Charlie is at acupuncture. The vet from Bartlesville changed her days back to Thursday. They will be calling me soon to pick him up.
Someone asked about the peel and stick tiles and how they work. That’s exactly what they are: Peel and stick. Just like a sticker. But a very sticky sticker.
I have had one brand that didn’t hold up from Wayfair that I had in the bathroom. But this brand seems far, far stickier. Here in a link to the ones I purchased.
On Tuesday I called down to the apartment complex office and said I’d heard rumors that the company went bust. Mark, the manager, immediately said that was not true. A little too “immediately” if you know what I mean.
I let him know the “natives are restless.” In other words, the residents are a bit nervous that we won’t have a manager and maintenance man again. He assured me that was incorrect.
I said so why did they leave a tree completely unfinished. Cutting one side and then leaving. He said the tree people had to go to another one of the properties.
Well I can almost assure you that no complex has more tree trouble than this one. So that seemed a bit lame.
I don’t know if this was happenstance or not. But I called him around 4:30. Within the hour the pest control guy was behind the maintenance shed spraying. And the lawn crew was here cutting the bushes.
Either the apartment owners, if what I heard was actually true, suddenly got an influx of money. Or the manager called to get people working so the rumor wouldn’t drive residents to think about moving.
So we’ll see about that.
My patio garden is coming along nicely.
This was the Japanese maple yesterday. There are lots of little buds growing.
Below the Lamb’s Ear I planted last year. Typically what I’ve planted dies over the winter. But this time I think I bought a gallon and the roots must have been stronger and more plentiful.
The black mondo grass never went dormant. It held up well to the winter weather. Which is great because it is expensive.
Hopefully winter is about over now.
I don’t think you could kill the lemon balm once it gets rooted. It’s everywhere and through the cement cracks again.
Below is the white clematis that I bought about four years ago. It typically blooms in the spring.
But once it gets hot it will die back and then return when fall brings cooler weather.
I’d like to move it to a bigger pot, but I tried digging it out the other day and that hurt my back so I stopped.
Below is the English ivy I started last year. I can’t seem to keep it alive inside.
So I planted it here and am hoping over time that it will cover the fence and give me more privacy from the alley.
Here’s Ivy looking as though she’s mulling over something quite serious. I wonder what it could be?
That didn’t last long. Here she is a little later napping.
She has been throwing up her food just after she eats it the last few days. Do you think she could be eating too fast? Because it comes up almost completely undigested.
So I’ve started giving her less food at a time. I’ll see how she does the next couple of days and if she doesn’t stop throwing it up I’ll call the vet.
I read online that to keep a cat from eating too fast, you could take a very clean golf ball and put it in the food bowl. And then the cat takes longer to eat because of having to chase it around the golf ball.
I’m also brushing her more.