Good morning everyone! Time to grab some coffee, or tea, and join Muffin and I for a little relaxation. Muffin is already relaxing, a little too much though, she fell asleep! Maybe she was awake a lot last night. Two nights ago I looked out my bedroom window just as I was going to bed and there was a beautiful red fox digging around in the snow and came up with a chunk of fat that my landlord had tossed out for the ravens. But it had landed in the deep snow so the ravens were unable to get it. That didn’t stop this fox, he could smell food and he wasn’t leaving until he got it, and he was rewarded for his digging. He seemed to be quite satisfied and went off somewhere to eat his prize.
I tried hard to get Muffin up to the window, trying to sound excited which usually works to get her attention. She finally came up to the window for a look and spotted the fox right away. She looked at the fox, then at me. It was that ‘look’ on her face. Like she was saying, “that’s what you wanted me to see? That little puppy dog with big tail? He comes around every night, what’s so exciting?” So she left. Hmm, sometimes I think she knows more than I do about the animals around here. No doubt she sees a lot at night that I never see. So I’m quite sure she has seen this little fox before.
I keep looking now, maybe I can get a picture of it. Although taking pictures out the window at night can be tricky, even though there is a light on out there all the time. But it’s not a very bright light. But the possibility is always there. I told Muffin a while back I was going to show her favorite wildflower, that was about 2 weeks ago. So I’m showing it today. After all, it’s only fair. Her favorite is the “pussytoes”, a rather unique type of wildflower. And Muffin was showing me her pussy toes last night, complete with claws. That was enough of a reminder for me. It is very windy today, blowing in another blast of very cold weather, colder than before and it’s going to last longer too. The joys of winter. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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