(and their Humans)
First up, a couple of lovely spring flowers taken by my Mom down in Tucson, AZ--poppies and a stray purple wildflower:
|Pretty poppies growing wild by my parents' house.|
|Mom tells me that as of yesterday the flowers are still going strong!|
Their spring is about three weeks early, those lucky dogs. It's finally starting to approach what I consider livable temperatures here in the Mohave, we're in the 70's on the Catio in the afternoons so I enjoy my after-work Coffee and Cat session al fresco. The Horde is shedding bushels of fur so I've been swilling a lot of cat hair in my joe because I end up grooming at least one of them while I'm out there. Never Scouty, of course--he sidles up near me, especially if Johnson is getting attention, but startles and runs if I so much as stretch a finger out in his direction. The last time I made a real effort to pick him up he emptied his anal glands (all over the bed--ACK!) in defense which has "deterred" me from any further attempts. Scott and I joke about using a tranquillizing blow dart if we ever have to take him to the vet.
Or a net.
I noticed today that I had to re-subscribe to a bunch of blogs, apparently Blogger had a hiccup again. I intend to synch Reader with Blogger on my weekend and get things back to where they were. Do me a favor and check my links list and let me know if you're not on it! Grrrrrrr. I apologize if the Cats and I haven't been around as much to comment lately; I put my foot down to myself and cut back. I'm still keeping up with everyone, but after two years of daily commenting on a couple of hundred blogs I am fried. I hope to get around to comment once a week, and maybe more, and have time to do what I consider "better" posts for the Cats, because lately I feel like I've been phoning some 'em in.
I worked on my Goodreads list some more--if you click on the picture in the widget on the sidebar you'll go to my list of books. If you're a friend on FB I sent you a Goodreads friend request as part of a mass mailing--read anything good lately? I loaded up my Kindle with some fun books to get to, just as soon as I finish rereading The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie. And finish up our income taxes. *blech*
We think Felix is pooping. I had another turd tug-o-war with his anus (I won!) last Monday and I saw him make a successful litter box visit Tuesday. He eats up his Petromalt without any complaints and he's feisty as ever, thundering around the Catio wildly swatting at everything. Fingers crossed the brown monster has left the building.
Why do my posts have so much to do with poop?
|Felix sacked out in his heated wine box.|
I'm feeling better too. Hot weather means lots of sunshine which in turn lifts my spirits dramatically. My back is well on the road to feeling better, I'd say it's at about 85% of normal range of movement without any big twinges. It's been over a year since I had my hysterectomy (Fire Sale: Everything must GO!) and I have to count my blessing because I never expected to feel this good again in my life. The hormonal roller coaster is merely a kiddie ride nowadays, the zits are gone, I feel sharper mentally. If this is the trade-off for weaker nails and creakier joints I'm quite satisfied with the deal.
|Check out the wind and the dust.|
We had an incredible wind storm on Tuesday, driving home from work was an adventure in staying on the road, what with the 50+ mph wind gusts. The empty spot across from our house is soon to be a city park; actually a trailhead for the bike and horse trails here in the valley. The City of Henderson received some "use it or lose it" grant money for civic improvements and some of the new parks built so far have been beautiful, so I'm excited to see what will transpire...of course there will be pictures!
Have a good week, and Happy Sunday!
XX Trish XX