Maggie has way too many toys and doesn’t play with any of them unless they actually look like a squirrel–but she is a maniac with a tennis ball. So she did some spring-cleaning and sent a few unused toys to live with her friends Demon and Reese. Being polite dogs, they sent her a few thank you texts.
Max’s old people moved and didn’t bother packing Max. So he went out and found some new people–Michelle, Jon and William.
And this is Shadow with Max:
Shadow was found along a highway when she was just a puppy. So someone picked her up and brought her home to William. Every little boy needs a puppy.
Now Shadow and Max are best friends. But even though they are best friends, Max likes to tease Shadow. And Shadow doesn’t appreciate Max’s sense of humour!
So according to Michelle, this is a regular occurrence at her house. “The two go out for their morning rounds, and then Shadow is brought back in. Then Max comes back a bit later with a victim. Did I mention he’s a serial killer! So, Shadow flips out running along the side of the patio fielding Max’s new toy. After an hour of back and forth and endless whining from the dog, which sounds a bit like “Mom, look what he did, I told you he was baaaad !!!” Max finally dispatches the hapless vole. We’re convinced that the cat does this just for Shadow, because other victims are left around according to size and level of danger. Large mice and rats are far from the house, little ones are trophies for the neighbors and torture for the dog. Rabbits, well we only find the occasional foot and little tail – apparently they’re pretty tasty. “
We returned home yesterday to discover that otters had turned the kayak dock into their personal sunning platform.
Since otters are a lot more photogenic than manatees, Terry and I headed down to check it out. At first we only saw one but then spotted two more. The third quickly slipped down the kayak ramp into the water before I could get a picture, but it stayed close by under the dock noisily chomping on fish.