Please allow me to deviate from my normal blog nob fare of craft crochet thingies to tell you about KittyKind (and also my cats). So we adopted Mister a few years ago after we moved into the Crooked Nook. Marty was working late nights, and I wanted a buddy around.
Anyways, it was fine until Marty got normal hours, and then Mister started to seem to be more like purring furniture than a lively pet. He doesn't care for playing so for the 3 hours at night we were home, he pretty much continued to lay around until bed time. What a sad existence!
Anyways, we were very blessed to have such a sweet cat. Neither of us were cat people AT ALL, but in NYC it's hard to have a dog if you have a busy lifestyle and a small apartment. Every single human who has met Mister has fallen in love with him. He is not shy and will work his way onto anyone's lap for a purr session. In fact, at KittyKind his listing said: "100% chance of...love showers." KittyKind is a no-kill shelter. It's so hard to believe, but Mister was actually returned once because he was TOO snuggly. I am not even joking.Sooo we were both very skeptical about adopting another cat. We had a good thing going with Mister: he is so sweet and completely non-destructive. One night I was volunteering at KittyKind, and I mentioned fostering a kitten. Five days later we had a munchkin. Things were rocky for less than a month, with Mister hissing & sometimes attacking Topher. Now, Topher is just as much a snuggler as Mister (slightly more shy), and Marty adopted him a month later:
Anyways, the moral of the story is: if you live in NY, you should consider adopting from KittyKind! And if you don't, you should consider adopting your cat and supporting no-kill shelters. Here is Topher's success story on the KittyKind blog.