Dave said, “No, we are not taking in a bunch of stray cats.”
So I said, “Okay, Miss Kitty will.”
I agreed that Miss Kitty does in fact have an attitude, but that I would have a talk with her about holding out a long branch for other cats less fortunate.
Dave asked what I was talking about.
“You know, the olive branch is symbolic of peace, and since Miss Kitty is so stand-offish, perhaps a long branch might suit her better. Plus, I was thinking, short tail – long branch – they kind of go together.”
Again, he laughed, and then informed me that it was not my humor tickling his funny bone, but, “The idea that we would welcome stray cats is just preposterous.”
“And that is why it is Miss Kitty’s Longbranch Ranch, and not Miss Susie’s Longbranch Ranch, or the Raffey’s Longbranch Ranch,” I informed him.
I do believe he was utterly confused until I showed him the sunbiz.org Division of Corporations website, an official State of Florida website.