Monday, June 23, 2014

Weekend Update

Last week was a fitting lead-in to summer--pleasant weather and sun during the day, a night time rain storm.  My son treated me to a birthday dinner and my friend Ginnie treated me to a birthday lunch and a fun outing.  My sister-in-law came for a weekend visit and we cruised the farmers' market and little shops on the Champlain Islands.

I have to turn my attention to getting some chores done around the house and getting ready for the trip with my grandkids.  Things always creep up on me and I think that they are much further away than they actually are.

My sister-in-law saw what sounds very, very, very much like a young mountain lion (cougar) not far from the house.  There have been reported sightings but authorities pooh-pooh them.  I think they are making their way back.

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13 comments:

  1. I love the idea of animals returning to their former habitats, even if they're a nuisance. We're all in this together, I think.

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  2. Glad to hear that your birthday celebrations were fun. Where are you headed with the grands? A cougar? Seriously? Sounds frightening!

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  3. Its nice to have your birthday celebrated with family and friends. I bet you are looking forward to the trip with the grandkids.

    The return of the cougars is interesting. There certainly is enough deer around here to support a population of cougars.

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  4. Sounds like you milked your birthday up proper. Way to go.
    A cougar-- and not just an old lady with a young beau?? A bit scary but I'd love to see one. Keep your camera handy but stay safe.

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  5. I'm glad you had such a wonderful birthday! I am surprised about the cougars, I just never thought of them as being in Vermont -- Florida, yes but not Vermont. Just be safe!

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  6. Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday, good times with good friends and family, good food, and a little shopping!

    I hope the cougar stays away from your home and no one get hurt as a result of the authorities lack of attention.

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  7. We see coyotes all the time here. Keep your cats inside.

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  8. Around these parts the DNR is the last to know what animals are in the area. Sounds familiar. We were told a few years ago that there were no moose in Wis by the DNR, even though many folks reported sightings. When one caused an accident on the highway, they finally acknowledged the sitings!! go figure!!

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  9. Sounds like you had fun over the weekend. Be wary of that cougar.

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  10. I am very happy for your birthday celebration. Yes, authorities continue to pooh-pooh cougar sightings but even when verified on camera, they still are ignored. Yes they are "making their way back" and people need to be aware of the danger they can present to people and pets.

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  11. This is what we hear around here, too!
    Wonderful to celebrate with family, isn't it?!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  12. Happy belated birthday wishes, Olga. Have fun with your Grands. Enjoy summer!

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  13. Check with your local Fish and Game they can tell you if the mountain lions are in your area. Out here we have a group tracking our mountain lions.

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