Saturday, March 11, 2017

Meeting new Critters

While hiking on Tuesday, friend Jenny Braithewaite told us about a pair of Hamerkop building a nest in her garden. She invited us to come and have tea that afternoon to see it. 
The Hamerkop nest is massive and strong enough to support a man's weight (do read the link provided above to learn more about this interesting bird

A Harlequin Great Dane ran up and greeted us 
Jenny's granddaughter Lexi and one of her four cat ran to greet us! 
When this cutie got nearer she became shy! 

Jenny, a widow, lives in a cottage next to the main farm house. Her garden which she shares with her son and daughter-in-law, teems with pet cats, dogs and chickens. Lexi is an animal lover like I've never seen before!
One of Jenny's two kittens sleeps in a salad bowl on the dining table
She posed beautifully 

I'm linking to Saturday Critters with Eileen here



  1. What an incredible nest. I had to look that bird up as I'd never heard of it. If I ever saw a nest that big here I'd run, for sure. lol Cute little Dixie. I understand how she falls for the tabby cat.

  2. A nice selection of critters. Happy Saturday. xx

  3. Hello, Jo! Wow, that nest is cool! I love the Great Dane, it is a beautiful dog. The kitten in the salad bowl is adorable. Wonderful critter photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  4. the salad bowl full of kitten has me laughing hard. I love it and that Dane is gorgeous. Bob's dauther and granddauther have two deaf great Danes. this bird with the odd shaped nest is odd looking himself. I went to the link and he is like two birds of different breeds made one bird.

  5. Hi Jo! What a great visit to your friend's house and garden! The Great Dane is beautifully marked and so handsome!It's a delight to see Lexi so involved with the animals and what a funny kitty!
    Great post!

  6. Now THAT's a nest! :-) What a great Great Dane! Sweet little one, and cute cat!

  7. Thats a rather interesting looking salad. Would love to see a Hammerkop.

    Cheers - Stewart M - In Melbourne, but jet-lagged!


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