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"Our little piece of New Zealand.
I thought I'd show you what the back yard looks like. New Zealand is described as a land with no teeth."
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww - i can nearly smell the fresh green!!! so beautiful!
Thanks guys for checking out the photo. There's lots of cute birds that dance around the foliage. They call them fantails but I think Sam will call them tasty. Me I'd just like to be their friend. Purrs D
Beautiful! Looks like beeg ferns! :D
They are a little, one day the human will get a photo of me walking down this track but I'll be a dot. You can drive a vehicle on the track. The human has watched Auckland grow at shuch a rapid rate. She thought they should get a nice place on the outskirts of town where it is still cheap dirt and then let the city come to them. One day they hope to have a place to help look after some furry friends for the SPCA, but that is still a little way off. At the moment she has to figure out how to protect the local wild life from us.
Here's another photo taken from the end of the track (where the photo is brighter) looking back into the bush.
Looking from the end of the track
We kind of feel the wild life is losing its habitat with the city growing so fast. So we are hoping to keep this as natural as possible for them. There are kingfishers, pheasants, pukekos, fantails, skinks, all sorts that live here. I just hope we can keep it, as it is a big step for us and it's our bit for the planet. It's only a small plot of land but big for us.
In that last photo you can see a single fern sticking up in the middle of the photo. That is a large pond behind it. Here's a photo taken from the far side of the pond looking back this direction
from the pond back to the track
That fern in the middle of this photo is the fern in the middle of the other one.
I know this isn't cat related but this is one of the reasons we aren't here as much at the moment. The human hopes we will be on rat and stoat patrol, so the birds will thrive. She just has to teach us the word NO when it comes to birds. She has taught us NO from when we were kittens but Sam is still guilty for disobeying her.
This place is about 800 yards from the road. That is our biggest treat so we hope that's far enough away. Other than that we should be safe when the big trucks and builders have gone. That's why Sam asked about litter box problems in her diary, because we will need to be confined to a house for a little while and we are going to hate that.
mr. d - that is a breathtaking place! you really need to keep it the way it is. i do not think that you're a danger for the wild life - if anything at all you're the guarantee for balance between all those creatures ;)
you don't need a further tri-color garden guardian, do you...?
Ishtar are you any good at mice catching? We may need a helping paw with that one. I'm terrible at it. And thanks Zoe for the lovely comment.
i may not catch mice here. human is a rodent mom. lived with rats while she studied and i now have to pay for that :(((
but i am great in catching light and shadows and stuffed toys (i am the best in killing penguins)! is that needed in your garden?
A rodent mom, sounds like fun. They are funny little creatures. I too love them, it's Sam that wants to eat them. I just want to be their friend. About the penguins Hummmmmm. I think we would have every human up in arms Hee hee, mind you that would be interesting Hee hee. We do have little blue penguins here but they are near the sea water, were we are a little inland, with fresh water in the dams. If I walked for a couple of days on my little legs I may get to them, it takes the human 10 minutes by car. We have a lot of beaches around Auckland.
BUT...... Sam has a little blue kiwi toy you are welcome to kill that.
that's interesting! i have never seen such guys. human calls them cute. i - well, she does not want me to m-ouw so but i think they look tasty... we could walk to the sea together for i think sam won't be happy when i kill _her_ toys?!
Loved the pics : ) so very beautiful there!