“Now don’t be mad.”
Holding my breath I followed her back to her room to see a tiny kitten gobbling up food as fast as it could eat. It was cute, but we’re trying to empty our nest, not fill it up! Mollie is leaving for college for goodness sakes. This is no time for her to bring in a new pet! There is only one thing worse that having a kid that brings home stray cat, it's having a kid that could see a kitten playing at the edge of a dangerous intersection and leave it there to be killed.
This little thing has its problem. One back leg has been broken and healed poorly giving it a strange walk, but it doesn’t seem to slow it down one bit. It jumps, runs, and dances across the room. It’s so calm and friendly. Our two other cats, one who is still skittish around us after 5 years and the other very laid back both seem to accept this new addition pretty calmly. We spent the rest of Thursday pretending we weren’t going to keep him, but I think we all knew it was going to happen.
That Thursday Mollie left to have an early supper with her friends – still not knowing that LJ and Colin had flown in to surprise her for graduation. They arrived while she was gone and as they came in the door LJ said “Look what we rescued from getting run over?” My heart skipped a beat until they held up a box turtle that had nearly been flattened by a logging truck. At least this little critter could be let go in our back yard.
Mollie was pretty tickled to see the boys when she came home. We all went to Baccalaureate, of course with all the kitten excitement Mollie forgot her hat but Nick and I ran back and got it for her (we’re such good parents.) Later around 15 of Mollie friends came over to swim. It was a fun evening for everyone. Friday was even more exciting (at least for me). Tell you about you soon.