Mommy and Papa were playing archery tag, we met them halfway to pass over the girls! You can Google photos!
Previously, Mommy played bubble soccer with her colleagues.
We eased into the day, watching Daniel Tiger until nearly noon, when Jos got up! (She's practicing for being a teenager!) In the meantime, I was in and out of the house, as we had our tap repaired. He went back to the store, as it had to be totally replaced.
After another breakfast/lunch at noon on the front porch, we went back to the fort and the frog pond.
We did managed to catch some Wood frogs, and watch others mating. They 'hug,' then she lays the eggs and the smaller male, on top, deposits the sperm.
Jos took off her leggings, and went in in her boots.
Happily, Jos spotted a Ribbon snake! We couldn't catch it, though, as it was too fast for me! The frogs were part of the catch-and-release program. There are thousands in the pond. (You can hear them in the videos!) There are big snails, as well as bullfrog tadpoles.
A fly-by shooting. A hawk, methinks.
In the meantime, while we still imagine Buster is here; at the door, outside playing. It is a grieving process.
Dorah has responded really well to his absence, mushing on top of me, on the chair in the living room- for the first time in months. (His aggression was increasing.) Dorah went outside, as well, which she hasn't done in months, only partly due to the weather. It takes an adjustment, but having the girls here was wonderful, and a good distraction to soften our heartache.
[The back story: Buster tails: feline, black cat aggression]
For grampa: Our videos!Iz on golden pond from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
This is part one. Part two involved a little more water! She made it along the fallen tree trunk, and back.
Iz pond two from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Isabelle wanted to catch a frog. She went to the far side, which is warmer and more shallow. She got more than just a soaker, dancing happily back to me. "Next time I go in there, I'm going naked!"
Explorers from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
I had strict instruction to film this episode. Running down the hill into the gully, and back up to the fence!
Run! from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
They went down well that night!