saturday, 6:45am. 46°, cloudy.
i am such an instigator.
i could tell from rufus's alertness 20 yards away that there was a cat nearby. when we got to the tall pines with the low cover, i egged rufus on. it took him a few minutes to find that cat, but when he did, he pounced.
fortunately, i'm strong. ever try to rein in a 75-pound dog full of adrenaline rushing away from you while you're carrying a cup of coffee and a 6-foot leash?
i think both animals survived the attack.
i need to look up why dogs and cats are sworn enemies (except when they're not, of course). i know that birds are food for cats, and mice are just fun to play with. but you'd think a 75-pound dog wouldn't so much as make a snack out of a 7-pound cat, and a 10-pound dog would lose handily in a fight with one. so what's the deal there? food competition doesn't make sense, either, because in the wild, dogs are pack animals. cats would eat rodents and other small creatures, while dogs would take down a moose or a deer or something.
more and more birds are returning to the community. the morning walks are getting noisier, but with good noise. music, even.
happy st. patrick's day. be safe!
saturday, 12:15pm. 58°, sunny.
it was an afternoon of fresh air for everybody involved.
i plugged my laptop in on the deck and set up the syracuse basketball game. i took care of some work, and intermittently threw the tennis ball while rufus intermittently went to bring it back but mostly just lazed on the deck. he hung out in the shade while i assembled the new grill.
it's going to be a long, fun, relaxing season.