Good morning and Happy Saturday everyone! I’m sure many of you are ready to enjoy the weekend now, though some still have to work on weekends too. It’s good to have some time to relax, we really do need that, even if it’s just one day. Perhaps a day for shopping, going to the park, day hikes or just a day to do nothing except relax at home, read a book, watch your favorite movie, or whatever. Muffin and I are having our morning playtime, even while I write this. I kind of go back and forth. Then suddenly Muffin says, “that’s enough, time for nap” and I go to tuck her in, which takes about 10 minutes. She likes to cuddle a bit before having her nap. Then fluff her pillow, make sure the blanket is around her just right, then rub her forehead for a little bit and soon she is in cat dreamland. I often wonder what she dreams about. Hopefully she doesn’t have nightbears. Speaking of bears. I remembered to bring my bird feeders in last night while it was still daylight. It was sort of daylight. Well, it was nearly dark but I could still see a bit of daylight out there. Especially with the deck light turned on. Sigh. But I got them in early, that’s the main thing. Then off to the bathroom. When I came back out Muffin jumped down from the window and came running over to me.
Well, she came running over and stood behind me. I looked at her. Those eyes were terrified. It’s only been a few minutes since I was out there, can’t be a bear. Then I heard a loud ‘clump’. So I go and take a look. Muffin decided to stay in the kitchen. Sure, make me go by myself. I turn the deck light on and another bear was out there. This is bear #4 and the biggest of them. I put markers out so I could get a better idea of the sizes of these bears. This one was about 6 and a half feet long, more than 3 feet high from the deck to the top of his back and he was fat! He had a shorter head than the others and it was huge. The whole bear was big, just measure it out and see. That head was the most amazing part of him though. Then he spotted me looking out the window and he came up and put his front paws on a couple boxes that were there and we looked straight at each other! Muffin had come closer to me but when she saw the bear at the window like that it was just too much, and under a cabinet she went! He even opened his mouth a bit so I could see it’s teeth. What a picture that would be! I also thought how easy it would be for that critter to come inside through that window. I would be going out the other window very fast. This bear was certainly big all around. Beautiful shiny black fur too.
On the smaller side, our featured image is a pic of Jasper who decided to take a rest after chasing chipmunks back in August. And the pic above is one of many bee pics I was able to get this summer while sitting among those blue flowers. I was literally surrounded by dozens of bees while getting these pics. Well, that’s all for now, I hope you all have a splendid Saturday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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