Emily has this endearing habit of bringing a gift for me whenever she goes out of town. It's sort of a joke and a fun way of saying, "Thank you for feeding my very hairy cat."
Recent gifts include a sample bottle of Herbal Essences shampoo, a cowboy finger puppet and a book called Get In Touch With Your Inner Buddha, which can be purchased at WalMart for a mere $4.96! The book is full of "wisdom," none of which seems particularly buddhist, but it's funny and there is a tiny plastic Buddha whose belly you can rub right in the middle of the book.
To accompany the book, she took this photo of a large Buddha statue somewhere in Atlanta, which I told her I would blog!