It’s been some weeks since we’ve seen Brindle, but Mini is still hanging out at our property. Rich has made up an elaborate shelter that slides under the shed he’s been sleeping under. But this past week, after some nasty weather, we’ve coaxed Mini inside for long stretches of time, usually overnight. In the morning, he meows to be let out. Mini and Cisco have been surprisingly chill around each other, too, thank goodness.

Still wet here.

Still wet here.

mini indoors-loving this inside stuff


Gazing at Rich in adoration

Gazing at Rich in adoration

Totally on board with this “warmth” thing. He’s got a super loud purr, like a motor, but it’s hard to hear on video for some reason.

And the belly rubs are acceptable, too. You will DIE when you see the stretch at 0:20.

Some deer hanging out near the salt lick:

deer in backyard

We have a handful of junked-up properties here in our area, but this disintegrating ruined trailer in another neighborhood nearby takes the cake. This was taken from the road. What a travesty.

ruined trailer

For Christmas, my Mom gave me a piece of heirloom jewelry: my father’s 1958 West Point pin. It was the very first gift he ever gave to my Mom.

WP pin

It’s not the sort of thing I’ll wear, plus the pins on the back are super tiny. After searching Etsy for a “pincushion frame” I decided I could make one myself.

WP pin closeup