Yesterday, around midday, I walked out to the daffodil area to check on the ant situation.
Not a single ant anywhere!
So I raced back inside for the bucket'o'goods and planted the rest of the daffodils. I meant to take a photo of the area, but forgot. I will get one though.
Then I decided to plant up some pots with other bulbs, but had to wait until Angel fell asleep, because he kept trying to get into the bags of potting mix and fertiliser. And he tried to eat a bulb after he chased it around the back porch for a while.
He eventually took a nap, so I hurried through the mixing, filling, planting and hoped I was doing it right. The last time I planted bulbs was way back in autumn1987, we were in our own home and I put about two dozen freesias around the base of the letterbox. I got about five flowers....somewhat disappointing, but I was prepared to try again. Then we had to sell the house before the bank sold it for us.
Anyway, I now have several pots planted and more to do on the weekend.
I planted ranunculus, they're little claw shaped things and I couldn't remember if they should be claws up or claws down, so I put them in claws up, but kept a few aside to plant later in case they are upside down and don't grow.
I moved the pots onto the front porch and got them watered fairly quickly and Angel woke up just as I got back inside.
We had lunch, a cheese sandwich for me, something fishy for Angel and then I brought the cat carrier inside so he could sniff around and get inside if he wanted. He explored it a bit and didn't seem at all nervous which is good. A couple of hours later I put him in, shut the door and off we went for his second visit to the vet.
He behaved very well, I held him for his vaccination, then mentioned his eye which is still weepy and the sneezing. The vet said the sneezing was (possibly because of dust and also) connected with the weepy eye. The vaccination along with some eye ointment should take care of that.
He'd put ointment in they eyes at the first visit, but they eye hadn't cleared up, so a second dose went in today and he gave me the rest of the tube to use twice a day for a week. He even showed me how to hold Angel so he would just be limp and not struggle while I did the ointment.
I asked about those laser pointer torches, but they don't sell stuff like that so I'll have to check at the larger pet stores. There's a big one on Magill Road and a Petbarn on The Parade at Norwood, both easy enough to get to.
I want to also buy Angel another big climbing scratching post (for the back porch) with several levels to sit and lie on and a couple of tunnels too. I've discovered that Angel loves to play inside an opened cardboard box, so I think he'll enjoy tunnels too.
There will be photos, but not soon. First I have to buy the stuff....and before that I have to save a few $$$.
The Vet and the receptionist both said Angel is beautiful and looks so healthy.