Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bald Eagle Sighting!

A few weekends ago, I sent mom on a Big World Assignment to the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge up near Sherman TX.  This is about 45 minutes north of us.  There was an event going on called BirdFest, and everyone knows how I love birdies!  These were some really big birdies!

Though mom and I don't like seeing birds in captivity, mom did learn a lot at the presentation from traveling exhibition called The Raptor Project.  She also saw these birds way close up!

There were lots of birds of prey there but the star of the show was Uncle Sam, the Bald Eagle!  He has been with the owners of this exhibition for 20 years, as he lost a portion of his left wing in an accident a long time ago.  

The owners of this traveling show do wildlife rehabilitation.  Those birds that they can heal get released back into the wild, but those that sustain serious injuries and can not be released back in the wild, stay with this traveling road show.  The show helps educate people about these wonderful feathered friends.  The owner of the show says he hires "the handicapped".

Uncle Sam:  Hi JB!  I hope you think I am fabulous!  Your mom said this is the closest she has ever seen a Bald Eagle before!

Thank you for this Big World Report, mom!  I really like Uncle Sam, and I do think he is fabulous!

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

VERY ANGRY at Our Neighbor

We are all VERY angry at our neighbor who has the tuxedo that they let roam free in our neighborhood.  Don't read this post further if you don't want to be upset.  Mom and us cats enjoy watching Mister, the rabbit, in our yard as some of you know.  Mister and Misses had some baby rabbits that recently were running through our yard and our next door neighbors' yard, and our next door neighbors have caught a few pictures of the babies even.  
Well, tonight, the stupid tuxedo (the one that makes Charli very anxious when he is introoding in our yard), hunted one of the babies and ate it for dinner right in our next door neighbors' yard.  We are all VERY ANGRY with our other neighbor, who this tuxedo belongs too, for allowing him to roam free.  Mom and our next door neighbor sent an email out to our entire HOA to let everyone know what happened and how horrified we all are. 

 Cats should be kept inside for their own safety and for our wildlife's safety.

 We are all very upset.

This is a photo mom took of Mister in our yard just only an hour ago, before this horrible incident occurred.  We and Mister are now in mourning over the baby bunny.  Mom was supposed to buy carrots at the store for the baby yesterday, but with the bad storm we had, she was not able to get there.  We also hope Mister is ok, as we have not seen him since this happened.
May there be loads of carrots for this baby rabbit at the Rainbow Bridge.  RIP Mister's baby.  We will miss you.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Yikes, Yellow Belly!

Mom was not pleased to find something from my Big World inside our Small World. 
This appears to be a juvenile Eastern Yellow Bellied Racer SnakeHe has now gone to the Rainbow Bridge in our trash can....not poisonous but mom said he can not be my friend.