Thursday, June 3, 2010

Zone 3

Our yard consists of four zones....

Zone 1 -- the front yard where we play A LOT of football!
Zone 2 -- my flower, herb and Gnome village area
Zone 3 -- the stay out Remington -- it's just for our wildlife friends area
Zone 4 -- Lake Larry, it's the land between our house and our neighbors and it is lower on his side so when it rains there is water -- thus, Lake Larry (our neighbor)

In Zone 3 we have some wild cats (well not too wild) that we provide food and shelter.  This big old tomcat we named Justice....he is not scared of ANYTHING and has the scars to prove it!  He met up with our little friend Skunkae' who stopped by to see if he could get a snack.

Believe it or not no one was sprayed this evening....
Mike loves skunks!   So when his friend, Skunkae' shows up he runs outside with the camera like the paparazzi!  Aahhh Mike, the Skunk Whisperer....

Such is life in Zone 3 of our yard....


Later -- Remington --
thinking it's best to stay AWAY from Zone 3 --
out!

45 comments:

3 doxies said...

I visited your yard when you posted bout it but couldn't comment fur some unknown reason...you haves a most beautiful yard. You are soooo lucky.
We have 2 zones...Zone 1 is the only place we are allowed to go which is da backyard. Zone 2 is da front and only allowed there with leashes on.
HAves you evers been sprayed by a skunk? Didn't think so cuz you is a good doggie.
Hehehe...I can see Mike running out with da camera.
Puddles
PEES: we will haves an update bout that collar today.

The Thundering Herd said...

We don't want to mess with either of those critters.

Mango said...

That skunk is quite bold. I cannot believe that he is your friend.

Slobbers,
Mango

Priscilla said...

Thanks for showing us Zone 3 of your garden.
It's so funny how Mike loves de skunk!

Keiko (from Kitty Trio) said...

A SKUNK? SKUNK! That is wonderful. We have only seen them in cartoons!
I guess it wouldn't be very pleasant to be sprayed by him, Remington! It's good you're keeping safely away, mawhawhaw!

Gloria said...

Remy, please do the right thing and stay away from zone 3! You will end up stinking if you go there! It is very dangerous too! Thanks for warning us all!

Madi and Mom said...

Zone 3 looks very interesting and at times I bet it can be rather aromatic. MOL...Mom said she has never seen a skunk in person but she has smelled one...HA!!! Your skunk appears very tame.
The kitty village is so sweet,
Madi and Mom

Frankie Furter said...

Remington you have grrreat zones in your yard. I am glad that you take care of the hungry ones like that. Not one bit surprised though. You are just that kind of caring guy.
Two summers ago I had a skunk that kept coming to visit me. At furst mom was REALLY scared, butt he never ever squirted me. We just walked around in the thicket together. Then one day.. he just left. I missed him, butt mom was glad.

Gus said...

Yes, you had best stay away from Zone 3. It would take a gadzillion gallons of tomato juice to bathe you, and even then, Beth might not want to let you sleep on the big bed.

gussie

Deborah said...

YIKES< Great pictures and I would definately stay out of Zone 3. That's crazy that the skunk is so friendly!
xxoo
Deborah

Ruby and Penny said...

We're surprised that skunk showed up in daylight.
Love Ruby & Penny

pam said...

We thinks yer Mike might be a bit daft. Have you had him checked?

Bobo and Meja

ps. oh yeah in that first picture you looks sad. yer not sad are ya Remington?

Ina in Alaska said...

Zone 3 is a great wild habitat! That is fun, we can picture Mike running out the door with camera in hand! Cute little skunkae and fierce kitty!! So kind of you to provide Justice with some security. You are so kind. xoxoxo

Maggie Mae said...

Remington,

Thanks for the welcome back, I missed you too. Wow, Justice is one brave kitty cat. I am having fun getting all caught up on what has been going on with you while I was away. Oz is getting so big! Mom wanted me to tell you that she LUVS the picture of Jared Allen, even without his mullet!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

JC said...

Kitty does look a bit worse for wear ...
So glad the skunk didn't spray ...

RILEY AND STAR said...

Hi Rem,

We can't believe your daddy does that! How brave??? Our mommy got sprayed once and it wasn't even funny!!!

Luv and miss you bunches!!!!!!!!!!!

Star and Riley.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Zone 3 should be off limits for you! Skunks!! Scary...and that one doesn't spray anybody? Thank goodness. I think that cat better not press his luck and I sure hope you stay away from that zone!!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Madi and Mom said...

Rem that is a good question 'cause you see Mango really liked Star...but I think he realized that Star's taste was for a Tall Dark brawny mandog...
so I expect we are exploring our options.
MOL....whatever it is fun...
Hugs Madi

twinkietinydog said...

