Laurie and Mel’s cat Matilda loves parties. She clambers from lap to lap, lapping up the love. It’s the only time she gets almost enough attention,because her own people stupidly insist on standing up, thereby eliminating that essential lap, and going off to do less important things. But guests–guests spend hours petting her while she gazes into their faces and purrs adoringly. A party is a great thing in Matilda’s life.
Theodora doesn’t love parties. Far from it! But she loves party food. She comes to the sound of themixer in case whipped cream has been produced. She loves butter. She thinks cookie dough is pretty good, especially if enough butter is involved.
And then there are the cats we foster for Molly’s Mutts & Meows. Over the years many of them have found homes among guests at our parties. This past fall we found homes for Redford and Marlowe because guests fell for them at dinner parties.
Now we need a home for Chandler. I suspect we’ll have to have a party….