Just wondering how you found your cat(s) or if they found you??
I had lost my best buddy, Roxanne, in Feb. of 1998 after having her for 12 years. She fought a liver ailment for just over a year, but it got to be too much for her and I had to put her to sleep. I knew I was going on vacation that year in June, so I waited to look for another. That gave me plenty of time to think of what I wanted.
I knew I wanted two female kittens from the same litter (to keep each other company while I worked). Roxie was black and white. Before her, I had AJ who was a tan tabby, before him, Twink who was a gray tabby, and my first cat was a Siamese named Samantha, better known as Sammy Pie. So I wanted something different. Always had wanted a calico, but also wanted a long haired gray and white cat. I never thought I would be able to find both from the same litter so I decided at least one of what I wanted would be fine.
The day after I returned from vacation, I was at work and happened to be looking at the "free" section in the paper at the beginning of my shift. I wasn't planning on getting my kittens so soon, but there it was, my answer listed in the paper. "Two female kittens, one calico, one gray and white fluffy." Couldn't believe it. But I wasn't prepared at all for them. I called anyway and the woman told me I was the first one to call and she would hold them until I could come and see them right after work. But I still didn't have a way to get them home safely so a fellow EMT who lived in the area, gave me her cat carrier to borrow.
After my shift ended, I went to see the kittens and was very hesitant when I pulled up to a run down farmhouse. I wondered what kind of health condition they would be in. I rang the bell, was let inside and there they were, curled up together on the kitchen rug. The woman gave me Alley first and she looked into my eyes and it was love at first site. Katie was a little shy but adorable. Both had bright eyes and were very active. I wasn't there five mins. before I had them in the carrier and was on my way home. I stopped at Pet Depot and bought everything I needed, and the next day the vet gave them a clean bill of health. Ten years later, I still think back to how I almost didn't call about them because I wasn't prepared at all for them and am so glad my fellow EMT helped me out!
Didn't take long for Katie to overcome her shyness. Now she loves attention from anybody who will give it to her. Alley is a "mommy's cat" and prefers just me and usually hides when others are at the house.
Well, that's my story, please share yours!!