Nala on my lap this morning.
When I agreed to take care of sweet Nala whilst her 'dad' went on vacation
for two weeks, I said I could manage to hop the fence twice a day through
yesterday - then I would need a few days to prepare for Africa.
Another friend was going to start today and watch out for her through
Sunday when her 'dad' returns.
Guess what, Nala and I have become such good friends I texted my neighbor
yesterday and asked if I could continue through end of day Friday and he
gave me a thumbs up!
I've cared for Nala a few times before but perhaps not quite long enough to have
her actually bond with me. Now we are best friends and she seems to love it when
I arrive, greeting me with meows, twirling about my legs, and looking up at
the cat treats on the shelf knowing she'll soon have a couple to munch!!!
She then climbs into my lap and we have a lovely cuddle with purrs and kneading
biscuits, I tell her stories about the kitty I used to have, Ms. Tiny who was with us
for a long 21 years!
Then a quick brush of her beautiful fur coat, and out on the sun porch for the day
so she can watch birds and squirrels from the windows.
She is a very sweet cat and no trouble at all.
Oops, it's after 5:30 pm. Time to hop the fence and go for some cuddle time!
Today I've just about finished my packing for Kenya, written overdue e-mails,
ordered a new camera, baked lemon zucchini muffins, and prepped salmon, fresh
picked garden tomatoes, and salad for supper.
Not a bad day at all.