Speaking of Heim’s, a few weeks ago I ordered Kevin a “Newton’s Cradle” from Amazon. He had been asking for one for a long time, and Heim’s said they had them but they were out of stock. They took our number and said they’d call us when they came in. After several weeks with no calls from them, I gave up and ordered one for him as a surprise. It came this week, and he likes it. Well, when we were at Heim’s yesterday, we window-shopped, and noticed that they have a whole shelf full of Newton’s Cradles–even two different models! So where’s our phone call?! Not that we’re interested any more, since we already bought one elsewhere, but that’s not the point. Oh well. I guess they don’t need sales as much as we thought they did.
Another thing we just have to do when we go to Heim’s is stop and see the cats. There’s a cat adoption agency right around the corner from Heim’s and they have a large bay window. The cats lounge all throughout the place, including on all their cat furniture located in the window. So we just go by and say hi, and see what antics they’re up to. Yesterday, however, another couple was there…using a laser pointer! Cats and laser pointers work well together, apparently. This was really funny to watch. Sandy, who stopped to pick us up when we were done, decided to join in on the fun, and pulled out the laser pointer she has on her keychain. Try TWO laser pointers on a dozen cats in a single room! Then hold up a chihuahua for them to see… Ah, good times.
Oh yeah, ice cream and ants. We stopped at Scoops next to Heim’s and had two scoops each. It kinda reverses the reason for the walk, but it was fun. I had a scoop of bubble gum and a scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough. Kevin had two scoops of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Sandy had a scoop of peach and a scoop of strawberry, I think. And between Heim’s and the cat house, we ran across this. Yeek! I’m not sure what was under there, but the ants sure love it, whatever it is!
On another note, Kevin also now calls squirrels by looking around whispering “tic-tac! tic-tac!” He seems to think squirrels like these things now. Thanks, Pat!