Jake and Bathsheba

A blog by two cats who used to live in the same house in Northern Virginia. Unfortunately, they are both no longer with us.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Almost Spring

Hi! Today is Mom's birthday (I'm not the only geezer in this household!) so I thought that I'd let her post some flower photos on my blog. These are crocus in the flower bed next to the driveway.

And this is a photo of our first daffodils. As you can see from the date, they bloomed March 10. These ones are on the sunny side of the house.
Here are some mixed flowers: snowdrops, crocus, hellebores, and winter aconite. In the warmer parts of the yard, the snowdrops have already gone by. Mom is exasperated by the squirrels. They keep tearing up the crocus flowers. Too bad I'm retired from squirrel hunting.

Mom decided that she'd better get busy cleaning out bird houses. This is the "chickadee condo" that Dad built in 2001.

Mom cleaned out all three apartments.

These are the three nests that were removed.

This was built as a winter shelter for the birdies.

Guess who took up residence in it instead?

Over the weekend Mom noticed that a wren with nesting materials in its mouth kept flying into the yew bush out front. Mom checked it out and found a neat little nest yesterday afternoon.

I refused to pose in the posies as Jake used to do. I decided to hide in the shrubbery by the house.
Happy Birthday, Mom. I'm sorry that you have been so sad lately. I'm not very good at cheering you up.

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Monday, March 09, 2009

Fickle March

March sure is a changeable month. Just last week I wanted to step outside onto the deck and this is what was out there! My pawprints makes it look like I have a lots of extra toes, but it's only one extra on each paw.
Mom was happy that she finally got to use her cross country skis--first time this season! She doesn't get too many chances around here.

Then spring came! It was in the 70s this past weekend. Here I am in the flower bed with some crocus. I would have posed better had Mom brought some treats outside with her. Last year Jake posed only because she bribed him with treats.

I think that I can go for a nice afternoon snooze in the sunshine.

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