Ham-Micks

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Skeery Saturday

This is the bulldozer that is excavating what used to be the field behind our house. We always knew there would be construction back there, but for 17 years it was only a field. This week it has been transformed from a place where prairie falcons dived on prey, and bunnies romped in the twilight hours and kids played fort or practiced hitting balls to a noisy construction site replete with a new fence surrounding the area, heavy machinery, lots of men in hard hats, and moving dirt. Luckily, the 8 ft. tall privacy fence shields us from a lot of this, but since the moving dirt is growing in size, the cats can see the bulldozer as it moves this dirt into taller and higher mountains. Annie sits on the bed and growls each time the bulldozer climbs the top of the mountain and comes into view just over the top of our fence. Gatsbi sits on the floor and ducks under the window when she sees the bulldozer crest the fence line.

And don't be jealous of the green in this picture. Those are mostly weeds. We've discovered that weeds do very well under drought conditions.

We think it's going to be a LONG summer for the cats and the beans at the Forty Paws....

16 comments:

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

We hate those big scary noisy machines!!!! Too bad your wild life will have to find another home. :(

Dragonheart said...

That does sound scary! Too bad you are losing the field behind your place. :(

Your yard looks lovely!

Daisy said...

Darn it! Why does that bulldozer have to come and ruin everything! You are lucky you have that nice fence anyway. Hopefully they will be done with the loud part soon so you can have some quiet again!

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

Hi 40 Paws...

Thanks for the empathy with the wallpaper.

And about that field. You're not going to believe this but we have a field behind our house, too, and the local council granted someone planning permission to build a house there so soon I'm afraid I'll have to tolerate bulldozers and noise and more people too. It was so nice when the birds and foxes just lived there.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Yikes! It's like havin' a Monster Truck show in yur backyard. And we thought our 4 Harley riding neighbors were a pain in our fuzzy ears - at least our Harleys leave.

Lux said...

That sounds *very disturbing! I'd be hiding.

From looking out the window, I'd say even our *weeds are dead!

BK said...

Oh no, Skeery Saturday sounds skeery! I think I like my Sleepy Saturday better.

Chairman Mao said...

Phooey on ol' bulldozers anyway! I'd growl at 'em, too. Hang in there, you guys!

Purrs 'n' cuddles,

MAO

Tara said...

I'm sorry you are losing your field, it always fun to watch the wildlife (although fields around here have CECs!).

I too hope Dad does a better job this trip.
Tara

Kitikata-san said...

Oh, sorry about the construction. I like the idea of bunnies being eating by birds of prey better than construction.

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

That certainly does sound like a scary day. We don't like big loud noises either. Especially if we want to be out in our screened-in porch we like it quiet so we can see bunnies and squirrels and birds.

China Cat & Willow

caspersmom said...

That's a mighty big thing on top of the fence. I would growl at it too.

Mom says it's a shame they can't leave the field alone. She doesn't like progress sometimes cause it messes up places for animals. Why do people have to move in places where the animals were doing just fine.

Casper

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

That is very close to your home, I would get upset with that noise also.

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

We is still jealous of ANY green at the moment.

Patches

Eric and Flynn said...

I don't like dose noisy fings either. A cupple uv munfs ago owr dad hired a digger and took some of owr lawn away to make more parking furr the peeple when they come to see theer horsies. I didn't like it cuz it wuz outside owr window, and I cud see my dad inside it. I thought it had ate him!! It had a big arm fing on the front too, and I thought it wuz coming to eat me and Flynn next.

Morgen said...

Oh no! It always makes us sad when another field is gone...
We don't blame Annie for GROWLING at that stupid dozer!
WE have an old abandoned orchard across the street, and this winter part of it was sold off and an UGLY little house was built there. Fortunately, it's not directly across the street, and we think that when there are leaves on the trees, we won't be able to view its butt-ugliness...
~ Daphne, Chloe, and Jazper