... to introduce you all to the newest member of our family!!
This is Miikka (pronounced MEE-ka). She is a four month old tortoise shell short hair kitten that we picked up yesterday. Matthew and I discovered her at the pet store (Petland) on Friday and fell in love. We took Alex back with us on Friday night and then the entire family went to see her yesterday afternoon.
We have been back and forth about getting a cat for several months now. Bruce and I got two cats when we first moved in together back in 1990 and we had to put them down in 2005 and 2006. We both said we'd never get cats again as we are both allergic and no one around here likes to scoop the litter box.
I know that there are lots of cats in shelters looking for good homes.... but in our defense, this was a cat that was surendered to this pet store.... this cat comes from a litter that a family couldn't find homes for. I don't often "believe" in buying animals from pet stores, but we really like that Petland not only guarantees their animals (a one year "warranty" for genetic issues) but part of the purchase price goes to their Pets for Life foundation that helps rescue animals.
So far, Milo and Miikka are getting along OK. Everywhere Miikka goes, Milo follows. There has been no biting or scratching or hissing which is a good thing. Milo is jealous, of course, as he is used to being the only furry thing getting attention in this house. He'll get used to it I'm sure.
Finally.... another girl in my house!