We bought this Kivik loveseat from Ikea for one sole purpose: to give our sixty-five pound lapdog a place in my office to snuggle. We weren’t exactly looking for heirloom furniture given the abuse of paw and claw it will endure, and also went for comfort over style.
I’d say we chose wisely, wouldn’t you, Ellie?
I’m sure she’ll get back to us.
Sam lay beside me on the loveseat, too agitated by the 4th of July fireworks to sleep. Scout came in but walked past her normal spot in my lap or her cat bed and instead lay down beside him. Sam immediately curled into a ball and fell into a deep sleep, safe and secure in his sister’s shadow. Sleep wouldn’t come so easily for Scout, but hours later exhaustion took hold and she too fell asleep.
Soon sleep beckoned me as well and I walked to the bedroom with the darkness murmuring at my feet. The murmurs jumped onto the bed as I approached and I eased myself under the covers so as not to crush them. As Sam and Scout curled up on me the murmurs turned to purrs, the purrs to silence, and at last we all were at rest.
I was a bit taken aback after hiking to Trillium Falls in Redwood National Park, as it is so short that it seems a stretch to call it a waterfall, but at least it was an easy hike after watching elk in the meadow below. It’s a shame that most people don’t view the Web with color-managed browsers, as it forces me to translate my pictures from a better color space into a lesser one suitable for the typical browser, and this picture in particular suffered from the transition.
I’ve heard many times that, since it can hit over 200 mph in a dive, the peregrine falcon is the fastest animal alive. I don’t see how this can be, however, as by my calculations it isn’t even the fastest member of its own family — the Millennium falcon is far faster.
Tiny and shy, I rarely see these blue-billed beauties up close.