Doodads — Mlady & Dotty closer and closer

Mlady always takes the initiative in getting closer and closer to Dotty.  Almost always Dotty will jump away, intimidated or upset that Mlady showed up.  In a rare semi-copecetic moment, both stayed where they were.  It didn’t last more than a minute before one jumped away.  Dotty has started sleeping in the cat bed I…

Doodads August 2021 — yard plus

It’s been a hot hot August and most of what has been done outside is watering the plants to keep them alive.  We had some major rain earlier this week that also involved a 12.5 hour power outage, but I feel fortunate compared to many others in MI who have had outages that are still…

dVerse — OLN 276 — Dotty Wotty

Dotty, November 2019 Caged, a curiosity for languid lookingPurring to deaf ears, playing to blind eyes,After years, she curled in the corner. Injected, tested, excised under gas,Waking and groggy under bright lightsAfter years, she shrank from human touch. Transferred to free-range and soft lightsSwirling tails and biting sleepsAfter years, she curled in highest cubby She…

Doodads — Shelby and Silver Lake with a bonus video at the end

As I’m going stir-crazy like so many others, today I decided to take a drive north, to a couple of my favorite places to visit.  It isn’t only the destinations but the ride down country roads that don’t see much traffic in the off season.  My first stop was the maze-faux-labyrinth at Cherry Point Farm…

Doodads — not garden pictures

This will be random sayings, thoughts, and a dream. Dotty in the Sun I walked near Dotty where she slept in the sun and petted her in passing.  She rolled onto her back and laid there, inert, relaxed and happy. I remember the first time I saw her, curled in a tight ball on top…