Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Texas In-&-Out Craze

Wow, California finally shared their In-&-Out with Texas!  We have 2 open right now and the lines have been long, lots of police to direct traffic (and make sure people don't try to jump in front of others waiting in the hours long line - yes that would be the drive-thru line) and I don't think in the 3 weeks they've been open that the drive-thru ordering device has been used during the day - they still have people outside taking orders - but they sure looked hot yesterday.

And how do the cats figure into this?  Well, they like In-&-Out too.   They TRY to get my stuff so I eat the Animal fries on the way home and then dig into the cheeseburger with extra grilled onions.  I'm not sure which they want but they sure try. 

What you can't see in the first picture is the In-&-Out burger box nor the drink because Millie is trying to get to the burger box!  Nice try Millie but no burger or fries for you.

Now least you think Sam is being deprived of the In-&-Out craze... don't!  He's tried before as well but he didn't have any more luck than Millie did.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

5am Gardening Time is Here

It's hot enough that working in the yard needs to be done early in the morning when it is cool.  So we got up early and headed out back - no, I did not leave my pj's on.

It was nice and cool and almost everything has been  planted and the gazillion bags of mulch have been put out (but I need some more).  One pot had ants so it got the Raid treatment and I'll have to wait until tonight before I add new soil and then put a plant in it.

But the grass was wet so the cats go hopping along so their feed don't get wet.  And the birds were out singing to the cats.  Well, they could have been telling them to go back inside and leave us alone!

When I turned around after planting a few plants, I realized Millie and Sam were nowhere to be seen.  So after laying down the shovel with a little bit of panic, I found Millie stalking something under the oleander.  Sam was supervising from the stone walkway.  By the time I got the camera, she'd made herself quite comfortable in the plants under the oleander.

Sam preferred to hunt for breakfast.  again.  he just  loves violas and pansies.  There's one pot of violas left as the pansies have all died from the heat.  He's going to miss the violas when they die and that should be soon.  Can you find Sam?  He's stretching to reach the prime violas since he's eaten those close to the edge of the pot.  After breakfast and realizing the birds weren't going to get too close, he got so bored that he went back inside the house.  It wasn't even hot and he sure wasn't sweaty because he didn't do anything.

Hey Birdie, You'd better be careful around here

Sam and Millie both love birds and would dearly love to catch one.  They try but they've not had much luck.  Sam stalks them even if he is inside.  Millie mostly watches even when she's outside but every now and then she goes on the great hunt for a prize too.

Bird eating - this thrilled Sam & Millie

What Sam wanted for a snack...  
Sam really tried hard to get outside especially since the bird just kept right on doing his bird thing and just ignoring Sam.  This bird hopped on the ground for a bit and then jumped up on the flowers before he finally flew away.  We watched (well, Sam was really stalking) him for about 20 minutes.  The picture was taken through the window so it's not very good.