"I'll get you, you rascally squirrel!"

Squirrel Tease!

Before the kerfuffle of the clear-cutting on the Mountain I had taken these pictures of a squirrel teasing Claus.  He had Claus captivated for over a half an hour or more!  In each picture I am amazed at the squirrels apparent lack of fear.

The pictures had to be taken through our dinning room window and so are not as clear as I would like, but oh so fun!

CLICK for better squirrel viewing and for the captions:

Have a fun weekend, Ya’ll!


In Memoriam

It is with sadness I tell you that Miss Kitty was killed last month.  The irony of the situation is that she and Neville had been living up on the Mountain Farmlet for the past year with no problem at all.

Each week we drove up to the Mountain Farmlet to work.  We also  replenished her and Neville’s food stores, and put fresh water into the large font.  And each week she was happy to see us and lavished us with attention.  She loved to follow us on the trail and keep us company.

Recently, Bob was up there working on greens maintenance and noticed her back behind the house with her catch of the day.  After the weekly feed and water fill-up he then left to go work around the outbuildings.  He said that when he returned to the truck he found her in the road.

She was six years young.


On our first meeting she was very shy,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAClick the photo and find the kitty

but we would soon discover that she loved following us out on the trail,

Miss Kitty strikes a pose.

This winter we often found her sunning on the bridge near the pond.

BaskingDo you see her?

This temporary marker will be replaced with a permanent one in the fall. 


A native planting with lovely blooms I think.  


NOTE:  I know some of you will wonder why we didn’t just bring the kitties here to live.  The fact is, that Miss Kitty simply refused to be picked up.  For all her affection, and the petting that she loved,  if you picked her up she would try to eat you!  So we let them both stay.  

Neville is now here with us.  He has adjusted to life with Claus and Lil’ Bit very well… though Lil’ Bit is not so forgiving of his attitude when he first arrived…


because he wanted (still wants) to be KING OF EVERYTHING!  ;)


Photo Friday: find the Claus

Find the kitty!


OK, I sorta tricked you.  Claus is not in this picture.  Although, there is a good-looking leaf pile replica that some of you found right off.  Good eyes, my friends!  :) 

This morning I was looking into the back forty when I noticed Claus was up on the chicken’s run.   You may or may not recall that he has a bum knee, so this was unusual.  Running (well, OK limping actually ;) )  to go get my camera and take a picture of this amazing kitty feat for Bob, I got back and he was gone… 

or was he?

There-he-isFunny Boy!  If you can’t find him in this picture then click to enlarge it.


NOTE:  Sorry for the grainy shots, but they were taken through the dining room window. 

Have a Blessed weekend!