Tag Archives: Charlie
Walking down to the pond this morning, without the dogs
as I got to within 80′ or so, I saw our two muskrat hunting cats (LittleShot and BigShot) peering out of the reeds blanketing the banks on the west side of the pond.
They were looking my way – to see if I had the dogs with me – as Charlie will go charging into the reeds after the cats – if I don’t catch him in time.
So glad they were able to continue their hunt in peace. I’ve seen them hunt in pairs before. That’s so cool.
I saw lily pads from 3 of our 20 or so newly planted water lilies today. Planted about a month back, most. Some a week back. Plus of course, the 15 or so returnees from last year …
It’s looking to be a good pond this summer – provided those two cats are able to work undisturbed. And they are able to keep the muskrats from getting the upper hand. (They will – they are tireless, patient, dedicated – and crafty – muskrat terminators) Those damn muskrats can clear a sumptuously planted pond of vegetation – in just a month or so – quickly turning it into a crappy mud hole. If they aren’t stopped. Love those kitties …