Saturday morning there was a follow-up visit to the vet for one of the cats. Coyote (a 13-year-old female tabby) developed a bad case of feline chin acne a couple of months ago. After weeks of antibiotic pills and ointments, today she scored a clean bill of health. The vet was kind enough to give today’s exam free of charge.
The local hardware store had a 20% off sale, so I decided it was time to check some more things off my “to do” list. I bought my new American Flag for the year; it now proudly hangs by the front door, a light on it at night. I hang a new flag every spring; I have quite an accumulation of worn flags that I need to arrange for proper disposal. For a change, this year I had no problem finding a new flag made in the USA. I will quit displaying The American Flag when I can no longer find one made in the USA.
The big expensive bag of weed-and-feed (fertilizer / weed killer) now sits in the garage. Next week I will spread it on the lawn if my innate laziness and the weather permit. Laziness trumps all; that is the first rule of retirement.
I also bought a can of ant spray and a can of hornet spray to do some preemptive work on certain problem areas of the house. During the warmer days of this spring I had noticed quite a number of active hornets, so I want to keep them in check. So far, the slab ants have not been active but they shall return.
Now I need to check the snares in the backyard to see if I caught that wascally Easter wabbit.