brought over from the shelter. El speculated that the two were not going to get along and that perhaps the second cat be either returned to the shelter or found a new home.
When we got to the recycling center, we learned right away that the two had become buddies. They were in the office when we went downstairs – both were curled up on a chair.
I was relieved to see this because I didn’t want to be relocating that cat. No cat wants to go back from whence it came. And this cat both has a great disposition and is quite beautiful. Bob, one of the floor workers, is watching out for both cats and, I am happy to say, cares for both equally.
El was a good sport – she worked hard for about four hours, and during this time emptied an entire gaylord.
As we both worked, I thought about this holiday and the fact that both our parents are dead. And at one point I thought that they were with us in spirit. Both were pleased to see us working together. And they were both pleased that we were doing what we were doing – sorting books, so that later the books might be well received by others.
It is really good having El here. The sorting did proceed in a more relaxed fashion than it would have otherwise. Also, her sentiments about various books were similar to mine. And she did find a few books that she will take home.
Our workday ended on the top floor of the recycling center where I introduced her to everyone, and we talked some about books.
It snowed and the snow has now turned to rain. I suspect that tomorrow we’ll be more of an inside day. We have plenty to read, so we won’t be bored.
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