Thursday, June 10, 2010

Deer and kitties ....................

I hadn't seen the albino deer lately, so I was hoping nothing had happened to him. Last night I looked out the kitchen window around 8:30 and saw him in the field beside the house. He later came up in the yard with his three friends and they chased each other around the back yard. I was relieved to know that he was okay. I wish I could get a better picture, but it's always too dark when he gets closer to the house. I'll keep trying.

We have been a lazy bunch lately. Mazie Grace has been sticking close to home since her week away. This is how she spends her days. Every once in awhile she'll get up and turn around, but that's the extent of her activity. She'll go out at night for a couple of hours and then she's ready to come back in. I think she gained a huge appreciation of home while held captive somewhere else.

Maggie May thinks she is the queen of the neighborhood. She loves to chase any dogs who happen to invade her yard. I just hope she doesn't pick on the wrong dog one day. She caught a bird last week and was so happy and proud of herself. She's been trying to get one for months. She would spend hours stalking and lying in wait for one.

I have been even lazier than the cats. My left shoulder and neck have been hurting nonstop for the last four or five days - my arthritis is acting up. I can ignore it for awhile, but then I get really aggravated by it. I think it may be a little better today. The garden is wilted and turning yellow in places. I've been watering, but we need a good soaking rain. We've been eating squash, cucumbers, and onions. The tomatoes are still green and aren't growing very fast - they need water now to make big juicy tomatoes. I'll keep trying my rain dance.


Linda said...

Please, do that rain dance and maybe the Oregon rain will head your way. It's certainly not appreciated here. The gardens here did not make because it's been too wet.

Tell Mazie Grace I said to stay inside, or very near the house, when she's outside.

Hope your arthritis improves quickly. That's a hard one to live with.

CountryDew said...

We are in need of rain, too, so I will join you in that dance! I hope you are feeling better soon.

KathyA said...

We had rain yesterday and last night, but I'll still probably have to water.

Mazie and Maggie look like they're really enjoying themselves. I love how they get really into a good nap.

Sorry about the shoulder and neck -- you haven't been chasing birds, have you? :)

Gilly said...

Maizie Grace looks an absolute contented cat!! I wonder if she's remembering her days away??

We've had our rain. Torrential, continuous, light, heavy, you name it! Now we would like our summer back, please, its very chilly!

Arkansas Patti said...

Glad your albino deer is OK. With out any camouflage, they are so vulnerable.
Think Mazie Grace has learned her lesson. There is no place like home.
Sorry about your arthritis and hope the flare up unflares.

sweetflutterbys3 said...

I'd love to send some of our rain your way. We had two floods in our basement last week and the forecast is for more thunderstorms this weekend. It's starting to feel like the tropics here!

The kitties look so content! Ah, so nice to be lazy.

Hope you are feeling much better soon!

Diane said...

I want to come back in my next life as someones well-love house cat :)

NitWit1 said...

The cats appear to be too comfortable! They are beautiful and very much at home.

Glad the albino deer is faring well.

Hope the arthritis eases up. It can be very aggravating just when you don't need it to be.