I somehow manage to convince Chris that getting a kitten was a good idea.
This was back in the fall. Since then, the SPCA hasn’t had any kittens at all – until now. I should explain that while we would absolutely love to get an adult cat, a kitten would just have an easier transition and fit in better with our two adult boys who are already happy and settled in their home. Adult adoptable cats don’t get as much attention as kittens do, and the kittens have guaranteed forever homes once they’re ready, because no one can resist a kitten. But the adult cats are where it’s at! I myself have adopted two adult cats from the SPCA over the years, and they were both beauties with stories to tell and lots of love to share. So if you’re considering adopting a pet, choose an adult; they need you more, and in your home, with comfort, love and safety, they’ll be happier than you could believe.
In Yellowknife, the NWTSPCA has been raising money for years to build their new shelter, and finally last year it was finished and opened. One day while perusing Facebook I happened upon this photo, posted by the NWTSPCA:
The very next day Chris and I went in to meet them. There were 11 kittens from three mothers in total, all adoptable, even the mothers. Our friend fell in love with the idea of a kitten and decided to adopt one, too – and take her mother as well! So we spent time with the kittens, learning which ones were which, and we settled on Kitten #4 (The grey and white one):
He was one of only two boys, which worked out well for us because boys are generally easier than girls, in my experience, and our two adult cats are boys. We decided to name him Ace, after the Blue Jays mascot (World Series 2013 baby!!), and because it seemed to suit him.
So, world, meet Ace. He’ll be home with us in a matter of hours.