Many Returns

August 4, 2009 by Rieshy

Lilly the Kitten, who turned out to be Linus the Kitten, didn't come home Sunday night.  Rebekah was beside herself.  She searched, she cried, she worried.  She organized a grassroots organization of neighborhood kids to search along with her.  Believe me, there are a lot of neighborhood kids.  We watched Rebekah's heretofore undiscovered talent with community organizing.   28 hours after Linus disappeared 3 boys from down the street found and returned him.  There was great rejoicing along with fresh milk and treats for Linus.  Never has a kitten been so petted.

An hour or so later I went outside to talk with Linus and couldn't find him.  Rebekah had him locked in the garage.  She was afraid to let him go back outside.  Mind you, this is an outdoor cat and it's hot in the garage in Tennessee in August.  The conversation I had with her about "letting him go"  bordered on cliché.

My oldest son, Luke,  came home from his 3 1/2 week trip to Guatemala not an hour after Linus' return.  There was great rejoicing along with grilled steaks and fresh peach cobbler, but RATS; Luke doesn't like the garage either- he's already planning his next trip.  I guess clichés become clichés for a reason.

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