Today I did relaxing things. We went to Subway sandwiches. I ate a turkey sandwich, while my wife had them make a sandwich-as-salad. We just learned this month that Subway will make any sandwich into a salad. We drove to SPCA to donate a small animal carrier once used by our beloved departed dog Scout.
We walked among the cages of cats and puppies. One black kitten was so playful. Several older dogs were total sweethearts. One long-haired dachsund mix was just lovely. Another retriever had just had lot a leg, but he was happy. The McKinney SPCA is in a stylish building, with a great staff. It's "no kill", and the animals all looked happy, except for one lovely terrier so shy she hid under her little pallet in her cage.
A few years ago, when we got Beatrice, puppies were non-existent. Now the shelter was full of them.
Also, the shelter was full of the annotation 'returned by owner'. I felt a mixture of sadness and optimism. One little guinea pig looked very plush. His card said his owner was allergic to him.
Someday, when I am more organized, I will rescue a guinea pig.
We stopped by Shades of Green nursery, which has lots of native plants. I loved seeing two giant swallowtails cavorting among the flowers. Then we stopped by Callaway's, which had a large variety.
We called my dad and wished him a happy Father's Day. I want to go visit him soon.
I went for a walk around Glendover Park Pond. I looked through binoculars at swifts landing on the pond to catch insects. Mockingbirds and grackles called from the suburban trees, all guarding
nests. i saw a blue jay hide in the trees in the park. I used my binoculars to look at a catfish a man caught across the way.
On my way back home, I saw a bunny. He tried to stay still, very still, so that I would not see him. I saw him. My wife called her father late tonight, and told him how much he meant to her. We had a good, quiet day.
I helped grill the chicken tonight. My wife made a cool drench I applied just at the end of the process. She oven-roasted sliced new potatoes, and then we watched the show Treme on TV.