Home Again

The kittens’ mother, Quince

I couldn’t resist posting this photo of Quince yawning.

The girls were glad to see me when I got home. I could hear them galloping to the door when I put the key in the lock. They sniffed me and my baggage suspiciously, possibly smelling Other Cats, or just the country smells. Hours of fun! And an excuse not to unpack.

Before I hopped in a cold shower and enjoyed my new Lush gifts, I went out to see Henry. Usually, he’s grumpy when I get back – actually, he’s pretty much a grumpy old man all the time – but this time, he came running to see me, and even bumped his head against my hand when I bent down to pet him. Progress!

While I was away, I only checked my email once, when I ran that report for my boss. Like most people who take a break from the online world, I found I didn’t miss it at all, though I spend a lot of time in that realm when I’m at home. When I did check my email, I found a message from my landlords, saying they’d be by on Sunday to check on the lawn, though they didn’t say when.

You may recall that I’ve been trying to get them to do something about the grass corpse for several months. I was hoping we could talk about it and maybe get some native grasses or something more drought-tolerant than a resource-hogging lawn, but they either didn’t show up, or did an examination without me. Now I just have to wait for the diagnosis and prescription.

Sunday was the day of no-shows: my boss was also supposed to drop by, and he didn’t call or appear, either. I’m beginning to feel unpopular, even though I smell simply mahvellous.

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4 thoughts on “Home Again

  1. What a wonderful photo of Quince. My, she can open her mouth to a great extent….
    You really do seem

  2. Oops! sorry about that…..I obviously pressed the wrong key ,,,,,,,, anyway, as I was saying – you really are beginning to make strides with Henry. Not so long ago he would be off hissing and not let you get near him., Good for you.
    There is no mention of late of any mayhem when you return home…..are the girls actually growing up into young ladies now?????


  3. I know you had a great time and I’m sure you feel good about it, but I always find that no matter how nice it is to visit or be away, it’s always good to be back home. Quince makes it look like you were not missed with him yawning away but don’t be fooled by the appearance, these cats love and appreciate you and of course count on you for their survival. I’m sure Henry would not like to go back on the streets.

  4. I agree with Guy…no matter how much I look forward to going away (usually to see friends), I’m always so happy to get home to my extremely messy apartment and the Boys.

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