Sunday, October 07, 2012

Afternoons in the Park

My cat Reynaldo is pretty fearless and has way too much energy. So this Samsonite pet carrier is a godsend. I can plop him into it, fling the strap over my shoulder and carry him over to the park. It looks like I have an ordinary totebag. This is important because dogs often romp over there. From our spot on the bench, Rey can watch the birds and squirrels and leaves and, yes, dogs, but the dogs don't notice him at all.

We sit there and I read a chapter or two of my book until he begins to get restless (he can turn around in the carrier but can't stand up). Then we walk on home. We have done this two Sundays in a row now and I can tell he enjoys it. He has a swagger in his tail all day and puts out that fearless and completely indestructible vibe.

A Major Award!

20121003-093945.jpgRemember the dad in A Christmas Story and how excited he was to win his major award? I'm happy to report that my blog won an award that's far more tasteful than Dad's leg lamp.

Thanks to Ms. Restless Vagabond for the honor. She writes well and with great candor and I admire that about her.

As with all awards, the Sunshine Award comes with a few rules:
♥ Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog
♥ Answer 10 questions about yourself
♥ Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers
♥ Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated
♥ Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

Ten Questions
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite animal: Cats. Specifically mine.
Favorite number: 7.
Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Coke
Prefer Facebook or Twitter? I have accounts but I'm not crazy about either of them.
My passion: The Beatles, Cubs baseball, old movies
Prefer getting or giving presents: giving.
Favorite pattern: nova plaid, but I really prefer solids
Favorite day of the week: Friday
Favorite flower: Carnations, because they are so common, inexpensive, durable and pretty. I love their everyday beauty.

I'm not doing the nominating thing. I don't fear The Blog Police. As Cody Jarrett would say, "Come and get me, coppers!" (I told you I like old movies.)