Stinky is waiting by the teleportation tunnel for Periwinkle’s arrival. He is wearing the costume which received the most votes from last week’s Costume Contest on Periwinkle’s blog (Friends Furever). He’s looking forward to seeing Periwinkle in her costume. Stinky is surprised that the costumes selected by their readers are the ones his Mom liked best.
Right on time, Periwinkle comes tumbling from the tunnel into Stinky’s arms. She’s giggling as she rights herself. “That was fun. I imagined I actually was a bat and flying here using by wings,” exclaims Periwinkle. After sharing paw hugs and whisker kisses, the two tabbies step back to admire each other’s costumes. “Oh, Stinky, you make a very cute gnome.” “And you, Periwinkle, are an adorable bat.”
Delivery Truck Reveal
After complimenting each other, Stinky tells Periwinkle that he and his dad have all the goodies for Walter and the black cats in a truck that Dad Tom leased for them. Dad Tom is going to drive them to Walter’s house. Stinky takes Periwinkle’s paw and leads her outside to see the truck. “I made a big sign for the side,” Stinky tells her.
“Oh, Stinky, this is meowvolous. What a wonderful idea,” Periwinkle gushes. She continues, “Do you remember when we were able to deliver all the supplies in our wagons?”
“That was super fun, but as Walter has taken in more cats, his list of needs has grown so long, we can no longer do that,” Stinky replies.
As Periwinkle and Stinky are reminiscing, Dad Tom joins them at the truck and helps them inside.
Anxious to see all the kitties again, Periwinkle and Stinky urge Dad Tom to get in so they can get going.
The truck is not as fast as the teleportation tunnel, but the trip goes quickly as the tabbies sing songs and play the license plate game. Stinky even refrains from asking his dad, “Are we there yet?” as he knows that is annoying.
Arriving at the Home of the Black Cats
Finally they pull up in front of Walter’s house.
When Walter sees the tabbies’ truck, he runs right out and directs them behind the house. He has them park in front of a shed. Dad Tom helps Periwinkle & Stinky from the truck, and they excitedly introduce him to Walter. Walter then explains that he and the older cats erected the shed over the summer, as there are so many residents, room for supplies is no longer available in the house.
As Dad Tom goes around to open the back of the truck, Periwinkle pulls Walter’s Wish List from her sleeve so she can check off the items as they are unloaded.
After all the supplies are loaded in the shed and checked off the list, Walter invites the tabbies and Dad Tom back to the house for a snack and to visit with some of the residents.
Visiting with the Black Kitties
“Stinky, now that it is dark, it is almost impossible to see our friends.”
“I know, Periwinkle, night time is good camouflage for black cats. They are safe here when they are outside. But all other kitties should be inside, especially tonight, as it is Halloween. Some people can be mean to black cats. Most rescues and shelters won’t let anyone adopt black cats near the holiday just to make certain they stay safe.”
“That’s a good idea, but I sure hope lots of them get adopted afterward,” replies Periwinkle.
“Me too,” replies Stinky.
While Periwinkle and Stinky are visiting with their friends, Walter shows Dad Tom around the house, including all the cozy rooms and beds set up for the residents. Dad Tom is quite impressed and compliments Walter for what he is doing for the homeless black cats year after year.
Time to Head Home
Finally it is time to head back to Stinky’s house. Dad Tom helps the tabbies back in the truck and before he even starts the engine, they are fast asleep. He enjoys the quiet ride home.
When arriving at Stinky’s, it is time for the trick-or-treaters to begin coming to the house, so Stinky and Periwinkle agree to spend time with all the Kitties Blue to keep them distracted from the goings on at the front door. Kizmet, the social butterfly of the group, needs lots of distraction so she won’t run to the door whenever she hears the bell.
It is finally time for Periwinkle to return home. She and Stinky spend several minutes discussing their day followed by paw hugging and whisker kissing. Then Periwinkle enters the tunnel and with a wave and blown kiss to each other, she’s gone in a whoosh.
Stinky is exhausted and heads to the bedroom for a good night’s sleep and to dream of his adorable bat cat, Periwinkle.
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