Black Friday

While the person writing this has mixed feelings on the very idea of “Black Friday” and all that it entails, we see no reason why we should not take advantage of large numbers of people in our general vicinity.  As such, we will be opening our Newpark Mall store from 3 to 7 p.m. on November 23. And as it is Black Friday, we will be showcasing our black and black-and-white cats exclusively.  Kittens and cats of other colors can be found at Petco in Fremont from 5 to 8 p.m., as they are every Friday.

If you happen to be out in search of bargains, stop by and consider a different kind of gift.  i-Pods, laptops and up-to-the-minute designer accessories are all well and good, but a family pet is a gift that will live longer, gratify the recipient far more, and become a part of not just this years holiday memories, but all holiday memories for a long time to come.

Not to get too reflective about things, but when I think back on the holidays throughout my life there is always a pet somewhere in those memories: KoKo stealing a leg of lamb off the dinner table; Alexandria napping in (in, not under) a fully decorated Christmas tree; Toby, the dog my Grandmother bought herself one year as a present without telling Grandpa; and my sweet little Dexter who would nap on a pillow in front of the fire while admiring the lights on the tree.

Laptops and digital cameras can preserve memories, but cats and dogs create them.

Brick and Seamus creating another memory.