As some of you may know, my beloved Somali (a cat breed for any who are confused) Alistair Flash was killed on September 22nd. I have had a feline-shaped hole in my broken heart, and even though I'm OBVIOUSLY a dog-lover, I missed having a kitty cat. So, after careful research and soul-searching, I decided the next cat I got would have to fill the following criteria:
Big (I'm a big-dog person, and I'm a big-cat person, too)
Fluffy (because, well, duh, look at my dog)
Laid-back (aka, not trying to get outside every.waking.second)
Good with other pets
It was a tough order to fill, but then a miracle happened, and I found the lovely RAGDOLL breed. I read everything I could about them, and looked at many Youtube videos; incidentally, a LOT of them seem to live in GSD houses, which confirmed my belief that GSD-owners are the smartest people on the planet.
So I selected a Seal Colorpoint male kitten who is coming to his new home on Sunday!
I predict many sleepless nights, and some transition with his new big sister, but let's all give a warm welcome to Mr. Hamilton* Needham
I'll keep you all posted on how Athena reacts to her new little brother.
*Note: The breeder already named him Charlie, so the files may have that name still.