Archive for July, 2014

LJ and the Caterpillars

LJ and I have been spending a lot of time recently talking about caterpillars. One day a couple of months ago all of a sudden caterpillars started to appear around the house. He was so excited to see these little fuzzy crawly creatures and just couldn’t get enough of them.

LJ showing Grandpa Louie his caterpillar

LJ showing Grandpa Louie his caterpillar

There's a caterpillar crawling on my arm!

There’s a caterpillar crawling on my arm!


I told LJ the story of the life of a caterpillar. First a caterpillar hatches from an egg. Then the caterpillar is VERY hungry so he eats lots of leaf salad.
Caterpillar eating leaf salad

Caterpillar eating leaf salad


Then the caterpillar’s tummy is so full he makes himself a sleeping bag and falls asleep.
A few caterpillar "sleeping bags" that we found on the deck

A few caterpillar “sleeping bags” that we found on the deck


When he wakes up after a long sleep he turns into a butterfly!
We were SO excited when a butterfly came to say hello on the screen door!

We were SO excited when a butterfly came to say hello on the screen door!


I bought LJ The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
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LJ LOVES the part about the caterpillar turning into a butterfly!

LJ LOVES the part about the caterpillar turning into a butterfly!


We made egg carton caterpillars

We made egg carton caterpillars


We ate caterpillar pancakes

We ate caterpillar pancakes


Then it was time to go to the Butterfly House at the Seattle Science Center.
What a BIG caterpillar!

What a BIG caterpillar!


SO many caterpillar "sleeping bags"!

SO many caterpillar “sleeping bags”!


LJ watching the butterflies eating

LJ watching the butterflies eating


There's more butterflies!

There’s more butterflies!


After a wonderful time at the Butterfly House we walked to the fountain to have our lunch and talk about all the wonders of caterpillars!
My sweet LJ having his lunch at the fountain at Seattle Center

My sweet LJ having his lunch at the fountain at Seattle Center

July 27, 2014 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

Cat Found 500 Miles From Home

Ashley Moore was reunited with her cat Ava, who was found 500 miles from home

Ashley Moore was reunited with her cat Ava, who was found 500 miles from home


Ava, a 2-year-old Tiffany cat, was reunited with her owner, Ashley Moore, in Georgia Saturday. The cat disappeared from Moore’s Brookhaven, Georgia, home last month and was found in Vero Beach, Florida, four days later. The woman who found Ava wandering brought her to the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County, where the staff discovered her microchip. The phone number listed had been disconnected, but they were able to send a letter to Moore’s father saying Ava was safe and staying at the shelter. Moore thinks Ava may have hidden underneath a vehicle or in a U-Haul moving truck for the trip. When Moore’s plans to have the cat transported 500 miles back home fell through, the shelter’s director of animal care stepped in to help, driving Ava to Georgia to be reunited with her owner. “I guess Ava decided to take a vacation in Vero Beach, but I’m so happy she’s finally back with me,” Moore said.
Story courtesy of VetSTREET

July 14, 2014 at 12:56 am 1 comment