Good morning on this beautiful Monday! It’s the last Monday of September. Is that important? Well, not really, except the next Monday won’t be until next month, and that will be October. And October means that winter is not far away. And…let’s skip that thought and stay in September a while longer, sounds better. Poor Muffin. That big bear was around again. I wasn’t going to talk about bears again for a while, but I can’t help it, it’s the biggest excitement we get around here. Except when the chickadees land on my hand to get their sunflower seeds. That’s actually more exciting since it’s less dangerous.
Back to bears. That big bear was around again. That last one I mentioned. Speaking of big, remember Theodore? The wild turkey that used to come around here last year and sit on my bird feeder? He is still around. But he’s not on my bird feeder. He stays on the other side of the street now. I think the people across the street are feeding him, that’s why he stays over there. Probably safer for him, though I do miss having him around. It’s not every day I get wild turkeys sitting on my bird feeder. Oh well.
Speaking of bird feeders. I have 2 hanging feeders out now and they are attracting the evening grosbeaks, which is great. They are also attracting dozens of grackles, which is not great. Now what to do? Anyway, I have to bring the feeders in at night, because the raccoons can still get at them, and I don’t want that, they have broken bird feeders almost as many times as bears. But now I have to get into a new routine of bringing the feeders in at night. Preferably before it gets too late, like before dark, which it seems to be hard to remember to do.
So I turn on the deck light so I can see and try to bang things around to make noise in case the bear is just around the corner, which I really wouldn’t like too much. Especially when I’m outside and the door is in between us, I would prefer being closer to the door. Oh right, I’m not talking about bears today. Anyway, I did get the feeders in both nights, though after dark, but safely which is the most important part. Oh, I was mentioning poor Muffin because that big bear was around again. She doesn’t like that big bear. Actually, she doesn’t like any bears, but that big one is just too scary.
So it sends her running under the bed to hide. The only thing that has done that before is thunderstorms. But now that big bear has done it to her twice. And no matter how I try to convince her the bear is gone, she won’t come out. Not a chance. No way at all is that going to happen. Not even with her favorite treats. I must admit, the head on that bear is huge, and he keeps looking in the window at night when Muffin is sitting there. I think that bear is looking at Muffin like she is a hamburger. That would make me a bit nervous too. There I go again, I’m not talking about bears today. Well, I do hope that each of you has a marvelous Monday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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