I wish I could somehow infiltrate myself on zone three. The black and white kitty looked like so much fun. I've gotten skunked by kitties like that several times and so have my sissies. Oz is adorable and you two make the best pair I've see in a while. Ok, so I won't be mailing you one of the kittens we're expecting. You've got your paws full already.
Twink!

Jacqueline said...

Love the close up of your handsome face Rem!...Those are cool photos of Justice and Skunkae!...Skunks are really cool=they are beautiful and I've read that if you have the spray gland removed, they make awesome pets, very loving and loyal, like lap cats...Have a great day sweet friends...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

MISTAYA said...
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MISTAYA said...

Zone 3 sounds kind of interesting Remington. Besides Skunkae there is food! Justice seems tohave it all figured out. Hugs and wags, Mistaya

JackDaddy said...

I sure hope that zone 3 is far away from the house. And I'm glad that kitty knows that the skunk is not a rat in disguise! :)

Martha and Bailey said...

Gosh Zone 3 looks very interesting! We would be happy to keep out. That skunk is scary.
love
Martha and Bailey xxx

Junior and Orion said...

Justice is one brave cat! We would be headed the opposite direction of that skunk!

Nubbin' Tails said...

Goodness yes I would definitely stay of Zone 3. Seeing how we hate water we'd likely avoid Lake Larry in Zone 4 too.

Wags!

Mr. Nubbin'

Ms. ~K said...

Please ask Skunkae if he knows Pepe LePew, the French skunk!!!
Licks and sniffs,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

little princess Luna~ said...

hey remicakes~!! do you think you could escort me (secretly) over to mr. justice's zone 3 gym so he can teach me some self defense karate?? a little chi like myself in a big city like LA needs to know how to defend herself. what do you think?? :)

xo,
luna

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow that is cool that you have zones, and very cool that you have zone 3 for the wild animals. And that you feed the kitties too! And boy, Mike is brave - skunks are cute but you wouldn't see us getting close enough to take a picture!

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Skunkae has a pawesome floofy tail!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Sagira said...

You have a skunk in your yard????? OH MY!

3 doxies said...

Thank you Beth for your comment on the training tips. We were doing that technique and unfortunately got out of the habit when Whitney arrived. Tomorow will be a brand new day for the demom Puddles. Will start tomorrow because we seem to be out of the little bity treats.
Thanks Again,
Allison

kissa-bull said...

wow first one of the shinging chipmunks and now pepe le pew himshelf???? your yawd ish the place to be fow all the celebretawies huh??

pibble sugars and wee wiggles
the pittie pack

Teddy Bear said...

Wow, Remington, a real live skunk in your backyard??? Have you seen him up close?

Love,
Teddy Bear

Remi said...

That Zone 3 sounds like a cool idea...except for the stay out part.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi REmy,
We had a skunk once and he or she did not spray either. He or she did eat some dog food and I thought I would see him or her regularly but have not seen the skink since!!!
Love the pictures!!!
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

Zona said...

Wowee! That skunk is quite bold with the kitty. We had a skunk in one of our zones before... poor Phoenix had to have about 2148948796 baths after that. BOL!

Wags,
Zona

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Zone 3 is a cool idea but I would approach with caution...I am not sure I would EVER trust the business end of Skunkae...Mike is VERY brave!

Dog Foster Mom said...

Remington, you have the best yard ever! Well except maybe for Puddles, because she has a train in her back yard. And Frankie's yard is pretty cool too... but its hard to beat wild cats and skunks - especially together! I think I'd be watching from a very safe distance if I were there.

Jazzi said...

Uh yah, Remington, like you I think zone 3 might just be the zone to stay out of!!! Yikes that strip guy is scary!! Oh yah, Mom says Thanks for the card and the bookmark deal, She loved it and is using it already!!!

wags
Jazzi

Mr Koda MD said...

I think the advice you have given yourself is very responsible. You don't want to have an accidental 'spray' should Skunkae not be fulfilled with the kittycats offerings...

Maggie and Mitch said...

Wow! We can't imagine having a skunk for a friend! That's pretty cool!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Oh my Dog, that is amazing - a real skunk in your garden!
Please forgive our astonishment, we don't have them in our country. Justice is a very brave pussy cat. Thanks for letting us see your pictures Mike!
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

The Army of Four said...

Oh, your skunk friend is so cute! We had a skunk baby here one year. I wanted to adopt him and raise him as my own puppy, but mom and dad wouldn't let me for some reason. Mom got cool pix of him. He was just the cutest skunking EVER and didn't spray her or anyone else. Some man came and took him to live by the lake instead of here in town. Maybe your skunk is ours, all grown up!!!
Tail wags,
Storm
PS: mom said to please tell Beth that yes, she made the quilt and thank you for the very kind words on ammy's post the other day!

Miss Kodee said...

EEK!! I can't believe you were THAT close to a skunky lol
<Miss Kodee @Bark'n About