Animals just seem to have a unique way of insuring their survival. A cat, whom we call “Barn Kitty” found us about a year ago. I wasn’t so sure she was going to make it. She had a frail Boney exterior and her eyes slits we nearly matted shut. We didn’t dare try to touch her because Kitty was scared and untrusting. When someone approached her, she would slink away into the dark underside of the barn floor. My husband always has this need to feed any stray that lands on our place. She was no exception. He feeds twice a day so it didn’t take long for her to catch on to the routine. She got to where she would follow him into the barn, pounce up on top of a hay bale and he’d put a small stainless steel feed bowl for her to eat out of. She has become a lovely healthy cat that enjoys hanging around at the barnyard. Usually top side of the stacked hay bales or perched on a top rail watching over her forever home. She was untouchable for months. With much persistence, my grand-daughter made friends with her. Kitty doesn’t mind being picked up or sat on our laps and has become quite fond of petting. You’ll find her most often curled up under a chair while we sit and talk over our day. We love the new addition to our family of furry friends.
I love the way animals have a natural instinct for survival. And as if we don’t have enough to feed around here. We’ve discovered we have a new feathered friend. The duck just arrived on the home front within the last few weeks. No telling where he came from or why he chose our ground to land on. There isn’t a pond with in miles of our place. He’s figured out our feeding habits and made him self right at home. He gets a tad upset if I approach him. He has a funny little cap on his head that gets ruffled. You can tell he’s upset when you walk towards him. Though he maintains his distance from us now, I’m thoroughly convinced it won’t take my grand-daughter long to make a pet out of him, to. The duck doesn’t have a real name yet. I sort of like the name Sparky. It kind of fits his personality. Maybe someone can give us a suggestion. 🙂