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A... if you haven't guessed that already. ;-)
And as lame as it is, my word for the week is... are you ready for it? Animals. See, I told you. But hey, climbing out of a rut as deep as the one I've been in isn't easy! LoL. At least that's my excuse. That, and I love (some of) the animals that have crossed my path just this calendar year. Meet Tippy, a kitten from our latest batch.
Another new addition this year is Puppers. Yah, yah, another real original name, but she was only supposed to be temporary, but she was too loveable and by time her permanent status was official, her temporary name was stuck tight.
about the calf we raised for the freezer (OUR freezer)? We named it Beef Steak. Kinda hard to get all cuddly and clingy to a cow named Beef Steak, don'cha think?!
FlufferNut is from our last batch of kittens. Her name is because she's... are you ready for it? ...a nut and fluffy. *eye roll* I'm only being serious. It's another temporary name that stuck. hehe.
a chipmunk. This is NOT a usual occurrence in my house, even though I have 3 boys and we live in the country. Our tom cat had this poor critter and was getting ready for breakfast when he dropped it. The terrified chipmunk ran for the nearest cover, which happened to be youngest son's pant-leg. It climbed fast and high! I only wish I could've seen it! LoL.
Alas, the poor thing spent the day confined to quarters in the hermit crab tank. It enjoyed the tidbits we fed it.
My aquarium has brought me much pleasure through winter's long months. I added some yoyo loaches and they're great fun to watch. And so was Turtle here, until he decided to trim the plant he once lounged on. When he finished eating the plan,t he decided fish weren't friends. They were food. Baaaad Turtle! Now he's in the solitary confinement of an old pickle jar and is no longer a happy turtle. Poor Turtle. (or not)
all the rain we had this Spring, the crawdads were abundant, and happy. But not this one. Something found him before my boys did and what you see here is all there was of him. The boys had to show me. It was impaled on a stick but I decided to spare you that part. Oh the joys of country living. With boys. *eye roll*
Last fall the boys brought in a cocoon. We set it on the mantle (isn't that where you'd put it?) and all winter we could hear something scritching around in there. Well, one morning my youngest son here noticed we had a new addition: Luna Moth.
What's that? You mean you haven't ever had a Luna Moth hanging from your mantle? Too bad. It was really interesting to watch his wings unfurl.
Last weekend was... eventful at our house. The mama cat drug home a bullfrog for her kittens (yes, for adorable Tippy up there). The only problem was that Abby, my older daughter, got it before the kittens did. And she's going into nursing. That poor bullfrog. I spared you by picking one of the first pictures of her science experiment. Let's just say she spent a couple hours disecting the thing and it looked nothing like this when she was done with it. Have I mentioned that we home school?
a pic or two of the animals in and around my door, and look what happened! sheesh. I never realized how inundated my life is with them!
And now, before any more animals enter, we'll wave good bye to the letter A. From Bonnie the bunny (played by my disecting dauther, Abby) and Turtle, before being banished to the pickle jar, adieu.
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