I can't remember if I have mentioned I am now registered for two half marathons - both on the ocean- both new to me. The second one is in NH in a gorgeous spot. I was considering it with a friend and I hemmed and hawed because of timing. I finally decided to go for it, it looked too good to pass up. I had no idea how popular this was or the race capacity or anything. The day after I registered it closed. My luck doesn't usually go that way. I'm glad I stopped procrastinating.
We got a new cat. It looks just like our cat we lost. It has no name yet - it's a bit more my husband's deal than mine. Rocco (on the left) developed a UTI which he gets at times - possibly from stress. He can't pee or he pees blood. He squats and nothing happens. So Saturday after getting back from the race we went to the emergency vet - ca ching. Not much they could do. Rocco is isolated in the mud room with food, a litter box, sleeping spots but I am feeling badly for him. It seems less stressful away from "New Guy" and he isn't peeing on everything in sight. We must love our pets with what we put up with. I go out and sit with him so he has company. His sister is out there with him now but they're not all snuggly like they usually are. He's improving but not fast enough.
The one on the silo - huge huge eyes
This is when we first saw the guy on the pole.
He was pretty awesome.
Last week on Monday I drove to Dead Creek hoping to see the snowy owl that EVERYONE was seeing. No luck. Friday I went back out with a friend. It wasn't in the tree where everyone has seen it but two men told us where to find one. Sure enough we drove down the road and caught it on a silo. It watched us but didn't move. We went back to Dead Creek and the men now told us where the "tree one" had flown off too. We went off to find it and got somewhat close. We saw this one in flight twice. It was incredible! I hope to get out there again with my husband so he can see them too.
It's been a pretty relaxing snow day. The snow has picked up again and now it's quite beautiful out. When I went out the snow had stopped for a bit. Glad to see it's not quite done yet!