September 7, 2012
We are diving back in right away and inviting two new kitties into our home. Last night we visited the Windsor Humane Society, where we faced the agonizing challenge of evaluating potential new family members based on their looks and how charmingly they greeted us through glass. Although some of my previous cats have been adopted strays (like Kevin), I’ve always received them from family members (my dad’s house in the country is a stray cat hot spot) and had never been to the shelter before. I had my heart broken a little bit about twenty times in there, but in the end we decided to bring these two sweet little girls home with us.
and Bachelorette #2**:
Both of them are about a year old***; Bachelorette #1 is an owner surrender because the owner had more animals than they could take care of; this tells us that this girl is going to be okay with having another cat around. She cottoned onto us immediately, and seems like a perfect personality type for us: chill and affectionate but not too clingy (of course, we thought Kevin was pretty chill at first too, but that was before we discovered his low-blood-sugar MUST DESTROY spazz attack alter ego). Bachelorette #2 was a stray and is a bit more nervous with us, so she’s a bit of a wild card and we’re just hoping against hope that the two of them will get along. We are bringing them home later on tonight.
*, ** not their real names. Their shelter names are cutesy and unacceptable, and we have not yet settled on new ones. I have a few ideas, but Peter is VERY resistant to Kenny and Dolly, for some reason.
***it amazes me that at the shelter they consider one year old cats to be “older”. They kept saying how great we were for wanting to adopt “older cats” after we declared our interest in these two. Our last cat before Kevin was 16 when she came to live with us.
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They are beautiful! I wish you all the best with the acclimating.
OMG they are both so cute. thought I better take a look at my new grandkitties.
Posted by Marj on September 10, 2012 at 2.35pm :: link