Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A Day, A Delivery, An SBK

It was a day.  I got up.  I managed to dress myself in various things that sort of matched and I remembered to wear shoes.  I went to work.  I did work-related sorts of stuff.  I left work.  On the drive home, I began to despair.  I was in desperate and dire need of material.  And I had none.  

I thought about pretending that my internet connection was down or that my fingers were lost in a tragic photocopying accident, but the guilt got the better of me.  How could I lie to such fine folk as yourselves?  It wouldn't be right...

Thankfully, the mail is sometimes a good source of blog fodder.  Let's all stand up and give Trek a nice big round of applause for saving us from yet another blog post filled with baby knits or my having to Photo Shop a picture of myself without fingers.  Which would have been a huge problem since I don't have Photo Shop...

It seems that while going about her daily business (and there is much busy-ness in a given day for Trek), she found a poor, lonely Small Beanie Kitty (SBK) in need of a home.  Knowing that I have a Big, Fluffy Kitty (BFK) who is rather bored these days and perhaps in need of a friend, she thought to send it along.  

Now it has been my practice of late to forgo the opening of packages on days when I have to do my afternoon workout.  I like to open them later as a little treat for being so diligent with the sweating.  Hence, the poor SBK had to sit in the box on the counter for over an hour before being released from his cardboard confines.  However, once I'd freed the little feller and cooed over his absolute cuteness, I set about making introductions.  I think it went rather well!



All kitties in this house like to sit on the knitting patterns.  It is tradition.  I was pleased to see that the SBK was willing to get into the spirit of things.  The BFK didn't seem to notice any changes right away, though.


However, she soon took note and began to gaze upon the SBK, clearly deep in thought.



Still thinking...


New friendships take time to root, I suppose.  And for them to bloom we must be willing to nurture the relationship.  Patience is the key.  I think that the SBK is really quite enthusiastic about the arrangement and looking forward to a long, happy friendship.  Small Beanie Kitties are known for their ability to sit quietly and allow Big, Fluffy Kitties to make the first move.  They are masters of patience.


Meanwhile, The BFK is going to keep mulling it over.


But she did ask me to tell Trek, "thank you very, very much" so I have a good feeling about this!

SA

13 comments:

Kath said...

I can't imagine anything taking Toy-Doo's place in the heart of BFK. But SBK is awfully cute.

trek said...

Whew! I was starting to wonder if I should have packed a blanket with him. Glad he arrived safely and with all his whiskers intact and no signs of frostbite.

Beth said...

I think BFKs and SBKs can speak telepathically. They were probably having quite the conversation while you were photographing them. They're both extremely cute!

kmkat said...

Kitties that nap together stay together. Forever. In peace and harmony. On the knitting patterns.

Mia said...

Awwww :)

Anonymous said...

They look like best friends already!
I hope you have a more interesting day today so you don't have stress over the fodder.
Karen
http://nothingbutknit.blog-city.com/

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

how cute!

Cathy said...

Oh good - that means BFK has a companion while you are at work. You can quit calling her on your breaks now.

KnitKicky said...

Cute! Maybe I should try that for my version of big fluffy kitty. I did try introducing her to the guinea pig last night, but turns out kitty is afraid of guinea pigs. sigh.

Ronni said...

Aww! Cute photos of cute kitties. I hope your cold is better.

knitseashore said...

Hopefully BFK will not wrestle her while they are both sitting on your pattern book? She seems like a sweet well behaved kitty that will fit in nicely.

Cursing Mama said...

I'm thinkin if they have a little little nip together they'll be best buddies or kitties in know time :)

Knitting Linguist said...

It's pretty clear that there was some serious bonding going on there. The photos captured it perfectly!