Deanna, my house mate, came in last night and said, "You're going to hate me." I was confused and asked why. Her boyfriend Eric's grandmother had been feeding a stray cat that had kittens and they were taking them to the pound. Deanne being so sweet couldn't let them all go if she could at least take one, so she did and so now we have a kitten.
A small ball of gray fluff, no more than a month old. No name as of yet, but none the less adorable and irresistible, except perhaps to Ribbon who upon seeing the kitten has attempted to ignore, avoid and just plain hiss at, although I am not surprised. I have probably traumitized him again in a year when I moved him five hours from his home, drugged and then made him get to know a dog. Now insult upon insult there is another cat in the house. Personally I think he's a little ticked off at me.
Oh well. The kitten is holed up in Deanna's room until it is no longer terrified, so hopefully the interaction will be at a minimum for a while.
In other news I meet Sir Derek Jacobi who most of you probably remember as playing Hamlet, in the video we watched in Mr. Hagar's class OR he played Hamlet's Uncle in the Kenneth Branagh version of Hamlet OR he played Emperor Claudius in I, Claudius OR he played the senator who was killed in Gladiator. The man, classically trained has the same wonderfully cultured voice in person as he does on the screen. It's not put on, it's just how he talks. It's fantastic. All I wanted to say the entire time I was making change for him was, "My Mom loves you in I, Claudius." But I didn't. I restrained. It was hard, but I managed. Mom was excited by this news and said, "I should have told him." Despite this she still feels like she's meet him now too.
Anyways that is my excitement for the week. I go off now to bed. Deanna has promised to try and take digital photos of the kitty so hopefully a name and picture of the lovable fluff ball will be forthcoming. We are now curious as to what the dog will do when she comes back with Krista and meets the kitty.....I'm sure hilarity will ensue. I'll keep you posted.Posted by nuala at September 12, 2003 09:32 PM