Saturday, June 05, 2010

Happy Cat and Hummingbirds

We love hummingbirds but we don't see many here in Georgia.  Jan kills everything green so we don't have anything to attract them to feed. She once hung a feeder from the porch. Since the porch is high, that was quite a feat for her. However, as soon as she hung it, ants marched down the wire and into the feeder, so she took it down.  It would have been dangerous for her to have to keep climbing to change the food anyway. But it would have been nice if the porch was lower so she could watch the birds eat.

Our friend Evelyn sent us a link to a fascinating video on hummingbirds. We thought we would share it with you.  Hope you enjoy it.

If the video doesn't play, click here.

We would like to thank Tigger, Munchkin, Jigsaw and Patches at Talk with the Paws for giving us the Happy Cat Award.

The only thing the awardees have to do is to list 5 things that make them happy, link to the blog that has given them the award so that the others can check it out, sit back and read other cat blogs ... simple!!

Things that make us happy, in no particular order:
1) The car working so Jan can haul our food and litter. Oh, yeah, and hers too. Well, her food - she doesn't use litter.
2) Napping.
3) Good news. Such as a kitty or doggy getting a forever home.
4) The computer working so we can visit our blogging friends.
5) We kitties love lounging on our new cat tree and we doggies love hanging out in our backyard pen.

We would like to pass it on to these blogs --
1) Sammy and Andy
2) Socks & Scylla
3) Gracie
4) TK & Squashie
5) Love Meow
6) Momo

And good news. Murph goes to his new home today. You can read the latest on Space Paws.

Have a purring and tail wagging day.


  1. My Auntie Di has a few at her feeder in the AZ Inferno -

    Our pals The Boo Bears shared this with us

    Auntie Di got addikhted to it - I think!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie
    PeeEssWoo: KhonKhats on the award!

  2. Concats on the award and thanks for sharing it with me.

    Have a great weekend!

    SS is working most weekends so blogging takes a low priority on these days.

  3. Congratulations on that award! Hummingbirds! Hmmm! I wish I could see one here!

  4. Ooh, Ooh, we know about hummers. Put sticky stuff on the wire ya hang the hummyfeeder on which. We saw TBT do that here. We just dint know why until now...

  5. Awwww what a fascinating clip on how hummingbirds were filmed! Amazing feats of technology coupled with good ol'fashioned bird watching patience! LOL! These birds are fantastic - they pack so much in despite their minuteness! What determined and beautiful birds.

    Congratulations with your gorgeous happy award!! Me and Charlie liked what makes you all happy - the car so that Jan can bring you food and litter! LOL!

    And great news about Murph - just brilliant!

    Take care

  6. Thank you for passing the award on to us. We are so glad Murph has a retirement home. ~Socks & Scylla

  7. Congrats on the cool award! Nope, we don't see many hummers in SC either, but we have seen a few and they sure zip quick!

  8. Congrats on your award, you are very deserving. Our friend in Michaigan has a cottage and he lots of hummingbirds but we don't get any here. They are so cute. HAve a great weekend.

  9. We love the Hummingbird Channel and watch it a lot here.

    Kudos on your award, thanks for passing it on to us....we'll try to get mama to post it in a timely manner, but we won't hold our breath!!!!! :)

    YAH, YAH, YAH, Murph....we are purring that you will be very happy in your new home.


  10. Congratulations on the award. Nice simple things to be happy about. We love hummingbirds here too. We don't have a feeder on the account of cock roach potential.

  11. Oh doze tiny birdy feetsez!!! Iris (I hates to admit dis in publick) haz caught deze in our gardun. Da momee triez to keep her frum doin' it. It iz good fur da birdeez dats Iris iz gettin a itty bitty bits older!!!
    Congratsez on your awardee. You & da Farm are some of da bestee peepsez & anymalz we knowz.
    Dr Tweety

  12. Thanks for posting such a neat video! We have hummers at our house; more in spring & fall. We must be on a migratory pathway.

    ConCats on your award! It's good to have things to be happy Murph finding a new Home.

  13. That is great news that Murph is going to his new home.
    Concats on your award.
    We don't have hummers here, but dad hangs feeders and fat balls of the tree outside our window so we can watch them and chatter at them.

  14. Congratulations on your award!

  15. Its the best news that Murph is going home.. I have never seen humming birds in real life and think it would be so special to have those in our yard. Hugs GJ xx

  16. awwww thank you so much for the Happy Cat Award. It's beautiful :).

    We got a new cat tree for the kitties today. The happiness is doubled :).

    My fur babies are sending a lot of purrs and head bumps to you. :)

  17. Congrats on your well deserved award! Hummingbirds are one of our favorite! Thank you for sharing!

  18. ConCATs on yer awardie!

    Dem real live fev-vers look furry flappy.


  19. Darn ants, always spoiling the fun!

  20. Congrats on your award! I know at your place there are many happy cats, thanks to the great care that Jan gives all of you. Thanks for passing the Happy Cat award onto me. I certainly am a happy cat here and I do have humming birdies that I can watch.
    Tell Jan that you can get humming bird feeders with little plastic suction thingies on them. They go on the outside of the window and the humming birdies come up at eat. It is great and the kitties inside get a ring side seat at the feeding time. The ants don't find it stuck on the window. There is hope yet that you can get humming birdies to come to your place. Give it a try.

  21. Happy Saturday to all of you!
    Congratulations on your Award!
    Those Hummingbirds are beautiful!
    Kisses and hugs

  22. Congratulations on being Happy Cats!...We are so glad Murph has a new home...We like your new header...Happy weekend sweet friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  23. I am not any good with hummingbird feeders, either. I am so glad that Murph found a new home.

  24. Hi Guys - ooh, you've changed your header picture! :-)

    My human kills everything green too - Paul says she can even kill plastic plants!! :-)

    Honey the Great Dane
    ps. I'm so sorry you're having trouble loading my blog - I wonder why? You're the only blog friend who has mentioned that so far - I hope it gets better.

  25. Wonderful post!
    I glued to the chair watching that stunningly amazing Hummingbird video. High tech and creative and the love of nature have made that video a worth watching one.
    Thanks a lot for sharing the video, Jan.
    What a happy news about Murph has a home.
    May I ask you a favor, please go visit Autumn, my Maltese cybersister, to give her and her mom your kind words of love, encouragement and emotional support, they really need it now, thanks.

  26. G-Mom has a thing for birdies too, especially the little hummers. Sometimes her feeders get attacked with ants. G-Mom said to take the feeder down for a few days, and then put it back up. Your Mom can spray the ground with ant killer too. Good luck!

  27. Thanks for visiting my brother Tyler's blog. My mom really appreciated your thoughtful words.

  28. Hi and NICE POST! Glad Jan didn't take a spill with the hummingbird feeder :) Hope there's another spot to attract these incredible hummingbirds. Hi to all there!!!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose


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