A few weeks ago we heard a crashing sound which could have been an intruder smashing a window. We rushed to the living room to find yet another knick knack had met its demise . Hekyl and Jekyl found a ceramic candle holder that seemed like a good toy to bat around. You can guess what happened. In our endeavor to become minimalists and slowly get rid of stuff, the kitties have taken it upon themselves to help speed up the process. Are pets worth all the trouble they cause? What about all the expenses with food (they are picky eaters), vet bills, toys, kitty condo? Some of you would likely say no, but for us these two beautiful black charmers are a little bit of Heaven on earth. Most mornings I awake to find Jekyl snuggled between Jerry and me (slipped into bed sometime during night). Hekyl is usually at my feet or near my shoulder. He especially seems to sense when I’m not feeling the best. These little guys are a loving and calming presence in our lives. Yes, they are often naughty and responsible for broken dishes, candle holders, and at least one lamp. Unlike humans, they have never broken our hearts, and they daily offer their unconditional love. As Father Tim pointed out in Patches of Godlight “Noah was a brave man to sail in a wooden boat with two termites.” I’m so very happy Noah remembered to take cats! What say you? Knick knacks or kitty cats?