Sunday, April 29, 2012
SKUNK!Another week has come and gone! And another skunk was spotted near the same spot around the same time as last week...and this time I was determined to take a photo! Unfortunately, it came out blurred...but you can still see that it was a skunk standing just fifteen feet or so away from me! The skunk actually cocked his/her head at the sound the camera made when I turned it on. I also saw him/her on my return trip. All of this was around 6 a.m. - which I guess is the time the skunk is out and about! The critter cam also captured a skunk this week...perhaps the same one? In other news, Toby went to the vet and was put under to have his teeth done, and that all went well...except that for the following days he seemed confused by time and woke up way too early! And then, because he doesn't like to be left out of the loop, Bravo decided to come down with some weird full-blown illness on Friday...throwing up, refusing to eat and just laying around being very un-Bravo-like. I was all set to take him to the emergency vet when he started to improve, and by the next morning he was back to his usual obnoxious self! NEVER a dull moment around here! Lastly, the excitement of the week was making several trips to the thrift store to unload all the extra things we've acquired over the past year. My new motto is use it or lose it! Am so tired of hanging on to things that I might need when there is no doubt someone out there who WILL need it...less is more, and so on!
Skunk on Critter Cam!
Where Toby's I.V. was put!
Raccoon Messing with the Camera!
A very groggy Toby in his car seat, heading home.
And More Big Ears!
The turkeys are all over the place lately, fanning their feathers!
Deer reaching for the oak leaves.
Turkey Shows Off!
And organized closest number two - downstairs. Yippee! My narrowed-down wardrobe in one location!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
HAPPY EARTH DAY! I celebrated Earth Day today by heading off on an early morning walk, when I came face to face with a SKUNK getting ready to cross the road! I've never been so close to a skunk before...at first I thought it was a weird looking cat! But then he quickly turned around and as soon as I saw the tail, I BOLTED! Ran as fast as I could and didn't look back. It is a bummer, because I actually had my camera with me...but I don't think it would have been worth a photo to be sprayed! The critter cam was active this week with deer, raccoon, jack rabbits and even a feral cat (I've been seeing him around - very skittish) and wood rat! Still hoping for more fox and coyote sightings!
Back of Raccoon!
Curious Cute Deer!
Two Short Wasabi Videos!
Photo of the week, below (to me) - I was really touched by this photo of one of the chimps rescued by http://www.savethechimps.org/ - read full story by CNN at:
Fifteen-year-old JJ still finds security in his blankets. "We are basically taking responsibility for the lives that someone else created," says Save the Chimps' Feuerstein, who relies on donations to fund the sanctuary.