Good morning everyone! Happy Friday to you as well! It’s a nice sunny morning here once again. Things are changing around here, a little at a time. For a while now I have been wondering about Sir George, Lady Pearl would often come by herself. Sometimes she would come with another gull, but he was hesitant to come down to the feeder, and wouldn’t come down if I was outside. This morning they were rubbing heads, showing they are mates. This other gull isn’t as big as Sir George either. Something happened to Sir George so Lady Pearl picked a new mate. I didn’t think they would do that until the following year, but I guess they do. Too bad. I will miss Sir George. He was my first gull to come to my feeder, and the friendliest. Now Sir Henry is the friendliest. I hope nothing happens to him. It is nice to see that Lady Pearl brought her new mate to Steve’s restaurant. Hopefully the new gull will get braver next year.
Jasper is still chasing those chipmunks. He’s not doing any better though. This morning on his way over to the peanuts he spotted Chester and he took off. So did Chester. Now, Chester was at the edge of the deck, so he just jumped. Jasper was running fast and had to make a turn and somehow he slipped and slammed into the box I use to stand on to put food on the feeder. Poor Jasper, he was shaking his head after that one. I don’t think he will ever learn. Then Pocket had come to get some peanuts and Jasper spotted him. The chase is on! Finally Pocket came to me and hid behind my foot. I stomped my other foot when Jasper got close, so he stopped. I told him no chasing chipmunks. He stood there looking. I think Pocket was sticking his tongue out at Jasper. Jasper went and grabbed a peanut and left. Pocket looked up at me. I bent down and gave him a couple big peanuts and he ran off happy as could be.
Well, today we have two different violas for our enjoyment. They are small but pretty and so cheerful looking. They also will grow almost anywhere and in any kind of soil. They are amazing little flowers. I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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