Alison and Eleanor, who flew ALL the way from Virginia to join us, arrived at 11:00 AM with a bouquet of flowers for me, and a half dozen sparkle balls for Bean! Thanks, ladies!!
Charlene was napping on the couch when they arrived, and woke up to say hello.
The kittens were asleep in the guest bedroom. They didn't seem to mind waking up for introductions. (Eleanor is in the blue sweater and Alison is in the multi-colored jacket)
While we were distracted by the Furmans, Charlene slipped into the room to score a few kitten crunchies. Because this was a special day, I pretended not to notice. But Curtis took note, and went over to protect his bowl.
After enjoying the kittens for a bit, it was time to eat. On the menu - a lemony orzo salad, fruit salad, and tiny tea sandwiches, of course!
While we ate, the kittens (mostly Teddy) attempted to join us by climbing our legs and the table cloth too.
When we were through lunching, we headed over to the Humane Society for a VIP tour. Marguerite, Development Directer, was our guide.
First stop was the lobby, where we met the adoptable cats, then on to the Foster Room, to meet all the kittens!
We went through Vet Treatment next. Dr Robbins and Vet Assistant, Lori, were examining a litter of wee ones.
Next stop, "Butterbean Quarantine"!
Alison has a weakness for orange kitties, and this charming fellow in Butterbean Quarantine was doing his best to tug on her heart strings.
Last stop was The Cattery, which houses the stray cats waiting to be reunited with their owners.
The tour was fun and informative, and we all enjoyed the red-carpet treatment that everyone gave us.
Afterwards, we headed home to spend a little more time with Bean and the kittens and eat desert. We had a selection of sweets from a local bakery.
The kittens were equally sweet.
While Alison and Eleanor enjoyed the babies, I broke out the sparkle balls, tossed them to Charlene, and she performed leaps for them in the living room.
After a lovely afternoon, we all said our goodbyes. Somehow Teddy "accidentally" found his way into Eleanor's purse.
It really was a great day and I think all felines and humans had a good time.
Thanks so much for flying all the way across the country to lunch with us, Alison and Eleanor! And thank you, of course, for your generous bids! (Alison was the winning bidder on the tea, and Eleanor, the winning bidder who named little Betty June Suprenant) I'm so glad you got to come visit the shelter and see how your donations were put to use!
It was so nice meeting you both and I hope one day our paths will cross again!