September 21, 2005

Llama-Cat Update

Bella didn't arrive last evening after all.

We got a message from the cat lady that she had to postpone dropping the cat off because she'd had some kind of domestic emergency involving boyfriends losing jobs and Person X having to be driven to Place Y at such and such a time as a result, and yadda, yadda, yadda.

Well, I stopped listening at about that point. I reckon when you're dealing with somebody who's life work involves handing out free cats, it's a waste of valuable blood pressure to be overly concerned with business-like efficiency.

The seven and three year olds took the news just fine. Fortunately, the seven year old is on one of her I'll-prove-to-you-how-grown-up-I-am kicks. The five year old, on the other hand, was in tears all evening because she'd been so excited. At bedtime, I flipped through our collection of Berenstein Bear books to see if we had one covering a situation like this, but it appears we don't. (The closest we come is the one about Brother and Sister Bear getting a case of the galloping gimmees, an expression that has firmly planted itself in the domestic vocabulary.)

Anyhoo, we're going to try again this evening.

Posted by Robert at September 21, 2005 09:15 AM | TrackBack