I drove up here Saturday with the car loaded (and still, forgot some stuff but nothing vital). Both dog and cat are good travelers and Alfie is clearly thrilled to be back here in his country life ... though since he was here last I have had my guy cover the underside openings to the barn with wire mesh...no more critters, I hope! But Alfie is frustrated; he used to love going under there to see what was going on...risky! He paid the price one night and came away loaded with porcupine quills. You'd think he'd learn)
New screens on the porch because Lulu, a kitten last summer, had torn them by climbing. I can't afford to replace them yet again so instead have been teaching her to stay off. Complete Pavlov by way of water pistol, and she is learning quickly. Beware of Woman with Plastic Gun.
The grandsons have been here this weekend and found a plastic snake in the toy closet, which made for a lot of torment-the-cat moments: