And our new cat, Ally O'Mally is settling in fine. He prefers the coziness of the indoors curled in someones lap than the porch or the great outdoors. And last night neither Nick, nor myself had the heart to put him outside:
He spent the night curled next to Anastasia. To protect her from spiders and mice while she sleeps. Good kitten. He adores Anastasia. He doesn't even TRY to run when she torments him. He eats it up, and from the look in his eyes and the purr that fills the entire room I think he believes he is the luckiest cat in the entire world!
How was every one's Halloween? Ours was AWESOME. You think Halloween is great fun when you are a kid... and then you become a parent and it becomes even more wonderful!! Our road was perfectly sized for children our age. There were only 7 houses and we met a few new neighbors, handed out cookies, and Anastasia invited herself into every neighbor's house for a tour. Most of our neighbors were happy to accommodate the whims of our sweet fairy.
And we met one new neighbor on Halloween night and Leia decided to visit them yesterday while running free (bad dog) with our next-door neighbor's Jack Russel... I guess she assumed they didn't really want all their chickens so she caught one, killed it, and brought it home (VERY BAD DOG!). How embarrassing is that? So I went down the street and offered to buy it from them... and they were really nice about it... but with all the deer and bobcat on their walls, I wouldn't put it past them to want a beautiful, blue-eyed husky on their wall. Especially one who eats chicken. I think I will make them some cookies as a great apology. Or maybe some chicken soup? lol. And wow this post has gotten very, very long.