Tag Archives: cat

Other Critters

22 May

It’s not just my animals here on the farm.  I get to see lots of birds.

Baltimore oriole

There’s quite a few squirrels out in pasture.

Occasionally we have some other critters show up.  Or Bob might bring them up.

Bob Cat

Yep.  He caught a baby bunny.  Luckily, he’s not a starving cat because he didn’t notice when I took his bunny from him.  He was just waiting and resting until it tried to escape and he could play with it some more.

I really don’t see very many bunnies here with the cats and dog ready to chase them.

I took it to the Back Forty and let it go.

Should have changed camera setting first, but I was more worried about Bob than pictures.

This morning, I think I rescued the same baby bunny from Bob again.  I did warn it that it might not be lucky enough for me to be around to save it a third time.

Hopefully, it has learned its lesson.  Then this happened.

When the vet was here helping me push pills down the goats, kittens wandered out from under the workbench.  Seriously?  I only have fixed cats.  In the twenty springs I’ve spent on the farm, this is the first time I’ve had kittens born here.

Margarita tried butting one into the ground.  Seriously?

They were thin and horribly dehydrated.

They are back to healthy and have already left the farm.

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Blossoms and Paws

9 May

We have gorgous blossoms right now.  The magnolia has lost it’s flowers with the heavy winds the last couple of days, but it was beautiful!

Now we have plum trees in full bloom.

The cherry tree is lovely.

The crab apple has opened up today.  I need the wind to go down before I can get any better images.

I also wanted to let you know that Snickers did not break his leg.  It appears he was in a fight and got bit because he had a puncture wound on his foot.  He’s had antibiotics and he’s pretty much back to normal.

Snickers

The same time, Sky ended up with a paw injury too.  It’s still a little tender, but he’s doing better, and I’m keeping an eye on it.

Sky

If I were a betting person, I’d guess they both received their injuries from a certain unwelcome visitor.

Scooping the Garage

6 May

As sad as it is that my garage was turned into a barn, I finally got around to starting to scoop out my garage.

I’ve even made more progress since this picture was taken Saturday evening.

I made a lot of progress.  Of course, I can’t do much more until I get rid of the bale.

It’s what I’m feeding Harley, so it will be a while.

Harley

I will say, I’m getting the compost bin filled up.  Hopefully, it settles down so I can keep scooping the other side of the garage and the Love Shack.  Of course, the goats had to check it out.

Caroline, Bonnie, and Annie (from top to bottom)

Some checked it more thoroughly than others.

Caroline

And if I didn’t have one injury from the day, it wouldn’t be normal, so Snickers managed to climb onto the soap room ceiling.  That is exactly why I always try to keep the doors all shut, but that’s hard to do when scooping it out.  He seems to have hurt his foot jumping down.

Snickers resting his foot in a box.

Usually, I end up getting a ladder and helping him down, but he didn’t even meow to let me know he was ready.  That means another vet visit tomorrow.  Sigh…