Sunday, April 20, 2014

Special Easter Visit

We were given a special Easter treat this year. We had two bunnies visit us and one had a special wee gift in the backyard. I had noticed that she was acting a little strange and was doing lots of preening and before we knew it she had a little kit lying on the lawn. Mommy bunny was trying to keep the other bunny away from her little one and so we witnessed many chases between her and the other bunny. At times the fur was literally flying. This is one Easter I am not going to forget for a long time. Baby Emma visited and a newborn bunny all on one week-end. What Easter treat could be better?

Two bunnies in the backyard

Mommy bunny in the garden

Baby kit just after being born

Moving around and getting its legs under itself

Starting to sit up like a bunny and its ears are starting to stand up
What a wee thing it was

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Squatter On Our Land

I noticed a rather small hole in the back lawn last week and one day the little Miss showed up when I was sitting outside enjoying the sunny warm day we finally were having. I decided I would try and get a few pictures if she would cooperate. She was a little timid at first but with time I almost had her eating out of my hand. Peanuts always seem to help when trying to convince them to come closer. She was more trusting if I was sitting rather than standing. It was interesting to watch her as she went through her little rituals. She always just peeked out of the hole before coming up and she washed her paws almost always once she was out of her hole. She would wash up after eating as well. Some of the time she would sit and enjoy the treats and others she would just fill her cheeks and crawl back down into her burrow drop them off and be back for more. I enjoyed watching as much as she enjoyed the nuts.
Just making sure it was safe to move closer

She was collecting some nesting materials

Peeking out to make sure it is safe to come up

Enjoying one of the nuts 

She closes her eyes and enjoys every bit of it

Ahhhh, its all gone

Must wash my paws with my wee tongue

Time to fill my cheek and store some of these

Heading back to my burrow

Down the hole I go

Hi, I'm back for more treats.......

Happy One Month Old Emma

It's hard to believe a month has passed since Emma was born. She has grown so much, is much more alert and likes to check out her surroundings. She has out grown her newborn clothes already. 
I hope she has a wonderful 1 month old birthday today!!!

Cuddle time with Pop's

Ahhhhh.....Sleeping beauty Emma

Hanging onto Pop's finger while she checks him out
She is becoming much more aware of everything

Always good to have some tummy time

Friday, April 4, 2014

Sharp-shinned Hawk

While I was making my lunch today I happened to look out the window and saw this hawk on the neighbours fence post. I ran downstairs to get my camera and was able to get a few pictures through the kitchen window before it flew off.

Side view of the Sharp-shinned Hawk looking for lunch

I think it has spotted me through the window

Play Date

We had our first "Play Date" with Emma on Saturday March 22nd. We spent time enjoying
 the pleasure of this wee girl in our arms. She is such a cutie and so warm and cuddly.

Sleeping beauty Emma

Colour coordinated for our first play date

Looking pretty tiny in Pop's arms

Fruncle Drewcifer holding his niece