New Family Member

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Okay, I realize this is a bit off the stated subject matter for the blog, but I couldn’t resist. And, when I really thought about it, I couldn’t remember what the stated subject matter is actually supposed to be. So…say hello to Mochi, Skyla’s new kitty. Skyla has been cautiously asking for a cat for several years now, and demonstrating she was serious by volunteering at our local PAWS cat shelter (with my mom’s assistance) for her birthday.

So, for Christmas we gave her a cat bed, brush and toy, with a note saying she could pick out her own kitten from the shelter. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen her cry tears of joy. What a moment.

Little did we know kittens are only born during a certain time of year, and January is not it. After frantic phone calls to all animal agencies within striking distance, half a dozen trips to shelters here and in Silverdale and Bemerton, and with potential heartbreak looming, the kind woman at the Humane Society called to say they had a litter of three. One more mad dash to Silverdale, a gear-buying spree at Pet Smart and Mochi was on the way home with us. Skyla and Mochi have been inseparable ever since, and we’ve all been surprised at how much happiness he’s brought into our home.

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