Last week I posted a picture of a winged creature, but didn't know the name of it. I asked if anyone had any ideas of what it was called to please let us know. Well, my parents' neighbour, Harold, who I'm told reads the blog faithfully, solved the mystery. He contacted my parents to let them know that it's called a Sphinx Moth. Thank you so much Harold... we're learning new things every day. And thank you for reading the blog, I'm so grateful!
We were visited by another stray this week. This one looks like a Coonhound. I was sitting in the living room with the French doors wide open and a beautiful, sunny day and I saw a dog figure in my peripheral... I thought it was Bobbie McGee. She came in and started eating out of Bobbie's dish. When I looked up, I quickly realized it was a stranger. I clapped my hands to get her attention. She was very calm, gentle and submissive. Frankie and Bobbie were none too happy, though. I guided her outside and she followed without any resistance. We named her "Winnie" because she reminded Kevin and me of our friend's dog, Winston. We fed her and gave her some affection, which she gladly received, but by nightfall, when all our chores were done, she was gone. We half expected her to be curled up somewhere in the morning, sheltered against the rain, but nope. She was gone. We wish her well, and hopefully she's back with her family. We're learning to enjoy these brief visits from strays... we don't get too attached, but showing a little compassion is good for the soul.
Our weather has been lovely the past few days. It's been raining mostly late in the evening (back to normal for this time of year) with beautiful, sunny days. I was sitting outside yesterday reading a book and I got a bit burnt. July is called "little summer" because there's usually a reprieve from all the rain. It looks like we're on track for some sunshine. I know it's been a rainy spring in many areas of the world this year. Hopefully, everyone will be experiencing a bit more sunshine.
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