Each year, about a month before Thanksgiving, we host a Practice Thanksgiving. It is a fully involved Thanksgiving dinner with family, friends, and turkey with all the trimmings.
This year our Practice Thanksgiving was on the second weekend of October and due to the nature of the gathering, it required us to bring in extra dinning room chairs from their storage place in the garage.
Long after the last guest drove away and the last plate was washed, dried, and put away – some of the extra chairs remained. For you see, they had been claimed.
Who am I to tell the monkey and the cat to get off the chairs? Well, the monkey, maybe, but the cat – no. Leia, our sweet black kitty, takes her morning nap on one of the two chairs every day. And not always on the same chair, so I can not even bring myself to remove just one.
On the upside, at least we are ready in case an unexpected guest or two arrives and would like a place to sit.