Saturday, February 23, 2008

animal updates


For those of you following the saga of Nutty McSquirrel...
The latest field research (i.e. bike ride) has uncovered the fact that ol' Nutty is totally out of acorns. (It was bound to happen -- he was eating them like there was no tomorrow.) However, he won't be going hungry because somebody has been leaving him peanuts. Yep, there are empty shells all over the place!

In yet another animal story (I feel like Marlin Perkins of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom)...

We've got an eagle down at our local lake! I suppose he could possibly be Stephen Jr. (Stephen Colbert's bald eagle) trying to find his way home. In any event, it was a big surprise to spot an eagle there. In fact, I nearly tipped over my bike doing a double take. He was a ways up in the tree, but I think you can spot him: (Of course, you can click on the photo to enlarge it.)



And finally... Marble has a new bed. We've noticed it's been getting more difficult for the lovable old geezer to get in and out of his 'garage' bed, so I bought him a new one with two levels -- he can use the bottom one for sleeping or as a step:

11 comments:

dust bunny said...

fun pictures....and Marble is one lucky kitty.

Rev SS said...

Way cool ... (don't 'spose you'll be teasing me about being "St. Francis" anymore)

Presbyterian Gal said...

How is Nutty McSquirrel going to learn time management if someone keeps feeding him?

The bald eagle picture is awesome!

And Marble rocks.

That is all.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

i was wondering about mcnutty just the other day... i braked hard on the highway to avoid his cousin (twice removed) and once almost permanently.

bald eagles are something aren't they! sounds like a beautiful bike ride...

Barbara B. said...

DB: thanks!

SS: I will still be teasing you because you are such a present day "St Francis" -- nobody else comes close!

PG: Yes, I fear Nutty McS is going to be a slacker now.

HC: Close call! -- thanks for sparing the cousin :)

mompriest said...

you are very witty....hee hee

would love to see a bald eagle...but tonight, as I entered my car in AZ I saw a red tail hawk, sitting on a fence about 5 feet from where I stood. It just sat there and looked askance at me, with only a mild amount of interest...beautiful...

offspring #1 said...

Wow, I don't think I've ever seen an eagle anywhere near town!! Good find momma :)

Barbara B. said...

mompriest: oh that's right, you are in AZ for the weekend! hope all is going well for you.

offspring #1: thank you! I was glad I had my camera along! :)

Diane said...

wow, what great pics and commentary! Love the Mutual of Omaha reference.

David said...

I must have missed this post before

Mr. Nutty makes me laugh, eating like there's no tomorrow. I can verify that information. There were quite a few peanut shells too.

Maybe that IS Stephen Jr. You should've gotten video of it so we could send it in to the report

Marble is so cute! I miss him :(

Barbara B. said...

Marble misses you too, david. :)