It appears this was in the mid-1990s.
I vaguely recall being in a rented car, exploring around looking for thrift stores and antique malls. We came across a store that was either in this building or next to this building.
But I don’t remember where it was. Somewhere near Las Vegas? Walla Walla? Portland? I searched online and found a “Red Rooster Farm” over in Western Washington, but I don’t think that we were ever driving around in that area.
Perhaps someone else will recognize the mural and remind me of the location.
I walked into the living room after finishing up a column and found the cats splayed out in and around a patch of afternoon sun. Rather than save this for Friday, I thought it worth sharing today.
Enjoy your moment of cat lethargy.
This is one of my favorites from the week, taken as we walked past the Kahala Hotel towards the Waialae Golf Course and beyond. You can view it in full screen mode if you click through to Flickr.
Duke, Toby and I paid a visit to our favorite vet yesterday. Dr. Ann Sakamoto, who was our go-to vet at VCA in Kaneohe, joined the practice at Hawaii Kai Veterinary Clinic just about the time that we moved from Kaaawa to east Honolulu. So she’s now just a short drive away. Easier to get to, less wear and tear on the cats, although you couldn’t tell that from the mewing and fussing on the way there yesterday.
Duke came away with some antibiotics to try and knock that the sneezing that has slowly been creeping back. And Dr. Sakamoto checked his eyes after I commented that they were often dilated. She says it looks like he’s got cataracts growing, so may have issues with eyesight down the line a bit.
Toby came home with glucosamine treats which, perhaps, will help him a bit with the joint pain that has decreased his mobility in the last 18 months. We’ll see.
Both cats also had their claws trimmed. They won’t let me do it, and it took an experienced vet tech to get a good hold on the squirming and sometimes yowling cats (Toby did the yowling) as Dr. Sakamoto wielded the clippers.
Anyway, both are generally doing well for being nearly 15 years old in human years.
Click on the photo to see all of the Friday the 13th feline photos!