BLACKWATER — The Blackwater Trading Post is a rural hub where folks pick up coffee, bait for nearby fishing, food, including homemade barbeque, and even, in the box right out front, a certain community newspaper.
On Memorial Day, three people met in the lot outside to make a special trade.
Chris and Paola Hamilton of the Oceanfront met Dallas Maw, 36, of Moyock, N.C., who came into some kittens after a pregnant stray made herself at home at Maw’s.
“Just climbed on up like I owned her,” Maw said. When the kittens came, he put a note on Facebook about adopting them.
The Hamiltons responded, and they picked up a ginger-colored kitten in the parking lot.
They were waiting to name it when their daughter returned for a trip, according to Chris Hamilton, 31.
Paola Hamilton, 29, said they had another cat that looked like this kitten. She held the box containing the small creature in her arms. She seemed very happy to meet the kitten.
“The mama cat’s adorable,” Maw said, noting that she will go to a friends while Maw and his wife keep another kitten. “She just wanted somewhere to have her kittens.”
His cat, too, is a ginger.
Maw didn’t mind traveling a bit to find one of the kittens a good home.
“Where they live and where I live, this is 50-50,” he said before heading out.
“Plus, this is the Trading Post.”
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