Yesterday was so miserable - it poured with rain all day so that even Bonaparte only stayed out for half an hour. I had planned to go out shopping but put it off. So around 4.30 pm when the buzzer sounded from the gate I was none too pleased to have to go out!
But wonder of wonders, it was a package all the way from Vancouver! I got it inside, keeping it dry. Once I read the label of course I knew immediately it was from my SS. Ellie immediately laid claim to it, to Persil's disgust.
Of course, I went immediately over to the Dark Side, watched by Ellie. After all, maybe some rain had got in, and I had a duty to take care of it. And I was so down by then with the weather that I NEEDED whatever was in it. As soon as I opened it and saw all the prettily wrapped parcels and a beautiful handmade card, Ellie knew exactly what to do. She got in the box.
Dushka waited till things were opened before coming to have a look. As I opened things, she showed interest in a crinkly red parcel, which I left till last. SS, you are amazing. These gifts are all chosen so carefully for me that I can hardly believe I only know you online. I have:
A recipe book of Vancouver specialities
A package of chilpto pepper to help me make some of them
A pack of spiced macadamia nuts
A beautiful little round leather box
A polished wooden cat puzzle box ( I collect boxes)
A pack of dried apple rings
A book (signed by the author, no less!) which is a fantasy novel about all the artists, writers and philosophers who are buried in Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris and are reincarnated as cats. I can't wait to read it.
A pair of fluffy purple socks
A tube of hand cream -much needed
And lots of WHITE CHOCOLATE - my favourite.
All through this, Ellie stayed in 'her'box
The cats got a large bag of Temptation treats, that I opened at once and were an immediate hit. Ellie stayed in the box.
BUT there was also that red crinkly package, which opened to reveal a plethora of toys and a tub of catnip! Dushka decided this was hers.
AS soon as I opened that catnip and sprinkled a little on the toys, a fight broke out. Dushka fought the others off.
Ellie, being quite intelligent, finally saw she was missing something, and went for the source, knocked the tub of catnip off the table and spent ten minutes trying unsuccessfully to open it.
And the fight went on. Wellington tried to hook a toy but was beaten off.
Biscotte and Wellington, being even more intelligent, gave up with the toys and realised the treats were unattended. She ate the ones off the table, while he decided he might as well take the whole packet.
Fortunately, I stopped eating white chocolate long enough to confiscate these goodies so I could ration them out.
Needless to say, a good time was had by all.
Like I said, you are amazing. I think I know who you are, and I can't thank you enough. I will PM you to check.
And now for the book!