As it turned out, the roads were so bad when I got out of the gym that I simply took the first #77 available (no way the bus that goes by my house was running!) and I think I was lucky to make it home at all. I can't speak for the rest of the town, but we had at least a foot of snow at my house. I am now definitely ready for a break from shoveling!
Thanks for the suggestions in the last post! I do now have a bottle of Nature's Miracle at the ready, but that did seem to be a one-off problem. They boys are doing very well. Avery seems not to understand why I leave the house for hours at a time when I could be playing with the Cat Dancer!
Avery with one of his favorite toys. Astonishingly enough he hasn't managed to pull the "mouse" off its perch yet! I think this is because he's discovered the Cat Dancer.
Wilson's very fond of the thing with feathers.
It's much easier to find mostly-white cats on the bed! Avery looks like a sea serpent here, navigating the blanket.