Small disruption in knitting schedule due to two new arrivals:
This is Mel. Mel turned out to be a girl. Anyway, she is a reverse-ground calico, meaning she is calico-on-black, not calico-on-white. She is like a rainbow, to quote the Stones. If you turn her around in the sunlight, she changes colors.
No, I'm not kidding.
Walt is actually the name of one of my Answering Service customers. He calls up every night at the same time and says exactly the same thing: "This is Walt, setting up nightly communications." My Walt sets up nightly communications loudly, every night at about 9 p.m. I love both Walts, although I've only met Walt the Cat.
Anyway, both kittens are having a tough time learning not to climb on keyboards. I have not dared to expose them to yarn. They are too young to be declawed (don't send hate mail -- I live in a house I do not own and this point is really not negotiable), so we are all trying to learn to love scratching posts for a couple weeks. The litterbox seems to be a winner, so that's a relief. Not all barn cats like them immediately and some barn cats have trouble learning to cover up afterwards but these two caught on. Whew.