Sunday, June 30, 2013
In which the rain rain won't go away....
And to think that a month and a half ago they were fretting about our being almost a foot behind on precipitation for the year. Not the case anymore.
John-John and Shel brought home a cat - I should say, another cat. This is Mindy. They also have a large and very camera-shy Maine Coon Cat named Dexter.
Plushie pets don't need walking for the reasons non-plushie pets do, but they do need exercise. It's been a little tough on Coco having to stay inside so much the past week or so. Samantha likes having a dog to play with, though. Coco's good with everyone. He wouldn't hurt a fly. Maddy, on the other hand, is currently stalking the room with a flyswatter. She thinks the flies may be coming down out of the attic via a hole in the downstairs ceiling that the guy who installed the new chimney a few years back didn't quite fully patch. It's a little creepy. It reminds me of this one story in Pete Townshend's book Horse's Neck, where the narrator keeps finding flies in the house in the dead of winter. Maddy said that where she used to work down in Westchester County, the same thing happened one winter, except with ladybugs. Those I wouldn't mind so much...
Robin looks quite, ahem, pretty in pink herself, doesn't she? Leonora, like Maddy, prefers dark colors. (They have almost the same hair and complexion, BTW.) And this is Skye, the little bird we rescued in Stockbridge. She's had her first restful nights of sleep in awhile now that she doesn't have to worry about the wolf and the two bobcats going after her. Mindy and Dexter don't bother birds and Coco and Scully just want to play.
And I just have to show off my new dress. Isn't it awesome? I love how the two prints go together, don't you?
Not sure what this week will bring - I'd say it's going to be highly dependent on the weather, which hasn't been entirely cooperative. Oh well. I'll take this over possibly breaking the all-time record high temperature ever recorded on the planet.... *waves to everyone out in Death Valley.*