Tammy came to visit me with her boys this week. Yesterday (as I thought I posted yesterday, but really I put it up this morning because, really, I’m not that bright) the four of us went downtown to do some touristy stuff.
As it turns out, I have friends that are much cooler than I am. I won’t name any names here, but one of my friends that works for “The Man” took us on a tour of The Capitol yesterday. It was really cool. We got to sit in The House Gallery where we watched upwards of 12 Congresspeople debating about an amendment to ban gay marraige. (Don’t even get me started). But really, we did see a lot of good stuff.
Now even though our tour guide swore that he/she was terrible at giving tours, he/she told a story that I think is going to stick with Justin and Eric for a while. The story was this (paraphrased): When they first built The Capitol they had a rat problem. The powers that were brought in cats to alleviate the rat problem and they ended up with a cat problem. Our guide said that some of the staffers took cats home, while others went out to live on farms and the rest “went to live on farms” (if you know what we mean). Apparently they caught all of the cats except for one. The rumor is that just outside the chamber where the original Supreme Court presided people have seen this “demon cat”. At first, it appears to be a little black housecat, and he gets bigger and bigger until he is the size of a cougar and he will pounce, but as soon as the person who sees him makes a noise the cat disappears. Our guide also said that The Demon Cat is often seen before big changes in power and right before tragedies.
Okay, cool story, but apparently Justin (7) and Eric (4) were a little bit freaked out about it. I guess my two cats weren’t helping anything. Tammy said that Eric had a terrible time getting to sleep. He was laying in bed with her and said “Mommy, are there really such things as ghost cats?”. Tammy said “No, of course not, it’s just a made up story.” Eric said “So, it’s just a story?” and then he immediately fell asleep.