Having Arnie in our home for the past week made us realize that getting a third cat might be a good idea. Arnie and Charlie had a great time together all week, two peas in a pod.
It was good for Kitty, too, since Charlie could focus all his energy on a playmate rather than bug her. We figured this weekend would be a good time to get a new cat, since the cats were already used to having another cat in the house.
Chris went to the vet to get some cat food (Kitty's on a prescription formula now, mainly because she'll eat it), and there were 2 little girl kittens in need of a home. He took them both, with the faint hope that his parents would take one to be a playmate for Arnie. Alas, they were not ready to take a kitten home, and would prefer to adopt an older cat if they were to add another one to their house. And, of course, we couldn't (I couldn't) just take one back to the vet in the hopes of her finding a home. So, we now have 4 cats. We are those cat people. But that's okay, I have a lap full of kittens right now and I don't care what anyone says.
Kitty and Charlie aren't sure what to think. Kitty, being older and lazier, doesn't seem to care much as long as no kittens get in her way - and, of course, as long as she still gets her laptime.
Charlie, though, is wandering around, lashing his tail, and growling at the kittens when he sees them. He'll get over it soon, no doubt, and I think he'll have fun playing with them once he gets used to the idea. He's too easy going to be cranky for long.
So, this is Maggie - she's very loving, wants to be held and petted, and likes to play. She's also pretty bold, she was running around the house within minutes of being here, and is certainly not intimidated by the likes of Charlie.
This is Sophie - she's a little more skittish and got herself stuck in our couch twice yesterday. She needed a little extra love and attention to settle in a bit, but she's starting to get a little braver. She LOVES to play, and despite being scared, she'll play with anything in front of her - a string, a ball, another kitten, a shadow, a corner.
Somehow, I don't think it'll be a challenge for my Year in Pictures this year - I have twice as many subjects!