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Feral

Turns out the little skinny stray kitty I brought in the house the other day isn’t the only stray we have.  Turns out there is another kitty that is lurking in the tree line watching us.  This one looks older and healthier.  It is also pretty wild and will not let us near it.  We will continue to put out extra food and water for it.

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Tippy’s Fall Photo Shoot

He looks pretty, but he is nutty as a fruitcake.  This is Tippy.  We “inherited” him from Glen’s mom when she moved to an independent living apartment. He is mostly a good boy, but he has issues that I doubt we are going to be able to break him of.

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Webworms

Webworms sound gross, and they kind of are.  We get them every year in the trees.  Thankfully, this year, we don’t have them as bad as they do in southern Missouri.  I went to visit a friend in Ash Grove and the worms were falling out of the trees.  I ended up with one falling down the back of my shirt.  Did a nice dance until I got it out.

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You can’t see them in this picture, but this is a web they have woven in one of our persimmon trees.

All Riled Up

I let the dogs outside after a long day cooped up on the house due to the heat.  It only took them a couple of minutes to get into mischief.  They were barking like crazy so I went out to see what all the fuss was about.

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Thankfully it was just a good sized black snake and not a copperhead.

Sign of Spring

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Weird Weather

This winter has been so warm.  Yesterday it got up to 60 degrees.  I happened to have the day off, so Lucy and I decided we needed to take advantage of the warm weather.

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We weren’t the only ones that thought it was a good day to be out and about.

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Red Tail Hawk

One rainy day last week, I happened to catch sight of a red tail hawk catching food at the end of our driveway.  DSC03697-2

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Searching

The weather has been getting colder so the squirrels have been extra busy trying to find food.  They take advantage and stock up on acorns while the dogs are in the house.

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Lola and James were watching them very closely.

Sentinels

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Human…I want back inside

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