I wanted to take a little break from the discussion on colors to tell you a cute story about one of the Roomies. I don't normally share these little stories, but this one was so unusual I just had to share it.
Monday I was getting ready for an appointment at the V.A. Hospital for a blood test. After trimming my beard a bit I splashed on a little Old Spice. (I know...it's old fashioned stuff but I like it). Sitting at my desk finishing my coffee, I was suddenly the recipient of a lap visit by Smokey, one of the roomies. After going through the normal hugs and rubbing that they do, he suddenly stopped dead in the middle of a rub and began sniffing at my hand and arm. He head butted my hand and arm several times, rubbed both vigorously and then gave me several love bites. Head-butt, rubs and bites went on for several minutes. Then he looked up at me...right in the eye.
Those of you have seen Siamese know how they can be, and usually are, quite crossed-eyed. When he looked up at me with those crossed blue eyes, his tongue half hanging out the side of his mouth, and with what passes for a smile on a cat's face it was so comical I just started laughing. Every time I looked at him, I started laughing again. I guess it was something in the aftershave that made Smokey a little giddy, because he just kept looking up and grinning at me. Of course, the more he grinned the more I laughed.
Finally, when my sides stopped hurting enough I put Smokey down on the floor, where he just stood for a second or two like he was in a trance. Suddenly, he snapped out of it and slowly walked away, glancing back at me to see what I was laughing about.
I just thought to myself "What a perfect way to start the day! A good laugh with a friend, a fresh cup of coffee, and a memory to keep a smile on my face all day long!" I just wanted to share that, my friends. Want me to freshen your cup?