Ducklings day 38

Today I made more gentle steps into the new duckling pool, and a couple of them tried it.

I used the remaining bricks that were forming the temporary patio (where the run is now) to make easier steps into the kiddie pool:


I then put a bunch of lettuce treats in the pool to entice them. Several of them stood outside the pool and reached in for the treats:

Reaching for treats

The old paint tray pool is still preferred; here’s one dunking:


They were curious about the pool, gathering around it and peering in:

Around the pool

A bit later, Betty (of course) was first to enter the pool:

Betty entering pool

Soon followed by the male Blue Swedish, Sven:

Two ducklings in pool



He exited the pool by hopping over the side, proving that the steps wasn’t really the problem:


Tomorrow, I think I’ll make the water a bit deeper, to see if that encourages them to use it more. I might remove the paint tray, too. I really feel they’ll love the kiddie pool once they get used to it. And it’ll be good practice to swim in that before going into the pond.

Cat update for week ending July 11

For this week’s Caturday, we start with a not-cat, then a GIF of a day in the cat house, plus pictures of multiple cats in multiple places, a second GIF of Poppa and Pommie, checking on the shop cats, and finish with some nice shots of sunrise in the breezeway.

A raccoon visited the cabins; nobody was home at the time:


An animated GIF of a day in the cat house, with snuggles and other cats visiting; you may have seen the YouTube video of this timelapse:

Cat house GIF

Three cats waiting for food at the cat house:

Three cats

A rare picture of four cats inside the cat house (probably just Spud missing; no boys allowed):

Four cats

A cat walks down the breezeway, while another relaxes in the cabin:

Two cats

Poppa spent some time hanging out with Pommie:

Poppa and Pommie

Poppa and Pommie


Cabins GIF

A late departure from the breezeway cabin; sometimes it’s nice to sleep in a bit:

Breezeway cat

Checking on Pepper in the front of the shop:


And Pansy in the back of the shop:


Classic Poppy face:

Two cats

Need more lens flare! Sunrise this morning with Spud in the breezeway:

Spud in breezeway

Spud in breezeway