A heat wave. I suppose nothing really new, although with hazy, hot and humid days and late afternoon thunderstorms, I feel like I’m living in central Florida again. My garden is dying, we are going to have a huge electric bill due to the constantly running ACs throughout the house, I have been taking showers at the end of the day instead of the beginning, and the animals are pretty much wiped out.
Here is Dot sleeping on her back. She tends to do this a lot anyway, but these days, almost every nap is like this.
Pixel spends most of the day in the TV cabinet.
We can tell Diamond’s hot because she spends most of the day on the desktop as opposed to her bed.
And Schrodie, our scardy-cat, won’t subject herself to the heat of a closed cabinet (her usual hide-out is the bottom of the china cabinet) and instead exposes herself to potential capture by Dot while hanging out in the pantry, which for some reason has always been cooler than the rest of the house.
At least it should cool down to the 80s next week!
Quite accidentally, I found a nest of baby rabbits yesterday outside our house! Well, to be truthful, I didn’t find it first; Katie’s dog did. Right here is where the momma rabbit built her babies’ nest. What’s strange is that with all the woods around our house and neighborhood, the mom picks our yard!
I was concerned about the health of one of the babies after the dog found the nest, so I came back out today to check on him. There are at least four of them in there, and none seemed to be injured, so I am hoping he is fully recovered. Poor thing – I hope he has no memory of it!
And another shot of the nest, with a bit more of their cover removed.
From the look of them, they are only a few days old!!
We are going to keep a good eye on the nest to make sure their momma keeps coming back to take care of them. I know she was back last night based on the way the nest looked today – it was way more covered than I had left it yesterday.
Kerri’s home! Ever a kid at heart, we let her open a present early on Christmas day (Katie and Tim weren’t due til around noon).
Ker also made us a proper English breakfast, replete with beans, tomatoes, potatoes, mushrooms, eggs and bacon.
We also had Babci (Vin’s mom) and Nani (my grandmother) over the house. My brother Greg was sick, so he didn’t come up at all. Hopefully we’ll see him on New Year’s.
Nani just loves Dot, and fortunately, the feeling is mutual. Poor Nani, she’s a bit out of it with old-age dementia, so keeping up with Dot is about all she can do. Nani didn’t stay at our house the entire day, but considering we had her here by 9am, she did pretty well for the 5 hours she was over!
Babi stayed until the very end of the day! She enjoyed our Christmas breakfast, the cinnamon buns Kerri made in the afternoon, and then the pork roast, lasagna and cannelloni Vin and Kerri made for dinner. I made 2 kinds of cheesecake, which Babci enjoyed with her wine.
Next up: New Year’s Eve! We’re having a Hobbit Day during the day, our annual Chinese food marathon for the evening, and Tim’s parents over on New Year’s Day.