21 May 2014

Flick, June, Arizona

Flick came home!
He was waiting on the steps when I got back from Tucson on Sunday.
This brings his Longest Absence Record up to ten days, which gives me a new bar insofar as When To Consider Grieving The Dead Cat. Ten days.
We're glad he's home.

Arizona was quite lovely.
June and Gabriel love each other and watching the two of them was just the best.

Can you even stand it?
I'm prescribing more cousin time!
The city of Tucson, being a desert, maintains a quantity of city pools, as well as splashpads and assorted water features, which we explored.

We also went to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Aside from my actual favorite thing, which was visiting my family, this was my favorite part of the trip. We went very early in the morning, before it got too hot, and all the animals were out and about and visible and frolicking. It is, essentially, a desert zoo. I don't know why it was so much more fascinating that a "real" zoo, but it was. Oh wait, I do know. Because the animals, all indigenous to the area, aren't really the animals you see in zoos, so that was interesting, and the backdrop was more or less their natural habitat, so THAT was interesting, and many of them are animals I might see in the wild at home, but I got to get up close and really check them out, so THAT was interesting. A thorough investigation of the mountain lion and the bobcats confirmed my (pleasant) understanding that I have managed not to see the mountain lion(s) that live near my house, as well as my (unpleasant) understanding that we have a VERY large bobcat who lives nearby.
In case you didn't know already, I am the uncontested champion of making babies and children nap. June proved no match for my expertise.
I'm also happy to report that she VERY MUCH LOVES her baby doll, which you can see her napping with, above. Perfect balance between baby-like and not-creepy was achieved! Huzzah.
But can you even stand how cute my nieces are?? (June edition)


  1. I am so relieved about Flick. So relieved.

    And in answer to your question, NO I CANNOT EVEN STAND IT.

    1. I am really, deeply glad about Flick. I'm quite attached to him (as expected, but y'know, there it is).