The road we live on is called a Virginia Byway which is a scenic road designated by the state as one to help introduce tourists to alternate destinations. This morning a large winery on our road was the starting place for a "destination race half marathon," that went through the Virginia Wine Country, passing other vineyards, farms and estates along the way, and our house too.
The morning was perfect weather for the runners and we waited until we thought they would all be past before we ventured out. We didn't realize how many runners there would still be nearly two hours after the marathon began. While we waited for the race to finish, the dogs and I enjoyed some time outside.
Its now been a week since Gus joined our household and he's settled in really nicely, getting along with almost everyone... During Gus's unfortunate incarceration at the shelter, they tested him around cats, and he was said to do just fine with them.
Imagine my surprise when last night Gus attacked the lovely Ms. Yellow while she napped on the arm of the sofa. Thankfully I was there when it happened, and prevented her from being injured. The lovely Ms. Yellow accepted my repeated apologies by sharpening her claws on my rug. Of course I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed that Gus is channeling the spirit of Shadow and pouncing on the cat. But just as we did with Shadow, we'll figure it out.