Sam here. Have you noticed any houseflies now that the weather is getting a tad warmer (despite our 6″ of snow on Saturday)? There was one in the studio the other day that provided some hilarious entertainment for mom. She said she had no idea where that nasty little bugger came from and Elsa was too busy tracking it to care. I was dreamily gazing outside at life passing by the Ranch.
Do you like ‘flying raisins?’
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I have seen an increase in stink bugs, but not flies. Tippy is my bug hunter.
I don’t know if it’s a fact or not but it seems the first house flies of the year are also are largest. Maybe it’s their sudden appearance after a few months of relief from them but when the first few make their entrance they seem to be enormous compared to the those that take flight once warmer weather settles in for good. Flying raisins for sure!
You know, I think you’re right on the biggest ones at the beginning of the season. They must get a lot of exercise and whittle down trying to avoid flyswatters and chomping dogs 🐶
My gang does they like to grab them
And no doubt Gambler is quite the hunter of them!
We also wonder how they get in the house the minute it warms up just a bit
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel
Yeah…what’s up with THAT?! Nature seems to be conspiring against us. 😀
We had one today too! Mom deaded it but quick!
I’ve declared war on them and glad my two helpers are on the job. 😇
Nats are the current critters “bugging” us. But, well worth the bother sitting here on our porch at 6:30 pm at 80 degrees. Glorious day!
Nats are as bad as fruit flies and complete drive me batty! Enjoy the gorgeous weather.
After this, I am not sure I can eat raisins again. I did eat a fly. Years ago. I was in the kitchen talking with my mother when it flew in my mouth and down my throat. Upon seeing this, my mother said, “Amy, if you are hungry you should go across the street and your aunt will feed you.” Seriously. No, she wasn’t kidding.
LOL. Sorry I really did laugh out loud. That’s too funny. When I used to have a scooter, I had numerous bugs fly up my hose or into my mouth. It used to make me gag.
As they say, “I swallow.” (Don’t fall out of your chair laughing.)
All small flying insects that land on me drive me nuts, especially the biting ones. Benji
Yup, those bitey ones are maddening.
It doesn’t bother Ms Zulu but she has long hair and a double coat while I only have one. Benji
Watching Ottie trying to catch flies with his mouth entertains me for hours (and helps me procrastinate).
Right there with you. 😇
Can’t believe you got that much snow, we just had hail, it didn’t stay. We also have a fierce bug hunter and one who doesn’t notice.
It was gone by the next afternoon. I LOVE spring storms for that exact reason. 😁
The boys don’t care about flies but Bentley loves to try to catch bees. (Not smart)
Yikes! Yes that poses a special challenge. Sam has tried but is much better with flying raisins.
We have a love-hate relationship with flying raisins! We look forward to seeing the first one because they herald Spring, but after that we can’t wait for a cold snap to kill them off! BOL!
Yuck! We hate them. R gets obsessed that there might be a fly landing on his hind end whenever we are someplace where there are flies. He is unable to think about anything else if flies are nearby.
Our shih-tzu used to snap at flying raisins all the time. 🙂
A guaranty for hilarity except when they catch ’em unexpectantly. That expression on their face as they try to figure out why the raisin is moving around in their mouth is priceless.
LOL! Yes it is!
We love your new header! Did you paint it?
Our Mama finds flies to be disgusting but she likes raisins! 🙂
the critters in the cottage xo
Thanks. It’s an app I use for photos. My watercolors take too long for me to be able to change headers! Your mama is right, those things are gross. Soon the miller moths will be here, another gross ‘raisin’ and one that must taste disgusting too, judging by the expression when the dogs catch ’em.
Oohh… The kitties will take an interest in flies sometimes, but Sammie MUCH prefers wasps!
Eek…nooo…that can be dangerous to one’s vital parts. 🙂
I know! But she doesn’t seem to care, however much I warn her.
She might the next time she gets stung in the mouth! 🙂
“Flying raisins” OMD that is HILARIOUS!!! Dakota isn’t a fan of them but Cody sure is!! Cody is our resident bug killer …he’s ON IT!!
Rita LOVES to chase flies! (Fly raisins – ha!) If she hears me swat at one, she comes flying out of the other room to “help.” I stun them, she finishes them off. We’re a good team!
(Interesting… that first comment about the bugs congregating in the east-facing windows. I noticed the same thing here! Is that a thing?? We don’t normally have many bugs here in So Cal, but there are these little gnats this year because of all the rain – and I notice they are always in our east-facing windows. Going to have to go google that…)
I wondered about the east facing comment too. I’d be curious if you find anything on it. My meager search skills didn’t produce anything about what that might be all about. 😆
Nobody seems to care about flying raisins around here. D’Art use to pounce on bugs though. We need to hire Elsa’s services!
She has eagle eyed tracking GPS for those things!
Heee…Sam and Elsa are like my fur kids were back in Colorado when it came to houseflies and miller moths. Endless entertainment for them, and with the flies, huge ick factor for us. They seemed to congregate in the upstairs windows on the east-facing side of the house. Blech!
I wholeheartedly agree. Awk, I just realized the miller moths can’t be far behind and those dive-bombing kamikaze things just freak me out!
I hate them. When I fly, they go splat on my beak.
I despise them too, Kismet. Nasty little buggers with those huge eyes. Ick.
Shadow almost never notices them any more; but Ducky will “track” them every so often. She’s a hoot sometimes! I have seen a few mosquitoes already – UGH!
Flying raisins is a perfect name for those guys. I am fine with them if they keep their distance. They make Mom mental!
Love and licks,
They make me crazy too, Cupcake. Must be a mom thing.
No flies here as it gets colder and we move into winter. Nice to sit outside even in the cool.
One of the benefits of moving to winter. Few bugs.
I wonder that they are there immediately… we had one in my living room… we hunted that beast… but it escaped… the mama said no reason to be sad, more will come :o9 hope that’s true :O)
They drive me to obsession when I see one. And the tiny little ones…gah!!!!