It was a fun evening, and I'm glad that we had the Uber Moms here before to test out recipes and get most of the heavy lifting in the house finished. Everyone left around 9:00 and we cleaned up and got stuff packed up for the shore. Gary drove down this morning and I took the train down this afternoon when the office closed. I told Suki I'd come see her on Tuesday at lunch, and we'll both be back on Wednesday, but she was unimpressed.
Speaking of kitties, I received an e-mail from Virgin Atlantic telling me all of the wonderful things they're doing these days. To be honest, I am quite a fan, so as opposed to the e-mails I get from US Airways, I actually opened and read it. I know that some people travel with their pets quite frequently, and apparently Virgin has identified a niche here:
Your furry friends passengers are now be able to earn gifts for themselves and Flying Club miles for you with our great new reward scheme for pets - "Flying Paws". This scheme caters for posh pooches, fussy felines and even friendly ferrets!
On their very first Virgin Atlantic flight your jet setting pets will be given a welcome onboard pet pack, which has been specially designed with their needs in mind. Dogs will be given an exclusive Virgin Atlantic doggy t-shirt and sparkling dog tag; cats will receive a toy mouse called "Red" and a Virgin Atlantic collar tag; and ferrets will receive a very cool limited edition flying jacket and collar tag. These exclusive gifts are part of a whole host of goodies available.
All pets that travel on the "Passport for Pets" scheme will be given a passport which will not only gives you a record of all their flights but also allows them to collect "paw prints" which you will be able to redeem for their gifts.
One "paw print" is awarded per flight and once your furry travellers have collected five points they become eligible for some of the fantastic goodies available. How about a handmade Virgin bowl plus a specially designed nonslip mat so they can "dine in style"; or you can choose to donate their rewards, worth fifty human pounds, to their favourite registered animal charity or sanctuary. Alternatively, if your pet's feeling particularly loving, they can show their true feelings by donating 1,000 bonus Flying Club miles to you.
More individual gifts are available once your pet has flown ten, 15 or 20 times. Choose from blow dries and pedicures to Burberry, Prada and Gucci pet clothing, to a personal Pawtrait from the famous artist Cindy Lass, who is renowned for her paintings of celebrities furry companions around the world.
Maybe I should bring Suki on a couple of trips with me. We can get her decked out in her VA collar tag and a Prada cat jacket.
[Not to mention "Red Mouse".]
Quote du jour:
"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater. . . suggest that he wear a tail."
-- Fran Lebowitz
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