Is it safe to say fall has arrived or is this yet another false fall in North Carolina? Who knows, really?! But I love a brisk walk and moving to a warm pumpkin spice latte to start the morning. I won't complain this week.
You also will not hear a lot of complaining about this cuteness. Yes, I'm talking about this pair. Are they not adorable?? And of course, there is a funny story that goes along with them. Amber, who works at the garden center, unknowingly drove into work with this little hitchhiker snuggled up in her engine. I honestly imagine him holding on for dear life, and it makes me incredibly anxious. I'm so thankful he made it.
His first appearance happened during one of our floral classes last week. While I'm sure he was doing everything possible to stay hidden, he ended up the dazzling distraction. Of course, who doesn't want to catch and hold a kitten? Unfortunately, he played cat and mouse with Lizzie and Lindsay. See what I did there?
The next morning, he was enticed with fresh tuna, and he was quite hungry. Morgan was able to snag him, but he was not happy about it. And he let her know it with some scratches :*(
The funny part is our staff. We are all suckers for kittens, puppies and plants. The group text thread blew up with all the ideas and future dreams for him. It was up to me to put everyone on pause. We have had a garden center cat before. There have been many. Many cats who disappeared and many who were victims to Highway 751. And indoors is not an option since we have plants that are toxic to cats. Allergies. Cat hair. Think of all the things to consider!
Since he hitchhiked in with Amber and she had been trying to catch him for days, it was only fitting he should go home with her for a few weeks of love and finding a long-term plan. Before he left, we had to visit, hold and hug him to the point that Julia was ready to kill all of us because, well, we simply didn't want to work and complete the tasks at hand!
While we don't have kittens, we do have dazzling trees and shrubs that will bring beautiful, bright blooms come spring just for you. If you don't have the space, don't worry. We have something special that will surely fit indoors. Who needs knickknacks when you can use your space for something living and green. And let's face it. No litter box is needed so I think if you can't have a kitten, a plant is perfect.