Friday, February 24, 2017
The Most Fun They've Ever Had
We really didn't do much at all this trip. We took a couple of short walks, looked for some whales, saw some otters, ate, drank, and slept. Craig did a little work. I neglected mine and spent three days mostly just hanging out with kittens.
Time well spent, I say.
When I was about seven years old, we got a new refrigerator. My dad took the cardboard that wrapped the appliance, cut holes for windows and doors, and converted it into a bus. We took magic markers and drew a steering wheel, gas pedal and brake, buttons and knobs on the dash, and exit signs above the doors. We used couch cushions and throw pillows for seats and spent the day "driving" the bus all over the world with neighbor friends. We waved and yelled out the windows. We stopped to pick up our stuffed animal friends. We ate sack lunches. It was magical.
At the end of the day, I remember thinking "I will never, ever have as much fun as I did today."
For Mose and Sidney, I think this trip was their "day on the bus". We've spent many hours with kittens over the years, and we certainly have seen them have lots of fun, but these two were completely euphoric, and quite possibly had more fun than any two kittens have ever had. They loved, LOVED climbing up on the tall, squishy bed, diving into pillows and wrestling in the covers. The window by the bed offered such a wonderful view into the woodsy world outside. OH, THE BIRDS OUT THERE! The slick laminate wood floors were the BEST for chasing mylar balls, and their new favorite toy, orange pom-poms. And because we were lazy, when they were ready to rest after all that fun, we were there to offer cuddles and a warm spot to nap.
I don't know if cats are able to hold memories, but I sure hope that they can. I would love for Mose and Sidney to remember these days of extreme kitten bliss forever.
I know I will.