March 30, 2019

Various Animals, Late March

 It's time for Saturday's Critters and I'm starting off with some deer I saw in Shenandoah River State Park. They stared at me briefly before heading for the safety of the woods.

Next is a dog we saw in a little gallery.

Today is also Caturday, I'm told. I filtered a picture I took of a shelter cat.

Below that is a sign I saw in the shelter. Take care around cats; they can scratch. I actually got scratched by a cat the other day.

Squirrels can scratch too, but this one looks friendly enough. (Don't try to pick him up though!)

Let's go to Rockingham County for the last two shots. I was surprised to see donkeys in an unfenced yard in Massanetta Springs.

It was starting to rain when we saw mallard ducks in Bridgewater.


  1. If I took the advice of the notice I would be throwing blankets all day! Although I suspect that there is more silliness than anger in most of the cat fights in my house!!

    Cheers - Stewart M _ Melbourne

  2. Hello. Wonderful serie of many beautiful critters.

  3. Nice collection of animals, and lovely art for the shelter cat.

  4. Hello, the dog is so cute. I love the donkeys. Cute shots of the deer and ducks! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead. PS, thanks for the comment on my blog.

  5. Lovely set of photos. Take care Diane

  6. Wonderful set of photos to end March fav is the one with donkeys. Wonder how they keep them at home without fences!

  7. That squirrel looks like he's up to no good.

  8. Beautiful photos and art!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  9. Beautiful series of critters. My favorite is the dog.

  10. Great collection of creature photos! I'm surprised the unfenced donkeys don't wander off.

    1. They may have wandered there from somewhere else!

  11. What a great collection of critters here Linda.

    All the best Jan

  12. Great shots, especially the kitty.

  13. nice animals. I love black cats :) With or whitout blankets :)

  14. Linda,

    That cat looks terribly unhappy. I wouldn't put my hand inside the cage of a kitty I did not know nor would I pickup or pet any wild animal even if they are too cute to resist. A bunny came by yesterday to nibble on our grass while we did some things outside. He kept a close eye on us the whole time. I was surprised that he stayed around for a long time. We talked to him in soft voices hoping to reassure him. I hope that helped. Thanks for swinging by. Have a safe & fun 4th, my friend!


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