Well, in spite of several snafus, including that # 1 Son didn't even get to come to the game, his workplace was so busy they couldn't let him off on time, we had a very good thing happen this weekend.
Meg took four kittens to adoption day, and two of them found homes!
One lady came in with her two daughters. They were looking for a kitten for the younger daughter, since the older daughter had one already. She picked up Crowfeather, and that little charmer just melted into her arms. She did not, indeed would not, put him down for the rest of the time they were there.
She took him along to go pick out toys for him, coming back with two package selections and asking if she should pick the blue ones because he was a boy, or the pink ones because it had a crinkly ball in it, and she really liked that. She was convinced by Meg that it wouldn't bother him a bit to have pink toys, and that is what she got.
Then there was the very nice couple who came in with their Weimaraner, looking for a kitten of a color to match it, of all things! Stormfur, a "blue" tabby -- am I the only one who thinks it should be called gray? -- caught their eyes and their heart. Then he came up to scratch when the held him, and he looked over at the dog, and just looked. No hissing, no arching, no reaction. The other cats were still needing calming several minutes later, he just looked.
Then, the big test, they held Stormfur and the dog nose to nose. Stormfur sniffed, and looked for all the world like he was saying hello, lets be friends.
So two of our babies are out in the world in their forever homes, and Dan and Sasha will get their chance again next week.
Oh, there were also other adoptions, and apparently the pet store was very busy. Holiday crazy busy. I have seen it at several stores, and in the traffic pattern, over the last week. I think this area has decided that to heck with the doom and gloom news, we think the hard times are over and we are going to enjoy our holiday and start early. If I am right, and that is the trend here, maybe we will get all of our kittens and several adult cats adopted as Christmas cats. That would be a very good thing indeed.
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Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying the Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, 1763
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