Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Visits with Critters

Thank you very much for your kind words regarding my 10 year blogging anniversary. I'm so happy that this little place in the world brings you some smiles. That being said, I wanted to share a few things that have brought me smiles lately.

First, is Sabrina. Every morning after her breakfast, she sits in the window and watches the activity in the back yard.



Here, she is having a conversation with Stewart about the "Nut Party" he had on the deck the night before.


This is Stewart. He's here every morning and sometimes in the afternoon. He and I have some delightful chats too as he likes to visit me when I'm on the back porch.



Next, Hannah is doing really well although she is shedding AGAIN! She loves to sit in the sunbeam every afternoon.




She is such a snuggle bunny. Every night I sit on the floor and pet her while I read a couple of chapters in my book. It's so peaceful and one of my favorite times of day. 



Hannah also made a friend the other week. This is Logan. He is the grandie of my friend, Jean. He's just the cutest and happiest wee pea!



I went to a cute little shop a while back and met Bonnie Lou. She stays in the yard and greets visitors. She even has her own little house.



Last weekend I was downtown and I made another new friend. Isn't he amazing? This Osprey was injured and now is part of a local rescue/rehabilitation center. There was also a Hawk with one eye. The folks from the center were there to educated the public and to get some donations to help support these amazing creatures. 


This is one critter I didn't meet in person. I'm kinda glad about that even though I'm not scared of snakes unless they are poisonous. He left his skin on the sidewalk. ;)


Jennie from my local rabbit rescue stopped by on her way home from work to show me the new cuddle puddle. Aren't they adorable. They were about the size of my big finger.


Antje, my neighbor across the street, found this little one on her back porch. Her kitty girls brought her in, but didn't harm her at all. I helped Antje put this little baby back in a safe place in her yard. The mama bunny comes once a day, normally in the early evening, and will find the baby. Wild baby bunnies rarely, if ever, survive with humans especially little ones like this. They need the mother's milk and there isn't really anything we have that is comparable. This little girl was gone later that night, so we feel the mama came and got her. We were both very happy about that!



Finally, this is Dixie Duck. I can't remember if I already told you about her. She lives down the street from me and I stop to pet her on my walks. She comes right up to me and puts her head down for  some love.



Well, there's my critter visits of late. Have a fun rest of your week! I will be heading to Charlotte, NC next Wednesday to teach a class and share my adventures down the rabbit hole with the Charlotte Quilters' Guild. I'm really looking forward to it!

Hugs to you,
Michelle

18 comments:

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said...

Oh, how lucky you are to be surrounded by these cutie pies! Congratulations on your 10th anniversary as a blogger!

Shirley said...

Hi My Friend, I have enjoyed reading your blog and catching up with you this evening. You can read what I have been going through for several months on my blog. I will be popping back in more often now. Take care Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri friend Shirley

Rabbits' Guy said...

No doggies?

Hannah looks so much like The Princess!

I think that moving shading is agouti?

sandi s said...

What a fun neighborhood you live in! I can do without the snake skin because the owner is hiding out somewhere 😊 And I don't care for any kind of snake. Hugs,

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wow! What a fun day you had. Love all the photos, especially the one with the baby and your sweet rabbit.

Jeanette said...

A wonderful collection of critters. Hugs, xx

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh how Sabrina has become such the most beautiful lady! She surely is happy in her new home. You have quite the variety of 'critter's in your neighborhood. The snake would not be on my list either.

Barb Neiwert said...

What a joy to read your post! I have a good place in my own heart for all creatures great and small. Except snakes. Just can't wrap my head around snakes, lol!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Ohh--it was so good to see Hannah and Sabrina again--and boy you do seem to attract critters don't you and you didn't even have any peanuts, sunflower seeds or corn on you!!!
thanks for the photos and your walk --
enjoy the critters and the moments, di

Pieta Laker-Ratcliff said...

Such lovely neighbours you have; I think you must be an animal whisperer. I'm not fond of snakes either but don't mind a snakeskin bag!!

webbsway said...

animals make our world a much better place and I believe you are as beautiful inside as you are on the outside. Hugs

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Darling friend, I am late because it's been a wild ride all week at school. Early mornings make it hard for me to get to visit my favorite blogs, but I'm here and I;m so delighted to see that like myself, you find so much joy and solace in the animals. My husband and I both LOVE to escape the insanity of the world humans have created by escaping with the animals. Whether it's the hungry and ravenous squirrels in our yard who leave the husks behind from the black walnuts or the darling bunny who we've named SUMMER is sitting right in front of our kitchen window, it's NATURE that brings us back to our center, that place where we find ourselves again.

WHAT FUN FRIENDS YOU HAVE! And Miss Hannah-Banana-Bo-Bana looks marvelous as ever. BIG HUGS TO YOU!

Crafty Green Poet said...

how lovely to have so many friendly critters around! Lovely photos too.

Createology said...

Such JOYful Wonders of our World and to be able to fullly engage in them daily is amazing. You and the critters are precious. <3

Natascha Rieper said...

Love seeing thm all!

Christine M said...

You certainly have a lot of critter friends, Shell! XX

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

You do have some cute friends! Lovely to see Hannah and Sabrina :)

tink's mom said...

You are just the best little critter whisperer ever. Love your new friends especially Bonnie Lou.