July 25, 2018
I've been told it's the rainy season here. Just be, cause it's rained nearly every afternoon. Today it started raining at 3, which is when Mom and I would've gone out to eat, had we wanted to. But we decided to stay home. We made a huge chef's salad (But forgot the radishes) and had that for dinner. After all the pancakes yesterday, it was probably just as well.
With the daily rain, Nougat is a constant mudball, and walking through the house is like walking on the beach. We swiffered and swept, I even had to Dustbuster my bed! And still we can't keep up. This morning, when Nougat jumped up on my bed to wake me up, I got a face full of sand!
I brush and comb her daily, but when the sand is wet it clings to her fur like cement. When it dries, it ends up everywhere. It's not unusual for her to get up from where she was sleeping on the floor and leave an outline of her body behind, like a homicide victim, etched in piles of sand. I
I always wanted to live right on the beach. I'm rethinking that dream now. The reality of dealing with constant sand (even in my bed!!!) is making the dream less appealing.
But life is good, if a bit gritty underfoot.