Saturday, April 19, 2008

A New Addition!

Once again there is something worth blogging about! Greg and I are adopting a kitten. There were many factors involved in the decision. Rumble has been lonely (and therefore annoying is his demand for attention), Greg and I both enjoy how two cats play together, and Greg had never had a kitten before - and of course I love kittens!

We decided to do a private adoption through an agency, rather than going to the humane society. This meant a lower cost: $145 for kitten +2 rounds of shots +spaying +flea/earmite/worm removal. It also meant a friendlier environment. There is nothing I hate more than visiting the humane society and having to leave behind all the meowing for attention kitties and wondering if they will ever find a home. Instead I got to go to a woman's home and sit in a room with the two kittens they had, and play with them in a low-key environment.

So that brings us to the kitten herself (yes, she's a 'she'). I don't have any pictures yet, as we don't get to take her home with us until the 29/30, after she's healed from the spaying, but I will describe her. She's 11 weeks old, and white, except for her head and her back, which is brown tabby. I keep saying that it's as if she was meant to be a white cat and someone just accidentally dropped tabby on her. She's very affectionate, much more so than her brother who was more interested in my shoelaces than me. And so, in just over a week, Rumble will have a little friend.

And her name? So far we think either Pandora or Nietzsche ("neet-cha"). Anyone have a preference?

4 comments:

Stacey said...

I like Pandora best! That's a lovely name for a kitten/cat. Congratulations on the new addition.

j. said...

I like Pandora, too, but I can so see Greg wanting Nietzche.

Haley said...

Greg thinks Pandora is too long for a cat name - too many syllables. Nietzche is also out. While cute sounding (I think), maybe not the right kind of philosophical reference...

Mum said...

Pandora ... pandy...pansy. Pansy? Not Dora or Dori...

Hmmm...

Glad Nietzche's out. It's a boy's name. Heh.