They arrived around 11am as they projected and were looking forward to meeting the kitties. However, my kitties are not used to visitors and decided to hide rather than greet the guests. Silly kitties! Still, Lucy was the braver of the two (her weakness is loud noises, not strangers) and at least allowed N & B to look at her and take her photo. They even got to do a small amount of scritching before she hopped away again.
I had suggested lunch at the new pizza place in town and they thought that would be nice. So we walked to the other end of town for lunch. I tried the turkey sub, they shared pizza and a steak sub. They seemed to like the food. I know I did. :-) I told Jeff, the owner, that he's now passed the Massachusetts test. The next big test will be the Chicago test when I bring judiang there later this week.
We got ice cream for the walk back and returned to Chez trinalin. Lucy was pottering about in the bedroom and Linus was sleeping under the comforter on the bed. I showed the lump to N & B and we decided that was the most we'd see of Linus during their visit.
They returned to their car and figured out the easiest way to get back on their way East. I waved goodbye as they headed off then returned to the house to scold the ungrateful kitties. Sure enough, they poked their heads out soon enough as if to say "OK, we're ready for visitors now!" Silly kitties!
Thanks for coming, N & B! It was lovely having you!
In other news, tomorrow I shall post the answer to my rather abject riddle. So far, one person's guessed it correctly and two were impressively close. :-)