So, we made the decision... then we just had to find the right kitten. So, yesterday we were looking up some kitten places on the internet. We found one in SC - but we would have to drive over 2 hours to see it. So, what do we do? We pick the kids up from school a bit early and take a drive. This individual had two kittens... two little sisters. On the way there we were discussing how we were only getting ONE kitten. We had decided on the little gray one after the individual sent us pictures of them. I was dead set on coming home with only one kitten. I began to worry though how we would choose.... how would we leave just ONE behind.. all. by. itself?
Tim apparently has a heart of stone - or so he thinks, because he said he is not emotionally attached to either cat based on a picture, so he has no problem leaving one behind. Yeah, until we get there and he sees them, and he becomes instantly emotionally attached. I was determined to come home with one cat... but the kids saw the crack in the wall. The weak link... and it was Tim. Oh how Tim was torn. Oh how could we leave just one. What if no one wanted her? They have ever only had each other (there were only two kittens in the litter). My biggest problem was we had only chosen ONE name. The kids divided and conquered. If they couldn't decide on one together, then maybe chances were better that they would get both.... They figured this all out through body language and eye contact. So, Tim... which ONE do you want? Oh, he couldn't choose... they were BOTH so cute (and they were), they were BOTH so lovable (and they were)... so Tim made the executive decision to get both. I'm kinda glad we did, because they didn't make a peep the entire way home. They just kept each other company.
Still my biggest problem was ONLY ONE NAME. We had only chosen Mocha as a name. The entire way home we discussed names. I finally came up with Shadow and we all agreed. So, without further adeu....
And the two sisters together