Bossy Backyard Blue Jay
Members of our community are familiar with my buddy Bossy Backyard Blue Jay, but if you just joined us, I will give you a little background information. Bossy Backyard Blue Jay lives in my backyard and he gets his name from, well, let’s just say his name suits him. He talks a lot and he thinks he is the ruler of the backyard. Sometimes he dive bombs my dad when I send him out to fill the bird feeders around our house. I shouldn’t laugh, but sometimes I can’t help myself. Bossy doesn’t bother my mom, in fact he sits on a branch and chats with her. My mom and I think it is my dad’s red hair that gets Bossy riled up. Maybe he thinks my dad is a cardinal or a red headed woodpecker, we just don’t know.
Winter can be super cold and snowy here in Ohio so we try to make sure the birds that share our outdoor habitat have some nice food, suet and a heated water source to keep their water from freezing. Earlier today, Bossy Backyard Blue Jay was squawking up a storm. I had just settled into my heated thinking circle for some Sunday afternoon meditation when he came knocking on the window.
Happy Earth Day to our Beloved Planet
Earth is our home sweet home! What would we do without our world? Today is the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day. This day is the official reminder to us that we need to protect our planet from further damage and make every effort you can to clean it up!
Our The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub club’s motto is Small Paws United Can Make a Big Difference™ so when I saw the call to action for Earth Day, 2012 with the motto Small Acts Can Make a Big Difference it caught my eye.
A Billion Acts of Green!
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Super Hurrah and Congratulations to Lisa Anne, the winner of
Bossy Backyard Blue Jay’s Preoccupy the Cat Giveaway!
Recently Bossy Backyard Blue Jay came to visit me in the Sun Room to turn in his bird food inventory request list for me to give to my parents. As the weather turns cold, our bird friends rely on us to fill their feeders with all kinds of treats including, sunflower seeds, peanuts, suet cakes, cracked corn and more.
Well when the birds are more dependent upon the feeders, something else happens. Our outdoor cat cousins start to go on the prowl. My little feathered friend wanted me to remind all of you to keep an eye on the cats that share your habitat.
Bossy Backyard Blue Jay mentioned that it is already October and that means we are fast approaching Halloween! Many of our human and canine friends wear costumes to celebrate Trick or Treat night but most felines, myself included are reluctant to don apparel whether for Halloween or for any occasion. I especially do not like anything that restricts my ear movement. ~shiver~ I can’t hardly stand to think about it. In any case, Bossy Backyard Blue Jay told me he had come up with a list of what he considers to be both creative and outstanding ideas for cat costumes this Halloween season. He asked me if he could guest post again on our Conservation Cub Club and I obliged. Remember, his opinions are not my own. I asked him to narrow his bird brain ideas, I mean his clever costume list to the top 5. Without further adieu, here is his list.
The Top 5 Halloween Costumes for Cats by Bossy Backyard Blue Jay
Happy September Friends! As a super exciting way to start the month, we wanted to introduce to you, the all new, Hartz Angry Birds cat toys! This past weekend at blogpaws we had the opportunity to learn about these exciting new toys that will be available for the holidays. Jennifer and Alex from Hartz invited us to learn about the fun new toys and they are so nice, they gave us a few toys so that we could share them with you! These toys will be heading to a retail shelve near you in October. But you can get a sneak preview right here with The Tiniest Tiger. Super Hurrah!
Born Free USA’s third annual Keep Wildlife in the Wild Week, June 20-24 was started with the goal of taking care of wild animals not just around the world but in your own back yards! Adam Roberts, executive vice president of Born Free USA, says the goal of Keep Wildlife in the Wild Week, is to get people to stop, think and take action.
Small steps can lead up to making a big difference. In my backyard, you might already know that we try our best to take care of Bossy Backyard Blue Jay and all of the birds that gather and live around our habitat. We provide food and water, and we have trees and shrubs for shelter. We are also super lucky to have squirrels, rabbits, opossum, white tail deer, the occasional raccoon and last winter there might even have been a bobcat track through our yard. We live in an area surrounded by neighbors that love wildlife as much as we do.
What isn’t so lucky is the wild tiger. There are more wild tigers in captivity in the United States than there are in the wild. Occupying a mere 6% of their original territory, the tiger faces the possibility of following the pug marks of the ghosts of the Balinese, Caspian and Javan subspecies into extinction. The South China subspecies is already extinct in the wild. The remaining, Amur (Siberian), Bengal, Indo-Chinese (including Malayan), and Sumatran subspecies only have an estimated 1000 breeding females in total.