Koren flew from Boston and Margo flew from New York to join us for Tea with Bean (and Wylla).
We picked the wettest weekend ever to have our event, but we didn't let rain dampen our fun! The day was filled with great conversation, many laughs, and of course, cats.
Here's Margo giving some love to wee Wylla.
And here's Koren, doing the same.
I decorated our table with a few pieces from our 2013 FUNdraising set - the table, the phones, the sofa, and the signage were all on display.
We gave our guests a little pack of party favors which included sparkle balls, IBKC magnets, and a Baxter Lamm ornament.
Glittery kittens stood at each place setting.
On the menu we had individual vegetable pot pies, cream of pea soup,
a hearty spinach, roasted sweet potato, and chickpea salad.
and a seasonal fruit salad with figs, pears, blueberries, and apples.
As we dined and chatted, Wylla napped and Bean put on a little show in the living room.
After lunch, we headed over to the Humane Society for a fun and informative tour guided by Marguerite, who's a good friend of ours and director of development at the shelter.
We got to meet this little fellow who was getting ready have a meet and greet with potential adopters.
We stopped in the Petunia Louise Community Cat Room to say hello to the residing cats. Don't worry, we were careful and the cats were napping, so no one escaped.
The foster room was next. Here's Koren holding a sweet Flame Point named Zippy. When Zippy arrived at the shelter, he was a very hissy little fellow. After he settled down, he because quite a lover and now demands to be cuddled burrito-style. We gladly obliged.
He's such a dear boy.
The highlight of the tour was a chance to meet this little mama and her babies. These wee kittens were only two days old, and were born in the shelter. Look closely - they're nestled next to Mom's belly. SO TINY! And SO incredibly adorable!
We toured Vet Treatment, Butterbean Quarantine, and met lots of cats in the cattery, too.
Of course before we left, we had to take a photo of our guests in front of the "Tail Wagon" with our larger-than-life Charlene!
We returned to the house and had tea and pumpkin/carrot cake for dessert. I can't take credit for the cake - it came from a local bakery.
Koren and Margo brought some awesome toys for the girls.
Wylla enjoyed playing with them all, but I think the lobster was the favorite.
Next, we played with string!
The cats had fun playing, and we had fun watching the cats play.
It really was a wonderful day, and I think humans and felines all had a great time.
Thank you SO much for traveling so far to spend the day with us, Margo and Koren. And thank you, too, for the generous wining bid you made on this auction item.
It truly was delightful meeting you both, and we hope you'll visit again one day soon!