Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Bye, bye February.

Annie xo
Audrey xo 
she is doing so well
almost two months with no seizures. :)))
We had her levels checked today and will see 
if we can bring down the amount of drug daily.

I think she is saying "thank you" for the sun-puddle today.

Wow...that has been some winter we have had; almost five months of snow and ice. Lots of ice. But this week we have been having some amazing spring-like weather here in Ontario. It's been well above seasonal temperatures and lots of glorious sun. And best of all the snow is melting away.

And there has been much activity around our feeders this week. Spring is certainly in the air.

Our resident chickadees are happy, healthy and full of beans these mornings. It is common now to have them fly right over and land on my hand for a quick taste of what's to come in their bird feeders. Some are still shy but some are very bold. :)
 I will never get tired of this. It is always such a thrill to feel them land on my hand. :) Those teeny little feet.
Aren't they so beautiful.

And if anyone is a violet lover, well, just look at these beauties.

Three out of my six plants are bursting with blooms. The others will soon catch up. Another sign of spring. 

And a sign that made me smile today...Simon and friends were out and about at the old pump. I expect to see them at the feeders tomorrow if this weather continues.

Hope you are seeing signs of spring, too.

hugs, Deb

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Checking in to say hi.

I hope everyone is well and looking forward to spring. Living in Ontario, Canada means another 4 weeks to go but I am counting the days. 
It's certainly not a pretty time of year at the mouse-house. We've had many snow storms and now it's melting and dead grass showing through. The drive-way is a skating rink still as we wait for the much needed sunshine. Today it is once again dark, wet and dreary.

Bunnies and little red squirrels are showing up at my messy feeders daily. My chickadees are very tame now and some will even feed from my hand. It never ceases to be a thrill to feel those wee feet on your hand. :))) I LOVE IT!
                    (taken last week on a very rare sunny day)

Valentines Day has come and gone again. 
We had breakfast out and looked after two of our five grandittles so my daughter and hubby could have an evening out; a needed break for them and lots of fun for us.

I'm on hawk alert again as one has been hanging around the property.  As you know, I tuck the feeders in close to the trunk of the trees so as to give the birds a bit more protection.  I also chase it off if I am out and around at the time it shows up. I do what I can.

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Audrey and Annie are doing well. Each day is like a gift to see Audrey seizure-free and adjusting a little better to her medication. She has been enjoying time at the new house when I am there to watch her and having her fits of madness running up and down the stairs. Her and Annie make good use of the pellet stove. She is eating well, seems content and only wakes me occasionally in the night.
We have been noticing squirrels climbing the board and batten on the mouse house trying to find a way in, I suppose. 
Someone has been watching guard ever since.  Man, she would love to take care of this business. lol

A few new updates have been done on the house but nothing that is worth photographing. Electrical and plumbing jobs do not make a pretty picture. We still have soooo much to do. 

On a country drive last weekend, I found a little treasure to add to the house when the time comes. This planter will hang at the entrance to the breeze-way filled with beautiful summer flowers. 
How do you like my sunflower hat. haha!

Well, I have to now grab a tea and start to visit you. I have missed checking on my favorite blogs and find I only have time to publish a photo or two each day on instagram. If you have an IG site please let me know.

Hope you are enjoying the warmer temps of the last few days. 
Spring is in the air.

hugs, Deb

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Welcoming February

We can say "good-bye" to the coldest month of the year. Finally.
Even though there is months of work to do on the new house I like to take the ladies over most days to run around the basement for exercise and a little stimulation. It's nothing pretty, as it is an unfinished basement, but in one corner sits a pellet stove blazing away making it toasty warm and they like to sit on chairs and watch the fire.  Annie would remember our fireplace in the old house that we moved from in 2014. She spent most of her time five feet from it. I know she missed it terribly as she would sit each evening as close as possible to a floor heater in the mouse-house. It just wasn't the same for this heat-lovin' feline. Now she has her pellet stove.

 Audrey is doing better and adjusting to her medication. Today she had a right 'ol play-fest with her favorite bouncy ball; rolling on the carpet and batting it about. It was wonderful to see her feeling well enough to play. She is eating well and walking fine again.

 I'm happy to report that this cat actually likes being hugged now. At one time she would wiggle away but now she just leans in and purrs. :)
We love her so much and we have felt your prayers. Thank you.

At the feeders...

February has arrived and our resident birds are still here to add beauty to another cold and unpredictable month.
I wish I could hug her.

I continue to keep them all fed along with those down the road that would normally eat at our neighbour's feeders. They are traveling presently so the birds have found our drive-thru and they are all welcome.

It's snowing again but the days are longer and the sun is warmer.
I'd like to think seven weeks 'til spring but we all know it will arrive when it's good and ready.
But I am done with winter so I will just impatiently wait.

Another week almost gone.
Enjoy your weekend everyone.


hugs, Deb