“The north wind doth blow,
And we shall have snow,
And what will the robin do then,
Mother Goose was obviously more worried about their winter survival than these fellows were today. We always have the odd robin that stays the winter, but there were an entire flock of them flitting about with the starlings today. What do they eat in the winter, when they’re used to a diet of flies, bugs, worms and such in the summer? They certainly look well fed, their breasts bright red and plump. I hope they winter well!
Toby and my daughter’s cat, Manchester (who is staying with us while she’s in CA), spent the day snoozing on the back of the sofa where the heat rises off a radiator. Manchester is as solid grey as Toby is all white. They get along famously, which is somewhat surprising as neither are used to seeing other cats.
Thank you all, once again, for your concern and good wishes regarding Charlie’s Dad and my daughter’s travel. I’m happy to report that Charlie’s father is holding his own and has had no further cardiac incidents. Best of all, they are going to do a new dye test tomorrow and *may* try angioplasty to relieve, or partially relieve, some of the artery blockages. He’s been told this was impossible in the past as his state of health didn’t warrant the risk, so this is quite exciting. It would make a huge difference in his quality of life.
And daughter Angela sent me a text as they touched down in L.A. at 2:45 this morning. She was able to make the next connecting flight in New Jersey, so didn’t lose that much time in the end. I hope she has a great week!