If you know me well, you know I have a weakness for kitties. For most of my life, I've had a little fur ball around. In fact, I technically have my little Lissy at my parent's home - if she wasn't so dependent on the Great Outdoors, I'd bring her down here in a heartbeat. But coming from a very quiet dead end, surrounded by acres of woods to a street lined with houses and a smaller backyard, well, that might be a little too much for her.
So a few months ago, I tried to convince Joe to get a little kitty. He held strong on no, but said we could get one when we finally got a house. The night we signed our final papers on our home, he said, "you know what this means? We can get a cat now..." Imagine my reaction and times that by 10 - that's how excited I was.
But there was one more hurdle - our upcoming vacation. Cats are easy to care for when you go on vacation, but kittens are a whole different story. So we had to wait some more until we could invite a fur ball or two into our lives. When I saw the latest litter on the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee, I just had to ask when they would be take-home ready. And guess what? It was right after we got home from vacation! Perfect.
Now the hard part: which one do I choose?! Turns out, there are many, many valid reasons why it's better to adopt two kittens rather than just one. That made the decision a little easier - we got to choose two! Yesterday, we went to visit the litter - which inevitably made me want to adopt all five - but decided on two little babes to invite into our home. These two were always playing together and seemed to gravitate to us the most. They have already been named through an amazing fundraiser, Sherman (orange boy) and Pheona (tabby girl). To respect the fundraiser and those that donated hundreds to name these little ones, we plan to keep their names in some capacity.
So meet Fiona and Gustav Sherman.
Seriously, aren't they the cutest little buggers you've ever seen?!