Jun 19, 2008

All the animals are busy.


Animal owners know the keen senses their pets have for sound and movement.
We have two cats that are my eyes and ears to incidental activity on the
property.

Yesterday, one was sitting on the steps staring up into a tree out of my
sight. As I moved to a window near his view I heard the woosh of a hot air
balloon and raising the shade saw the maroon and gold monster hanging just
feet above our barn. It was a beautiful and awesome sight.

This morning the cats once again were focused on a spot. This time by the
house. A large snapping turtle was digging under the stairs to the porch.
I gave the cats the signal, a snap of my fingers, "stop whatever you are
doing and do something else" when they got too close.
The cat-racoon-opposum door stopped the visitor
from getting too

far.





We took a little float in our pond last weekend and were visited by a muskrat pair. They got pretty close. The water is very clean.

In preparation for the picnic this weekend we touched up the SouthWoods log
with a little paint. Much else to do. We are looking forward to a relaxing
time with our friends and family.

Dan

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