We got a cat today! Our household has been cat-less since June 16, 2006 - the day my sweet Lucy died. I waited to get a new cat because I knew I could never replace Lucy and was nervous about introducing a new animal with Jackson so little. But today I woke up just shocked that my home was still cat-less! It's been starting in for weeks, really. The decision just hit today. Dan was on board about getting another cat, but not quite today. As usual, my spontaneous decisions took him by surprise. He's so good at dealing with me and my quirks though and agreed to make the late afternoon run out to the Animal Humane Society.
Here she is: Makita*. Two years old, declawed front (whew! I never wanted to declaw again because I know it's so brutal, but am relieved that I won't have to deal with claws on the baby or the couch!), lived with kids before, purrs like crazy, has a little squeaky voice and is just about the sweetest kitty you could ever find. She's a petite little thing, all black with just that little tuft of white in the picture. So sleek and gorgeous...a true black cat, with those yellow eyes and sleek little tail. What a beauty! (More home photos coming soon, this is the one from the AHS web site.)
*Now for the name...Makita. Hmm. Doesn't do much for me, but she's already two years old. Should we change it? Leave it? Change it to something similar? Chiquita Banana? Hummus & Pita (keeping in line with weird names like "yogurt & granola")? Chiquitita like from the ABBA song (that's been in my head all afternoon)?
What do you think? Weigh in with your comments on this one...we really can't decide. Does she look like a Makita or is there some other name just waiting to be un-earthed for this Kool Kat?
Kitty love to all!