Posts Tagged ‘animals’


photo by DL

According to Kiya’s owner, DL, she selected the rug before the kitten selected her. Clearly this relationship was meant to be. 🙂

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What is there to say? A magic moment in the Boston Public Garden watching this little creature dig about in the dirt for nuts.


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This winged beauty landed in the tree across the street just as we entered the Breakheart Reservation in Saugus. https://www.mass.gov/locations/breakheart-reservation

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My understanding is that box turtles will eat just about anything that they consider edible. There must have been some tastiness in the stick in this one’s mouth. But we had to interrupt its meal because it was munching in the middle of Wildlife Drive in the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge of Maryland. It was gently moved to the side of the road where I’m sure it found more good stuff to munch.

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One of my favorite books, and later animated movies, of my childhood was Watership Down by Richard Adams. This little fellow, nibbling away in Mount Auburn Cemetery, reminded me of the rabbit Fiver, the nervous little one who could see into the future.

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two cats napping in the noonday sun

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I almost titled this post, the sleeping giant wakes. But Kiki isn’t a giant. She’s a little bit of a thing, small enough to roll up and fit into a handbag. As I visit with my friend, she’ll sneak into my room at night and I wake in the morning to find either her little rump snuggled against my neck or her sea green eyes studying my face. She’s Barnaby’s younger partner in crime in this household.

I’ve been trying to adequately photograph her for days. She like her partner moves to fast for me. So finally I decided to wait until she woke up. Okay, okay, okay, I admit it. I “encouraged” her to wake up once I was properly positioned.

I don’t think she was too pleased in the moment. But I think she’ll forgive me. 😉


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