Hello Card  -  Volume 17  -  Drury Card Number 0  -  Thu, Nov 15, 1990 10:47 PM

Hello from foggy Sacramento. It has finally become fall. We can tell because the average temperature has come down two degrees!

My housemate and I have a new addition to our family. We adopted a small dog (the homeless, hit-by-car type). I had forgotten what dog personalities are like. These animals are touchy, feely creatures. Not at all like my very stand-offish cats.

The poor little dog is very confused about the cats. One kitty out-weighs him by five pounds! At this time I don't think the dog realizes there are THREE cats. All he appears to understand is that sometimes it hisses and attacks (the little stray scruffy cat), or walks right up to touch noses and then rolls over to play (the very large Maine Coon cat), or vanishes in one blink of the eye (the very timid Gremlin cat). He looks so confused when he encounters one. He starts to dash away fearing the sharp claws, then he takes the "play with me" stance (front feet down, butt in the air, and happy, rolling tongue hanging out), then he looks for the humans.

He will take some adjusting to.