Saturday, August 21, 2010

care package from across the bridge

My Aunt Regina, who lives "across the bridge" in New Jersey. surprised me with a care package: a box of tomatoes from her garden. Organic, too! 


Check out how lovingly she packed them. Each tomato is wrapped as carefully as a piece of fine china. It brought a little tear to my eye. 


 
A reader recently asked about Buttons, and it made me realize I hadn't posted a photo of her in awhile. She is fabulous and has come such a long way since hiding behind the water heater when I first brought her in. She is the sweetest, most affectionate cat -- a featherweight, as you can see, weighing in at just under 6 pounds. Pablo loves her. They play all the time, and he is so gentle with her, especially compared to how roughly he plays with Bossa Nova. It's as if he knows she is petite and older. She's deaf and she is probably around 10. She has a thyroid condition and I think a touch of arthritis....but she is happy and seems to really enjoy her life here. 

9 comments:

Millie said...

that was so sweet...she must be a special lady.

C.Elizabeth said...

I have just discovered your blog and I find it so interesting! Keep up the good work... and I'm definitely adding it to my list!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

How sweet is that?! Nice to see the kitties are doing well, too!

Ryan Melvey and Alex Pierce said...

Organic tomatoes are the last thing I would expect to get shipped to my door! sounds like you have a great friend ;)what are you planning on doing with those tomatoes?


~Vegan Lick

Jessica said...

See how love is spread back to you in the form of a wonderful care package from a fabulous relative? You take in strays, care for them and love them, and you get love in return!

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textual bulldog said...

So sweet! My uncle, who lives in the northern part of my state, recently sent us some of his incredible homegrown tomatoes by a relative who was heading south toward us, and it absolutely made my month. Love thoughtful family, and love fresh, flavorful tomatoes! :)

Emmy said...

How fun to get organic tomatoes in the mail :)

Robin from OK said...

Oh, I remember when you got her! I am so glad you kept her:)

White Rabbit said...

Buttons is so gorgeous. What a lovely little character she is! It's amazing how animals respond when they're treated with kindness.