As house sitters not only do we get to care for beloved pets, on occasions we become firm friends with "Pet Parents" as is the case with the adorable Miss Stella Swartz-Cohen of LA California. Her Mum and Dad, Eileen and Brian invited John and I to share a very special meal with them this past Friday evening, The Shabbat. Sitting round the table with this close and loving family we were reminded just how much life blesses us when we're least expecting it. John and I have looked after Stella in her lovely home twice, in October I'll be having that pleasure for the third time. Stella has never forgotten either of us, even though nearly a whole year passed between the first and second visit. Two years after meeting through www.trustedhousesitters.com here we were enjoying this very special Jewish Sabbath meal, feeling totally at home and included. Thank you to these dear kind people ...... wonderful company, food and wine what more could one ask for.