Wednesday, March 09, 2011

A Belated Christmas Gift

Before I get to today's post, I asked the magic hat to give me five winners for the Cat Magic giveaway, and they are:

Trisha, who favors the kittens, writes about mice and has us all very intrigued with this mention of the turkey

Charmaine Clancy, who knows exactly how spooky cats can be (a rattling doorknob would freak me out)

Margaret Claire, whose cat-loving sister should give her a big hug right now

bluebamboo, who in addition to loving the usual suspects wants an alpaca story (me, too -- will someone write this book, please)

Digillette, who reads, writes and converses with cats

Winners, when you have a chance please send your full name and ship-to address to so I can send these books out to you. My thanks to everyone for joining in.

Onto the post:

This past Christmas my guy gave me some baskets of pointsettias to hang out on the front porch, which I hadn't taken down yet because I love the way they look (they also survived every cold snap and freeze we've had since December.) But lately they've been looking a bit droopy and sparse, so over the weekend I went out to finally take them down:

As soon as I touched the basket a little mourning dove flew out at my head and then went to perch in the tree nearby. I suspected at once why she was giving me the evil eye, but took down the basket to be sure. And sure enough, just like last year:

She's a few months early this time, but not like I can do anything about it now. Thus we will start off Spring with a little leftover Christmas to give Mama the time she needs for the twins.


  1. OoOOo thank you! :D I will email you my details!

    P.S. I converse with cats too...and other creatures...oh, and inanimate objects. :D

  2. I'm cackling right now. That is adorable.

  3. Eggs already! The birds are hitting you earlier every year. *g*

  4. bluebamboo7:21 AM

    Oh gosh, thanks so much! And all I did was second the vote for alpaca -- Cassandra brought it up first. And I'm so glad she did, as I love alpacas. :)

    And birds. I love these bird posts. Have you ever seen Birds & Blooms magazine? Every issue, I see at least one project or bird/butterfly feed idea I adore and swear I'll do, then almost always get waylaid. These posts give me a kick in the pants. So thanks again!

  5. That is so cute!

  6. Please tell me you read about California's cleptomaniac cat. I'm still chuckling.

  7. Are you like the local bird magnet or what? Bird. Snake. Frog. Am I missing anything...? ;)

  8. I don't know, Shiloh, but I'm thinking they just all know how good they've got it and leave little crumbs somehow, the same way tramps used to mark houses that gave hand outs. ;o)

    My word verification is:


    What is that? A midget umpire?


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