I had to take Olin to the vet yesterday. He had not been eating or drinking well for a few days. Turns out it's a rather large hairball in his descending colon, so he is getting hairball goop three times a day (which he won't eat voluntarily, I have to syringe it into his mouth, thankfully he's the most mild mannered cat on the planet). And he has to stay inside the house until he produces, um... evidence that the hairball is no longer inside his body. Fun! He normally spends about half his time outdoors and he's been whining like crazy. Mew mew mew. Needless to say I did not sleep well last night. Animals, gotta love 'em!
Anyway. I'm still alive. I am very close to done with the engraving that I have been working on, and when I get close to finished with a piece it's ALL I WORK ON. Of course that means I've been neglecting the other 52 projects I'm supposed to be doing (that counts all 50 chicken paintings separately) so that's not such a good thing, but it'll all get done. Sigh. I cannot believe how long this engraving is taking. That's okay, I'm not tired of it, I'm just kind of astounded. It does take longer than scrim. The dots are smaller because you can get more detail on metal.
For your entertainment though I will leave you with more bird photos. These were all taken in the last three days through various windows of the house with the Nikon D80.
He's not a very good guard tiger:
Yellow-rumped warbler at the moment of flying from the tree:
Mockingbird + half an inch of rain = soggy!