Critter Scavenger Hunt

22 Feb

This week the topics for Ashley’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday are:  See, Sea, or C; chair; symmetry; blanket; giggle.

Let’s start with symmetry.  If you drew a line down him, he’d be the same on each side.


The peacock has bilateral symmetry.  Even more impressive, is the symmetry in the eyes on his tail.

eye in peacock's tail

He’s growing it back.  I actually saw him dancing for the girls the other day.


Next up is blanket.  Stella would make a perfect blanket on a cold winter’s night.



That might be cheating a bit, so here’s Bob lying on a blanket in the chair.



Wait, he’s not in the chair.  He’s on the couch and Leo is on his blanket in the chair.  You’ve got to love the life of a cat.



I got to see my first robin of the year.  I think he’s lying.  If you look at our weather forecast for this week with the return of cold winter temperatures, he’s lying.

robin and sparrow in crabapple tree

He better think of taking off back south.

flying robin

Here’s another little critter I got to see.  Why doesn’t anyone want to pose for me today?

sparrow flying

Finally giggle.  When I showed my son an egg and said, “Look what Honey gave us,” he asked if that was what I was laughing hysterically about.  That might be a bit more than a giggle, but the girl was just too funny.  She was running back and forth through the kitchen and bathroom.  She was up and down and in and out of the boxes she has.  Finally, when she ran out of time to look for a good place to lay her egg, she just went to the safety of her roost (an upside down five gallon bucket).  Instead of letting the egg drop to the floor, I caught it.

Honey Egg

I thought that was worth a giggle or two.



I have to tell you, after hearing her grunt and seeing it that close and personal, I have a lot more appreciation for the work they go to laying those delicious eggs.

Sharing with Saturday’s Critters, Camera Critters, Scavenger Hunt Sunday, Bird d’Pot, Weekly Top Shot, and I Heart Macro.


54 Responses to “Critter Scavenger Hunt”

  1. Alica February 22, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    That must have been pretty funny, watching her run around looking for a place to lay the golden egg! Thank goodness you figured out what she was up to! 🙂

    • Teresa February 22, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

      Poor neurotic girl just didn’t know where to go. I had things already set out for her to feel safe. Guess I need to look at it again.

  2. Pat February 22, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    Now, that’s a really fresh egg!
    Love seeing your sweet Stella and the cats. Oh, the hen and the peafowl too!

    • Teresa February 22, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

      Haha! You’ll never see a fresher one!

  3. TexWisGirl February 22, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    oh, sweet honey! 🙂 too cute! bless her!

    • Teresa February 22, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

      She certainly is an adventure!

  4. Erika February 22, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    Your Peacock is so very beautiful, even the girls so fluffed up in the picture. How come those 3 don’t have a name? 🙂 Honey looks absolutely proud of herself for laying that egg. Looks like lots of sun in your pictures, I hope your not part of that new snow out that direction.

    • Teresa February 22, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

      We had the snow come through Thursday (hence the ice under the peafowl). Most of my birds don’t have names. I have a hard time telling them apart because they look so much alike, and I don’t spend enough time to tell them apart. Just a few have names.

  5. artmusedog February 22, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    Lots of fantastic shots ~ love animals napping and that peacock’s colors are dazzling ~ ^_^ Happy Weekend ~

    artmusedog and carol

    • Teresa February 22, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

      Thanks, Carol. His colors were really beautiful in the sun today.

  6. Eileen February 22, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

    Yea for Honey! She is so cute! Love the peacock feathers, they are just gorgeous! Lovely series! Thank you for linking up to my Saturday’s Critter party. Have a happy weekend!

    • Teresa February 22, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

      Thanks, Eileen! This is a milestone for Honey’s recovery.

  7. Leave It To Davis February 22, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    Doesn’t it make you wonder about the first person who saw a chicken lay and egg and say, “Gee, I think that would taste delicious.”

    Love all your animal photos….and yes, the life of a cat….no one can imprison them and no one controls them. They do what they please when they please.

    • Teresa February 22, 2014 at 6:09 pm #

      There’s a lot of food things that I wonder who in their right mind came up with the idea…

  8. Lavender Cottage February 22, 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    I wouldn’t mind cuddling with Stella, she looks nice and fluffy. As for the egg – good catch!

    • Teresa February 23, 2014 at 8:34 am #

      Stella is a giant snuggle bunny. 🙂

  9. Jeanne February 22, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    Loving your entry today! Funny that I had just written about the possibility of Honey’s egg laying yesterday…! Good catch on your part! Eggs are such a mess to clean up! Love the bright colors of a peacock! They are some of my favorite colors.

    • Teresa February 23, 2014 at 8:34 am #

      I knew it would happen some time, but I didn’t know she was going to be such a neurotic hen!

  10. Mascha February 23, 2014 at 1:02 am #

    a nice post, enjoyed me in the sunday morning…
    Have a quiet sunday 🙂

    • Teresa February 23, 2014 at 8:34 am #

      Thanks. Glad you enjoyed your stop. Hope you have a great week!

