This was great! Also, I’ve yet to meet a kitteh able to resist the lure of humans wearing dark clothing. It’s like they see a blank canvas on which their fur must be deposited in creative ways…
What a nice story
We have an indoor kitteh, but our neighbor’s cat spent most of last summer on our porch so I can relate.
I also really like how the author captured that special treat that is an “unaffiliated” cat’s affectionate attention.
Male Anna’s hummingbird chirping to signal his claim to the backyard and any and all feeders thereof.
In homage to the illustrious polygraph of this town, José Viera y Clavijo , (1731 – 1813), author among othes of the “ Natural History of the Canary Islands “, the Department of Environment and Tourism of the City Council of Los Realejos in Tenerife announce “Naturviera” – Nature Photography Contest.
Red-crowned amazons. They are not kissing, they are allopreening.
Our monsters found their voices about a month ago. In the evenings I’m outside about every half hour calling out either “Why you bark?” or “No bark!”
If there’s secret to get dogs to stop barking at deer that invade their territory, please share. They mostly come out at night.
I am sorry to say, if you have a dog with a strong prey instinct, you are out of luck!
If you can restrict the dog to a part of the home that doesn’t provide any windows toward where the deer are, that can work.
I think she can hear them running around, too. So, nothing short of a sensory deprivation helmet for dogs or some foolproof deer deterrent will do…
Wasn’t sure whether this was better suited to the Good Things thread instead, but technically this is about an ‘animal’ (insect):
Worth clicking on, to see the beauty.
For us, keeping deer away is part of their job. It’s mostly scooter trash they’re barking incessantly and confusedly at.
My problem is the deer aren’t fazed at all by barking. They probably see a dog at the window and call their friends to take a look - like it’s part of an exhibit.
My friend has two large (>75 pounds) dogs, a husky and a hound dog of some type. The hound barks incessantly at deer, and the deer look at him, roll their eyes, and keep doing whatever they were doing. The husky merely looks in their direction, and they run away.
They’re not wrong in their assessment!