New Jersey 1897
I think Sha'ba & Jack were happy to have John home. They actually greeted him, & neither of them are what you would call lovey dovey usually. Everyone else just accepted the fact that he was here, & should have treats, which he did. He went out before chores last night & found 2 fly masks I hadn't been able to find, guess he has the knack.
He reported a good time, enjoyed a homemade pie by a niece. She picked the cherries off her tree, pitted them & made the pie. John said it was really good. I keep looking for sour cherries at the store, but they are almost impossible to find anymore.
With John home we let "Nigel" (yes he now has a name) out of solitary. He came out to explore & Moogee acted like a brat, following & hissing. He for the most part ignored her. This morning when John got up he told me one of the screens had been pushed out & Nigel was gone. Talk about panic, as mellow & laid back as he is he wouldn't stand a chance outside. I'm throwing on clothes, & John yells "never mind" he's in the great room. He actually was stretched out on a window sill, watching all the excitement. Makes me wonder why he bothered to push out the screen & then didn't go out. Maybe he's smart enough to know it's a big cruel world out there for kitties.
Quilla has been wearing his crusader mask for about a week now & keeping the sun off his muzzle has made all the difference in the world. No more open sores with the flies having a picnic. I know it has to be more comfortable for him without all those flies buzzing around. I'm going to have to see what I can find about sun sensitivity for equines. This may be a common problem that we don't think about. I know the sunscreen has made a lot of difference, on his legs.