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Fox, Anna and I went to the humane society yesterday to being the (annoyingly) long process of adopting a cat yesterday. Now, when I say a cat I mean we originally decided to get one cat about a month ago. Then, we started talking. We both want a pet that we can give more attewntion to with the cat having "one" human to really imprint on. So we figure that two cats would be a good idea. Cats keep each other happy while she and I are working. Plus we can give more attention to one animal. Essentially, we each have our own cat.

Off to the shelter we go.

So many cats. So very many cute cats that are all little piles of fur and adorable and kitty piles are the best thing ever and I want them all cause they're in cages.... Sigh. There were about 12 kittens ready for adoption. So cute. Fox talked me out of a kitten as kittens get adopted really easily. Older cats are less likely.

We asked the adoption lady about adopting two cats. After we filled out the forms (I was unaware that would-be owners get screened) the lady suggested we adopt two siamese. No

No no. Siamese, while very pretty, are some of the most foul tempered cats ever. Adopto-Lady had to give only of them meds while we were there. The Siamese sliced her hands up pretty well and adopto-lady decided against it for the time being. No Siamese for us.

Instead, Fox homed in on the brightest cats in the room - a very vibrant orange. They were lounging in their cage. They were inqusitive and let us pet them and immediately nipped at our hands in a playful manner. Fiesty kittys are great. I think we're going to get those two.

But, we also saw the happiest Maine Coon cat there. Such a lovely animal.

Now, I've always wanted a Maine coon. The males can get to be about 20lbs if you feed them right - and that's not a fat cat. It's a large, lean cat. I want it. I really want it. She's 3 years old, so still has some growing to do. She looked about 8-10 lbs. Very fluffy and really liked us. Thus, two cats may have turned into three cats.

Otherwise, Fox and I may be adopting a purebred Maine Coon from a breeder in Burlington - but purebreds are stupid expensive. Like, new computer expensive even for "pet quality."

Now we wait. The humane society will call when they have screened our application. They say it takes 24-48 hours. See I'm hoping that we get a call today. I doubt though. Sigh.

This is the Maine Coon. I don't like the current name of "Starr"

I can't find pictures of the other two - Syd and Manny. I like the name Sydney. Don't like Manny though. Feel kinda weird renaming cats that have names though. I'm weird.

I found these two cats in Frankfort IL. I'm really tempted to drive the two hours to get them both.

Double Trouble
Trouble 1 & Trouble 2: Looks kinda evil, but cute.

Current Mood: bouncy bouncy

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minami_neko From: minami_neko Date: June 27th, 2004 09:56 pm (UTC) (Link)


It's totally cool if you don't like this idea but since you're looking for a cat I might as well ask anyway. If you read my live journal, you might have heard that recently me and a bunch of other Beloit-ers have been taking care of an orphened kitten. She is black and white and super cute. We've been calling her Satou-chan, which means sugar. Dessa and I took her to the vet; she's about 5 weeks, friendly, accustomed to humans, litterbox trained, and besides a respatory infection that's being taken care of with antibiotics perfectly healthy. However, we can't have her on campus anymore because we're not allowed to have animals and there's only so long I can cart her around under my jacket. Right now my mom is taking care of her but she will only take her for a short while longer and is already asking when I can take her back. If you would like to adopt her I'm sure you can provide her a good home; if not, it's perfectly fine; I'll continue looking in other places. Thanks! ~Jen
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: June 28th, 2004 09:45 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: cats

I am perfectly ammenable to this option... Mr BunnyMan?
minami_neko From: minami_neko Date: June 28th, 2004 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: cats

*Hugs* That would be wonderful. As I said though, it's perfectly okay either way. It's just that my adult cat is trying to kill the little one at home, and I can't bring her back to the dorms....
abmann From: abmann Date: July 1st, 2004 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: cats

Hi Fred. Iris and I will take the kitty! : )
moocowrich From: moocowrich Date: June 28th, 2004 06:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Those kitties sure are cute, but have you considered adopting a Trogdor instead? I mean, he was a dragon man...or maybe just a dragon. But he was still TROGDOR!!!!11!!!!

From: (Anonymous) Date: July 7th, 2004 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mr Badger & the eggplantosaurus will adopt Trogdor.

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