Anyone who meets my cat Basil loves him. People who weren’t “cat people” before admit that maybe cats can be as cool as dogs. People who were allergic to cats before don’t mind taking medication so they can be around Basil longer. Basil is a great cat.
Lately, Basil’s been acting as an ambassador for the local SPCA. My mom and dad adopted two kittens while they were here helping me move, and Mark (who recently brought the renegade kittens to my house, and who pet-sit for Basil and Hilda while I was in NY) adopted a kitten yesterday. The kitten’s name is Gray. She’s a Russian Blue (or as close as a shelter cat can get), so sometimes she’s pale silver and sometimes she’s dark, almost teal blue, depending on the light.
There were maybe 3 dozen kittens at the shelter yesterday… not counting cats over 6 mos. old, of which there were at least that many over again. Kittens are 2 for the price of 1 ($95) and adult cats are half price ($35).