Category: Animal

Where has all the time gone...

Good gracious! Where has all the time gone? I can’t believe it’s been so long since I last posted! *ducks head in shame*

 

The good news is I’ve been busy writing and enjoying the heck out of Academy of Assassins. I just left my characters trapped in a warehouse infested with gremlins. Very fun! Unfortunately, the book is taking longer than I expected. *sigh*

 

I’ve also been enjoying my summer. I live out in the country, so new critters visit us every day. (It also helps that the front yard is full of clover. Who would’ve guessed it was so popular?!) Every morning, birds swoop over the fields. There are so many, I’m amazed that they don’t crash into each other. Today, I even saw two tiny baby bunnies on my driveway when I was on my way to work. When I arrived home, dozens of dozens of butterflies were flitting about the yard. During my afternoon walk, they danced and swooped and twisted about me. Very beautiful. (Please don’t tell me they are some nasty bug. Leave me some illusions. lol) I would’ve tried recording them, but the buggers are fast! The video would be nothing more than streaked images of my front yard. *ha*

And in the evening, the place is alive with fireflies. It’s very peaceful watching them zigzag to and fro…not to mention seeing the dog flipping out trying to chomp on them. Thankfully, he’s a tad too slow. (I won’t mention all the bats that twist and dart over my head. *grin*) How has your summer been? Have you done anything fun?

Lookie....

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial weekend. It went waaaay too fast for me!

 

We had a whole list of projects lined up, but none of them got done. Instead, we decided to put new hardwood floors in our bedroom and hallway. I love the beautiful dark wood, but talk about a lot of work! 

New wood flooring

This is the second year that we’ve done ‘updates’ to the house on Memorial weekend. Next year, hubby swore that we’re going to Hawaii instead…no more construction. Deal! I win both ways. *big grin* 

 

We also have a new addition to the family…

Bengal Cat

This little guy is a Bengal cat. We adopted him from our son. I’m such a sucker for animals. I can’t believe how much this cat loves to look up—just to see what type of mischief he can find. I think we’ve had a crash at least once a day so far. *sigh* 

 

Much to our surprise, it’s love at firsts sight (er, give or take a few days). It hasn’t been a week, and the cats are all in love with each other.

These two knuckleheads are inseparable. They do everything together, even go into the basement at night to ‘hunt’ mice. (Such a guy thing!) They’ve caught four so far…in less than a week. Yuck!

 

What about you? Did you have a good weekend? Did you do anything exciting?

 

World War Three...

The battles between the two cats has settled down…some. Instead of all-out war, they engage in minor skirmishes. Charming, the intruder, buzzes our forty pound main coon, trying to get him to come out and play. Sam—a bigger, lazier cat you’ve never seen—tolerates the shaggy gray pest, but doesn’t engage. Poor baby. At least they no longer need to be separated!

Speaking of pests, Charming has become quiet the mouser. Last night, past midnight, the house erupted with noise. Hubby got up and a little while later, I heard more crashing and loud swearing. Apparently, Charming caught a mouse and the dog decided he wanted in on the action. Hubby was in the way…lol.

This is the third mouse the cat has caught this week…and the third mouse the dog has stolen. Poor kitty. All his hard work stolen by a bigger, larger bully. I don’t complain, because the dog snatches up the mice and runs outside with them, which means I don’t have to deal with the creatures.

All I can say is ewww! Mouse! Yuck!

Here is a picture of the bully…er, Max…playing in the nice weather after such a long winter. I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day and enjoyed the beautiful weather!

 

 

Goals...

I wanted to make a point in celebrating the small things in life, so when I published my tenth book, I decided to buy myself a little something…

 

Penguin

 

I love animal necklaces. This little guy fits right in with the others. Isn’t it gorgeous?

 

Not to be outdone, my husband picked out a small gift for me as well…

Ramsey

We get this little fella tomorrow from a local shelter. My husband picked him out. *squee* I’m soo excited!! 

We’re still struggling to come up with a name. What would you suggest?

 

Where has all the time gone....

Gracious! Has it really been that long since I’ve posted?!

A lot has happened in the last few months. The good news — Electric Night is nearly ready to be published! There has been some production delays, but I’m hoping to release the book soon. Yay!

 

I’ve also decided what book I will write next…think Academy of Assassins. I’m really excited about the idea. Then, if I have enough time, I’m going to try and release a second Raven Investigation book this year. Woohoo!

 

Unfortunately, I recently lost two cats within a month of each other. It’s been hard on me, since I’ve had both cats for fifteen plus years. Remarkably, both of them were over twenty years old, so they’ve lived a full life.

Below was their favorite spot in the house. It’s nice to know they’re probably still sharing a cat bed wherever they are…

Have you read anything good lately? I could use a distraction…