Saturday, August 25, 2018

The Crafty Flicker

I have three hummingbird feeders I keep filled.  Partly to attract hummingbirds.  Partly because I like the gilded flickers that also frequent the feeders.  

Notice the yellow spots on the base of the feeder in the above picture.  Those are the plastic flowers that cover the feeding ports.  Supposedly they serve to attract the hummingbirds.  They also keep the birds from completely emptying the feeder.  Probably not the intent. 


I was quite surprised when I took this feeder down to refill it.  Completely, totally, bone dry.  Then I realized all SEVEN of the plastic flowers were missing. 

I admired the cleverness of the flickers, since they are the only birds big enough to remove the flowers.  I figured I would gather up the discarded flowers and reinsert them.  

Nope.  Not a single flower could be found under the hanger stand.  Every single flower had been taken somewhere else.  

Outfoxed by the flickers, I hanged the feeder up with its flowerless holes and told them to help themselves.  

Friday, August 3, 2018

I love, but not their commercials

I have an Autoship with for dogfood and treats, so it's not that I'm not a fan of the web site.

I mean how can you not love a company that sends such a cute note with your first order.

But I HATE one (or is it more than one) of their commercials.

You know, the one that says "No more lugging heavy dog food bags."

Well, yeah, you don't have to lug it from the store. 

But unless you keep your dog food at your front door, you are still going to be lugging it from the front door to wherever you do keep it.

And I think it's harder to carry the box of dog food than it was the bag of dog food.  In fact, I generally open the box at the front door so I can just carry the bag.  Then the empty box.

This doesn't mean I'm going to stop ordering from Chewy, but the commercial does irritate me every time I hear it.