“If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.”

The windows and doors are all open to the fresh air. It is down to 77˚ and is far less humid. A breeze is coming from the north. It is a good day to be out, and I have to go out to get food for all the critters. They keep insisting on eating every day.

I just ordered grocery pick-up but not for me. It is from Agway for the beasties. I won’t have to leave my car so I won’t have to get dressed. I’m happy.

When I was a kid, Duke ate two cans of dog food every day. I hated to feed him because the food had a gross smell. Back then the cans held horse meat. Duke ate fast and furiously. Nala and Henry eat only the best. Their food has meat, potatoes, veggies and gravy. Some cans have green beans while others have carrots and peas. Both dogs eat healthier than I do.

Nala has turned her attention to other toys, that would be toys by her definition, not mine. The food is hidden so she snoops everywhere for whatever she can find. Last night she ran out the dog door. That is her tell. She steals something and runs out the door as quickly as she can. I have learned not to chase her, not to engage in the game. She is far faster than I have ever been. Last night I waited a bit and called her in for a treat. While she was munching, I investigated. Two orange bulbs, Christmas light bulbs, were on the deck. Nala was munching on the plastic container. I have no idea where she found the bulbs. She had one more she was playing with this morning. I heard it hitting the floor. Nala is amazing. She has mad skills.

I don’t have much ambition to do anything except turn a page or change a channel, but the other day I bit the bullet and vacuumed, and I need to vacuum again. I’ll do it later. It is an easy way to have a sense of accomplishment and a clean floor, of sorts.

Yesterday was close to a perfect day. My house was cool all day. I whiled away the afternoon watching Chris Sale and the Sox win. I ate Ben and Jerry’s Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz! with hot fudge sauce. I was in heaven.

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2 Comments on ““If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.””

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Our Duke ate Strongheart dog food. It had a picture of Strongheart on the label. Strongheart was one of the early film dog stars and apparently was very popular in his day. Like Rin Tin Tin or Lassie. I liked the smell of the food but was a bit resentful that it didn’t taste as good as it smelled. No horse meat in it. Beef. And whatever else they stretched it out with. Duke ate a couple of cans a day, I think. I remember being taught to take both ends off the can and push the cylinder of food out onto Duke’s plate. It was like the dog food version of canned cranberry sauce. 😀

    It’s much more comfortable up here, today. Low humidity and much lower temperatures. My windows and doors are also open but the fans are still running. I don’t have energy to do much either but I am cooking. Slow cookers are a wonderful thing.
    Enjoy the day.

  2. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Today turned out beautiful with mostly clear skies and a high in the upper eighties. The cold front took away most of the humidity and it’s a nice day to sit on my rocking chair and read on my covered patio. Upper eighties in August is a gift.

    Glad to hear you’ve stopped chasing after Nala. You just made it not into a game in her mind. Dogs are very good at training we ignorant humans. 🙂

    Today we picked up Chinese food for dinner. I can’t wait for tomorrow so I can go back to work. We stopped by a restaurant supply house in Dallas that sells all kind of bulk and foreign foods. The sign on the door clearly said masks are required and there were some customers with their kids who didn’t even have masks. A great example they are setting for their children. The rules don’t apply to us because we’re Republicans. Today I slept until almost noon. I must have needed the rest.

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