And then there were four…
When we first arrived in the NYU dorms and giant black “water bugs” (AKA cockroaches) began ascending from the bathroom drain we thought, perhaps New York City had been a mistake.
Thankfully they did not defeat us and we have gotten used to the minor squeamish realities of New York City: Cockroaches skittering across dark sidewalks, rats scampering from behind garbage piles and the looming fear of bedbugs.
But then NYC ventured inside our dear apartment in the form of a mouse family and we were not so accepting. In reality, I did not terribly mind the occasional tiny mouse darting under the stove (though Katie wasn’t as happy when one ventured under her bed), but Anna was not so welcoming. Eventually she refused to enter the kitchen without giant rain boots just in case a mouse was out.
All summer we’ve been searching for a cat to be our warrior princess, and last week we finally found Lola. We got her from a posh little shelter in SOHO, and she has taken kindly to her new Park Slope home.
For her welcome home party we will play “Lola” by The Kinks and serve tuna fish sandwiches and play pin the tail on the cat.
Meanwhile, Anna and Katie are thrilled to have someone to take “selfies” with and photoshop baby bonnets on.
Anna hates this picture because she looks like a new mom in her post-partum hospital bed, sleepy and wearing no makeup, just staring lovingly at her new baby.