Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Not feeding the squirrels

Looks like the new bylaw about not feeding wildlife won't really be affecting me. They are targeting people who are putting out big bags of food not people like me who feed a few peanuts when they want a picture. I will though still continue to not be feeding anything on my porch because we've been asked not to to prevent property damage and I understand and appreciate that. 

I also don't want any wild animal to get dependant on what I do. 

Having said that, today I tried just putting food in the bird feeder and a bit on the railing for the chickadee. Saw a grand total of one bird. 

I talked with a nice lady who was so sad because her chippy did not understand why she had no peanuts for it. It takes them from her hand. 

I thought maybe he'd find the seed on the railing but he mostly moped around looking in the usual places. 

This chappy also checked the usual places

And asked many times if I was sure I didn't want to throw a peanut. 

Maybe over here?

Or here?

But maybe

Just maybe

There's food

Up here!

Thanks anyway

I'm good here. 

Monday, 29 August 2016

Dear Lizzy

Hi Lizzy, aunt Ruthe here. Do you remember me? This is me and your mummy with a moose behind us

Do you remember the day you played at uncle Al and aunt Mary's back yard?

You met a big dog named Max

Logan finished your apple 

Most of all you and Cooper played in the warm rain. 

You even kissed a bear!

Logan wore his "Off to Grandma's house" shirt

And he smiled for me

And uncle Jim

And Cooper. 

That was a fun day wasn't it!

Today I saw that you went to visit some nice animals now that you are back home in Scotland. 

You are an excellent tourist, carrying all the bags and the map. 

You milked a pretend cow

Logan liked the donkeys. 

You went up a really biiiiig hill. 

And you took this wonderful picture of your mummy and daddy. Not many people who are two can take such a good picture! I'm proud of you. 

You saw ponies

And a sheep that someone had coloured on!

You saw a coo that needed to wear a barrette on its forehead to keep its hair out of its eyes. 

You petted this sheep until it butted you with its head. Bump!

You drove a tractor and gathered wood just like Grandpa!

What fun days you have Lizzy!