We have a new cat, Bundy.
We’ve been looking for a young, black, shorthair male cat for a couple of years now, but the right one was never at the shelters. A few days ago, we were at the gas station, when a truck pulled up at the next pump.
“Hey – do you want a cat???”
We look over, he’s offering a black, shorthair male kitten.
“Yes, please!” Clearly, he’s our cat. And he’s perfect. Sweet as anything, with the most gentle paws I’ve never seen on a kitten. But he’s also not shy or afraid – from the instant we brought him home. He’s not fazed by old cat’s dislike of him, nor by corgi Dexter’s intense, crazy adoration. We literally could not have been given a more wonderful addition to our family. The only thing he needs to learn is to stay off the kitchen counters!
The little frizzle cochins are also super sweet – the most friendly chicks raised by a broody hen that I’ve ever seen. They like to be cuddled, and when I bring out the camera? They pose. I must have taken fifty pictures of the little fluffly butts yesterday.
Broody mama Boudica is still stunned by how floofy her children are….
Besides playing with all the new babies, we got in a third load of free wood chips, and have been busy spreading them out in the garden. We finally mulched over the whole of the kiwi/grape vineyard – going all chips, instead of grass. Less to mow! This the area where I’ll be building the newest quail coop – just out of frame, behind the blue chairs. Also out of frame, on the opposite side, is our beehive. It’s still doing splendidly, and this part of garden will be a relaxing area to sit and watch the bees and the quail. If we ever have time to relax…
P.S. The logs in the photo above will be going inside the quail coop once it’s built. Quail like things to stand on. Tiny little birds need to feel like Rulers of Their Domain!
While gardening, I discovered a bird’s nest in my clematis.
It turns out that the male rufus sided towee who has been drawn to my garden because of the wood chips, has attracted a mate! The nest is only a couple of feet off the ground, so I’ll be taking pictures of the babies regularly once they hatch!
Those frizzy chicks are incredible! 😂
And they just keep getting fluffier!