Tuesday, May 08, 2007
The Little Robins Grow
The little robins are growing by leaps and bounds! They are now about 10 days old. I think they enjoy 'peeking' at us as much as we enjoy 'peeking' at them. They are still cozy and content in their nest, but are pushing the edges and will be soon be learning to fly.
Speaking of God's creatures, early this morning we were able to observe one who likes to come out at night. For quite some time, our dog food and cat food has been disappearing faster than our pets can consume them. We've been suspecting stray cats or neighborhood dogs as the culprits! About 4:30 am, Brent heard a sound on the porch and went to see what was there. Much to his surprise (and delight) there was a large raccoon chomping away on the cat food. Because Calli has a 'self-feeding dish', there was plenty of food! For thirty minutes Brent observed (by porch light) the raccoon climb here and there on the porch furniture with ease as it explored for tidbits of this and that. He ate out of Calli's dish for a very long time. Finally satisfied, he decided it was time to cross the lawn and breach the fence to his home in the wildlife refuge. Although crayfish and other raccoon goodies are abundant there, it seems he enjoys the ease of commercial pet food! It's time to start feeding our pets inside for awhile! It seems the Mr. Raccoon is a big eater!