  11. margaret February 23, 2014 at 1:47 am #

    Hi Theresa. over the whole post. the Peacock’s coloured feathers are amazing, all the animals are wonderful and I did giggle at the thought of your hen charging roun and round looking for a place to lay her egg. Good catching. Am sure that egg tasted great.

    • Teresa February 23, 2014 at 8:35 am #

      The peacock really is amazing with all the iridescent colors he has.

  12. Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin' February 23, 2014 at 4:03 am #

    I’ve always enjoyed the saga…of HONEY!! She’s so precious.
    As are your fur babies…sweet.

    Your birds…awesome!!! I didn’t know that about the peacock!!!

    • Teresa February 23, 2014 at 8:37 am #

      If you like Honey, you should check out my goat Millie’s blog. She’s on a winter break, and we’re running The Adventures of Kitchen Chicken. It’s the diary of a buff cochin hen who thinks she’s been abducted by aliens. 😉 HERE is the first.

  13. riet February 23, 2014 at 7:10 am #

    what a fun story and yes they have a lot of work to give us our delicious eggs. Yours is very fresh today, :)))

    • Teresa February 23, 2014 at 8:38 am #

      Never seen one fresher! Silly hen.

  14. Yogi February 23, 2014 at 8:37 am #

    There is something relaxing about cats and dogs in deep sleep. The egg story is hilarious.

    • Teresa February 23, 2014 at 8:38 am #

      Nothing like snuggling in with the sleeping critters! The hen is a hoot!

  15. Karen S. February 23, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    Wow, just a series of joy with all of your photos. First I really liked that stunning peacock, but then how could you not adore Stella and then Bob….oh my just lovely!

    • Teresa February 23, 2014 at 9:02 am #

      Thanks, Karen. The animals are great to have around.

  16. Ruby February 23, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    Peacock colours are fabulous,it’s no wonder peacock blue is noted as a specific shade.
    The indoor furries certainly know how to find a soft and comfortable seat…………
    Happy Sunday!

    • Teresa February 23, 2014 at 10:48 am #

      Thanks, Ruby. Hope you have a great week!

  17. Coloring Outside the Lines February 23, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    Wow, now that’s service! Your animals all look so cozy and happy.

    • Teresa February 23, 2014 at 11:26 am #

      Thanks. We’ve had a bit better weather, so they are enjoying it. I’m hoping she’s scoping out a place to lay her next egg before it’s about to arrive.

  18. A Quiet Corner February 23, 2014 at 11:58 am #

    Great catch!!! I think I’ll take Bob and Honey!! I saw an Easter Towhee last week but we are getting snow this week…hmmmm?…:)JP

    • Teresa February 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm #

      The weather has been so crazy this winter. I am hoping the robin I saw yesterday is a true sign of spring.

  19. Wieczora (◔‿◔) February 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    Amazing shots of animals!!!
    Happy Sunday to you too an a good new week. Hugs!
    Wieczora (◔‿◔) | my photoblog

    • Teresa February 23, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

      Thanks. I do love photographing my critters. 🙂

  20. Anonymous February 23, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    Wonderful photos. I especially liked the detail of the peacock feather. Leo’s colors are really shown off by the blanket.

    • Teresa February 23, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

      Thanks. I do think the peacock feathers were wonderful in that bright light.

  21. Martha February 23, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

    What? No goats? I love the peacocks.You did a great job capturing the birds in the tree and in flight. I’d like to have such a Honey. I bet that was hilarious to watch. Great job with the photos and the writing.

    • Teresa February 23, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

      Thanks. Honey is hilarious, but I will still be glad when she can go outside again. 🙂

  22. Huldra February 23, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    You made me smile yet again. Love those cat`s 🙂

    • Teresa February 23, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

      Thanks. They are characters.

  23. pattisj February 24, 2014 at 12:35 am #

    Good catch! Now you get to eat it rather than clean it off the floor! Dogs are usually good at that, though.

    • Teresa February 24, 2014 at 6:31 am #

      I just don’t know what she’s going to do next time, and I’ll probably be at work for that one.

  24. Laura Hegfield February 24, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    I love this series Teresa… wow catching the egg by hand, that is pretty amazing. Gorgeous peacock feather! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

    • Teresa February 24, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

      Thanks for hosting, Laura! I really hope she chooses a better place to lay her egg next time (since I’ll probably be at work).

  25. Madge Bloom February 24, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    Aww, Stella is SO cute! Thank you for coming by sharing your creative photography on the Weekly Top Shot, #123!

    • Teresa February 24, 2014 at 3:13 pm #

      Thanks, Madge! I love the way you challenge my skills to always improve.

  26. EG CameraGirl February 24, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    It’s wonderful that Honey can make you laugh, that caring for all your animals is more than just a ton of work.

    • Teresa February 24, 2014 at 6:10 pm #

      She is truly funny. If I didn’t laugh at the challenges of a kitchen chicken, I’d be in tears. I’d rather laugh. 🙂

  27. JOY February 24, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    Great shots for the scavenger hunt. enJOY meeting your animals by name. I’ve always named all my animals, even my fish, Terminator, named after the fact he would terminate anything added to his tank (and he wasn’t that kind of a fish).

    • Teresa February 24, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

      All of my mammals are named. Some of the birds are, but I can’t tell them all apart.

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