Lemon tree in a front yard on a partly cloudy day in Kingsville.
We’re heading into a rainy work week in Melbourne, but at least Saturday was nice and sunny.
Maggie was not amused with all my photo taking, though. She wanted me to play tug with her.
She did keep chewing on that rope toy quite happily, though — with only the occasional distraction.
And she followed me indoors afterwards.
Maggie heard a noise on the street that might warrant further investigation (and a potential alert bark) but she doesn’t want to stop playing with her rope toy yet :)
Speaking of said rope toy…
Me: *opens blinds on patio door*
Me: *a few second later* Hello!
Maggie (curled up on the sofa): *finally notices the cat, glares accusingly at it*
Me: *starts to unlock door*
Cat: *runs off back to its house*
Maggie (belatedly): *growls*
Unimpressed neighbourhood cat is unimpressed with the dog sniffing around the front fence.
Sunshine on a rainy day — but just on that one spot behind the building.
I’ve been wanting one for years, but a few weeks ago I finally went out and bought myself a telescope :)
Sadly, I haven’t had the chance to do much star gazing these last few weeks — partly because I’ve been busy and partly because it’s been cloudy on almost Every. Single. Night. that I’ve been free.
To look at the stars your best bet is to go to a place with minimal light pollution (ie away from a big city) on a dark night (ie when there’s no moon). So far the most I’ve been able to do is the exact opposite: set the telescope up in my front yard on a full moon night. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
That might be worst set-up for looking at stars and nebulae, but it’s excellent if you want to look closely at the moon :)
So while I haven’t yet made the most of my intermediate-level telescope, at least I’ve been able to a good look at the moon.
It’s a start.
What? There’s nothing to see here. Please go about your business.
Oh, hello. I’m just…keeping a paw on my, er, friend here. Don’t mind me.
Now that is a well camouflaged Cat of Kingsville.
I saw it only two steps before we walked by it, so all I had time to do was make sure Maggie stayed close to me on her lead on the other side of my legs.
Maggie, in the meantime, didn’t notice it at all. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It’s a little easier to see from across the street, when it doesn’t have all that dirt and background to blend into.
But even then, given how still it was sitting, you’d miss if you weren’t actively looking out for animals as you walked your dog.
Gotta wait till the fresh paint on the mailbox dries before reattaching those house numbers :)
Be a lert. The world needs more lerts.
Maggie waits for a treat after seeing a dog across the street.
She still doesn’t like dogs, but she’s not particularly leash reactive these days — which is great.
Today in Cats of Kingsville: Keeping it’s composure (and distance, because the gate was open), but also keeping a close eye on Maggie.
Coming back to our cats of Kingsville series, though, today we saw two cats.
This one that decided that vertical separation was better than horizontal separation as I walked Maggie down its street (Maggie sniffed the base of the tree but didn’t even register the cat’s presence).
And this one that was particularly frowny about us walking by its domain :)
Maggie isn’t as interested in the men’s cricket world cup or the French Open tennis tournament as I am. Which is fair. She’s always preferred playing tug to chasing balls :)
Glowing golden sunset behind patchy rain clouds in Melbourne this evening.
Today in Cats of Kingsville: this fluff ball detoured off the sidewalk where I was walking Maggie so she could keep an eye on us from a safe distance :)
Gorgeous peach-pink sunset in Melbourne today!