Eric and I got a kitty over the weekend! I didn't think I'd ever have a cat, but a manager at Novell told me they were giving away kittens and Eric and I decided we'd take one. It is super cute! I decided if nothing else, it will help prepare us for parenthood, you know, some responsibility for someone other than yourself. I took it home Friday night. We decided it will be an outdoor cat, so we played with it for an hour outside and then went inside to get ready to go out for dinner. When we went outside after getting ready, the kitty was gone. We felt so bad! Eric said, "I guess you have to bond with it before you just let it be on its own outside and expect it to stick around." As we drove into town, I kept my eyes peeled for the little thing. Sad :( We felt so bad....Oh my goodness we're gonna be horrible parents (though we'd NEVER leave our baby outside by itself!!) Anyway, we got home two hours later and it was back! Whew! What a relief. I thought for sure it wandered off into our forest of a yard and would never find its way back.