It has been quiet thus so far sans the house chickens. They were screaming for hot meals, now apparently this is something funny on cartoons as one of them keeps laughing. I really need to get off my butt and do a water change on the 10-gallon. I've been doing them bi-weekly since there is only one fish in there. And then there is the squirrel.
All winter we've had one squirrel that was having a problem. I don't know what it was, but he was always missing patches of fur. At first I thought maybe something tried to grab and he managed to get away, but over the past few months, the bald patches would move around his body. His head and face were a mess for a while, that fur grew back in, but then the bald spots appeared on his hind legs and down his back. You get it.
This morning the squirrel that I didn't think would survive the winter came in to eat and he has all of his fur again. I know it is the same squirrel because the patches of where the new fur grew back is a different color than the rest of his coat. He's now a spotted squirrel instead of a gray squirrel.
Speaking of critters outside, I don't know if we still have our resident ground hog or not as I haven't seen her since September. I guess we'll find out in a few weeks as we're finally getting some warmer days. It is supposed to be 60 next Wednesday. It will be like having a heat wave as that is t-shirt weather in my world.
I was just watching one of my floofies sleep. Both the coonies are rescues. She was thrown out of her apartment when she was about 6 months old (old enough that she had been fixed). She lived outside hiding in a bush for about 6 weeks before my son was able to coax her out and bring her to me. Yet somehow she never learned not to sleep on her side or her back with her belly wide open and exposed.
It's the cutest thing in the world, really, especially now that the belly is so big. I just don't know how she survived.
"Death cannot stop true love; all it can do is delay it for awhile."