Random feline bullets of fall

It seems like the universe has been strewing my path with kittens lately. To wit:

  • The barbershop a few blocks from where I live has adopted a marmalade-striped kitten, which is already starting to grow up into a marmalade tabby cat. Often when I pass by, I’ll see the kitten napping in the store window, or sometimes sitting outside with a leash on its collar attached to a chair.
  • Yesterday on the train home from work I sat next to a young woman who was smuggling another marmalade kitten out of her dorm room in a big suitcase. She had one end of the suitcase partly unzipped so she could entertain the kitten by dangling a bit of string through the opening. I was taken aback by her use of the suitcase as a cat carrier, but the kitten seemed to be taking the whole thing quite calmly.

I think the universe wants me to get a cat.

In other miscellaneous good news, this week’s oppressive un-fall-like heat has been decisively lifted by a series of heavy rains, the air is now properly crisp and cool, my latest BPAL order arrived unexpectedly early, today is the start of a three-day weekend, and I’m going to see the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s production of Rigoletto tonight. Life, in short, is good.

2 Responses to “Random feline bullets of fall”

  1. Mike says:

    I think the universe wants you to get a cat, too.
    And I think the universe wants you to blog it.

  2. Amanda says:

    If I do, there’ll definitely be Friday cat blogging. 🙂
    My current plan is to wait to adopt a cat until I’m in a more settled job and not taking evening classes multiple nights a week — so, if all works out well, next fall.