The Welcoming Committee
When I was a little girl, anytime I heard a knock on the door I would dash into my room or hide behind a chair and wait for someone else to see who was at the door. I was quiet and shy and did not like to have attention drawn to me. My children are the exact opposites. I cannot understand where they get their boldness and friendliness because it certainly was not from me. I am getting better at this, but it is a work in progress. When my children know someone is coming, they like to wait outside for them and be the first to greet our guests. If someone comes unexpectedly, they all run to the door, fighting to see who will open it first.
Not only do our children like to greet people, but we have three others in the house that enjoy having people stop by and say hello. Usually cats are like I was, scared of strangers who quickly dash under the couch so they can watch without being seen, but we have three unusual cats who are the friendliest cats in the world. Everyone (who does not have allergies!) who comes through our door simply adores Maysie, who I am convinced is part raccoon and part corgi. She will not leave our guests alone and demands their full attention. Kia, who is a siamese, is not aloof as some siamese are, but will come cautiously over to sniff your hand. When she sees you are not a danger, she stays and likes to enjoy a good stratch on the head. She may even settle into your lap if you dare to sit on the couch and stay for a little while.
Pinky, who is Kia's son, is, well, just Pinky. Did you ever see Pinky and the Brain? They are two laboratory rats that live in a cage - one is extremely smart and wants to take over the world, while the other is extremely dumb. He simply goes along with the Brain, but always gets them into a whole heap of trouble. Narf! That describes our Pinky. Yet, what Pinky lacks in brains, he makes up in love and beauty. He has the softest, most beautiful fur of them all and has very striking sky blue eyes. He is a sweet cat and we love him dearly, and so do others who meet him.
People often threaten that they might take one of the cats home, but I always say, "No, we love our cats and they are here to stay." So, if you care to come to our door, be prepared to see lots of little faces, some with whiskers and some without (that is until JJ grows that beard he says he wants!) and enjoy a fun time in the home of the Simmon's crazy clan. Oh, and remember that we are still 'under construction!'
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