I can't help it....They look so darn cute romping about in the yard. So, I feed them and any other creatures that venture in the yard. They get all kinds of goodies! Watermelon and cantaloupe in the summer. Cracked corn in the winter.They love peanut butter straight from the jar! They get the natural unsweetened stuff, because that's what we eat!
That may well explain how Ms Priscilla Peahen came to stay for an extended visit last month. She knew there was a buffet of goodies waiting for her behind the closed gate! Did you know that she packed her bags and decamped? Just as we were getting used to her and began trying to figure out how to keep her tootsies warm for the winter.
They do provide endless entertainment for Coal, the Kat King. We have a little id game going on here. I am trying to tell them apart! They all look alike to me. I can't tell the males from the females. I do know that there are 4 to 5 that hang out in the Garden of Benign Neglect. But, seriously, they all look like clones to me. They are very well organized and smart. I'm pretty sure they send the youngest to knock on the patio door when they run out of food!
Ssh! Please, don't tell an other critters how good the residents of C&L have it! It's bad enough that they already know that You big softy is written across my forehead.
PS I've found this new toy for them~~It's a bungee feeder When they jump on the block of corn it will bounce up and down! This could be fun for a little while.
“Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius.” - Edward O. Wilson