Deputy Rusty Rooster watches over the patio, keeping all the critters in check.
Of course there’s also the bigger blue rooster behind the galvanized container garden, which I just call the blue rooster.
Not a very inspired name I know. Maybe I need to come up with a better name for the blue rooster. Any ideas?
Charlie sure likes to munch on the pineapple sage, which is safe for him to munch on.
I watch him when he’s on the patio. And he doesn’t munch on anything else. He seems to know which plants are safe.
He is now sleeping next to me. On the left side. The left side has always been his side. And of course his tongue is lolling out the side of his mouth.
He is getting tons of attention and love. He will not let me hold him. He seems to like love with a little distance, and that’s okay.
He becomes upset when he thinks I may be going somewhere (I rarely do; as I don’t want to upset him), or when he hears me crying (I’m trying my best to mask that sound and hide it from him).
Abi’s ashes are still in ziplock bags in a drawer. I will try to bring them out later on. Bringing her ashes home last week seemed to be the catalyst that had him acting so bizarre and frenetic.
He was fine once the carved box was put in double ziplock bags and closed up in a drawer. Almost immediately. I’d say it was only about ten minutes before he was acting normal and not crazed.
Yesterday I thought I’d drive around the corner to Sonic to get a bite to eat after cleaning the apartment and giving him a bath. He looked upset so I picked him up and decided to take him with me.
When I got to the door he started shaking. So I knew it was not going to be a joy ride for him.
I put him on the couch and was probably not gone 15 minutes. The Sonic is very close by. Just outside the security gate and less than a block.
I don’t think I’ve ever had red petunias before. They sure are pretty. I have red, white, purple, black, and combo purple and white petunias.
You get such a bang for your buck (bucks) with petunias. They are such prolific bloomers.
Everything is blooming and growing like crazy and doing their thing without benefit of fertilizer.
I would love to keep the pansies (Johnny Jump Ups in this case) going all summer. But they tend to die back in the heat and come back in the fall.
However I have them on a table over in the shady corner where I have other plants that seemed to be wilting in the sun, and so far so good.
Below is that corner.
Jade is so full with leaves right now. How is it I was never aware of this gorgeous and interesting tree before?
I’m glad I chose Jade, though at some point I’d love to have a Japanese maple.
I actually went to the nursery last fall to look at the maples. And one of the men at the nursery showed me Jade. It was love at first sight. I babied her all winter and rolled her inside at times.
I finished reading “Not Perfect” night before last and now I am reading “The Sandman.”
The setting for this novel is Stockholm.
I just had the best smoothie. My bananas were going bad.
So I put two cut up bananas in the smoothie blender. Three ice cubes, almond milk, a tablespoon of chocolate protein powder and a few spoonfuls of Caffe D’Vita caramel cappuccino mix I bought at the store a few weeks ago.
It was a bit thicker and more filling. The chocolate mixed with the caramel coffee was just delicious.
Normally I have iced coffee and then a smoothie. This time I consolidated the two.