We finally had a proper summer day, and if the weather could stay like this, I would be most grateful. A deep blue sky with a few small puffy clouds, a lovely breeze and temps in the mid-70s made it just about perfect. I spent a lot of timwe out in it, too, which is already coming back to bite me in the ass, but it was worth it.
I drove Dar to her doctor's appointment in the small town of Mitchell, about 45 minutes southwest of us. I love Mitchell. LOVE. I wish we could find a place there when we finally move. While Dar met with her doctor, I took off to find a gas station and ended up in one of the local parks/wild life areas that runs along the Thames River. I haven't been in a proper park in ages, and I didn't realize how much I've missed it until I started walking along the tree-lined banks of the river. It revived me. I need to do that more often. Somehow.
We came home in time to break up another fight between Hannibal and Adama. It's starting to worry me, because Hannibal is completely fixated on poor, sweet, dumb Adama. We thought that maybe one of the females was open, and that was causing Hannie to get his macho on, but Dar put all the possible combinations in with Hannibal and everyone just ignored each other. So . . . no open female. Dar had a good point that maybe it's Gertie's or Conchita's hormone levels changing drastically because they're so pregnant. Hopefully that's the case and the levels will ease up so Hannibal can stop his stalking and scheming.
I got a look at Gertie's very active cria today. That baby is treating her poor mom like her own personal trampoline. Gertie's belly was bouncing
up and down. Poor thing. We're hoping that she gives birth sooner rather than later for everyone's sake.
I've been taking pictures, but I haven't been loading them off of my camera because I still don't have my laptop back. I finally just put them on my old Mac this evening. Good FSM, this computer is slow. I can't wait to get my laptop back. Still haven't heard back from the repair guys, so I'll call them tomorrow to bug them about it.
In the meantime, a few photos. ( Cats, crias, and a tiger of a different stripe. )
Me for bed.