Sunday, September 23, 2012

Date 56 - Here Kitty, Kitty!

Date: Sunday, September 16, 2012
Type: Family
Cost: $$
Planned By: Dani & Adam (but mostly Dani)

I have been wanting a pet for a long time. Adam really wants a puppy. Because we live downtown in a small apartment I thought that was a bad idea. I told him we should get a kitty. He's never had a cat before so he insisted on saying no. I begged and pleaded for about a week and I was really bad on Saturday. I made him look at the Cleveland APL website. He thought the kittens were pretty cute. Somehow... still not sure how... he changed his mind and gave in to all my nagging!! I couldn't believe it.
So we went online and looked at all the kittens up for adoption at the APL. We found one we really liked. He looked very poised in his picture, he was four months old, and he was already housetrained.

We assumed we were definitely going to come home with a kitten so we went to PetCo and got all the supplies; litterbox, litter, food, treats, comfy bed, toys and a scratching post.
When we got to the APL we didn't have much trouble finding him. He looked just like the kitty in the picture and was sleeping. He wasn't as playful as the younger kittens, but we took him out to play with anyway. He did not want to play. He just wanted to run away from us and go back in his cage where he felt safe. So we put him back and looked at the other kitties. We kept going back to him though because we actually started to like that he wasn't meowing and begging for attention like the other kittens. He started to warm up to us a little, and we just decided to get him and hope for the best!
His birthday is March 10 which means he's actually six months old. I think the APL was trying to pull a fast one on us and make us pay the kitten price. Doesn't matter though because we thought it was going to be $95 for a kitten and in reality they had a deal going on and it was only $33 for a kitten!! We gave the APL a $17 donation a long with it. They gave us a cardboard carrier and a bag of food, and we were on our way with our new kitten.
We decided to name him Obadiah Neubauer, but we call him Obi. He meowed all the way home. Once in the elevator and out of the car he was much calmer. When we set his box down in the living room and opened it up he looked around and quickly got out. He was very curious and not afraid of anything. Unlike at the APL, Obi really likes to play and cuddle, he especially likes to cuddle with Adam on the couch. He already likes his bed although at night he prefers to sleep with us in our bed. He is pretty well behaved and is getting used to us being at work during the day. Obi is a sweet little kitty and now we are all a happy little family!

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