Chuck and I have the pleasure of babysitting Toby and Oreo this week as their parent's are away. When I went over to feed them yesterday morning they both ran into the kitchen and waited. As I was cleaning their bowl I turned around and saw this. Toby was washing Oreo's face. Oreo just tolerates Toby so I was surprised she let him wash her face.
After eating their breakfast I found some of their toys and we played for awhile. I love these kitties!
I just wanted to share this. One of my relatives posted this on Facebook. My Oma never went anywhere without her babushka! I never in all my life saw her wear a winter hat. I haven't seen a lady with a babushka since my Oma died.
We had a snowstorm on Sunday. We ended up getting a couple inches along with gusty winds. A flock of birds hung around the backyard for a long time. Here is part of the flock, mostly starlings.
A downy woodpecker stayed for quite awhile too snacking on sunflower seeds.
He eventually flew up the maple tree beside the deck and seemed to snooze for a few minutes. The snow piled up on his face as he was sleeping. He woke up and shook himself off and flew away.
A few robins were in the flock of starlings sitting in one of our trees.
This is what has occupied our time for the last couple afternoons. Trimming the basement stairs. What a joy! Fiddly angles and cuts but it is done.
Beautiful sunrise Monday morning but COLD!
I filled the feeders this morning and put out some treats for everybody. Peanuts, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries and shelled sunflower seeds. Ms Tippy (Thanks Kim!) was the first one there and ate alone for a half hour or so. She inhaled the shelled sunflower seeds and then moved on to the peanuts.
Mrs Cardinal showed up shortly but had to be satisfied with regular sunflower seeds as Ms Tippy had pretty well eaten them all.
Mr Cardinal made a brief appearance.
For some reason Blogger would not load on my computer so I am writing this on Chuck's old computer. I will have to get Chuck to check it out.
Well I must go. It is time to feed the kitties and have a visit with them.