Here’s the birthday boy (YAY! He made it to SEVENTY!) with his coveted birthday present:
Yes, indeed. It is an electronic mosquito dispatcher. Even though we have no standing water around here, the mosquitos seem to find a way to breed after a monsoon rain, and make their way to our deck.
Here you see the Deck Denizen with the [scorned] iPad and his newly-acquired mosquito swatter. This morning was the maiden “voyage” for its use, and it proved quite up to the task. When the mosquitos sensed their breakfast was ready and waiting, they grouped together and swarmed onto the deck. A couple of waves with this electronic “swatter”. and they got the message. The survivors apparently put out the word. After that, there were a few brave attackers – teenagers, no doubt – but they didn’t get the chance to have anything to brag about back at the ‘hood.
And, no, he doesn’t dye his hair! The chemo has thinned it considerably, but that is his natural color.