I also had to discipline Callie when she tried to open the catnip champagne during office hours: Okay, everybody, vacation's over! Callie, get out of bed and take a memo: "ATTENTION ALL STAFF MEMBERS: All play and no work makes your CEO look like a jerk! There's no such thing as a free lunch! It's a dog eat dog world! A bird in the paw is worth two in the bush! And so on ... so get off your hindquarters and get back to work!"
But first, my human misses Tiffany and is very sad, so I've delegated to Lucy the task of wiping her tears and massaging her shoulders:
She was feeling a bit tense after getting busted by Airport Security for taking a photo of Tiffany passing through the security checkpoint. Tears were rolling down her face and when the flashy thing went off, 8 security officers descended on her, grabbed her camera and started yelling at her. She cried, "But that's my only child and she's leaving for Italy and all my photos are on there ..." and the lady security officer put her arms around my mom and cried too and gave her back her camera.
Tiffany's opera recital was a smashing success! This is she and her accompanist taking their bows after a standing ovation and an encore:
Her accompanist, Dr. Karol Sue Reddington, was Tiffany's childhood piano instructor, and she debuted at Carnegie Hall a few years ago. One audience member said Tiffany was superior to any soprano she'd heard perform with the Chicago Lyric or San Francisco Opera! And here are my human artists after the recital:
The same day my human artist arrived back home (where she belongs) we received a gift package from our friends, Lilly Lu, Mu Shue and Iris. I couldn't even wait for my human to get the band off my catnip cigar!
I love that cigar -- don't you think it befits an important CEO like me? I take it with me everywhere I go ...