Hello from The Garden Isle. I trust you’re doing well and enjoying your time away from me at home with your pet sitter.
I hope you’re having fun, but please remember to keep the noise down when you invite your friends over for catnip cocktails. I really don’t need another nasty letter from the homeowner’s association.
Per your instructions regarding the new kitty modeling agency, I’ve been scouting for up-and-coming talent here on Kauai…
To be frank, the talent pool here is huge! — but not in the literal sense. I know you’d had your heart set on filling spots in our plus-size category, but the kitties here would probably be better suited to our petite kitty modeling division.
In fact, I’ve already interviewed three potentials models on the island — a tortie, a tabby and a tuxedo. All three of them are currently employed as entertainers here at the hotel and share a place next to the barbeque pit.
Employees of the hotel…
I was walking back to my room from the fitness center the other morning when the tabby stopped me to introduce himself.
At that very moment, a guest here at the hotel walked up to us holding a box of Friskies. The tabby’s eyes widened with anticipation. “Mrow,” he said.
The woman, a vet tech visiting from the mainland, said that she’d been feeding the hotel strays during her vacation over the past week, but that she was just about to fly home. She handed me the box of Friskies, looked deeply into my eyes, and said, “It’s up to you now.” A cat lady had passed her the box when she first arrived, and now it was up to me. I told her that I was a certified pet assistant/crazy cat lady, and I pledged to take my duties seriously.
So I’ve been feeding the kitties every morning right after I work out. The tortie girl is my favorite of the three. She’s always the friendliest and flashes her tum to show trust. She even lets me pet her cheeks! (Please don’t be jealous.)
Tortie girl with Friskies
Tabby and tortie eating breakfast
Tuxedo and tortie girl
I’ve taken to bringing a handful of Friskies wrapped in a napkin around with me as I explore the island. Your in-house personal trainer/massage therapist, El Hub, thinks it’s “a very crazy cat lady thing to do,” and perhaps he’s right.
Oh, well. You can’t fight city hall.
Here are a few more potential kitty models I’ve interviewed on the island so far…
I’ll update ASAP if I spot any other potential kitty modeling talent.
Until then, take care of yourself. I’ll Skype you later. See you soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,