Thursday, March 19, 2015

A Dab of This and That....

One sure sign of Spring, is a simple bouquet of daffodils sitting in a sunny window.  Yes - That is the kitty that routinely shows up at daughter's house for a free meal, drink of water, and a warm place for a nap.
One problem, he is liking his "new digs" to much, and senses when they are getting ready to go somewhere, he has to go outside, so has tried to hide under a bed to keep from being put out.  They do learn fast, don't they !
If the blinds and curtains are open during the day, he shows up at the window with a "poor me - let me in look".  At night when all is closed up, he sits at the front door and meows until someone answers his beckoning call.
Not to mention, he now has a name - one of the Grands named him 'Bill".   Oh - and he has found that "the redhead cupid" tends to leave toys on the floor, and he thinks they are there just for him to play with while laying in a sunny spot.
 I get the feeling he thinks he is "in like flint".
So - what does this fur ball think about this "new kid" invading his territory?
On to other Dabs of This and That:  As we all know there are many other signs of Spring other than flowers, fresh cut grass, such as a......
Tubs full of baby chicks and ducks !
  Small problem with going into a store with tubs full of baby chicks and ducks for sale!  Daughter said the "red headed cupid' wanted to take them all home with her.
 I started cleaning up the courtyard, getting it ready for Spring blooms, and in doing so I must has stirred up a "buffet" for the birds. After I came inside, many showed up to feast on earthworms and bugs. Of course every time I started for the door with camera, they took off.  This one shot of a robin (not that good) was taken thru a (dirty) glass door. Yes - I know!  Cleaning glass doors is on my "list".....
Wished I could have gotten a front view, as the colors of his orange chest, black head and yellow beak were very pretty.
Looks like I need to either work on the malibu lights, or pull them out. Between Winter damage and the squirrels, I am not sure if they are still working. Note: Add to "list". 
Linking up with "Mosaic Monday"
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 Just another  "Dab of This and That Ramble". 


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Finally signs of spring are popping up everywhere. Bill looks like he's found a permanent home now. He looks so much like our kitty, Ernie.

handmade by amalia said...

I do like the photo of Bill with the daffodils. What an earnest looking cat he is.

Donna said...

Spring has been held off here as winter is still with us...a foot of snow on the ground, more snow coming and temps in the 20s and 30s....but when it does come I will love seeing the daffs.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like your dabs of this and that Glenda, it's like catching up over the fence once a week.
How can that sweet face of Bill not worm his way into the house? Besides two cats will keep each other occupied, not necessarily out of trouble...
You're the second blogger with fluffy babies, so cute. I can see the ones at the farm where I buy our eggs from time to time but they're headed out to other farms.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Looks like Bill has definitely found a home :) I saw some daff leaves popping up above the ground here. Can't wait to see those yellow 'heads' bobbing!

SarahBeth said...

Aw, Bill must be so glad he has found a home! I have some feral cats living in our backyard and they look through the door just like Bill... but no going inside for them! Cute chicks and ducks -- who could resist! Definitely spring when they make an appearance!

Patty Antle said...

This is such a great time of the year! Glad that cat has a name!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Glenda, I love hearing about the visiting kitty! That is exactly how we ended up with two cats instead of one when we still had kids at home. It was actually hubby who suggested that maybe our cat needed a friend. The adopted stray turned out to be a real cutie! I always love seeing the baby chicks. Nothing quite as cute and huggable. Have a Happy Easter! Thanks for sharing with SYC.