Yesterday, H and I packed our cooler and left bright and early for a road trip up north to the village of Greenville on the southern shore of Moosehead Lake. It was a beautiful day for a drive and the leaf colors were much farther along in autumn splendor than those here on the coast. H and I enjoy driving on the routes less traveled rather than freeways, as there is always so much more to see. The tiny villages along the route are charming in their quaintness and architecture. In Guilford, we came upon an old covered bridge. How New England is that? Of course, when we stopped for photos, we noticed a marker and a bit of information about the original bridge which had been destroyed in a flood back in the late 1800's. It was rebuilt and the new bridge was destroyed again in 1957. Historic minded, stubborn Mainers rebuilt the bridge yet again, this time with some serious architectural reinforcements. Let's hope Mother Nature lets this revival of a beautiful landmark last a very long time!
We didn't explore Greenville as much as we would have liked as we felt the need to get home to check on the newest member of our family, our newly adopted kitty, Sluggo. Spike, the cat who adopted us a few weeks ago has brought so much joy into our lives and we felt he would probably like to have a companion to share his life in our home. Sooo, being the real suckers we are, we headed to the local animal shelter in Cherryfield, about 20 miles from us. Now, as H mentioned, we were just going to *look*. Right. As soon as we entered the cat room, which housed about 20 cats of various colors, sexes and ages, this little black and white one latched on to us. His little purring motor was going non stop as he wiggled his way in and out of our legs.
The other cats looked on nonchalantly and one other pretty little calico came over to have a sniff or two. But, too late, our hearts had already melted over this little fella and our *look* turned into love and a subsequent adoption.
Spike, was not as enthusiastic about the newcomer as we were and the anticipated hissing and growling was poor Sluggo's welcoming. But, we are taking things slow and today was a much better day with the two almost playing together. They were spotted sitting side by side looking out the sliding glass door at the squirrels raiding the bird feeder. I got the camera out, but too late as they had already gone to their separate viewing corners.
The saga will continue later!
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