Spencer hasn't really been the same since Zoe died and I thought long and hard about adopting a friend for him. My mother knows a "breeder" and took me to see the kittens. I humored her but..no. She's a "breeder" of munchkins. Thing is, to me she's a BYB. She took a stray male cat in and adopted him. That's wonderful, lovely..but then she used him to breed to her munchkin queen. Um, what? Why would you breed a stray cat of questionable history and health to your purebred? She doesn't believe in fixing animals. Orthodox Jews usually don't fix their animals, drives me crazy. My father was Orthodox but his view was "if God put us on this planet to look after the animals, then we should make sure unwanted babies are not brought in the world. We need to neuter and spay." I don't know if I believe in a god and I sure don't believe that we were put here to watch over the animals (doing a shitty job if we were) but I loved my dad's look on it. If that makes him believe in fixing animals then I'm all for it...I miss me dad :(
Anyway. So she bred this stay male to her munchkin female. The kittens were all black, black kittens. I have absolutely nothing against black cats, I actually have a soft spot for them. Thing is, these are black kittens that a "breeder" brought into the world. If I wanted a black cat again I'd go to a shelter because black cats\kittens are so hard to get adopted. So sad, black cats are gorgeous! The kittens were sweeties but I was adamant that I wouldn't adopt a cat from her. They were 6 1\2 weeks old and she was willing to give it to us at that point because "it's eating solids"...They were squirmy too and she said "oh, I don't hold them that much until they're 8 weeks old." *headdesk*
I loved the little ones but I didn't take one. Too young and I refuse to support what she's doing.
However, I really wanted to adopt a young cat for Spencer, Heidi, and myself. I went to PetFinder to browse the various rescue kitties. I saw a lovely gray tabby kitten that I had my eye on. So Sunday, my mother and myself went to a pet store (only sell pet products, no live animals) to go to the adoption event. That little one was adopted but I looked around. I saw this 4 month old boy that I just fell in love with. He's a semi-longhair, mostly white but with a charcoal tail, charcoal splotches, and charcoal markings on his head. He's such a love, cuddled with mom and myself and rolled in our arms to get his belly rubbed. We picked him. I filled out the questionnaire and set up a time for the lady to drop him off, oh this is with Have-A-Heart Foundation.
She came by Tuesday to drop him off. His home right now is the den until he's completely settled...which looks like it'll be fairly quickly! Wednesday night I watched The X-Files while bonding with him, he demands petting! He's so affectionate!
Yesterday my mother and I watched more X-Files (lol) and we both bonded. We introduced him to Spencer, he is not amused ;p
Spencer's alright actually. He's a loud mouth, he meowed and growled at him but never once did he lash out. He actually stopped bitching unless the kitten followed him..which he tends to do. I think it'll be all right after awhile. Mystery was louder in her complaints but she didn't lash out either. She just wants him to leave her alone I bet! Today we introduced him to Heidi...that was amazing! I thought that would take a while even though he's been around dogs. Heidi was lying down and the kitten was under the chair, he eventually came out from under the chair and walked over to Heidi. Then they touched noses......It was sooo sweet. After that Heidi wanted to play..she did the "play with me!" dance that dogs do. The kitten wasn't amused by that and dashed to the corner, Heidi went to him all calm and they touched noses again. So cute! So Heidi isn't a problem at all! When I move out I'll be taking Spencer and him with me, cat only apartments of course! xD
His name is Neville!!! He came with the name John but I just had to change it, he isn't a John :P
He looks really young here.
He's really small actually, shortish legs and a short tail.
Mid meow :P
I love him already.
It's storming! Thunder and pouring rain and 15-20 mph winds! It should last the weekend, I love it! :D
PS-I need a new cat icon, one of those cats in this icon is dead (my poor Zoe) and one went back to their original owner.