we thought we'd just go look at a few, see what they had for little kitties. we didn't have anything in mind really.
we saw one little guy in particular that we liked, but he needs a friend because he gets scared when he's left alone. there were two other kitties we liked, so we opted for two--whichever would be a better match for the little fella we liked most.
we left, went to subway for some lunch and got a call from the lady at the shelter about 20 minutes after we'd left to say that we'd been approved and that this one particular kitty with a sensitive eye (who we liked a lot) would make a good partner for the previously mentioned little guy.
we went home and got the house kitty-ready (food out, litter boxes filled, etc), picked up the carrier and made sure it was alright with ryan's parents that we get two kittens instead of the planned one and off we went back to the shelter.
the lady said that she knew from the moment we walked in that we'd be good for any of the cats and that she'd called her supervisor and told her that she didn't want to lose us and wanted us to have these two kitties (we'd told her all about max and his struggle, so she knew we'd do anything for our pets, and i think that was the most important attribute in a pet owner as far as this shelter was concerned). they were really nice people who really care about putting these saved cats in good homes where they will be safe and happy.
and so... i introduce to you jack and rowdy:
jack (7mnths), with squidgy right eye (he needs medicine for it when it gets inflamed) and loves to be picked up and cuddled
and rowdy (5mnths), a little pudgy and a lot rowdy; doesn't like to be left alone and doesn't like to be carried around or held too much
we've been having a good time getting to know them. they make me think of max a lot... they're both mostly orange... completely unplanned, but it's hard not to be reminded of max when i see them. they're so different and lovable. it's a happy place here again. oh, and i have three catfish too, who seem to be doing alright ^_^