There came across a huge smile on dads face when late Saturday afternoon he retrieved the mail to find two items addressed to ‘Miss Kitty.’ He had hurried back into the house to show mum, who, by the way could not believe her eyes and was wondering what I had been up to.
Dad then sprinted up the stairs before running out of breath and headed straight for me. I turned towards him and with my usual inquisitive “Meow” inquired to know why he had elected to wake me from my meditations.
“Look what had come in the mail for you” he said.
Still in my declined position, I raised my head, gave the package and envelop its proper sniff inspection, which was followed by another “Meow,” letting dad know it was all right to open, because now I wanted to see what was inside the envelops.
Cheri had mentioned earlier in the week that our package should arrive beginning of the week, but to my surprise, the package came late Saturday afternoon in the post, along with an envelop from Sparkle in Los Angeles. The timing for either item to arrive simultaneously was genuinely fortuitous in a funny sort of a way. In one envelop a book and in another a bookmark.
The book was part of a ‘Give-a-way’ at Cats of Wildcat Woods as seven siblings and Cheri were celebrating their 300th post and wanted to honour it with a just released paperback edition of Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper . The bookmark came from Sparkle the Designer Cat who had a book launch for Dear Sparkle: Cat-to-Cat Advice from the World’s Foremost Feline Columnist.
Currently dad is trying to finish another book about, what else, a woman Jacqueline and the felines in her life, their adventures and lessons they taught her. Once finished, dad will be reading Cheri’s generous gift and sharing the stories of Homer with me.
My apologies for not photographing Miss Kitty with the spread on the table. I followed the wisdom of another, who it is said, cut off the bottom of his rob where the cat was sleeping in order not to disturb the animal, considering I already had interrupted her meditations.
Post Script: I just learned from Bleubeard's human, Elizabeth, that he decided to make a rare appearance on her blog Altered Book Lover, since he permitted Elizabeth to take 'over 100 hundred photos.' So please drop on in and say 'hi.'