I've never really had much to do with figs because as a child my first associations with them and incidentally, California, were not too pleasant! Brits who are reading this may share my associations. If we children were cranky and bad tempered, out would come the bottle of California Syrup of Figs, which was supposed to put us to rights again. It is a strong laxative and all I remember were the miserable stomach cramps that went with it! So I have never eaten a fig since.
The kitten news is good. A friend of mine from church told me they were looking for a complete grey tabby. So I said I would look out for one at the shelter and give them a call if one came in . They wanted it to be two to three months old. Well to make a long story short, I saw one had come in on Thursday. They came down and looked at it, but it had a hold on it which meant that someone else had first dibs. But if they didn't show up by Saturday noon, then my friends had the next opportunity. They came down and looked at it and decided that it was just what they wanted. So this afternoon I got an excited call to say that they got the kitten! People put holds on several kittens at a time and then later after making up their mind they forget to take the 'hold' off their other choices. Any way I am very excited to know that I had a part in placing a kitten. It's not part of my job description and I only get to interact with people through the windows. But I do get to do all the cuddling.
We have some beautiful fully grown cats at the moment. They are all so healthy looking and affectionate too. Some of these need a home so badly. They love every moment that I give them and it's hard to tear myself away from them and move on to another cat. I just tell myself, well, I've just given that cat 20 minutes of happiness that he wouldn't have had if I weren't there.
Sterling and Donavan are actually thriving without the other cats. I do believe they are eating more because they don't have to compete. Sterling is actually putting on some weight. He was really too thin before.