Monday, June 29, 2015

Splendid Chaos

Dear John,
 
Last night I forgot to tell you about something the cats did. I was sitting on the couch knitting. I had Jethro at my feet, Abby in my lap, Hunter sleeping on the floor, and Maggie on the top of the cat tower. Abby got my yarn wrapped around her leg. I tried to get it off, but she hates to have her hind legs messed with. So she jumped off the couch and ran down the hall with the yarn still wrapped around her leg. The ball of yarn flew out of the bag, bounded across the living room, bounced off the recliner, smacked Hunter, and ended up wrapped around the dining room table leg. Hunter flew up in the air and came down arching his back and hissing at the yarn ball. Jethro took off and chased the ball. Abby disappeared for an hour. Maggie just calmly took it all in.
 
I haven't laughed that hard in a while. Cats, of course, are in the middle of the food chain and therefore are extremely alert and watchful. Jethro is always looking for fun. I was just trying to finish the sock. Our natural propensities plus a stray loop of yarn created a few seconds of splendid chaos.
 
You would have loved it. I know I've said it before, but you'd adore these cats. You thought you didn't like them but you never had the chance to get to know one. And it's your dog that's responsible for all of them so you have to like the situation. I imagine you watching all of this, glad I have four creatures to love me, and sorry you had no idea how much fun cats are.
 
But you have plenty to play with now, since all animals go to Heaven. And you'll get to meet these, but not yet. We need each other here. You're welcome to come and visit all of us any time you can. You know where the key is - just let yourself in!
 
Adore you,
Joan.


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