I have till Tuesday to make up my mind. I've narrowed things down to three kitties and here is where I am having difficulty deciding.
I went to my local Humane Society. It is the "Hilton" of shelters. Beautiful, clean, spacious, unbelievably nice. There are hand-knitted, crocheted and quilted blankets with their beds. I was there while they were delivering a cartfull of clean "linen". Lots of interesting toys and beds. I was quite impressed.
Here are the advantages and disadvantages of all three kitties:
1. Ompah - the minute I walked in I didn't see him as I walked by and he "called" to me and talked and purred. Not the kind of cat appearance-wise I was looking for but he won my heart. When returned to his cage, everytime I looked at another cat, he was extremely vocal and wanted to be #1.
2. Skywalker - is known to be extremely affectionate but was busy exploring when I had him in a room to myself. Beautiful cat. Eventually warmed up to me. He is the Humane Society's favorite of the group.
But here is where the problem is:
I went to another humane society. I was appalled. Cats, cats, cats, everywhere. It appeared that there were not enough cages so there were cats up high, down low, running around. The place appeared out of control. Pretty clean considering how many animals but still not the greatest. No kidding, as I walked by the cages, all the cats were reaching out with their paws through the bars to get my attention. It was like they really wanted out of there. It broke my heart. How do you decide among so many friendly cats.
Jillian - is the most beautiful cat I've ever seen, extremely friendly and one of those reaching out to me at that shelter. If she had been at the first shelter, she would have moved to the top choice.
Though I am assured that Jillian has been checked by a vet, and that I will get a free vet visit with the adoption, I'm not sure that they are being legitimate with their information.
So, do I rescue one of these unfortunate animals or go with the humane society closer to home and adopt Ompah who loved me right away.
Isn't this silly!!!! If I could, I'd bring all three home.
So how many of my readers are animal lovers? I look forward to your comments.