I know I was just complaining about the new kittens yesterday. Dumping water on the head happens, yo! Well, we aren't done with expanding the feline portion of our family. Meet Avery. He is a 9 week old Ragamuffin kitten who will be taking a long flight up from Georgia on May 9th to join us. Then that's it! We're done with cats. For a while.
Here's what happened. Gia was heartbroken when Sydney passed. In her grief, all she could do was look at kittens on Ragamuffin breeder sites. Problem was there are none local. Used to be, but for some reason there aren't anymore. She got Syd from a breeder in Connecticut, but they have since stopped breeding. So she found this one breeder she really liked and started communicating with her by email. Told her about Syd, shared some pics and some tears and she let us know about a few litters that she was expecting soon. A deposit was sent and Avery was born 9 weeks ago.
He is an only kitten. Huh? That sounds weird. What I meant to say is he was the only kitten in his litter. His mom was what the breeder affectionately called a "roller" meaning she wasn't fond of the feline sex act. Hard to breed. Avery is her last kitten as she is now officially retired. But another one of her cats had a full litter the week before so Avery has had plenty of playmates from the get go.
He is going to gradually add some color to the white, and you can see glimpses of it in the picture below. Maybe some champagne streaks to go with the white. However he turns out we are getting constant updates from the breeder about what a great cat he is. I wondered if it was part of the sales pitch, but we have already purchased him so she's got nothing to gain by exaggerating. We hope.
So why did we get the other kittens when we knew we'd be getting a new Rag in a few months? Well, karma I guess. When I took Syd to the Vet after he passed our two kittens (Wolowitz and Gogo) were there waiting to be adopted. And we were a little guilty to buy a new cat when there are so many waiting to be adopted at shelters. So we appeased our guilt with the twins and they are awesome! I have to download new pics of them from our camera later to show you. The distinct personalities on these guys crack us up. Gogo is becoming very attached to Gia and Sammi (our eldest cat). Wolowitz, however, is my guy. Especially while I am on the computer. I am alternately scratching his belly and typing this post right now. Everything takes a bit longer when he decides he needs to be stroked.
Kinda like me in a way.
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. All the baby Ragamuffins are doing it.