Sunday, October 15, 2017

In loving memory . . .

This is the hardest post I had ever had to write . . .

Buddy our furbaby/our dearly beloved family member passed away Wednesday morning October 4th, 2017 in his home, we as a family have been dealing with his illness for two weeks. We were trying everything to make him better, but basically what had happen he stopped eating and drinking. We managed to get him to eat and drink after trying different medications, but still he passed away.

You can't know how heartbroken we are of this, but we're glad that it was at home and not at the expense of the vet out of his surrounding. I cried pretty much all morning along with my parents, both my mom and I had to work, but going to work was tough.

We wrapped him in his favorite blankets and walked him around the house one last time, we took him to the vet to be cremated. We knew Buddy's time would come, but we just weren't ready and no one ever is. I love him to death and miss him dearly, I have an empty void in my heart because of him.

Buddy will never be replaceable, he was our world for 16 and a half years. Now without him, we feel lost and alone. The house feel cold and empty without him, although the weather is getting colder but without him it's even colder.

My family and I are looking at adopting two kittens sooner rather than later. I always worry that it's too soon to be looking, but I believe it's part of the healing process. Buddy wouldn't want us to be coming to an empty house.

I'll keep this blog open under his name, he's the reason why I started this blog. I will use Instagram to post pictures of Buddy through the years. If I can find a way to post any of the videos I have of him, I'll share those too.

He will never be forgotten. He won't ever be replaced, he is in our hearts.

Speaking of being close to and in our hearts, one of my great friends who also adore Buddy gifted me this amazing gift. I wear it all the time, except for at night when I sleep. But this is my new routine in the morning is putting this necklace on. 

04/01/2001 ~ 10/04/2017

Monday, September 4, 2017


Buddy's Backyard is now on Instagram . . . don't worry I'll still blog here but at least now I have the freedom of posting all different kind of backyard photos without the need to write something.

Remember Pictures are worth a thousand words and a thousand expressions

You can find me at KatSassyNature,

Saturday, August 12, 2017

1000 words, 1000 expressions

A Picture is worth a thousand words . . . 
With 1000 Expressions . . .

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wilbur and Chick

It's no secret that Buddy's Backyard is open to new people, since we were seeing (a) Woodchuck we were calling it Woody but then there were two. We had already discuss about changing the name Woody and now we had more of a reason to rename the woodchuck.

They love the Peanut Butter sandwiches treats just like every other critters of Buddy's Backyard, but we had to wonder what else do Woodchuck eats??? They like to eat veggies, we had been trying to grow alfalfa for our turkeys and turns out Woodchuck will eat them too.

But we learned upon reading they like to eat leafy things on vegetables . . . so we tried Carrots. Days goes by and they hadn't eaten the Carrots, until one day we see that either Wilbur or Chick WAS eating the Carrot. However he/she was only eating the actual carrot and not the leafy stem . . . confused? We were as well.


They love one of our water bowls we have out . . . they have easy access to food and water. We have multiple water bowls because of how much critters we get in our backyard. Never did we expect our ducks to take baths in the orange water bowl and never did we expect our woodchucks diving in for a drink.

Starting from the top and working to the bottom, this one large piece of Carrot probably took Wilbur or Chick awhile to eat it. But they're comfortable enough to enjoy a sit-down and chow down. 

Some extra photos to share . . .  

We have no idea who is who . . . we don't know if they're boy/girl, girl/girl or boy/boy. But this isn't the first time we have had a woodchuck in our backyard and it great to see them more often now.

FYI they are not the fastest runner . . .

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Intelligence Family

Family of Crows

It's no secret that we feed crows, three of them to be exact or at least that how many we often see at one time. We often call them Larry, Moe and Curly (The Three Stooges) but very hard to tell apart of each others.

As you can see there's five of them in the picture(s), at least two are babies. Slightly smaller in size and are learning the way of being a crow.

I believe that the adults are teaching their young ones where to go for food during the winter, although there's food out now because it's summer. But the adults introduce the youngs to our backyard, where we got tons of food we feed to all sorts of critters

Looking forward to seeing them teach their young one of the routine of Buddy's Backyard.

June Wrap Up

It's been the same usual crowd . . .  the woodchuck has been our newest visitor. But he/she isn't that much of a new visitor, he/she been at our backyard before. We have given the woodchuck a name, Woody.

We have started to see some of the babies from grackles, orioles and robins. Everyone love baths, especially on hot days.