Thanks to Signa at Yonge Blvd., & salesman Jack who sold us a year & half old iMac today, which I am using now…Our Tiger v-card started to crash this past week & thanks to some shrewd thinking & help from aroundtheclock.ca & Rick, we bought a Lacie (sourced thru Canada’s online apple store & a sales-phone rep in Florida!) rugged 320 Gig external drive with bootable backup thru Intego Assistant Pro, which made the transition sweat free… Our bengal cats are loving Snow Leopard, since their ancestors are the Asian leopard Cat!
Note: We are now feeding Trumpet Swans wild bird seed IN THE WATER… We noted a Mute Swan with an injured right foot & heard from a volunteer at TWC Toronto Wildlife centre, of worry about ducks’ feet getting caught between melting ice floes, so our decision has been to move the floating seed to the water instead of on land… Wild bird seed, the largest pieces in a mixed bag, will float long enough for a Trumpet Swan to catch them if they are close enough… Also, this encourages water feeding, which is more natural for a waterbird…!
Clarifications: 1) artificial nests have been tossed & a re-design is in progress…Sorry, prototype art nests take work! 2) it is easier for a waterbird to feed in water, so if their feet are injured that is the way to go 3) the large green bags of wild bird seed at Canadian Tire have excellent quality food at easy to reach prices- everyone else sells at a dollar a kilogram or more, they are less, with better tasting food…Petsmart does have bird seed but the grains are smaller & though fine, not my total favorite – but better than nothing still…)