Saturday, December 12
When Inge mentioned that she would like to meet the Nut Hut animals, we made it happen for her.
Her first meeting was with Annie Oakley – the prairie dog.
She wanted to meet each one, but Batman was the one she really wanted to meet. I love the look of pleasure in Inge’s eyes.
Inge loves cats and has watched Batman grow up into a beautiful black cat – via pictures only.
He was a mangy, skinny kitten when he arrived at the Nut Hut.
Dale was pushed out of the nest by his mother because he was born with something similar to Downs Syndrome.
Evan the possum is beautiful – for a possum.
When I asked Deb why she hadn’t released him in the fall, she said because Dale has bonded with Evan like a parent – and due to being special needs, Dale needs a parent.
Harley knew immediately that Inge was a cat-lover and responded to her attention.
Deb said it is unusual for Harley to respond to people the way he did to Inge.
Presley is a special needs raccoon – and must stay at the Nut Hut.
Skippi Rae is one of Deb’s first rescues and oversees the deck where many outside squirrels come to eat.
One time she “warned” all the inside animals that there was a hawk outside.
Roy and Deb (our youngest daughter) truly care for their rescues and love when they can release them – as they do with most animals – but when the animal cannot go back into the wild, they make sure they have a good life – with them or someone else.
I missed getting a picture of their flying squirrel and hedge hog – and the two skunks are hibernating for the winter.
Since we were there, they got a tiny baby goat. He was one of four, and the mother made sure everyone knew that she was not going to take care of him. I will have some pictures of him in the near future.
They live in an area where there are many Amish, so we usually see signs of them on our way to or from their place.
Holsteins in a field always make me miss my dad – a dairy farmer.
Thanks, Roy and Deb, for taking time to show Inge your animals.
It was fun for us to see each of them – and meet Dale and Evan for the first time.