For some of us, this week will be remembered as the week when we could finally get married anywhere in the United States. For others of us, it will be remembered as the week we emerged from the basement for the first time. In both cases, there was a sense of a vastly expanding world. "How did I not know such pleasures existed?" asked one of the tabbies as s/he explored a plush bed filled with toys. At first, there was a tendency to run wild through the great expanse. "How do people ever decide where to go? Feel overwhelmed." "Also, how am I supposed to walk anywhere in these ridiculously gigantic shoes?" Outside, the sun beckoned, but not everyone was captivated by its allure. "I'm seriously thinking about spending the rest of my life in this tote." "Society terrifies me, hence I will live in a tote. Is that unreasonable?" "No, but I'm staying in this shoe." "Am I supposed to wear these leather flip flops?" After the kittens returned to the basement, Clio pondered their future. "You want them to have every opportunity but without making the same mistakes." "How is it even possible that I'm not even a year old? Also, will I ever be able to fall in love and get married in Texas?" Downstairs, everything seemed a little smaller and plainer than it once had. "Take me to Gay Pride on Sunday?" Adult sensibilities began to take hold. "We feel cramped and want to renovate, but we're not sure we have the money or even know a good contractor. Why did I even move to New York?" "I used to think the lights were stars, but now I know the truth. It makes me a little sad." It seemed as though dissatisfaction was creeping in. People felt constrained by their limited options. They wanted to run through fields of flowers. "I used to want that, too. Now I just want to stay in my tote." "The problem with today's young is that they lack purpose, which results in aimless, timid, and dissatisfied adults. My advice? There are lots of flying snakes out there. Join the army." "Please don't make me join the army!" "We tried to join the army and ended up in this dustpan." Maybe the world can wait a little longer, because we're very tired and just need to sleep. We will be here when you wake up, ready to take you wherever you want to go.
We have been cleared by the vet to start giving these little guys away to good homes starting next weekend (July 4). If you or anyone you know is interested, please get in touch!