Date: Sunday, September 16, 2012
Planned By: Dani & Adam (but mostly Dani)
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.
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.