Wednesday, February 22, 2017
In A Cabin with Two Kittens
One of the best parts about living in Tacoma is that you never have to drive too far to make an escape to water, mountains, or both.
And that's exactly what we did yesterday.
It was a spontaneous idea. Craig didn't have any meetings at work this week, so nothing tied him down. Everything I needed to do was portable, so it was easy for me to slip away. We found a pet-friendly cabin, packed up our things and the kittens and their many things, and hit the road.
The kittens traveled well in the carrier and napped most of the ride. We let them out while we waited in line for the ferry and they were happy to hang out in our laps and climb on the dashboard. A baby in the backseat of the car ahead of us noticed Mose on the dash and waved his hands in delight. The man holding the baby smiled and pointed Mose out to the other passengers in the car. When Sidney joined his brother on the dashboard, the man mouthed "TWO kittens! TWO kittens!" The baby applauded, and they continued to watch the show until it was time to put the kittens away and drive onto the ferry.
When we arrived at the cabin, we did a quick search for any hazards or hidey-holes, then released the kittens, who were anxious to stretch their legs. Our bags and suitcases made the perfect staircase to the bed, and once on top, Mose and Sidney played every game two kittens could possibly play on top of the bed. There was wrestling, burrowing, pouncing, sneak attacks, butt biting, high dives from pillow piles, and exuberant games of tag.
I interrupted their fun by serving them a late lunch. Sidney and Mose gobbled it down --- because they were hungry but also because they were eager to return to the bed for more fun. And once they grew tired of that fun, they discovered how much fun two kittens can have under a bed, and they played until we all settled down for the night.
Well, sort of settled down for the night. I think I'll save that story for tomorrow.
Our internet connection is a little spotty in our cabin, but I'll try to post as much as I can while we're here for the next couple of days. Please look for more on our Instagram feed!