Coming up soon, I've got some treats for you. Doc Phyllis AND Ali both sent updates!! Yay (and thank you, ladies)! I'll be posting them on Monday and Tuesday (a treat to myself to have ready made posts on a workday... heehee!).
Back to the present... When I finally signed on today, I had a message from Wendy that she'd once again worked her magic on a few of our pics. Miss Lilo, Percy and Aggie are featured so zip on over and check them out. There's a link over in our sidebar, too... Miss Wendy's is a great place to go for a laugh and to meet the furbabes of a lot of bloggers!
Yesterday, when the flakes had just started to fall, we saw something new and different. Some background to set the stage: Ever since Miss Aggie left (coincidence or trigger?), Grey has shown an extreme interest in Miss Bitty... chasing her whenever he sees her. Hmmm... I wonder if Annie is jealous... she's still sleep with Grey, you know! ;-) Anyway, there are no blows, hissing or growling, she just runs for cover or escapes to the heights. Up until yesterday, Grey showed little desire to use the stairs or catwalk, no less follow her there.
I'm sitting and relaxing before dinner when, suddenly, Bits streaked across the living room, with Grey close on her heels. She zipped up the stairs and Grey charged up right behind her... to about the middle where he stalled... apparently realizing he was treading in unfamiliar territory... and she had the high ground. Bitty, indeed had stopped and, paw raised, was ready to defend her catwalk.
Our boy evidently decided discretion was the better part of valor and, after some indecision, finally retreated. I wonder if this spells the beginning of the end for Miss Bitty's retreat? Time will tell.
And finally, some shots from this morning. At 8 am over 20 inches had fallen. I'm not sure what the total is now, but it's deep for this neck of the woods. That's my wonderful neighbor, Gary, who used the snowblower on our walks and driveways and all I had to do was try to push 20+ inches of snow off of my ancient (circa 1950s) aluminum awning. I adore that awning, as ugly as it is, and didn't want it to collapse. It's the perfect pitch for feeling cozy on the porch and shaded from the brutal B'more sun in the summer.
It was pretty hysterical with me leaning out of the upstairs windows with a broom on a telescoping wand and a shovel (to get the part close to the house). The unnatural angle made it darn hard work! The snow doesn't look nearly as deep in the pics as it does in real life and you can't really tell it was still snowing! In fact, it just stopped after 4 pm.