WAFFLES: Is she home yet, Boss?
KATIE: Not yet, Waffles. Next week.
WAFFLES: And how come we didn't get to go with her?
KATIE: Because she's working, Waffles.
WAFFLES: Working on what?
KATIE: She's making pretty Christmas displays for a company in Atlanta.
KATIE: Yeah, I don't think the people she's working with would appreciate our help. I don't even think they're cat people. (GASP!) Besides, we have to be strong for her.
KATIE: Well, you know she's already homesick for us. And I'm sure everyone down there is tired of hearing about Katie-this and Waffles-that.
Next thing you know, they'll all find out we have a cat blog and that we can "talk."
Then they'll find out we have a cat stroller.
Our girl is helping to set up the display showroom for Department 56. Although Waffles thinks it's a discotheque, Dept 56 is actually known for their collectable Christmas villages, ornaments, Santas and giftware.
She's been gone for 5 days now and is likely suffering from serious kitty withdrawal. Fortunately Gloman is head cat-sitter-in-charge while she's away, so Katie and Waffles are not at risk of any food withdrawal.
Everyone is counting the sleeps until she returns home. Just in time for Christmas.
Seven more sleeps.