Saturday, 15 December 2018

walkies, cats,

I belong to an owling group on Facebook. They are most supportive, to me. Someone posted a photo of an owl, a little fuzzy, and obviously a quick shoot. Apparently, she was dissed most miserably by a few arses. The group moderator posted a lovely note telling the group this was not acceptable, and asking group members to post awful owl photos to show that even the most adept can have a bad photo.

This is my example of an unsuccessful owl video! (May 2016)

So, says Bob, go out at dusk and listen for the Barred owl chicks. I heard one chick screaming for food. I heard something else in the forest. Quietly, I prayed it was a deer. I watched, with baited breath. When Junior Bear began to smell me, and look for me (in the trees, you'll note), then cross the wetland, I backed up and startled him. 

In the meantime, I thought I'd best post these before we lose ALL our snow. I love the trails through the trees. The critters have habits. The fox and the coyote have been trailing the turkeys across the meadow, and across the frozen frog pond.
I've moved the trailcam. It's on a tree, in the second photo, below.

3 turkeys from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

We continue to wrestle with Daisy. Popping her into the crate seems to alleviate night time stress.

Since I've been dosing her with meds (Nov.), she's not sat with me in my chair. Finally, yesterday, Friday, Dec. 14th, she deigned to sit with me, again. JB brought me a piece of toast, in my chair, in order not to disturb her. She's been switched from amitriptyline to fluoxetine (Prozac for cats). 

Daisy likes to help JB either shave, or clean the bathroom. This morning he was cleaning it, and she was supervising. He is so patient.

Today, is Annabelle's 6th birthday. Beyond the fact that she is a rescue cat, found in a Lanark County barn, homeless, the vet assigned her a birthday. More on that tomorrow, as there are surprises planned!
For more critters:

Saturday, December 15, 2018


Anvilcloud said...

Do we ever lose ALL of our snow? But I am hoping that we do -- just for a change.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the bear video. I've been hearing the Barred Owl calling later in the evening and early morning. Maybe calling for their mate. Love the deer and turkeys too. Your kitties are cute. Happy Birthday to Annabelle. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend. PS, thank so much for the comment on my blog.

Nancy J said...

A winter birthday, wonderful. Love the snow, as I always do. Daisy?? Maybe the new meds will help a bit more.

Adam Jones said...

I really enjoyed that bear video. I’d have been backing up much sooner than you were, but then again I don’t have much experience off bears. Great post.

DUTA said...

The cats, the deer and the turkeys are a lovely lot. And you're all lucky that JB is a man of patience.

William Kendall said...

Hopefully the few arses learn their lesson.

That shot of the three cats is quite something.

Powell River Books said...

Cats sure do have their own personalities and demand that we live by their rules. Glad Daisy chose to change her rules to sit with you once again. - Margy

Red said...

Great photos and stories from the trail cam.

Anu said...

Hello. That first video is great. You have so many animals there. We dont't have snow either.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

What great partners you have...a cleaner for the bathroom and a supervisor on site.
I hate the idea of ill will on those fun sites and what a great comeback. Love your video.
I just got more photos of our barred owl this week, a treat when I spy him.

betty-NZ said...

I love the fact that the vet gave her a birthday! That is so cool! Lovely photos.