So we went to PetSmart this weekend and adopted two orphaned kittys. I know, big surprise. We've named the girl Ophelia, and she is pretty much furniture. She'll lay on the floor or sofa and allow you to pet her, but I'm not sure she actually moves. I haven't named the boy yet, but I'm leaning towards Robin Goodfellow, because he is certainly a puckish little guy. He's all over anything that will sit still, and jumps and climbs and manages to frighten himself at least once each day.
They can't replace Bela, and Suzy and I were actually jsut talking about that this morning. But they needed love, and we needed someone to get underfoot as we walk up and down stairs, so it's a pretty good match. Unfortunately, he's a long-hair, so next time BadBlood comes to visit I'll have to make sure to have plenty of benadryl on hand. Anyway, thanks to everyone again for all the comments, emails and IMs, you helped us through a rough time more than you know. I'm always thankful for my invisible internet friends, and my visible poker friends, all of whom missed our big boy at the game last weekend.