Pumpkin and the helicopter birds

 

Pumpkin the B&B cat here again. Today I find myself especially drawn to the funny little birds that fly like helicopters. Their landing pad seems to be anything with a red bottle attached. Hum. Maybe that’s like me and my desire to sit and stare at the pretty small blue butterflies that are everywhere right now. I love their movements. They are in and out of the lavender plants, they match the delicate blue flowers on the thyme plants, and land on the clover. You know a cat’s eyes and brains are all about tracking movement. Which is how I know where you are when you’re walk around the gardens at the Dungeness Barn House Bed and Breakfast and when the neighborhood folks are out for their daily walk near my fence. Oh, I digress. Cats do that often you know. Especially if there is a sunny spot involved.

bird1Anyway, what was I saying, oh yes, the helicopter birds. I think you people call them Humming Birds. Well I heard some of our B&B guests talking today and they said that they loved watching them here. There are two special and different varieties here on the Olympic Peninsula right now. Newest arrivals are the Rufus. But we are so lucky to have Anna’s humming birds here the in winter also. I love watching them visit the many, many lilac bushes at our B&B, as well as later this year they will visit salvia, sage, lavender, and fuchsia plants. I am entertained for hours watching them defend  their feeding areas from other humming birds. They can move so fast. I love the sounds that they make and you can learn more about them and listen to samples of their sounds on the website links below. (chase call: zeee, zeee, zeee-chuppity-chuppity-chup and chip)

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Rufous_Hummingbird/id
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Annas_Hummingbird/id
http://www.sequimgazette.com/entertainment/251597401.html

Well, the sun has moved around the corner and blocked my beloved rays. I’ll be moving on to the back yard and see happening what’s up there now.

See ya later, zoom zoom.

Pumpkin

Pumpkin the Cat Blog

Pumpkin the B&B cat here. Well, not to be out-shined by my dear friend Fee, the dog of Dungeness Barn House Bed and Breakfast at Two Crows Farm, I too have a few things to share.

One thing you might want to know about me is that I have some special abilities. As you can see above, I have a special ability to blend in WHEN I WANT TO. Because of this I HEAR a lot of good information.
It occurred to me that perhaps I could add to my farm duties the new role of concierge. Curious cat shares covertly discovered ides for things to do on the Olympic Peninsula; that sorta thing. Even tho I may run and greet you upon your arrival at the B&B, I have been known to do a stealthy lap around the yard and pick up on pieces of conversations. I, of course, will use the utmost discretion in my sharing. What happens at the B&B, stays at the B&B ‘type’ of things will be edited out. Interesting things to do while on the Olympic Peninsula will be blogged.

As you know, or will soon learn, we cats are very INDEPENDENT. So I am not good at taking direction nor meeting deadlines, but I am good at multi-tasking. I can nap in a sunny pile of ornamental grass AND listen to a pair of neighbors out for their daily walk. I glean a lot of good ideas from neighbors, Clare and Sue’s friends and family that visit, as well as our B&B guests when they have retuned for the day from their adventures and outings.

Stay tuned for my ideas, thoughts, pictures and ramblings.

Today at the B&B

Dungeness Barnhouse B&BThe Dungeness View Suite offers a king size bed with stunning lavender framed views of the Dungeness Spit and Strait of Juan de Fuca. The suite has a large private bathroom with jetted tub and separate walk in shower. It has a fireplace, wireless internet access, and large flat screen TV. This suite is on the ground floor and is ADA accessible.