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Home Safe
To all my SEMGS friends -- don't worry, I got home safe and sound! The ride was actually quite lovely, if a bit dark, and it turns out that the house is under 9 miles away if I don't forget where it's located.

My cats are playing with their new toy; they already love it. I'm worried though, as it seems like it'll be easy to lose. Guess we'll find out.

I had a wonderful evening; I really enjoy going to smegs (no matter how I spell it).

Update: The toy has been lost. I heard the sound of plastic rustling, so I returned to the livingroom. Robin was standing on the chair, rummaging through the bag where he'd found the toy when I came in. When I approached, he lifted his head and began meowing at me urgently.

My livingroom is full of furniture under which a little catnip ball can roll.

"Okay, where'd you lose it?" I asked him patiently. He continued to stand in the chair and meow.

"Come on," I continued, speaking the way we must with distraught cats or small children. "Where did you last see it? I can retrieve it for you if I know where you lost it."

I tentatively approached the sofa, but he didn't react. He went back to rustling through the plastic bag, apparently hoping it would be there again. Or maybe he thought he'd find another, I don't know.

I gave up and left him alone. By now, in the way of cats, he has probably forgotten all about it. Tomorrow I'll move around some furnture and see if I can find it again -- it will be a new and happy surprise for all the kitties!
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mrs_sweetpeach From: mrs_sweetpeach Date: September 4th, 2005 05:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad to hear you got home okay. And my wee beasties love their new toy too. I was barely in the door before one of the boys had his head stuffed into my black bag and was sniffing the ball. We let them play with it for a little while, but realized that the sound of it rolling across the wooden floors would make sleeping rather difficult. Gabe got it away from them and I put it in my office, on my desk, and closed the door. Would you believe one of the cats then opened the door and was very obviously hunting for the Pawbreaker? I sealed it in a ziplock bag and dropped it into a desk drawer.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 4th, 2005 06:11 am (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, as soon as I put down my bag Robin started nosing through it! I was surprised they noticed it so immediately.

They've already lost it though... darn kitties. I'll have to find it for them tomorrow.

Is that your star, have you finished it already??

No WAIT! I hear the sound of rolling downstairs. They must have found it again!
mrs_sweetpeach From: mrs_sweetpeach Date: September 4th, 2005 10:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, the piece you saw me working is the mirror image of the star in my icon. I'll sew the two together when I'm done stitching, so that it won't matter if the finish piece spins or gets turned around.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 4th, 2005 05:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Are you bicycling up to ren faire?

I considered it but did not want to spend the gas/money just now.

I think I'send the Red Cross the money I would have spent there.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 4th, 2005 06:12 am (UTC) (Link)
If I go, I'll drive. That's a seriously long ride! I'm not sure yet if I'll go though... will decide tomorrow.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 4th, 2005 06:19 am (UTC) (Link)
I figured about $75 for gas admission and purchases at the faire so I just shipped it off to the Canadian Red Cross who should have people on the ground any minute now, although not in New Orleans.

Playing closer to home these days.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 4th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool, that's a fine use of the money!
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 4th, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Looking at the time I would say you are not going today correct?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 5th, 2005 05:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Nope, didn't find anybody who wanted to go, and didn't feel like going alone.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 5th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Me neither and carpooling would not have worked for us since the Ren Faire is due west of me through Flint.

Some other time when I am feeling less quilty about spending the gas.

I went alone last time and the fun did not pick up until I ran into Bill Putt who spent the rest of the day showing me around.
greyyguy From: greyyguy Date: September 5th, 2005 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)
My cats lose their toys pretty regularly. I make sure I get them the cheap ones I can buy a half billion of. And when I move the couch or chairs, they get a whole bunch of 'em back.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 5th, 2005 05:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Yep... all the cats toys are "stored" under the couch and piano. Occasionally I retrieve a few of them....
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