I was right in the middle of chowing down on a Hagen-Daz chocolate and almond covered ice-cream bar when I remembered that I was going to give up chocolate to show my solidarity with Callie when it came to her diet. She is on steroids because of asthma and her weight has gone up because her appetite has been stimulated. It isn’t fair, and I feel bad for her because I absolutely despise dieting, but Callie can’t get enough exercise and has to cut down on her caloric intake instead. So I didn’t even make it to day 3 before I inadvertently screwed up, but Callie is doing better than I expected and isn’t showing any signs of distress.
We went on a long walk this morning and she picked up a young suitor. He is gray and white, long and lean and followed us back to the RV to check out this new and cute arrival to the Riviera Mobile Home and RV Park in Encinitas, California. There are in fact, quite a few cats that run free, and when Callie gets a whiff of their scent, she hisses at imaginary shadows and bushes in anticipation of a fight. She hates other cats and prefers dogs. This handsome boy doesn’t know it though.
Callie is doing well, has more discipline than me on the 3rd day of her diet, resting comfortably in the RV while I write and work on my photography, and Michael works on his research. It is a quiet day with a marine layer muffling the sounds of the nearby coastal train. Encinitas has a train station and it is really an awesome beach town. We are so appreciative to be out of the desert heat in Anza- Borrego Desert State Park and back home again to our favorite city. We had to move away from here about 3 years ago and love the desert 9 months out of the year. The summer is truly an inferno though and I feel so bad for the plants, animals, and humans that are forced to endure the brutality of the heat!