My Winter GuestThursday, January 14, 2010
I'm happily stitching along and my son shouts for me to come to the window and bring my camera. He's shouting..."What is that? Looks like a large rat!"
After getting a good look at her I tell him, "She's an old friend." Look how daintily she walks through the snow. I don't blame her....lots of deep snow and she has to navigate this with her tiny pink feet.
Her destination is the bird feeder. Lots of seeds spread on the ground by the greedy blue jays.
Lots of sharp pointed teeth. Wish she would learn to chew with her mouth closed! Those teeth make her look almost evil. But...I owe her big time. I won't chase her away. My 4 outside cats won't bother her either. They know better. When she wants to eat their cat food...they move over to let her have a bite.
She decides there wasn't enough food on the ground and climbs up the bird feeder. (My husband bought this for me years ago....it holds 25 pounds of bird seed. I told him eagles could land here...I have seen 3 raccoons hanging from feeder one night having a party. After that view, I no longer put 25 pounds of bird seed in the feeder....those raccoons can finish it in one night.)
The cats must be making her a bit nervous....Look at those teeth!
And look at that tail! She's a hard one to love....but I owe her big time. Last year my dog Gracie chased her. I didn't know the possum was in the yard...several of her babies fell off and I found them the next day in the grass. It was heart breaking really.....so I'm letting her eat her fill. Even with her icky tail and sharp and pointed teeth....
Back to stitching!