When Daddy went on vacation to visit his relatives in Virginia, earlier this month, it was not just a reunion with an Uncle, Aunts, and Cousins, but with the Animal Companions of his Uncle Paul and Aunt Eileen, with whom he stayed while on his visit.
While there he encountered some of the critters who live in the wild on their 5 acres of land, as well.
Later, in Washington DC, he encountered other Animals in the wild as well.
In this series I''ll introduce you to all but the Cats.
The Cats will share the spotlight when I post the Carnival of the Cats on Monday morning.
The property you willl glimpse has a man-made lake, made by diverting a stream, into, and out of a section of it, and in the lake can be found big and small-mouth bass, catfish, perch, stripers, crappies, carp, some of which are 3 ft. long!
As the Uncle told Daddy, "Lots of good fishing whenever I want!"
Looking out the living room window one sees a bird feeder.
Among the many critters that stop by throughout the day are a few that may have "issues" of identity. ;-D
On his first morning Daddy saw a male Red Cardinal on the pole, and in the bath a tan Red-beaked female Cardinal, and a Red-headed Woodpecker.
The Sunday Go to Meeting Crowd, the next day, was a varied lot, Daddy said, and this picture has three birds in it.
Love is in the air, come spring time, they say, and besides the Cardinal Couple Daddy saw this pair.
Meet Lucky, a 13 year old female Cockateal who often whistles in response to the whistling of Daddy's Uncle, and whose favorite topic of discussion, engaged in whenever the spirit moves her, is a rapid fire "pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty"...ad infinitum!
In one corner of the property, with a nice view of the lake, and the house, is a kennel.
In that kennel are 2 dogs.
An 11 year old German Shephard/Rotweiller mix named Rex, and a 2 year old female Beagle, named Buttercup.