25 July, 2011 Update
“Update”. What an uninspired title. I’m not feeling particularly uninspired, just running in lots of different directions.
First, Max (and the rest of us), to show how well he’s doing. He has to wear that blue apron-collar to keep from chewing his bandage. It’s my understanding it itches worse than any poison ivy or mosquito bite you’ve ever had. Per pound of body weight he takes about 4x as much Benadryl as you or I would but it still itches. And he still wants to run full speed at the river!:
That’s what I’m running in a lot of different directions about. Vet visits, supplies, etc., worrying a lot, that sort of thing. But he’s doing well. He still has to have his bandages changed every evening and Alex does a superb job. I’m so fortunate to have her here. I took him to my vet this morning to schedule surgery (a week from Wednesday) and the first thing he did was talk about how great Max’s bandage looks. That’s the second vet in a row who’s told me that!
This picture is out of chronological order; it’s from Thursday (the above picture is from Sunday). But I like the semi-monochrome sunrise, and the way the sun appears to be rising not from the sky but from the water:
On the same day I was able to zoom in on this damselfly. The image is not as crisp as I enjoy but it’s a neat picture:
A friend and I work once each week at the Positive Vibe Cafe in Stratford Hills Shopping Center. 2825 Hathaway Rd., Richmond, VA, 23225. Have a meal there some time; the name is perfect. In addition to having an extremely positive vibe, the food is outstanding. They also have a beautiful fish tank in the lobby. I tried to take a picture of it with my phone to show a friend. The tank is so clean, and I was so close, that the picture looked right “through” the tank. You can’t even see the tank at all, just this odd (and I find pleasing) illusion of fish floating in midair in the lobby:
Have a great day,
Jay, Mackey, Max, Roux, assorted cats