Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Franky and The Butterflies

Franky and I love butterflies. Unfortunately, for different reasons. While I enjoy their beauty and gracefulness, Franky considers them flying toys. The little White Cabbages have been a joy to watch this summer. They travel in packs, always chasing each other, and should be called flutterflies because they seldom stay in one place for more than a few seconds. Frank and I spotted one of the Cabbages, that had wandered off by itself, at the same time. He went into stealth mode and divebombed it. I divebombed Frank. Frank gave me the what-the-heck-are-you-doing look then decided we'd switched from a game of Catch to  a game of Tag and went scampering off. The butterfly fluttered away completely unaware or unconcerned that he'd nearly been 'it' in Frank's game of Catch Them If You Can.


Word of the day: Scamper

37 comments:

  1. Your Frankie is a real little darling still! Cats will be cats! Glad you managed to save that butterfly. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

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    1. He's a mess, that's for sure.
      Hugs received and returned.

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  2. Butterflies are ephemeral magic. I am so glad you were able to prevent the beautiful Frankie from making that one even more ephemeral than usual.

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    1. Well said, EC. They are ephemeral magic. I'm going to have to put signs out around the garden: Butterflies Beware.

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  3. Franky didn't get that the rules have changed. At least he luckily lost to the human and butterfly. I have to admit, he seems to forgive and forget easily!

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  4. Ah, but he's probably thinking her stopping one isn't so bad, I already got ten before see caught me lol

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  5. Cats like butterflies. We have a toy butterfly on a stick that Star loves to play with, and now that he can go out on the back deck, he's very excited about the real ones flying by. He's a little slow, so I doubt he'll ever catch one.

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    1. Maybe I should invest in a butterfly on a stick.....

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  6. Snoopy's feline brother from another mother

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  7. Gorgeous butterfly and great photos of "Life at Sandra's and Franky's!"

    Have a beautiful Tuesday!

    Hugs 🐱

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  8. Love the butterfiy! I’m glad Frankie didn’t catch him.

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    1. Me too! Though, the pic is of a different butterfly. Those little cabbages won't stay still long enough for me to get a good pic of them.

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  9. Hi Sandra ... wildlife abounds in the skies at the moment - and we all chase delightful nature around - cheers Hilary

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    1. Butterflies are the best aren't they, Jamie?

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    1. In my job description: Butterfly, bird security person.

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  12. Glad you saved the butterfly. They are such beautiful, dazzling creatures!

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  13. franky....dood.....we will post this commint in sekrit code

    ****** ***** that ya **** *** ** ***** ** *** de FSG wooda **** *** *** ** ***S **** **** ***** ** **** **** ya noe ~~~~~ ☺☺☺♥♥

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  14. I'm so grateful you were on the lookout and on Frankie's case. I know there is a circle of life but I always hate to see it playing out in front of me.

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  15. While they are good to watch, I think cabbage moths are actually pests. Butterfly houses are great to visit.

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    1. I have heard that too, Andrew, but I haven't yet tracked down what exactly they do that is harmful to gardens. If you find out, please let me know.

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  16. I love the beauty of butterflies, and each one seems to have a different story to tell us. Good thing you were around though.(lol) Hugs...RO

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    1. I love 'each one has a different story to tell'.
      Hugs received and returned.

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  17. Really enjoyed this Post! My cat is too lazy to chase after Butterflies haha, but He still makes up for it by being so cute.
    Btw have you read this blog: http://bit.ly/2NrAl0v
    It's a great blog that really reminds me of my little guy when he was a newborn. Really recommend check it out if you can.

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  18. I'm laughing so hard!! LOL! Thanks Sandra!! LOL! Great photos! Big Hugs!

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  19. Franky is beautiful. Fun and game in the garden. :)

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