It's a long, long story filled with drama, but I finally have two cats. First of all, as you can see, they are two orange / white kitten brothers, aged 10 weeks. They were born in the shelter on 9/1 and were just separated from their mom about a week ago.
They tell us these cats are healthy except for a case of roundworm parasite, which we need to bring them back to the vet for a few times, but I hear that that is a common thing.
So let me just say that this is without a doubt one of the most difficult decisions I've ever had to make. There are so many great cats at the shelters and the ones we adopted probably did not "choose us" as much as we chose them.
First, we went to Northshore Animal League where we almost adopted a pair of brothers who were black and calico respectively. They were really, really sweet, jumping into our arms and playing with us, but something didn't feel right to me so, much to my fiancee's annoyance, I made us go to another shelter.
At the next shelter, there were three sets of kittens we considered: a pair of black/white tuxedo cats, a black brother /grey brother combo, and two orange/white brothers. At first, we almost decided to adopt another black/calico pair b/c they were just so affectionate and playful, but at the last minute, I just didn't want to give up on my dream of adopting orange kittens.
The problem -- if there is one -- with these kittens is that they are shy around people. They didn't particularly enjoy being picked up by humans and they weren't as playful as other cats in the shelter, but in the end, I just couldn't fight the feeling that I would regret it if I didn't adopt the orange babies.
So far, they are very curious about the apartment, but afraid of us. So do you think they'll grow to like us?