Wednesday, August 1, 2018
When I cancelled Olga's dog walkers during our vacation, I deliberately didn't reschedule them right away upon her return home. I thought it would be good to have a day to walk her ourselves. So Dave and I took her to the cemetery yesterday.
We saw this gigantic bug on a thistle. At first I thought it was a hornet, but I think it's actually a type of hoverfly that mimics a hornet. I didn't get close enough to find out for sure!
Olga, as you can see, didn't have fun at all. Doesn't she look glum? Ha!
A lurcher named Stan somehow got ahold of Olga's tennis ball, and she didn't quite know what to do. She ran after him barking plaintively and uncertainly, and you could just hear the small child in her saying, "Give it BACK!"
Dave said, "I don't think that's ever happened before!" And I think he's right.
When we got home, Dave and I decided to prune our living room avocado tree. We've been debating it for months because it's become a bit leggy, and basically grown as big as its corner will allow.
We didn't want to take too much off, and this is the result -- hopefully just "a little off the top" will encourage bushier growth and make it easier for us to get out the back door!
We've caught three more mice -- one yesterday and two this morning. Sigh.