"When you're done with your walk and have returned Oscar home, come meet our new cat."
This is Bitty, a seven year old Siberian, which is one of the few (only?) breeds of cat that people with cat allergies have a chance of tolerating. She is soft and cuddly and loves to be petted. J is in heaven, because she wanted a cat but has allergies to most cats and dogs.
Next stop, after cat admiration, was my friend's garden. Some of the kale overwintered (I didn't know it could do that) and has gone to flower. The flowers are delicious - like very mild kale or broccoli. J also invited me to cut arugula, leaf lettuce, and spinach to take home. And she pulled some bunching onions, which overrun her garden, and handed them to me.
It all made a delicious salad.