Momy: THOES would be a WoodPeckers. Pileated Woodpeckers to be exact. Nearly as large as a crow, the Pileated Woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in most of North America.
•The Pileated Woodpecker digs characteristically rectangular holes in trees to find ants. These excavations can be so broad and deep that they can cause small trees to break in half.
•A Pileated Woodpecker pair stays together on its territory all year round. It will defend the territory in all seasons, but will tolerate floaters during the winter.
•The feeding excavations of a Pileated Woodpecker are so extensive that they often attract other birds. Other woodpeckers, as well as House Wrens, may come and feed there.
Pileated Woodpecker populations declined greatly with the clearing of the eastern forests. The species rebounded in the middle 20th century, and has been increasing slowly but steadily in most of its range. Only in Arkansas do numbers seem to be going down.
•No other living North American woodpecker is large and black with a red crest.
There were 2 Pileated Woodpeckers on the tree that day. Sadly I could not get a picture with both of them in it. They were pecking up the tree in a circular motion. Very pretty to watch and hear. The cats were more than amused and/or scared of them. Im not really sure.
ButterBean here - How are all of my Friends today?
Im ok ... I think ... a little mad a Momy but ... who could balme me
Bad things Momy has done lately
1. Put Flea Goo on all of us
2. Cut my claws - I really hate that
3. Vaccumed EVERY DAY - since its gotten warmer
4. Took my food bowls for a whole day - she washed them!
5. Washed my favorite towel
What has your Momy or Dady done bad lately???
This is me hiding so that maybe - just maybe she wont get me and cut my claws. I really dont like my claws cut, you see I have extra claws that grow from the toe pads, Momy says she has to cut them all or it will be bad for me. I just really dont like it, even though I pull at them and sometimes pull them out and make my toe really sore.
I like to go outside. Usually I go out on my leash but since Moosie has been going out too I can go leashless and Momy watches us ... CLOSELY ... so Annoying - its like she thinks we arent MAN Cat enough or something ... uuhhggg so annoying
UPDATE ON CHARLIE: Momy asked about Charlie and if he was ok after arriving to his rescue and here is what she was told:
"Thanks again for driving. Heidi - receiving rescue- said Charlie was already starting to become a little more comfortable. He was playing with her dogs in the fenced yard on Sunday afternoon and was approaching her and letting her pet him. He'll be going to a foster home soon, with a couple who are experienced in working with skittish dogs."
In Momy's spare time she drives legs for dog runs through Virginia. On Saturday she did one such trip. Check out the cuties she transported ...
This is Timothy
He is 8 months old
A Golden/Hound Mix is what they called him
So pretty and EXTREMELY sweet
He added to the transport just a few hours before
Such pretty eyes
This next one is Charlie and here is his story he too is 8 months old and is a Rottie mix
Charlie was neutered this week. He doesn't have any problems. Just letting you know. He also is skiddish but warms up quick with some TLC. He was dumped out in a not so good neighborhood and everyone was cruel to him. It took 2 weeks for one neighbor (a very good woman) to get him to let her pet him. She had him for a month and worked with him. He is really wonderful and I hope you all enjoy him as much as we have here at the house. He loves small to medium dogs (he is a Romeo), but very leary of big loud ones.
Momy was in LOVE with Charlie before she met him but more so after she met him
He laid in the floorboard most of the way
He was scairt of eveything - specially the camera so pictures had to be taken through the window
What a handsome pup
There were 2 other doggies on the transport but another driver had them.
One needed to be crated and Momy couldnet get a big crate in her car.