Saturday, July 19, 2008

That's what friends are for...

You know your friends are the right ones for you when they get inspired gardening one day to stop and sew little catnip treats to give to your cats. Thank you Seth for embroidering this gem!

One thing that I adore about Seth is his love of playing games. We were walking in a big group somewhere... going to get ice cream perhaps (yes it was after the Belmont Stakes race) when Seth announced he had a present for me. With the hugest smile and on his face he decided I should play twenty questions to guess what it was. He's infectious enthusiasm inspired the whole group to play along and for the entire walk we shouted out our guesses. We had narrowed it down to a dried plant of some sort and when he just had to tell me about the catnip treats he and Garth had crafted for their two friends with cats. This was many weeks ago and I had kind of forgotten about it until last night when Seth handed the gift to me.

Sometimes I am struck by the kindness and generosity of these two friends (who coincidentally have been pals since their single digit days.) To have friends who are thoughtful enough to give you great random gifts is one thing. (Garth has brought me back special Texan beef jerky on two occasions now.) But to have that thoughtfulness extend to your two, quirky cats is quite something.

Some of you might be wondering why the toy says "ANG" when my cat's name is Dinah. Well, that's because when Seth met Dinah he picked up on an uncanny resemblance....

2 comments:

Sarah said...

This is a completely adorable post. ~Sarah p.s. I forgot to mention it when they arrived...I love the cuff links I bought from keep it moving. They're perfect. Thanks again friend.

Rick said...

Ha ha ha! Seth's right. The resemblance is uncanny. I used to watch that Murder She Wrote show all the time with my mom. I like how it always ended with this light hearted joke, and they would freeze-frame it on Angela Landsbury's reaction. She was always really amused, even though she'd just solved a murder. I you sort of take things as they come when you get to be that age.

In that movie Gaslight with Ingrid Bergman, Angela Landsbury plays this maid who Bergman's husband is conspiring with to drive her insane. It's really weird to see her in a role like that.

Anyway . . .