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A triumph for my mom and a milestone for my cat Shado today--she got to pet him! She'd been hoping to accomplish as much by the time she left; it just came sooner than expected, as she was home during the day with the cats while I was at work.

     We're both impressed with how well Shado has been doing during her visit. Quite a change from his younger years. I daresay she is the third person that Shado has ever voluntarily let touch him, the others being me and the lady that raised him.

     And another brief farewell. My mom and I hope to be heading off at 6am tomorrow. I'm taking her to visit a friend that lives near Sioux Falls, South Dakota (about a six-hour drive). We should be back sometime late on Saturday. People don't go to eastern South Dakota for the scenery (the Black Hills in the west are quite a different matter *drools*) but Brenda's little hobby farm has always proven a treasure trove of countryside bird species. =)
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On June 29th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
That's wonderful! Your mum must have been so pleased. It sounds like he's really mellowing out in his old age.

I'm looking forward to hearing about your birding experience. I was drooling when you wrote about the bird feeders at the visitor's centre at Whitewater. It sounds like you had a fabulous time.
On July 1st, 2007 12:00 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
She was quite pleased; she's been telling various people about it. =)

And he's only 4! Can't help wondering what another 3-4 years might do.

Unfortunately, I didn't get much birding done on this visit. Oh well, that's not why we went.
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On July 1st, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC), silvanime replied:
As long as you enjoyed it.

My sister got herself a new kitten last week. He's gorgeous and loves to play. He's just not the patting type. Perhaps he too will mellow out in a few years.
On July 2nd, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
I did indeed!

Probably, once he discovers how warm and comfortable human laps are. ;)
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On June 29th, 2007 09:29 am (UTC), saiena commented:
Yay for your mom! There's nothing quite like the sheer joy of succeeding with a nervous/reluctant/disdainful animal ^_^

Have a great time! Hope the weather is good for you.
On July 1st, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
There certainly isn't!

The weather was pretty good and the trip a success, thanks!
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On June 29th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC), shanra commented:
That's lovely news! ^-^ So glad your mu was allowed to pet him and sooner than you've both been expecting too!

Hope you'll have/have had a marvellous time, me dear!
On July 1st, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
=) And I think Arun was sleeping on her bed last night. (Nobody slept with me; I'm in the 'doghouse' for leaving again ;)

We did, thanks!
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On July 1st, 2007 03:50 am (UTC), ladylight commented:
Ah, you're back! Welcome ^_^ Sounds like you had a lovely birthday and got a bit of the old relaxation in there too. ;) I'm hoping my mail actually gets to you at some point this time, given that I counted the postage second go around ...

Shado sounds a bit like my dog was (I'm sure she was half-cat) ... always the aloof princess. When she (rarely) allowed a stranger to touch her, there was always a sense of magnanimosity about it XD;;

Oh, and I've got a question for you, hon, since my LJ access/reading has been patchy lately - I'm a bit confused about why all your posts have switched to this journal! Is there something I've missed? Are you planning on deleting the other one or something?
On July 1st, 2007 12:13 pm (UTC), hyarmi_records replied:
Relaxation has been scarce with my mom around ;) Sorry, nothing as of checking when I got in last night.

Well, in his case, it's being very slowly convinced that not all humans are out to eat him. I guess now that he's been around 4 years and it hasn't happened once, he's starting to loosen up a little. ;P

I've been posting positives in here since last August, and trying to post daily during 2007. The main journal certainly won't be deleted, but since I won't permit myself to constantly gripe about how life sucks, I have no art or writing progress to speak about, and I haven't had the time to post photos of my recent trips yet (hopefully later this week)--well, there isn't much to say there!