Up to around a month ago, Ogies never went outside. She also hates her litterbox, and I have tried all kinds of sand. She is 15 years old, and for the last two years, she started doing her business anywhere but her litterbox.
Imagine my surprise when I looked through my son’s bedroom window and saw Ogies sitting outside in the sun. At first, I thought its a one-time thing. I haven’t cleaned up after her since that morning.
Every morning after she had her food, she goes outside and enjoys the sun. She only comes back inside to drink water and have a snack. Sometimes she goes to Armand’s room and sleeps on the couch or chair. In the afternoon, she will head outside again to catch the last rays of the sun. I can’t express enough how grateful I am that she discovered the garden.
My Flower of the day is the Gardenia or as I know it Katjiepiering.
Growing up, we had a gardenia tree next to the front door. I can still smell the sweet scent of the flowers. My mother loved that tree, but it was not the best thing to have in your garden when you get hayfever.
In January, we went to Wolseley so that I can take some photos of the town. While walking, I smelled something very familiar and, there it was a Gardenia Tree.
Since Ruby’s passing and Buddy following me around the whole time, the garden is mainly unoccupied. Shadow now spends most of his days outside in the garden.
We live next to a busy street, and every time a big truck passes he’ll run inside. When we got him at six weeks, he was very skittish. If he hears a plastic bag or you put something down to hard he will run away.
Don’t think you can pick him up and calm him down. Oh no he will come to you if he wants to be picked up. I was the first one who could pick him up and cuddle with him. Every morning when Morne leaves for work, Shadow will jump on the bed and then it’s our cuddle time. He gets very upset when I also get up and start working. He will sit on the bed and miaau till I go and lie next to him for a few minutes.
Will share some more photos of Shadow at another time.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post and look at my photos.
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are ready for the week.
I had trouble sleeping again last night. I think it was the excitement of all the movement on my website statistics. For the first time in years, I had more than 200 views on my site and had a look at the weeks, statistics and saw that my hard work is paying off.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who takes the time to look at my work, like it, and leave a comment. I know I don’t always answer or approve your comments immediately, but I do get to it eventually.
Enough talk. I do not post a lot of Monochrome photos, but while lying awake, I decided why not post one on a Monday. There is such a nice ring to Monochrome Monday.
I took this photo while visiting St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall on the Orkney Islands. You will see the colored version when I do my post on St Magnus Cathedral.
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