We had some sweet visitors on Valentine's Day -- Opal the Human, brother Ellis, and Jennifer, their mom stopped by. The kids had each stitched an adorable heart filled with catnip and wanted to bring them over for Charlene, Wylla, and the kittens.
The kittens were just waking from a nap when they all arrived, so the kids got some cuddles in first, and once they came to life, the kittens scooted across the floor and chased their new toys. We got out the feather wand next, and all laughed hard at Monty who kept trying to take control of the toy. He kept grabbing it, and growled and cried when anyone tried to remove it from his tightly clenched jaws.
Whenever Opal and Ellis vist, there are alway a few pleas to take a kitten (or three) home with them, and much discussion over which one it would be.
"I will take care of him. Harold could just live on my bed," said Opal.
This was followed by a few rounds of "Can we have one, Mom?"
Then, "Can we have three?"
And Ellis chimed in with "I want Monty".
Opal later changed her mind and decided that Chesley should be the one to come live with her if mom would agree to it, and said she would call her Stormy Sparkles. Or was it Sparkly Storm? It was something like that.
Wylla and Charlene were upstairs and too busy with their morning naps to come down and say hello to our visitors. I shared their Valentine gifts with them later, and the girls seemed to really enjoy them.
Thank you Opal, Ellis, and Jennifer for making our Valentine's Day a sweet one!