Of course, walking into a pet store with a big banner that says "Cat Adoption Event," comes with some degree of awareness. But honest! We were just going to visit cats, just visit. Cats. Nothing else. Perfectly innocent activity.
They're brothers. They need a home! We did visit cats, and kittens, and these two were engaging, and docile, and cute, and Alex and I were done for! Next thing I know... I am turning in applications. From here we went to the thrift store, where I spent 13 dollars on 2 cat carriers, and four food dishes, and a book. I think the cat carriers being there was a sign! These kitties are coming home with us!
Our applications were accepted and the very next night we came home with two kitty brothers, that were very quickly named in the car ride home!
Tori and her mom met us at the pet store, and so did Alex and Bambi. Geoff got a big surprise when we came home, where we were joined by Armand, then Janece, Paul, and Amira! Have two kitties ever enjoyed such a welcome home?
Things we learned the first day with the kitties...
1. Sakamoto misses nursing, and is comforted by sucking on his brother's toes.
2. Feynman has a resigned tolerance for his brother's needs.
3. Feynman is drowsy and not vocal.
4. Sakamoto is shy, and timid, but noisy.
5. Feynman is bold, an explorer, a scout.