It is a cool Sunday morning. Feels nice after so much heat. I have no plans for the day. Chico, Olive and I are just sitting around the apartment. Chico is afraid of Olive. She must have scratched him sometime when I wasn't around because everytime he is on my lap and she jumps on it too, he leaves. You can see from the way he is looking at us that he isn't happy with the situation. I can't force him to stay on the chair with us. I don't know what I would do without their loving company. Guess I would just go crazy. I miss my family in Portland but then I get too involved in what they are doing and I push them away. I can never push away my pets because they always love me, no matter how intrusive I am with them or how crazy I am acting. Animals are such a gift to us frail humans. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. There is nothing in the world that is more precious.