Munchie is bored stiff. The temperature outside is 0F (-18C) with a sometimes windchill of -50F (-45C) so there’s no going outside for her today. She’s trained to use ‘training pads’ indoors, so that’s what she does on days like this. She gets disgruntled & doesn’t like it. Being a dominant diva type, she feels it’s always her obligation to get outside to sniff out what other dogs have been up to out there. I try telling her there really are no other dogs out there in this weather to sniff out, but she just figures I’m lying to her.
If she gets out there in this weather, she can’t cope. I adopted her from the humane society when she was 10, & I think she may have gotten frostbite on her front paws before I adopted her. If I take her out in this weather, she’s only outside a matter of seconds, drops to the ground, refusing to walk on her front paws, & I just have to pick her up & carry her back indoors. The first winter that I had her, I thought it might be some sort of trick, but nope, she was actually in a lot of pain. But as smart a cookie as she is, I haven’t been able to teach her how to read a thermometer yet to realize she shouldn’t want to be going outdoors. She says that’s my bad, that I’m just not a good teacher. She’s probably right.
So for a few days here, and for a few more days to come, she’ll be staying inside on nice warm comforters.
So………………while we’re staying inside…………..a few updates……………
My neighbor still has his Chicago Bears flag out. I think he might as well take it down. The Bears will not be in the Superbowl this year. Their opportunity has ended. Save the flag for next season.
(Sansevieria masoniana in pot with blue pebbles)
When I posted a pic of the S. masoniana on December 21st, it was only a toddler at 5.75in (14.6cm). It’s the leaf on the right of the pot. This morning, I measured it at 18in (45.7cm). So I guess I can now call it a young adult. It’s a little over halfway to its full mature height.
(Sansevieria senegambica, January 2nd)
(Sansevieria senegambica, January 29)
When I posted a pic of the S. senegambica back on January 2nd, the flower stalks were just beginning to rise. Now they’ve risen & they’re beginning to bloom. Unfortunately, there are no moths around at this time of year to pollinate them.
Munchie wants me to go order a chicken pizza & give her all the chicken. She says that would put her in a good mood.