Last week it was in the 50s and 60s, now it’s 28 and almost 11 am. It’s also Veterans day, so working for a state university means I don’t have to go to work. WOO!! This means lots of time with the pets and getting things done that I should really get off my butt and do.
Percy sat on my lap for about 40 minutes either flicking her tail excitedly as I scrolled various websites (she really likes the moving screen) and then she stared at the reflection of the screen in the glass portion of the table while randomly attacking the keyboard with a paw fwap here and there. Sometimes I really do think she’s a bit strange. She’s still a great cat, and has definitely slowed down since we first got her. That saying, she’s almost 2 1/2 so she’s still spastic but mostly contents herself with the outdoors and then napping inside on her loveseat. We don’t really sit on it, so it has become the “Percy-couch.”
Bacca is sleeping on his bed now that it’s gotten cold enough at night that I don’t think the floor is very comfy for him. The carpeted hall would probably be nice but he seems very content to sleep at our feet. Thankfully he hasn’t tried to join us in bed. Smart dog.
Speaking of Bacca, we played today. . . with the Chuck It. Again. He LOVES this ball. He’s getting over his initial fascination, but I am turning my German Shepherd into a “German Retriever.” He got to play with an Australian/German Shepherd cross who was just excitement personified. Uber friendly and just wanted to PLAY NOW PLAY NOW PLAY NOW!! So her owner let her off the leash and the two of them just had a field day playing for about 15 minutes. It was awesome. The funny part is that Bacca had lost his ball in the playtime fun so I asked him, “Where’s your ball?” After about 5 minutes of searching HE FOUND IT!!! Talk about a happy dog. That tail was swinging right and left and he nearly pranced about. It was astounding. I totally wish I’d had my camera so I could capture the moments when he puffed out so much breath that he was shrouded in his own breath clouds. It was amazing. Nothing like hiking in freezing weather.
But now it’s time for a lunch date with Grant. Time to let the pup rest up in his crate and for me to look like a normal person, rather than one decked out in sweats and house shoes!