Three weeks ago today, this little guy came to live with me.
We’ve bonded pretty well. Our afternoon naps are especially delightful since Nelson is at his most cuddly.
Nelson enjoys the garden immensely, but his favorite activity seems to be sleeping by my feet when I’m at my desk, or when I’m watching some telly or opera or musical in the evening.
He has found his voice, and celebrates with most vociferous barking at the little creature next door, or anyone who happens to pass in the alley.
Nelson begging for some of my cheese and crackers.
Three different driveway visits with friends last weekend just wore him out as we made the rounds of Ferguson and Florissant:
And this is the best selfie we could get this week:
We have started playing games, too. Nelson likes to tussle indeed!
For this 96th day of physical distance from one another, and on Juneteenth . . . a reminder of hope:
The final installment of Missouri Botanical Garden photos from Saturday’s time-entry, social-distanced visit.
The daylilies are in full glory, but the roses were past their prime.
For this 95th day of physical distance from others, a reminder.
From the Missouri Botanical Garden.
This lovely is a leopard lily (lilium pardalinum).
For this 94th day of physical distance from others, “When I fall in love.”
But I really do have a sense that I’ve already posted this at some point in the last three+ months.
Scenes from the Japanese Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 13 June 2020.
For this 93rd day of physical distance from others, a cover of Disney’s “A dream is a wish your heart makes,” from Cinderella.
And a confession: I am a weak, weak man.
The Costco run today, to collect blood pressure meds, led me right by the Prosecco. And the largest bag of crunchy Cheetos I’ve ever seen, or purchased.
Lord, have mercy on me . . . a glutton.
For this 92nd day of our isolation, a happy video from Nelson.
I don’t leave Nelson the Clinger alone at home very much. On Saturday, though, he had two periods of Dad-is-gone time. And both times he welcomed me home with this happy dance: