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April 19, 2008

Mycah has no idea her life is about to get more interesting.

Earlier this week I filled out an application, was interviewed by phone and had my veterinarian references checked, and was ultimately approved to adopt, so today I went to Cat Angels before work to be "interviewed" by the cats.

I had some in mind that I'd seen on the website, but the real question was, would any of them take kindly to me?

I need not have worried.

Cat #1 was amazingly friendly. As I sat down in the room with about ten cats, he walked right over, hopped up on my knee, from my knee onto my shoulder, and parked himself there. I think that means I passed the interview with him. He's a domestic short hair, just three weeks past his first birthday. I've rarely seen such an outgoing cat.

Cat #2, who was raised with the first, also seemed kindly disposed towards me, though he was a bit less outgoing; the staff said that was his usual manner. He's a big fluffy domestic long hair who's three weeks shy of his first birthday. According to the staff, he really enjoys lap time. I expect I'll be FURminating him and vacuuming quite a bit.

The two of them have been raised together at the adoption center; they'll only go out as a pair.

I did spend time in the other rooms full of cats. The younger kittens were adorable, but none showed much interest in me. So, I decided.

Mycah is about to have two younger brothers.

The adoption center has a rule that makes a lot of sense: once you make your decision, you have to have a "cooling off" period — an hour, I think — to consider your decision. Unfortunately, since I had to leave to get to work on time, this meant that the cats did not get to come home with me today. I will be picking them up on Tuesday.

In one way, it's good that I didn't bring them home with me today: I'd have been required to name them "Lexington" and "Concord." I think it's a Federal law of some sort.

I might still do so... but there are other options. The question is, how geeky do I want to get? Being, as I am, a network engineer, I've been thinking of "Ping" and "Trace," though I also think "Packet" would be an excellent name, especially since Ping is already in use.

I did say geek. I meant it.

Posted by Russ at 05:28 PM, April 19, 2008 in Animals

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Those are two very handsome fellows!! We hope Mycah enjoys having two new brothers.

All the best

Brenda & Ninja

Posted by: Brenda at April 19, 2008 07:32 PM

How about Lex and Con?
PS - Now you'll never be able to leave the house for work!! Or fun!!

Posted by: Mom at April 19, 2008 08:03 PM

Looks like those two have made a good choice in picking out a human!

Posted by: jane at April 20, 2008 03:59 AM

Wow two new cats how cool. And tech names hmmm.. I have a tech name myself. My network human likes packet...

Posted by: PIxel at April 20, 2008 04:01 PM

How's 'bout Socket?

Posted by: RTO Trainer at April 20, 2008 07:49 PM

Two new kitties...What fun!

Posted by: Moki at April 20, 2008 08:15 PM

Congratulations on the two new cats! What a nice addition to your household.

Posted by: Yaffa & Sebastian at April 20, 2008 10:23 PM

Concatulations to Mycah and Russ on their new additions. Amazing, isn't it, how one kittie is somehow never enough? :-)

Posted by: Radcliff, Allie, Luna, & Ozzie at April 21, 2008 12:16 PM

Hi! Congratulations. Those kittie are certainly smart to pick you.
I look forward to meeting them and finding out their names!

Posted by: Hendrix at April 21, 2008 05:49 PM

Whatever you name those boys, they have hit the jackpot!

Posted by: Parker at April 21, 2008 06:36 PM

They are adorable! What a wonderful decision you made! I like Trace but have no idea what Packet means... But it sounds like a good name too!
Mrs. OZ

Posted by: The Cat Realm at April 21, 2008 09:23 PM

What a couple of cuties that picked you out! They are going to be great additions to your home and we are sure Mycah will love them!
Your FL furiends,

Posted by: Samantha & Mr. Tigger at April 21, 2008 10:03 PM

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