White Dog handed Steve the tickets for Arabella, tonight's opera by Strauss. "Last opera of the season," she said as she laid on top of my wrap so bit of the White Ones traveled with me. "I hope you have a wonderful time," she added, "but we are all glad that this is the LAST one...we miss you too much on Saturday nights." "We will be home late, it is a long one, My Heart," I replied, " but we will bring smoked salmon and chicken stuffed with apricots home to you." Stay and let's eat them now," Puff suggested. I kissed her on the head and shook my head. "When we return."
Some Saturday odds and ends...
YoYoMa loves to sleep under his portrait, taken when he first joined the White Dog Army. Notice how much healthier his coat is now. "He is SO vain," WD huffed.
Little Oso has become an interior decorator in the office. When Quinn first moved in with us, he chose to sleep in Steve's closet in the office. He was displaced when Nuka took over the spot for herself. We eventually replaced the little rug that Quinn pushed aside with the little bed that Nuka brought with her from Florida. During the day now, Oso has claimed the bed and the closet...at least as a starting point. He sometimes randomly decides that the bed's location is not to his liking so he pulls it out of the closet and rearranges it against the storage shelves (where Quinn likes to nap) or Oso pushes it to block the doorway to the office, or OAWD will snuggle the bed up against the little round bed in the room (where Nuka often rests). Once he has found a "good position" Oso sits down and the middle of the bed and surveys his location. Often it still is not quite right and he readjusts. When it is perfect, our Little Man curls up in a ball and instantly goes to sleep, happy as can be.
There is a Black Widow Spider infestation in Albuquerque and it appears that we have been touched by it, according to our bug guy and Steve. This makes us worry about the WDA and we have been extra vigilant. Seems, however that there ii not a safe solution that will kill the spiders and not harm the dogs...short of stepping on them (to quote our bug guy). We read that Black Widows do not like the scent of lemon so I am working on concocting a lemon spray for suspect areas but as yet have not found the "Eureka" mix. Wish me luck.
Hope your weekend is bug-free and filled with naps that Goldilocks (or Oso) would envy!