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Archive: April 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pets: Lenny, Lily, Ruby, and Winston

posted on 04/16/2009 at 9:50 p.m. Pacific

A nice quiet day for the pets! It was lovely sunny weather, so Lily had some great walks (and a good visit with Shawn). I told them all that you will be back tomorrow - they're all doing fine but I know they'll be so happy to have you home! Have a great trip back!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pets: Lenny, Lily, Ruby, and Winston

posted on 04/15/2009 at 9:00 p.m. Pacific

All is well with the pets today. It was an extra special day since they got a visit from Shawn! She said they were all happy to see her, and Lily even ran the first two blocks of the walk with her. (I noticed yesterday when we were hurrying across Lenny on the stairsBelmont that little Lily really does like to run! - very cute.) I'm so glad it worked out for Shawn to have a couple of visits with them - I'm sure they appreciated seeing a familiar face. Speaking of faces, here is a photo of Lenny in the spot where we like to hang out - the stairway - looking quite handsome in his tuxedo. He is a sweetie - actually they all are!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pets: Lenny, Lily, Ruby, and Winston

posted on 04/14/2009 at 10:30 p.m. Pacific

Lily on the bed

Lily wanted me to send you this picture to show that she's not getting on the sheets! (Sometimes she misses the towel, but she's close.) Another good day of visits - Lily is having nice walks, meeting some cute dogs, and everyone is enjoying breakfast and dinner. Today after my mid-day walk with Lily I had to make a phone call (flat tire!) so I decided to make it from your house so I could spend a few more minutes with the critters. I sat down on the couch and before I even finished dialing, Winston was in my lap and refused to budge! So I took 20 extra minutes and called my mother, just to give myself an excuse to keep sitting there, and during that time Lily came up and sat beside us on the couch, Lenny sat in the window nearby, and Ruby curled up on one of the little ottomans. Very cute and very friendly! A lovely group.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pets: Lenny, Lily, Ruby, and Winston

posted on 04/13/2009 at 10:05 p.m. Pacific

Ruby on top of the table

Ruby seems to frequently be sitting on the dining table when I arrive - usually on top of my notes (although not in this photo) - pretty cute. She is a very zen kitty - her gaze always seems to indicate deep thoughts. In truth, she is probably thinking about Bonito flakes! All is well here - a very stormy rainy day, so Lily and I got caught a few times, which didn't bother her except when it turned to hail. Ouch! I haven't found a dog yet who doesn't mind hail. The boys are fine too, eating heartily, with Winston sharing highlights of his day with me (but in nice meows, talkative, not harassing). Everyone knows I am the food lady now, so I am A-OK in their books!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Pets: Lenny, Lily, Ruby, and Winston

posted on 04/12/2009 at 10:15 p.m. Pacific

Winston under the table

Today I had a little extra time in the middle of the day, so after Lily and I had a nice long mid-day walk I sat down on the couch with a book to see if any kitties felt like hanging out with me. To my surprise it was Winston who came right over and hopped up on my lap - he sniffed and rubbed his head against my hand, didn't stay too long but still it felt like the seal of approval! Ruby and Lenny sat on various perches and seemed to like having me around, even though they didn't want to share the couch with me. This picture of Winston is from right before I sat down - he was watching from his bed to see what I was up to! Everyone had great appetites today, although Ruby did sit very politely waiting for me to add the Bonito flakes before she would taste hers. Lily and I had some good walks, despite the rain, and she seems to kind of like the whole toweling-off process. She is such a sweet, happy little girl!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Pets: Lenny, Lily, Ruby, and Winston

posted on 04/11/2009 at 9:05 p.m. Pacific

After three more visits today, everyone seems pretty used to my presence! Winston talks to me as if he has known me forever, and even Ruby hangs pretty close. And tonight everyone ate all of their (correct) dinners - yay! Lily continues to be a great little walker, and only a few tiny sprinkles of rain today so it was nice for exploring the neighborhood flowers. All going smoothly!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Pets: Lenny, Lily, Ruby, and Winston

posted on 04/10/2009 at 9:10 p.m. Pacific

Two good visits with the menagerie today! Lily was very welcoming when I first arrived this afternoon, and she got SO excited when I said we were going on a walk. She is adorable! She was very very good on the walk - no pulling, stayed calm when another dog rushed us from a porch, and kept looking up at me and grinning as if to say "Isn't this fun???" Winston hissed at me as soon as I walked in, and Ruby and Lenny stayed under the couch. This evening, everyone was pretty interested in having dinner and they each ate at least some - even Ruby (although I did take her dinner upstairs to her where she was having some quiet time in the extra room!) Winston did not hiss this time and even sat nearby while I was writing up my notes, so I guess he has decided I am okay. Lenny also made an appearance - hopped right up on the counter to get his dinner. Lily and I had a good short walk, and then everyone seemed ready to settle in for the evening. Everyone seems calm and happy - so far so good!