Thursday, 14 March 2019

Butch is awake!

The weather continues to mystify! Warm, above zero days, followed by -6 C. nights. The next day, above zero! Today is supposed to be 8 C., tomorrow, 9!

I spend my days sweeping water off of the sidewalk, or chopping the ice, so we don't slip on the walk or driveway. It melts daytime, freezes in the nighttime. My arms are getting buff!

We had lunch in Almonte, and were treated to sunshine songs.
Starlings in Almonte from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

But see who lurks in the night.

I heard something, and knew right away what it was! They figured out the cat door. We've had quite a few over the years. This is our original, lactating Butch.

He came in through the cat door. Left through it, slowly, as well! I knew this time was coming. I locked the cat door closed.
Butch raccoon from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
He fed her!  A SURE sign of spring mating behaviour.
Cardinals from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Yup, the imperative of critters doesn't wait for snow to go! YAM xx

Powell River Books said...

When we lived in California we had a racoon, skunk and multiple possums use our cat door to get inside the house. In addition we had a terrible time with coyotes on the hill behind the condo. We ended up changing our last cat from an indoor/outdoor cat to indoor only. That was quite a challenge for several years. - Margy

Nancy J said...

Buds on the branches, a good sign. The cat door, what a laugh to see him waddle out again.

Christine said...

The starlings make me think of a Disney movie!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! Somebody came hungry. Hope your week is good my friend and that the sun shines! Hugs!

William Kendall said...

Spring is coming. Butch looks in good shape.

carol l mckenna said...

Oooh ~ love the racoon photos ~

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Sue (this n that) said...

Love your videos! What a cheeky raccoon... wow!
The Cardinal pair are gorgeous on the budding branches.

Tanza Erlambang said...

racoons visited my house too. They "search" warm place.
Hope, spring come soon.
Have a great day

Crafty Green Poet said...

starlings singing here too, but we don't get raccoons!