On Thursday, I decided to check out the local Humane Society. I have been toying with the idea of getting another cat, and I really wanted to find someplace where I could volunteer during the day before work, too. I had volunteered at the Central Missouri Humane Society, and I have had pets my whole life. I talk to animals as if they were my children. They don't even have to be mine. I fit in at the Humane Society.
After I signed in at Savannah's shelter, I walked around the dog corrals. I talked to the dogs, played with some puppies and imagined adopting every single one of them. Then, I ventured into the cat room. It was almost dinner time, so they were very active, vocal and, of course, ADORABLE. I eavesdropped onto a conversation between one of the workers and a younger couple. The couple was interested in fostering kittens, but they ended up exceeding the pet-per-apartment limit. After they left, I asked a bit more questions about the fostering process and ended up filling out an application. The next day, I went back to pick up five five-week-old kittens.
And now for the pictures...
There are three black and white kittens, but their black has some red tints to it, too. The other two are all black. They came with "Spaceballs"-influenced names, but I will probably be changing them. If you know my history with "Spaceballs," you'll understand. The names are completely arbitrary anyway because they will be renamed when they are adopted.
I will have them for 3-4 weeks until they weigh enough to be adopted out.
They are all holed up in my bathroom for a couple of reasons. #1 So I can keep an eye on them. #2 Because Maia doesn't quite like them yet. She is being all "My momma is trying to replace me" and whining about it. Hopefully, she will get use to them in a week or so. That's what the professionals say at least.
Here's all five of them. They like each other. They also make a huge mess. You know how kids like throwing dirt and sand at each other? That's what these five do with kitty litter. The cuteness makes up for it. Revel in the cuteness.