New fluff arrivals – more rescues

We had our lovely cat Kahlua with us for about 12 years, maybe a bit less however after such a long time you lose count – it feels like forever though. You get the idea. After she passed away and we were grieving for some time, we felt the urge to fill the void. So after some looking for cats and kittens at various places, we settled for “Silver”, a few months old kitten. Her full name given to her is “Silver Shadow”.

Silver

However we then heard about an adult cat that was dropped off at our local vet Dr. Bob (now Vets North). The cat was a stray and had been there for a few month without anybody claiming or wanting her. We felt so sorry for the cat that we decided to have a look at her and – of course – subsequently adopt her. The two of them settled in quite well and get along well too – which was our biggest concern. So Stray was renamed into Cheetah.

Cheetah caught the scratch pole
Cheetah

And so the family is getting ready for more years of funny situations and enriching the internet of cats.

Rescue or resident ducks?

Over the last couple of weeks several female Mallard ducks have been released back into freedom. The two which we released two weeks ago have turned into a permanent resident feature.

Closeup view of a frizzle hen sitting in a wooden nisting box

Cuckoo style eggs

Contrary to Honky, our frizzle hen Fluffy has been broody for several weeks and been sitting on no eggs – chicken brains are funny. So we decided we give it a go and shoved the three duck eggs under her. She’s been a happy chicken now for two weeks and very protective on top.

4 Mellard ducks plus male and femals Paradise duck in the paddock next to a concrete water trough

Ducks teaming up

A few times in a row I have now been observing them in the paddock in the morning, making their way up the hill back to the house.
Down at the pond or on their way up they must have met our resident paradise ducks.

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