Friday, September 9, 2016
I got home late last night after a jam-packed 11 days in Iowa. Normally it's Wylla who's first to meet us at the door when we come home, but Bean beat her to it, so I got to squeeze her first. Bean hugs are the best.
Wylla waited at my feet for her turn, and when I picked her up, she gave me her high-pitched squeaky purrs which are reserved for the happiest moments, like reunions.
It's nice to feel missed and loved.
I took a quick shower, climbed into bed, and listened to the cats play. They were wound-up and were chasing each other all over the house and up and down the steps. I could hear them scrambling as they turned tight corners on the wood floors downstairs. There were lots of thuds and thumps. There were stops for snacks and drinks. They would take an occasional break to catch their breath, but would thwack their tails on the carpet telling each other that this game was not over yet. I was fast asleep before they exhausted themselves and settled down.
I woke up in the middle of the night to a purring cat on my pillow and when I reached out and pet it, I remember trying to decide if it was Nigel or Mimsey. Nope, I was home and that was Bean.
We're having a good morning together. Craig, the world's best barista, made us some delicious coffee and heated up a little rhubarb pie for breakfast. The girls are sunning themselves, or shadowing me.
It's so good to be home.
I'm moving kind of slow today, that's why this post is so late, but I'll be giving the shelter a holler later to let them know I'm back and ready to receive a few tiny guests. I don't think I'll get kittens today, I've got some catching up and unpacking to do, but tomorrow or Monday.
All of the new cards were supposed to be here when I got home, but there was a delay on the Dinichi set! The reprints of the kitty magazine cards will be available today, but The Dinichis won't be up until later next week. Kind of a bummer, I was excited to see them and share them with you, but it's all out of my control, so it will just have to wait!
UPDATE: Kitty Magazine cards are now available HERE.