Gosh, 2 kitty-cat posts in a row. Could this mean that summer is only 3 days away?
Meet Piper & Marlowe. They belong to my frind Nance, she of The Dept. of Nance & The Brian Williams Tie Report Archives. For more info on why a high school English teacher in NE Ohio would care one iota about the NBC Anchor's neckware, you'll need to check out my explanation. I found Nance thru an article in my local news rag.
Anywho, back to the matter at hand. I recently received the sweetest bit o' cyber-correspondence from Nance the other day.
"Just wanted you to know that your Target gift card was well used," said Nance, ever the gracious winner. You see, she won my most recent Target Gift Card Giveaway, held in honor of my 2nd Blogoversary. And she waited, lo these 3 months, to use her bling in the best possible way.
"Over the long holiday weekend, I finally gave in and adopted two new kittens to replace our family pets that we had to have put down a few years ago," Nancy said. "I missed the cats, especially TravisCat, terribly--more than I had thought I would--but I agonized over getting another one (or two) this close to my retirement and our eventual move."
But, wait...there's more cuteness involved here: "Anyway--we used the Target card to get new supplies for the kittens. I've attached a picture. Marlowe is the grey fluffy one, and her brother (really--they were littermates) is Piper. They not only look completely different, their personalities are also polar opposites. She is a terror: bouncy, mischievous, fearless. He has been ill; he got a post-op bout of pneumonia due to stress from neutering, so he's been quiet and timid and very lovey-dovey. But he's been getting better and more curious and adventurous."
And, every the proper English teacher, Nance's concluding paragraph is short, to-the-point & packs a punch.
"So, thanks to your prize, they have some nice accoutrements. I've told them "Aunt Melissa" is their benefactress! LOL."
Between y'all & moi, I never thought a proper gal like Nance would employ an acronym like LOL, but that's entirely beside the point.
And the point of this post, besides thanking Nance for her "thank you," is to announce another Target Gift Card Giveaway. No, you don't have to bend over backwards, you don't have to jump thru any hoops. You just have to tell me, in the comments section of this post, how you think I should spend my Summer Vacation, which commences at approximately noon on Thursday.
Contest closes Thursday, June 24, at 11:59 p.m., EST. I'll pick the winner via some Random Generator thingy & will post felicidades on Friday morning.
Thanks, Nance! And thanks to all of y'all who enjoy cyber-scribbling.