While camping together this weekend, Katherine, Grandma and Mommy cuddled in bed while listening to the crackle of the wood stove. Grandma asked Kat where her friends have been.
“Arthur is graduating from deep-sea diver school today!” Kat announced.
Grandma wanted to know more. “What will he be doing now? There is not much demand for deep-sea divers in upstate New York.”
“Arthur doesn’t tell me anything. He just does things.”
Grandma asked about Zabby. “Hey, does Zabby have any pets?”
Katherine sat straight up in bed and shuffled through a pile of invisible photographs. She pulled one out and put it right up to my nose.
“See, this is Zabby’s pet.”
“What is her pet’s name?” I asked.
“Can’t you read it? It says Ladeen right here at the bottom.”
“Oh, I can’t quite make it out without my glasses Katherine. What kind of animal is Ladeen?”
Katherine sighed and then said, “She’s a cat,of course. Zabby brings her to my house to play with my Moey.”
“Oh, Moey must love having company. ”
Kat interrupts and says, “She’s HERE! Zabby just arrived and has Ladeen in a purple pet carrier.”
“Wow, she’s quick. What does Ladeen look like?”
Kat shuffles through a few more imaginary photos and says,” See, she is white and fluffy.”
“Does Alodda have pets? ”
Katherine whips out a new photo of two large dogs that she describes as very well-trained. Kat goes on to put Ladeen, the amazing white cat, through her tricks.
Ladeen flips when asked and can lay down and stay just like a dog.
Grandma is impressed.
By the end of this show, I still wanted to know how Zabby was able to get to camp so quickly.
Katherine says Zabby always follows the speed limit. But when she needs to get there fast, she drives an ambulance just like her Dad does.