Nothing remarkable going on regarding the visiting cats; that's the good news. They continue to settle into life at a slow pace now that the craziness of the shorebird festival is over. I have bowed out of the library board, cut back my Master Gardener duties to those involving North Beach activities only, and am learning to say "No" to any further volunteer activities. This is all in hopes of spending more time with my furry family, going out on birding trips, and reading for the sheer joy of reading.
I have been busy with my existing clients, driving to doctor appointments and shopping for pet food for one, and driving another shopping for school clothes...a full 8 hour day yesterday, so today is Friday and I am taking time out for whatever I want to do. I have already dropped off items at the local second hand store, gone grocery shopping, paid some bills around town, and done my mail pickup. Maggie would really enjoy a run on the beach but her paw is still tender and I have learned she needs to let it fully heal before we do the beach trip, so sometime today we will play on the grass.
My part-time neighbors have arrived to camp out on their lot across the street in their huge RV, and I can hear him firing up my weed-whacker to trim the tall grass over there, nearly a 6 month accumulation.
Meanwhile, the newest cat photos are up...my 4-year old Sadie and a portrait of Dutchie to show how similar the two tabbies are. Dutchie is keeping a wary eye on Sadie who is waiting to see what Dutchie is going to do...a stand-off of sorts. I have a feeling Sadie is a bully...yep, it's true. I saw her standing over Dutchie, who had rolled over on her back in submission. No blows were exchanged, but I can tell who is the dominant cat; Dutchie tries to avoid Sadie. I can't do much to make it better, as Sadie stays outside most of the time, only coming in for brief dry food runs, and to sleep the night on my bed with me.