Fickle and flighty? Nah. Just a little ambitious in the planning department. It's true, life got way ahead of me for a bit and gave me yet another scheduling smack down. Since last we spoke, I've taken three different road trips, one of them even containing fiber. We'll talk about all of those in the next few days, but first I have to say THANKS EVERYONE! I rather forgetfully planned a trip that took me away from home on a day that I almost always make a big deal about, my birthday. Love.Birthdays. Luckily, you guys had my back and stopped by to say hello anyway. It was great to get all the virtual good vibrations even when so far from home, so thanks for stopping by and making me feel slightly less far from home. You really made my day.
Where was I, you ask? I was visiting my grandkids. Sort of. This, my friends, is when you receive the obligatory warning that there is
very little no knitting content, and also that there are about to be a gratuitous number of cat pictures in today's post. If either of those things offends you, you should probably move on along now. Otherwise, hang on, 'cuz we're going to take a little retrospective kitten tour.
Last May (2005), our little Josie, still just a wee tyke herself, gave us two heart-stoppingly cute little bundles of excitement. The next few photos will remind us:
And then? Then, last July they went to their new home way, way too far away, and while their new human has done a fantastic job keeping us up to date on them (even sending us photos), we have missed them terribly. This past week, I got to spend a whole week re-bonding with them.
Lola on the left and Bourbon on the right (napping on one of my birthday presents, by the by) - all grown up, and just as cute, fun, smart and charming as they ever were, if a little more chatty. Don't tell Josie and Leon, but if I could have found a way, I'd have snuck them into my luggage and brought them home with me.
*sigh* Miss you guys.
P.S. For those of you who asked, the thing Josie and Leon are lounging on in my last post is actually a cat scratcher. I'm pretty sure it was called a 'Postmodern Cat Scratcher', but I got it 2 years ago at a DEEP discount/clearance sale at a website I can no longer remember. Since I can't find anything at all about it online with a Google search now, I have to assume that it's no longer made. It's kind of a shame really, because most cat 'furniture' is pretty heinous, and this thing's clean, modern lines and Berber carpet surface makes it popular with both the cats AND the humans that have to share this house. In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that these guys mostly ignored it as a perch (thought they did use it for scratching) until we put it on TOP of Rick's desk. So now I guess it's a 'Postmodern cat tree'. Whatever, it's still fantastic.