I'm sure a lot of you remember, Rocky? I miss him terribly, but am happy to announce that my friend across the street, Missie, has kindly adopted him for me. He's off his diet of Ritz and Trix and has now moved up to the finer things, like the corn cobs Missie leaves out for him.
He even liked macaroni and cheese, but would not touch the icky Gorton's fish.
Some didn't believe me when I told them Rocky learned his name and would come out of the woods when I called him. So, one night I taped it for proof!
Please excuse the mess. I was selling fish tanks and we were in the process of moving from one house to another. That grill is now in the garbage.
I'm not much of a bird person. Like I said, I like 4-legged critters. But once in a while you've just got to look up and appreciate your feathered friends.
Woodpeckers are really cool, don't you think?
And cardinals are super pretty.
This next little guy wasn't in my yard, but instead, my brother Jeff's. He liked to hang out on his patio umbrella. Yes, I even love bats!
It's obvious that I love frogs. Here's a cute little guy I found on my flower pots a few months ago.
I'm guessing there are a lot of you that have never heard the call of the green tree frog. It's a sound that I absolutely adore, and one night last summer I captured it with my camera. Pitch black so you can't see anything, but turn up your volume to hear one of my favorite sounds.
The little lizards are our bug-eating friends too!
Remember these two getting it on just a couple months back?
And then there were babies. Madison is just like her mama and loves the lizards. You can often find her chasing them down so she can have them crawl on her. I don't know if you can tell just how little this one is, but he's so adorable. He eventually walked up her arm and into her hair.
This next guy isn't 4-legged, he isn't cute and I do not love him. But, as I was sitting here at the computer he crawled right in front of me, so a picture was necessary. Right before I squished his ass.
This little guy was inside my screen room just the other night. He was getting closer and closer to the light, hoping to find something to snack on.
Oh look! It's one of his friends on the outside! Well hello there my amphibious buddy!
Last summer I sold a fish tank to a sweet girl named Jenn, and at my request she brought her hedgehog along when she came to pick it up.
Who could forget Angelina Jolie, "One Ugly Bitch"? We did some dog sitting for Jimmy's former Administrative Assistant.
You just gotta love a face like that.
Missie, across the street, has a whole pack of dogs. Okay, not quite a pack, but five. Here are three of my favorite. The pug, Nigel, loves to carry the chihuahuas, Chico and Mojo, around in his back pockets. Is this cute, or what?
And of course, this past April, Strudel came to live with us, and her half sister, Cannoli went to live with Jill.
Look at them snoozing together. I think they were about 12 weeks old here. Can you imagine anything cuter than this?
Then there are the more elusive fuzzies that visit my backyard on occasion. It's hard to get a clear shot when taking the picture from inside the screen room at dawn.
Yep, if you look real close and maybe squint your eyes, you'll see that's a deer.
Cute little bunny.
Awww... cute little bunny left me a gift!
And with that lovely image now imprinted on your brain, I think I can safely say I've covered all the beautiful critters who have graced my backyard this past year. I've loved each and every one of them too. Well, except for the scorpion. SQUISH!!!
What kind of critters are in your back yard? I'd love to see them!
Pssst! If you love me, you might love my sister more. Go visit her at Jill's Believe it or Not, and tell her I sent you!