I watch birds and Ruthie Mae watches squirrels.
I like the morning time, before the world and my obligations begin. I like the quiet, so that I may hear Mother Nature’s winged symphony!
My very sweet and smart dog, Ruthie Mae, was my suet-guard this morning. (Suet is for the birds). The squirrels act like I put it out there for them, until Ruthie shows up and amazingly, I can watch my backyard birds for hours without one squirrel coming close.
Ruthie is largely a Black Mouth Cur, with the Spirit of a great hunter, but she’s also an Egyptian Beetlehound Princess, the latter title of which she earned shortly after she rescued me.
Ruthie has two black beauty marks on each side of her little face and natural eyeliner that makes her look like Cleopatra. She hunts insects like she was born for that purpose, but Ruthie is also a truly amazing medical companion animal. I am proud and grateful to be friends with such an awesome being as Ruthie Mae!
Lately, the Summer Tanager is a regular visitor. The male is red and the female a beautiful golden color.
I like the way Summer Tanager fly. They swoop in great long colorful strides across the yard. They’re also challenging to capture in photos. I’m always reminded when the Tanager stops by, that some things are meant to be experienced in the moment.
Ruthie Mae knows I like the birds. She barked at one once, but she immediately looked at me to see if I approved. I only had to say no one time. She’s a smart dog.