On Saturday before we went recliner-hunting, we stopped into Petco for some kitty food and got caught up looking at the adoption animals that were in the store. One was a particularly sweet looking adult kitty named Big Red – he was a gorgeous red color and had the sweetest face. He fit the profile of our other cats (neutered, front declawed, mellow) and I begged Denis to let us take him home. The woman said he had all his medical needs updated because the woman that found him had EVERYTHING done to make sure he was healthy before sending him to the shelter for adoption. The adoption fee was $75.
We told the woman we’d think about it, and went off to buy the recliner. After making that purchase, we opted not to go back for Big Red. It’s just not smart to introduce another cat when 1) I’m pregnant, 2) Cooper is a spaz, 3) Denis and I are both working full-time, 4) we’ve already got four. So we’ve decided to wait until after I have The Kid to see if we feel like adding another cat to the household.
As I told Ace, what’s the difference between having four cats vs. five? Not much!! But we rest assured in the fact that Big Red is sure to be adopted quickly because he’s beautiful, affectionate, and healthy. BUT if I go back in a month and he’s still there – I’m bringing him home.