Cat Ping Pong

Meimei has astounding paw-eye coordination, and can bounce a ball, or swat it in mid-air:

So…. are cats left-pawed or right-pawed? I’ve seen her do this with both. She’s better at basketball than I am.

Shrimp Rock

Unlike Turtle Rock, this thing looks nothing at all like a shrimp:

You have to wonder about the early explorers…. I guess being 1,000 miles from the nearest ocean, they may never have seen a shrimp.

Standing in the same exact spot, looking the other way, you do get a pretty view of the Colorado River:

Meimei and litter

Whenever we refill the litter box, Meimei wants to skip the box completely and go right to the source:

I suppose that’s relatively harmless; but we do have to be very careful whenever we open the box of rice, or she’ll jump right into that too.

Sandhill Cranes

Alongside the cows, there is a breeding pair of sandhill cranes living next door. They have an incredibly loud call – although they’re generally quiet, you can hear it some mornings.

I thought they would fly south for the winter, but apparently not, they’re out there foraging for food today. I was going to feel bad for them, given the cold winter we’ve been having – but then I looked it up and they also live in Siberia.

Pretty birds, though. Not sure what our cats would do if they saw one.

Snow Day

No ride today…. pretty scenery, though. View over the back fence:

The cows don’t look like they’re having much fun. Meimei is, though – trying to figure out what this white stuff is in the air.