The Critters on the Hill

Sassy Cat Hill has a lot of critters. Critters with fur, feathers, and shells. Probably more, but that is all I’m recalling.

Pudge the beaver is starting to behave in a beaver-ish fashion. He closed off the door to his house to make himself feel safer. He enters and exits through the water back door.


He always comes for treats. Grapes, sweet potatoes, apples, cantaloupe, and his favorite, banana. Plus a healthy scoop of rodent chow. Yum.

Helping himself to a grape.


Two fisted cantaloupe chowing.


He will eat from Schmenky’s hand.


He has a room mate! Or his own pet!


I don’t believe I had ever seen this fella. Or lady. I think it was a pheasant. It was a loverly creature, whatever it was. Seemed a little shy. It’s name Schmenk?


The horses next door. Delilah, Miracle, and I forget, again. Jezebel? Bucky? Ed? Sorry horsey.


Nellie, the back porch kitty. She looks beautimous among the purty flowers. She’s a no touchy kitty.


Tux, the garage kitty, posed for me here. This leads down to the chicken coop.


Poppet could hardly wait for me to sit down. This is where Schmenk plays Words With Friends. Now she plays with me!


Sp*nking kitty and a world famous Mrs. Schmenkman smoothie.


She likes me. She likes everyone.


Down the front porch steps was looking especially pretty.


Master gardeners have all sorts of attractive areas. I, on the other hand, have lots of areas with a weed problem.


Big Boy Casey Lee Bumgarner. Or Bumgardner. He was my special buddy this trip.


He has not always been so friendly, but for some reason this year he gave me special loves.


Kismet luxuriating on the special biscuit blanket. Oh he had a wonderful nap! He’s a kneader, an excellent biscuit maker.


Time to say goodbye to my buddy. I kept my purse and camera bag on that ledge. He furred it up well!


He’s a big old boy.


We have an understanding.


One more Virginia post to wrap up the trip. See you tomorrow.



  1. Joyce said,

    June 7, 2012 at 6:55 AM

    That picture of the beaver is so great. We have many lodges around here but I never seem to be able to capture their residents in a photo. I have lots of pictures of their homes though : )

  2. Cindy Stratton said,

    June 7, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Your friend is amazing with animals!

  3. caprilis said,

    June 7, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    Thanks Cindy!
    Horse’s name is Dixie. (there used to be one named Bucky)
    Pheasant’s name is A.C. (Mr.C. named him after his grandpa)
    He’s not only shy, he’s a dumb as a box of rocks.

  4. deb said,

    June 7, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Nice to see Casey is getting less “busy” and more loveable. Your hairs look great CK.

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