Saturday, March 14, 2009

Camera critters

Below is Cheep-Cheep! I have posted them before, but thought they were worthy of publishing again for Camera Critters. I saw Carletta's post of robins here and it reminded me of him.
I don't know if Cheep-Cheep was a boy or a girl....he fell out of nest of a neighbor during a summer storm and knowing our girls as they did, they brought him to us. He was not near this far along.
We raised him on night crawlers. A very expensive proposition. I cannot remember how many times he ate a day. We had him in a homemade cage in our backyard, and soon as we walked out the door, if he was hungry there was all these little cheeping noises he made. So that is where his name came from.

And now this is something I sort of wish I had a picture of and sort of glad I don't...he could eat one and one half night crawlers, but if we gave him two, the second one came crawling back up and out! It was gross and funny all at the same time. (I have a weak stomach--it don't take much to get to me.)

The girls would run water in a bowl and he would take baths...just such a sweet little critter. We had vacation scheduled, and had a kid taking care of him. When we came back, someone had left the cage open and he had escaped....we knew it was close to time and always hoped he made it own his own. He had been free and up in the trees by our house before, but always came to be fed. So maybe he did survive...for years, every robin we seen in the yard we wondered if it was him.

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Jumbled thoughts....

I been sitting here fiddling with the layout on here...didn't really change anything except the picture across the top and a couple colors. Just in the mood to try something different. It is too late to change the whole thing around. I finally settled on a picture to old barn. It is one from last Sunday.
I spent the day in Terre Haute with my oldest daughter...we went shopping. she wanted to get material for me to lengthen a pair of her curtains. We went to Hobby Lobby and found material just exactly the right shade of brown, and almost the same type of fabric. So I now have something else I need to sew. And once I start, I will enjoy it.

I do worry about getting things right. She won't be as picky about the way it turns out as I will. And I will be more of a perfectionist with it being someone else's than if it were my own. It really shouldn't take too long. I still have got back to quilting on the baby's quilt...maybe I will also work on that tomorrow.

Sarah brought Lorelei up for a little visit yesterday....she is a doll. Shelby, our old collie-mix dog was totally thrilled with her. The cats just sort of looked and ignored her. I made spaghetti and garlic bread for the rest of us, and sent some home with her for Jeremy.

I probably make my garlic bread a little different to most people....oh, I don't make the actual bread itself. But I buy a loaf of Italian bread, and I usually buy it pre-sliced. I butter it, then sprinkle it with garlic salt, and fry it on top of the stove till it is toasty brown. It is just better than baked in the oven for me.

And sometimes we will get a loaf of Italian bread and slice it as thin as we possibly can with an electric knife, which is about a quarter of an inch thick or less. Butter those slices, sprinkle with garlic salt and fry. It is almost like eating potato one can eat just one.

It is late, late. I got to get to bed...the cats are all sound asleep. Oh, I do take Bubbie to the vet to get his pin out Monday. So keep your fingers crossed that all goes well.