Susan smiled warmly when she saw Linda at the top of the landing. She beamed at the compliment, no longer second guessing the few extra minutes she took getting ready. "Thank you," she replied.
She didn't take long to get up the stairs, giving Linda a warm hug when she got there. "I feel so terrible about all this. Mischa has been suitable glared at for being a bad boy, and oh..." She stopped dead in her tracks when she was confronted with the sight of the most adorable kittens she had ever seen.
They even made Mischa pale into comparison, and he'd been a beautiful kitten. "I'm sorry, Cass," she said as she picked up the first one that came bounding over to her. "You are definitely off the cute list for the time being."