Meet the kittens!

I am a dog person. I swear! But dogs require more time and attention than I can spare right now: they need to be housebroken, trained, taken out to pee at least twice a day, and exercised at least an hour a day. Otherwise, you end up with a frustrated, unhappy pup on your hands.

I finally had to bite the bullet and admit it: if I wanted pets, my lifestyle was much more suited to cats. So I perused the “kittens available for adoption” section of the Toronto Cat Rescue website, and lo and behold: there was a litter of 3-month-old kittens who the foster person described as “cuddle machines.” My partner Julian, a crazy cat lady in his own right, agreed that we should adopt two brothers (so they’d have company when we were off at work).

Yesterday my cat-loving coworker (the one who introduced me to the Toronto Cat Rescue website in the first place) took me to go pick up the kittens. There were six in the litter, and as soon as we entered the room, they all ran to us and started purring and cuddling. I took home a black one with a tiny white patch on his chest (Comma) and a black and white one (Sir William Purrington III–don’t blame me, Julian named that one!).

They’re settling in nicely. They quickly converted Julian’s winter accessory shelves into beds:
Comma & Sir William Purrington III

It’s pretty hard to get clear shots of them, as they don’t stay still very long, but here are a few more pictures.

Comma chilling on a cushion:

Sir William Purrington III takes his turn on the cushion:

Many more pictures on my Flickr!

2 responses to “Meet the kittens!

  1. Aww they’re so cute! They look pretty big for being only 3 months old! What are you going to call Sir William Purrington III for short? I’m sure you don’t want to be calling that out all the time!
    I’m like you, I’m definitely a dog person, and a big dog person at that, but if I couldn’t get a dog, I’d definitely go for a cat if that were possible.

    • I call Sir William Purrington III Bill (or Sir Bill) for short, but Julian insists that the only acceptable nickname is Sir William. 🙂

      We *think* they’re 3 months old, but we rescued them so we can’t be 100% sure.

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