Saturday, September 22, 2012



First things first - Who wants a cat?

Allow me to explain. My Land Lady has forbidden pets of any kind. And I mean, of any kind. I am not allowed to have cats or dogs of any size - nor am I allowed to have rodents, reptiles, fish, snails, hampsters, birds or amphibians. Nada.

I can respect her wishes.

However, one evening as my love and I were out inhaling poisonous smoke, this delightful little creature spotted us from across the street. We sat on the steps and watchedas it quickly crossed the two lanes of very possible immediate death, and trotted up to our stoop. My Love, lacking the same alergies that I do, immediately investigated this creature, attempting to assess if it was friendly. He reached ouit a hand, maybe two or three inches hovering over the little thing's head, and without warning or reservation, the darling firmly 'bonked' her head into his palm.

Naturally, we were delighted with this antic. I abandoned my concerns with sniffling, sneezing and itching, and proceeded to test the limitations of the 'bonking' phenomenon. Five inches above her head - she 'bonked' it. Three inches to the left, and yes, it was 'bonked'. A foot above her, and she picked herself up and did the cute little hobble-walk 'bonk'. She took an immediate shine to us, and us to her, and when we were done clowning around, she trotted off, and we went back inside.

Now she visits us almost every night.

I think my heart is breaking. Her coat is clean, she has no bugs, and she's one of the loviest, sweetest little kitties I have ever met.

So firstly - Who wants a cat?


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunday. Sunday, Sunday!

It is a lovely day outside in the Shires of Vermont. The sun is shining, and a cool breeze frequents the air. The girls are in high spirits and their carts are decorated with ribbons, flowers and feather boas. Fresh baked cookies were quickly consumed, along with the chilled pitcher of  milk to accompany them!

International Housekeeping Week has officially begun! This year it's even easier because we only have 6 housekeeping staff members to really worry about! w00t!

...At least for this week it's a good think. By next Sunday I'm sure those sentiments will turn into woes and pain. Short staffed is never a fun time of year. So I hope that presenting gifts, food, and decoration will help lift the moods of everyone during this stressful time.

How is everyone elses September starting out? Good? Bad? ... Ugly?