Thursday, May 19, 2011

Notes



1. Whiskey Nick has a crush on Stella. She was lying on her side the other day and he squeezed his whole body into that little triangle between her front paws and her chest and went immediately to sleep. Not sure who had the biggest cartoon eyes. Me or her. I laid my hand on her hip and told her to stay, which she did. For the better part of three minutes. He did the same thing against her butt a little while later and she dealt with that pretty well until he rolled over and clutched her back leg with his front paws. You could almost see the shivers roll down her back. I wasn't able to get to the camera either time but it was pretty sweet.

2. I've probably said this before but it bears repeating. Rabbit is the new squirrel. There are two adult rabbits living behind our house. They're huge. I've refused to get too used to them being here though since (so far) I have a nice patch of Arugula growing back there and we're also a training ground for young hawks.

3. The cicada population dimmed considerably over the last few days (since it got cold) but not before Stella learned how to snatch those things out of the air in one fluid motion. That actually took a little training on my part too seeing as she's sailing around on a four foot leash like some sort of wild pony.

4. Proving once again that you get what you pay for, my $25. video camera no longer works or this kitten thing would be as fun for you folks as it is for me. Better actually, since you all could enjoy the show without the shredded curtains or the aroma.


Janet

9 comments:

Carey Brown Strombotne said...

Stella sounds like she's getting used to her big sisterhood role. Not an easy thing, just ask any big sister! Oh, that Janet is way too adorable!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

What a trooper Stella is..little siblings can be quite pesky!

Foley Monster and Pocket said...

Oh a puppy love story. So cute. And yes bunnies are the new squirrels.

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

St. Stella? I'm really impressed with her retraint!

Elizabeth Westmark said...

Uh-oh (re bunnies and young hawks) Remember that post I did a few days ago on the young broad-shouldered hawks? Maybe that's why I haven't seen those two rabbits at the bird feeder for more than a week. . .

Susan Rose said...

1. We ALL have a crush on Stella. Please tell Whisky Nick to take a number.

2. The new bunnies here only last through Spring. By Summer, they're history.

4. Do any of your cameras have video capabilities? (My Rebel XTi does, but I've never used it.)

Janet has that pretty little "pansy face" like Gypsy has, only with less color. She's a cutie.

susan said...

Thanks all for the comments. Her restraint has amazed me time and again. She wants to play with them sooo bad and even more surprising is that they're all in it together. Sometimes if they get too rowdy, I walk into the living room and they all freeze (like kids). I'm really glad she's (Stella) got to have this experience with them too.

EJW/Susan: the bunnies never last long here either. Between the hawks and the fox. Apparently there's a coyote down the way too. I haven't seen him yet myself but I'm told he's full grown and living large.

susan said...

Oh and Susan, no video on my camera (I always need an upgrade). I loved the "pansy face" too. I've never heard that before but you're right. Is your feral cat still coming around?

Susan Rose said...

Susan: Yes, my feral cat is still coming around... the original plus two more. I keep kitten chow out all the time for the nursing mama, but I only put out the "good stuff" when the original cat (my favorite) comes by.