It happened to be one of the hottest days of our summer, and when she arrived, Charlene was stretched out on the wood floor, attempting to cool herself down.
The kittens were a little bouncier than Bean, and we spent some time playing with them before sitting down for lunch.
Because of the heat, I tried to create a menu that was cold and refreshing.
We had a zesty kale and mint slaw. It's my favorite new recipe of the summer, and I encourage all you vegetarians, vegans, and lovers of summer salads to give it a try!
A fruit salad with a honey ginger dressing.
And tiny sandwiches with herb goat cheese, radishes, and arugula.
The table was decorated with elements from our fundraising set.
Wendy fosters kittens and volunteers at another local shelter, so there was plenty for us to talk about. It was interesting to hear about her fostering experiences.
After lunch, we headed over to the Humane Society for a tour with Marguerite, the development director.
We started in the lobby and visited the Petunia Louise Community Cat Room. Normally, adult cats fill the room, but with this being the peak kitten season, they have little ones bouncing around in there instead.
Here's Wendy giving one of the babies some love.
And here are a couple more PLCCR tenants.
Next, we toured the foster room, vet treatment, the surgery area, cattery, and Butterbean Quarantine.
We met lots of fabulous cats on the tour.
This chatty, handsome boy was getting ready to move to Petsmart, one of the HS's off-site adoption venues.
Next, we toured the dog section. Check out this adorable dog and his expressive ears and eyes.
We even got to meet Marguerite's dog, Max, who comes to work with her every day.
The tour ended, and Marguerite presented Wendy with a cat basket filled with gifts. It was a fun and informative visit, and we both enjoyed it immensely.
We headed back home and spent a little more time with the Petries.
And finished the day with an assortment of desserts. It was too hot to turn on the oven, so I picked up a selection of treats from a local bakery.
It was lovely afternoon. We were so happy to meet Wendy, and so appreciative of her generous donation.
Thanks for coming to visit us, Wendy!