Billy and I are back from Panama, not with a lease in hand but with some strong possibilities for house rentals and good contacts for making the transition into retirement and a big move. Thank you to all who helped out during our time away: Marty Holliday for leading worship and preaching; Bill Gardner for taking calls; Rhonda Womble for handling things in the office and all who did things behind the scenes.
Unfortunately, Billy and I can't take our two beloved cats with us to Panama due to a variety of factors, the most important being that they would be confined to a small home in the hot and humid environment without air conditioning. So, sadly, we are looking for a home for them. Mango is a ten-year-old orange tabby, who is our laid-back Mr. Cool. He likes to nap but will always wake up in time for a meal. Smudge is five years old, a grey and white male who loves to play with his catnip toys and chase (and hide) his stuffed mice. He has a bit of an impish streak and loves to have his belly rubbed. Mango started out as an outside cat, but now spends most of his time indoors and could be happy there all the time. Smudge has always been an indoor cat. Both are affectionate and would love to snuggle in your lap, especially on a blanket on a cold day. They are best friends; they play and sleep together and we would want them to stay together in the same home. Both are neutered males, up to date on all their vaccines and neither has any health problems. Their picture is attached.
This is probably the hardest part of our upcoming move, but we truly believe that the cats will have a more comfortable life here in the right home with someone to love them and fuss over them a bit or a lot. If you would like to talk to us about them or know someone who would, please let me know.
This coming Sunday, July 8, from 4 to 6 pm, Oak Grove Pavilion welcomes Waiting to Exhale, a folk/rock bank. Come hear some familiar tunes, dance to a favorite and relax under the oak trees. Bring a friend or neighbor and help out our area non-profits when the red buckets come around. It's a win-win afternoon!
To see the World in a Grain of Sand
And Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.
- William Blake