26 October 2010

Twilight Series: Canis Familiaris?

It's horrible in Chicago today for weather. Power lines down, gale force winds, trees losing limbs left and right - one woman was even impaled in her own car by a tree limb through her front windshield. It's the worst storm in 70 years, by some professional estimates. 

Despite Toni's major storm fears, we have enough Drama-Trauma on hand that we seem to be doing okay so far. This in spite of the creepy howling winds and ever-present threat of downpours requiring arks for survival.

It's the complete opposite of Thursday, when T2 and I zipped over to the vet. Everyone at our vet loveslovesloves T2, which means T2 love going there as well despite the occasional unpleasantries and indignities that occur there. While we were waiting for our appointment to begin, Julie, who was working behind the desk, commented on how much T2 love to stretch out in the sun.  (She knows this not just from watching them do exactly that on the lobby floor, but also because we have sent numerous photos of T2 over to them. Every photo gets posted, either behind the desk or on the patient bulletin board in the lobby. It's hard to not respond to such an enthusiastic fan club.) She went on to theorize that the sun loves them back, makes them especially beautiful. They're almost like the vampires on Twilight was the conclusion, their fur glittering like diamonds when they're in the sun.

I might not disagree....


  1. How sweet :) Right now we have exactly one prime sleep-in-the-sun location at our house. I can't count the number of times I've found both of the pits squeezed in that small area. I have to admit, I laid down with them once to see what the fuss was about, and it was pretty nice to lay in the sun like that!

  2. I love the Twilight comparison! They do have such beautiful coats. Is that the new backyard? How are they liking all that room to stretch vs. their prior concrete?

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  4. It is the new yard! We got lucky with an oversized lot, so loads of room to chase balls, chase each other or just run in circles. They're so much happier and more relaxed now. In our condo, the only places they could run was in our condo hallway (which was of course strictly forbidden, but we did it anyway) or in the tennis courts nearby during the winter. We occasionally took them to a friend's yard, but you don't want to ask that favor every weekend and wear out your welcome. Now they can run to their hearts content...though Toni prefers sunbathing on the bench.