It's Sweetie here, big news today! We had a very important visitor to our Castle. It was a short, broad, smooth but spiky looking caterpillar. Oh, a caterpillar I hear you say, well not just any old caterpillar but an Emperor Gum Moth (once it goes through metamorphosis) none the less!!
Here take a look at the regal little guy...
He crawled onto a paper towel, and kept very still for a photo. I think we even got a cheesy grin!!
Here's a photo of an Australian stamp with the little guy on it :
and this is what the little guy will look like one day:
Onto other news. My Yollie brought this adorable little lady home from the local fleet market on the week end. What do you think. I call her "Mabel Bunny" I think it suites her. I like how she keeps an eye on our fruit and vegetable harvest. I made sure I had a good chat with her, to make sure she's up with all the goings on of castle life here. I think she will fit in just great. Dad and Mum seem to like her too. Who knows with my goofy brother, no one really knows what he's thinking most of the time!!
And finally, I just wanted to say, Happy Birthday Chessy, 10 today!!!! He has had a lovely day, doing what he does best. He kept an eye on us while we were having our morning romp while the other eye was having a rest. He shooed away the pigeons while the chooks had their brekky and then had a big nap, in the bit of sun we had today on top of the hay bale. After his nap he caught that pesky mouse who should know better than scurrying around his resting area and left it for My Yollie. He got a nice supper of warm oats with butter and milk followed by some birthday chicken (please don't tell the feathered ones that live here!!). All in all a wonderful day! Take care till next time, Sweetie xox