We had had our two cats since the September 13, 2001. We had originally planned for our 1 year anniversary on going out to dinner to the restaurant where we had our first "real date": Windows on the World. Needless to say, we never made it. Instead, we went to the mall by our house to hit a restaurant there. while we were walkign around, we saw some kittens in the window of the pet store with a sign saying they had been abandoned there, and wouldpeople please adopt them. Well, this was too much for my husband and myself, espeially since he had been talking about getting a cat, so we went in and got a couple of kittens. They wre my first pets ever. I was so scared to even hold them. We named them Merlin and Morgan. They were both boys.
The husband had had cats before...and is allergic to them. We quickly had to get him to an allergist and get him the desensitizing shots and allergy medication. For a while we even had to think about giving the kittens away, but ended up changing our minds at the last minute when the husband found some meds that worked.
Well, not a week after we moved to Texas, Merlin got out of the house and never came home. In New York, they had been indoor/outdoor cats, so we had had a hck of a time keeping them indoors while they got used to the new house, but we were hopeful he would ocme home soon.
After 2 weeks, we were prety nervous. We started putting up signs and calling local shelters and vet offices. Finally, it looked like he had turned up at a shelter way up north in town. I hopeed int he car and went to check.
It wasn't him.
As the tech and I checked to see if the tuxedo they had brought in was mine, a little orange kitten kept trying to get my attention. he mewled, he batted at my arm, he rubbed himself up against the cage. I caved.
The cat at the shelter was not Merlin, but in 3 days, Kevin was going home with us.
I checked the other shelters. Glinda came home from one, but a trip to the vet showed that she was very ill. She went back. :(