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Korkeasaari Helsinki Zoo

We saw a clip of the three amur leopard cat with her kittens on the news about a month ago. We right away decided to visit the zoo. On Saturday we went there. The main attraction was the three kittens Maia, Mesi and Murmur. Wow, how lucky we were. The kittens were awake and playing with each other. They are now two months old and absolutely adorable. Unfortunately my phots of the kittens are no good.

Below random snap shots.

A Mouse . . .

Jacky & his new toy 20191224_153525_HDRCJacky & his new toyJacky & the new toy. I think the size is more like the size of a rat 🙂 What Jacky likes most is when the ”thing” runs in and out of the cardboard box and around the box or when it runs under the sofas and chairs. I wish he would himself be able to manage the remote control.   

Pero

For ten days we had the joy and pleasure to take care of Pero, our friends’ dog. We were a little concerned of how our cat Jacky would react. He was a little suspicious at first. To our delight they quickly became friends. I guess it was because Pero had a cat in his life for his first, about, 5-6 years and Jacky had our Canelo in his life for his first 1,7 years. I think Jacky liked Pero because he also is a Spanish Water Dog like our Canelo was. It was lovely to see them every morning, nose to nose, say good morning. Pero, welcome back, anytime !

Deer With Babies

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It has been my dream to see a deer who has a baby. Imagine my feelings when I saw this mom with, not just one baby but two. I was so excited that my hands were shaking. I still was over excited and happy when when I told my husband about the shots. I said believe it or not but, I think I have just taken the best ever photo of a deer with her two babies. I uploaded them to my computer. and Oh no ! I almost cried when I saw the photos. All five photos blurry ! No editing made the one with babies look good. It will take time to get over this. It was a once in a life time opportunity. I failed it.

Squirrel

My husband came in and said there’s a squirrel in the garage. I grabbed the camera and ran out. Yes, he still was there. He was on the floor licking something . After a while he went into the garden. He sat there looking, for I don’t know what. Then he skipped away. Cute one.

Two Deer

I saw these two deer on Friday in the same fields I saw the whooper swans on Tuesday. I said to my husband to stop the car. They of course, as always, were hundreds of meters away. I knew my 300 mm lens would not be enough but, despite that I took some photos. I so wish I had a 600 mm lens which have been on my wish list for already very long.

 

A Fox

Fox 20181215_180958_HDRCYesterday I went out for a walk at about 6:00 o’clock pm. I saw a woman with her dog. They both were staring at something in our neighbor’s garden. She said look a fox. She was right. The fox was staring back at us. I slowly took my phone from the pocket and shot three photos. I was not sure I would be able to use any of them. Then I continued my, about 2 km, walk. I thought, maybe the fox still will be there when I return. He was gone.