This story starts with Boss. Boss is the patriarch of the family. He befriended me 8 years ago and since then, has introduced me to all of his off spring. Boss & I had a special relationship that surpassed what I have with all the others. I truly believe he enjoyed my company. I say “enjoyed” as I fear he & his mate Bashful have perished. I haven’t seen them for 18 months now. And with them gone, no mating pair. That means no offspring for the last 2 seasons.
|Boss and I|
Right from the get go she accepted me. Before we were even ‘introduced’ by Boss, she let me approach her while sitting on the back fence. Luckily I recorded both moments.
Another similarity to Boss is her willingness to try new foods.
|Is camera a food?|
What's this first in - best dressed bullshit.
She couldn't even wait for me to finish
|This is play btw.|
A little prezzie from my cats - reluctantly
Being a bird of prey, they get all sorts of vegetable matter from the gut of their prey. Their prey would also vary depending on the season, so I’m guessing they use fruit as either a supplement or a remedy.
Sampling a variety of things I think puts her in good stead for the future.
This is Boss looking like Gandalf.
He has sat thru 2 full squirt bottles of water.
Even waiting when I went off to re-fill it.
|This is only 5 weeks after Boss lead him to my back fence as a fledgling.|
|A Real water baby.|
I'm hosing him late on a summers arvo
|What kid doesn't like playing under the hose in summer|
|The possessed water baby|
An Angelic water baby
A cat about to become a water baby
Did I? Or Didn't I?
Here’s Boofs first hosing
But the true similarity is our bond. Here’s another bird, like her dad, that just likes my company.
|Hanging on my every word|
|My Whirling Dervish|
See you all soon (hopefully sooner than my last post)