Kara! Awesome to see you. I've missed you. Hope you can get here more often but glad your new schedule is working out.
Leah, I haven't decided if I'll be staying at the hotel at all but might stay Friday and Saturday night since we stay up so late playing games. I'll see... But if so then it might be fun to room together. But if someone else comes up first then that's fine too. Since it's the first time in this location, I think a lot of people will be staying extra days to sightsee.
DeeJay, I can see what you mean about the over-crowding of animals, but I agree with Holly that it can be a valuable experience to deal with a litter of kittens. My childhood cat had them and that was one of the highlights of my whole life. I spent so much time with them that they were amazingly good cats and I found good homes for all of them. One could say the same thing with humans--there are a lot of orphans and foster kids who need homes, but that doesn't mean everyone else should stop having some of their own kids.
(before I got sick I always hoped to have some of my own and adopt some) And most people who have animals have more than one, so that means not everyone in the world needs to have one for all of them to get a home. I think the main problem is the puppy/kitten mills that crank out so many and mistreat them so badly.
Becky, do you still have your cold? How are you feeling? How's it going working with.. I think it is your grandpa?
Shann, I hoped the hospital would help more... sorry you are still feeling so rotten. Cool you are getting freelance jobs though!
Pup, funny about the newspaper article. That's a small town for ya!