Sunday, June 10, 2012

Birds, Cats, and Dogs


The little hatchlings are all gone. Late yesterday afternoon I checked the nest. One egg remained and a new little Killdeer looked as if it has just come out of his egg shell. Hildee and Henry weren't that happy to have company and tried to lure me away. One of the morning babies followed their lead and rose up and ran on it's tiny legs.

I managed to get this shot of the baby. I was clicking as fast as my camera would let me in the direction of baby K's escape. Those little legs are fast!!  I blew all the photos up, but the birds blend so well with their surroundings and are so fast that I could only find one image and it is hard to see!

The grass is brown from lack of rain. We haven't mowed in over a week. We might get a storm front moving through tomorrow, but the forecast is iffy. In the meantime I am watering my flowers and vegetables all day long, it seems.


I tried a little photo shoot with Little M and her canine buddies. Oscar is not happy. He is not able to jump down from my office chair, so I at least had a captive audience for the camera. Little M always investigates his underside in search of a nipple and she is always disappointed. Strangely enough, Oscar is the most tolerant of her. He is usually the least tolerant of new family members.


Wall-E can jump down and did so several times. He does not like this cat at all. He doesn't bother her or try to hurt her, he just wants nothing to do with her. She wants to check out his underside, but that is just not going to happen.


You will recall that Little M was not happy at all to have her sister join her here in my office. I am beginning to think that Little M is prejudiced against females (not me, of course, I am her mommy) because she went into full attack mode with Toni Louise. Poor Toni didn't know what to do.


Little M is quite content to be the one occupying the chair. She likes being the one that gets to stay in the office with me all day. At first she would cry out and meow when I would escape into the sitting room, but now, she just accepts that her time is over, so she goes into her kennel and sleeps until she hears me taking the dogs out in the morning.

The other little kitten that looks just like my Little M found a good home with Kamper Dana. Dana was quite smitten with Little M, so he who was instructed to take Other Kitty back to Mama Kitty, retrieved Other Kitty for Dana. Other Kitty will now lead a pampered life like her sibling.


Next weekend my daughter is coming. There will be a joyful reunion between Wall-E and his boy, Gavin. New puppy Max will be coming along. I doubt he will remember us from his very short stay before his trip north to live with Gavin. Should be interesting with four dogs and a cat ...... 

11 comments:

Pat said...

I love to hear your stories about all the animals under your roof and around your place! You are a nurturing individual! Looks like Little M is fitting right in!

Mamma has spoken said...

WOW those baby birds didn't stay long at all in their nest!

Joanne said...

The kildeer baby is so small! And Little M's eyes are still so blue. Her little alpha self will be fun to watch grow up.

lotta joy said...

I'm so glad the kitten found a home with Dana. Dana is a good name and I've never known a Dana who could turn her back on a homeless furchild. Is it NORMAL for baby Killdears to leave the nest on their own?
Dana Joy

otin said...

I hate it when the rain won't give you a chance to mow. :(

I also had those baby killdears in my yard. I almost stepped on the nest, but I caught my footstep in time.

Brian Miller said...

haha the dogs act like boys in picture taking...trying to escape...she is the queen and gets the chair...so cute on the little killdear running...

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

The little bird was difficult to see but not imposable.......oh little M is just so cute and adorable and I am not a cat person.....you do have so gorgous dogs.........

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

i just love coming to visit your page! you always have such interesting things to shre with us. little m is such a cutie.

Hillbilly Mom said...

In that last pic, you can see the devilishness in sweet little Martha's eyes. She knows she rules the roost.

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WhisperingWriter said...

Aw, love the dog and cat photos.