Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sleeping boys, and that's a good thing!

Not often that all 3 settle down together, and really not often that MonkeyCat is allowed to rest on top of a dog. The WoodMan must have been very tired.

I was on the sofa with Woody, when Monkey climbed up and found himself a spot. He was kind enough to stay there while I got up to get the camera.

Poor WillyCat is still more comfortable upstairs, away from the mouths of monsters. Monkey doesn't seem to mind having his head chewed on by monsters, although he must have minded a bit last week because I think it was he who scratched a chunk of skin off the Cyrus face, right below his eye.

The curtains have calmed things down a bit in the evenings. The deer, the rabbits, the groundhogs—harder to spot them with curtains in the windows.

No progress on the crate training of Cyrus though. The only ones who sleep in the crate are the other 2 boys (Monkey is in there sunning himself right now). They find it very comfortable, unlike Cyrus who has scarred up his nose from all the frantic barking while I am walking Woody. I thought he would have figured it out by now...

Monday, September 5, 2016

Nary a cloud

Now that I know that Hermine didn't do too much damage in NJ, I don't feel too guilty in reporting the cloudless, beautiful summer weather we have had this Labor Day weekend (Labrador Weekend).

We had a lovely cruise on Canadarago last night. It was supposed to be a wine cruise, but we actually had the wine before and after the boat ride. Thanks to Cousin Greg for the ride, the dinner, and this photo.

In poking around on the internet last week, I learned the sad news that a cousin of mine in Ireland passed at a young age in 2014. The only good thing that came from that news is that I was able to reconnect with her brother and some other cousins of mine in NJ. Strange coincidence that the NJ cousins have been coming up to Canadarago Lake for years not aware that we live minutes away.

This photo is aimed in the very general direction of Cousin Donna's house. While you were in NJ dealing with Hermine, know that your house was safe under a setting sun.

Beautiful night!