Wow!"
I walked outside the other day and was sitting on a rocker when I noticed one of the kittens was in the box on the porch. It seemed to have panicked when it saw me and tried to make itself invisible. After talking quietly to it for a few minutes, I decided to go back inside. Whiteface immediately appeared and they went off together.
Update on the bunnies at daughter's place:
She knows that Bun Bun (alias Leo the Lop) has at least 4 baby bunnies. She has seen a 2 grays, a white and a chocolate. She believes that they have a burrow somewhere under the house.
Here's a pic of Bun Bun and one of her tortoises eating together:
and this next is a video (taken a bit far off from her front window):
Not sure if you can see well as it's a bit far... but there's Bun Bun (mama), Mr. Chocolatte (dad), and a little gray smudge (one of the gray babies)... You may have to look closely.
Another bit of trivial news:
We visited our dear friend who lives about 45 minutes away this week. It's so nice to sit and talk over a cup of coffee now when this was not possible (or possibly not considered smart) these last 2 years. With all of us being over the age of 65 (quite a bit over) and having aging health issues, we were all being very careful... and still are in some instances.
We talked, drank coffee/tea, and discussed the book once we were able to sign on to her hotspot. She is much more tech aware when it comes to the publishing part using Word and Amazon than I.
Also her 2 sons came in to help with some other house-hold technical issues while we were there. It was good to see them. She and I have know each other for over 50 years... meeting when our husbands worked together when we first moved to Texas in 1971... and our now grown children were toddlers.
She also quilts beautifully and I brought one of my semi-finished quilts for her to do the binding when she gets a moment. She taught me to machine quilt - but I've never gotten the hang of hand binding - and she enjoys it.
Well, I'm guessing you are getting bored with all this mundane talk about cats, bunnies, and old friends. That's OK. It still feels good to share this with you.
Oh... one more bit of trivia... DH and I went to Hamm's Peach Orchard last week. Surprisingly they didn't have any peaches! Apparently the rain or ? had delayed their crops and they wouldn't have peaches for another few weeks. But of course they had all the other goodies in the store. We bought peach ice-cream, peach cobbler, some home-made pickles, and 2 of their peach pulled pork sandwiches to take home (after sitting outside in their rockers eating our peach ice-cream cones).
Before I close this, I have some very sad news to tell: Just a few minutes ago, a coyote came into our yard and killed our little feral mama, White Face. At just before 9 pm we heard a cat scream and both DH and I ran outside. DH saw the coyote running off and White Face was lying on the ground lifeless and bleeding. I checked for a heartbeat, but there was none. I know this is nature's way, but still I hate it. And she was such a good little mother. We will call Animal Control and report the incident in the morning. And hopefully we will find her kittens as they are still too young to be without their mother...
Your sad news made the picture of that frightened little kitten all the more poignant.ReplyDelete
Still looking for her kittens...Delete
What a wonderful visit. I am so sorry about the mama. I hope you can find the babies.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Miss Merry.Delete
You had to hear me yell--"Oh No". I am so sorry. Didn't even know her but had become attached through you. And to think you got that picture of the now orphaned baby. Let us know if you find the babies.ReplyDelete
It is heart breaking... even though in the grand scheme of things... it happens (but hurts just the same). We're still looking for the kittens, but so far no luck. We're hoping that the coyote didn't get them (she might have been killed trying to protect them).Delete
Rian your peach-talk had my stomach grumbling until I read about Whiteface! Aw man, those poor feral babies! It's heartbreaking but I'm very glad they have you in their corner. Hope they're able to be rescued, please let us know. :^( PS. This is Doug from Apachedug's Teepee. It keeps giving me an error when I comment as myselfReplyDelete
We saw 2 of the kittens this evening... they are hiding out on the side of the house.Delete
Rian I was so bummed about Whiteface I forgot to add that I loved that cat tree at the top--when I first opened your blog & saw that, it gave me a real chuckle. :^)Delete
How sad. Gosh darn it! You did a nice job helping them. Guess there's no way to stop the coyotes in so much wildlife space. Hope the bunnies do okay. Linda in KansasReplyDelete
It is difficult to stop the coyotes... although we don't see them much. We did report them to the Animal Shelter. They keep a record of their sightings.Delete
I am so very sorry to hear your bad news and hope like everyone else that your find her babies.ReplyDelete
I am glad that you had such a delightful visit - and am drooling at the thought of fresh peaches. And peach treats.
Just saw 2 of the babies on the side of the house. They hid again when they saw me.Delete
Even though it's a natural occurrence, it doesn't make it any easier to lose our dear feral friends. And I do hope you can find the babies. :-(ReplyDelete
Yes, we saw 2 of the kittens (one was the little black and white from the pic)!Delete
Oh, those poor babies, the poor mom. I feel ill. Nature or not, it seems especially cruel when it's a mother with little ones. I will hope and pray that you are able to get those kittens, Rian.ReplyDelete
The rest of your post was a delight, though!
We are delighted to have seen 2 of them and they seem OK. We will have to see if we can keep them safe.Delete
Oh Rian, this just breaks my heart. I can only imagine how it hurt you. Hope you find the kittens. On a happier note, I was so excited to read your comment about Bun Bun's babies. I did reply. Don't know it you ever check back...I rarely do. The little video is so cute, and seeing that tiny bunny hopping around. Thank you for taking such good care of all the little animals around your place.ReplyDelete
It was horrible, Henny. I kept thinking about her all night... saying over and over again that I was so-o sorry. But at least 2 of the kittens are alive and well as we just saw them. My daughter (and granddaughter) are trying to catch the baby bunnies to keep them safe... but it is difficult... as they are fast.Delete
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear the news about White Face. I sure hope the babies can be located and surrendered for adoption. Poor wee things are likely to become the next prey for the coyote otherwise. :(ReplyDelete
The peach place sounds delicious. It seems everything plant related is delayed this year.
Mae, we just saw 2 of the kittens and they seem to be fine. We contacted Animal Control and reported the coyote attack and told them that if we can find the kittens, we will bring them in to the adoption center.Delete
that is one fancy tree fort condo...fit for a king!! i watched the video and all was clear for me, i was able to see the baby bunny and company. so sorry about white face, it is the circle of life but this part is so hard to see and understand. hugs to you sharon!!ReplyDelete