I’d like to press the pause button on summer, but alas the peace and quiet and freedom lasts only until the clouds begin to gather and a new storm brings rain. Still, I’m reveling in these bright days, at home with the kittens. Here on the last day of June. The longest day has gone already. I track the setting sun from my porch. Last night it glowed like an orange porch light just before it slipped below the horizon. I could see the faint glimmer through the oak branches.
Cold brew and breakfast in a favorite little neighborhood place.
Otto & Iris have allergies of some sort. Their vet and I are trying to get to the bottom of it. He’s a good diagnostician, but even he is stumped. It doesn’t affect their constant play, chasing, jumping, purring, and tail wagging. So far I’ve tried changes in food, litter, washing pet beds in hot water to get rid of dust mites, and ordered some CBD oil which is supposed to be good for inflammation. Seeing what might help before resorting to steroids.
Some days I’m relaxed about it all, other days the jungle drums start beating.
Oh me, oh life!
What a joy to be back to painting this and that in the sketchbook.
I can’t leave the flowers on the table for long. Otto likes to take them out and carry them around the house. That one is trouble-maker in chief. Iris couldn’t be sweeter. She is gentle and tentative except when she’s batting her fuzzy balls around the house and dropping them into her food bowl.
My little darlings.
I didn’t think it possible to have a couple of indoor cats, but it’s working out. I’m still amazed that they don’t howl to get outside or even try.
If you’re joining the ZOOM playdate on Sunday, go read the details over on OMG!. The video updates are all in place.
After 15 years of blogging I’ll be meeting some of you face-to-face for the first time. Looking forward to that and just to working in our sketchbooks together. Hopefully I’ve worked out all the kinks, but if not…
No big deal. That’s my summer mantra.