a beautiful day awaited when we woke up this morning.
jambaloney let me sleep in while he did yard chores. then he took edgar for a walk around the perimeter - with a collar and a leash. we thought it would be a good way for edgar to learn the perimeter and stay inside it. we've had him outside several times and he keeps taking off down the driveway....probably because that's where he came from. anyhow, jambaloney had him out for a goodly while and things were going very smoothly until jambaloney took his eyes off of him for 5 seconds....now remember - he's got a collar on AND a leash. jambaloney looked back down and edgar had somehow gotten out of the collar AND leash without jambaloney realizing it. so now his name is houdini (big shout out to dear C who came up with the name when he escaped the bathroom twice!!!!)!
actually we are deciding that houdini will be his middle name because edgar is just such an awesome name for a cat.
you ready to meet him? here he is in all of his poor, shaved glory:
he's something else eh? those blue eyes and colouring - he must be from the same litter or the same mother as Frankie Blue Eyes. here's a pic of Frankie when we first got him:
so we lost edgar houdini AGAIN?!?!?!!? what kind of horrible cat people are we???? but the vet's people told us to keep him confined until he heals, we did a ton of research on how to integrate cats (which we didn't need to do with any of our other cats because each one of them brought the next one home), and edgar came back at dinnertime to get his dinner. he's already learned how to use the cat doors so we figured just let him stroll in and out on his own. which he's been doing all day.
he's very affectionate - our one cat has taken to him but the other 2 don't like him much. there hasn't been any cat-fighting - just a bit of hissing and growling. it will take another few days to get him fully integrated but there is no keeping that cat in!!!
we've had a good day - both of us tired for the past several days, i've been sick from bug bites, jambaloney worked on-site all day yesterday....and then there's been trying to get edgar integrated. all on top of normal house-hold jobs and the garden.
but somewhere in between last week and today - the lupins bloomed!
aren't they gorgeous??? they are native to north america and i have sent several friends lupin seeds - the bees (honey, mason, solitary) and other insects love them. they all also love the scotch broom when it flowers (also native)!
we ate lobster for breakfast (can you believe that? bahahahahaah!), and had this delicious kymberz version of vietnamese hot and sour soup using our own herbs - deelish!
supper will be steak, more lobster and more soup. right now it is very quiet - we want to go outside but can't - too many black flies!!!we'll wait for it to get dark later and then go out and swing. we need a swing or two!
sending much love to you all!