There is a saying.
That saying is, "You find true love when you are not looking for it."
That saying is quite true. That is what happened with ZMrK and I.
It happened to both of us last weekend. We were not looking for another cat, and we absolutely were not looking for a kitten. Then we met this little booger who was for adoption at our vet's office.
(Gratuitous "cats n rack" shot there.)
Luciano is about 3 months old, and is as devilish as he is cute.
We realize that he looks like a mini Ken, and I realize he looks like a mini George (another former cat of mine) as well. Most black domestic shorthairs have this look.
He hasn't quite grown into his legs, which are like that of a Great Dane puppy.
He sure knows how to stretch though:
Ellie is slowly warming to his charms, but for now looks perpetually annoyed.
They have at least both been sleeping on the bed with us the past two nights. Luciano seems to be a pillow cat -- he likes to sleep next to our heads. That works for now, while he weighs about 3-5 pounds, but within a few months he is probably going to more than double his weight. It will be very interesting to see how that happens, huh?
He had a buddy at the vet's office in Atari, the office cat. Atari is a big love, and he and Luciano had some wrestling matches:
There are also some kittens a month younger than Luciano for adoption, but he was a little too much for them to play with.
The good news is that Ellie does like to play rough; she and Ken did it constantly, with her usually being the instigator. I think she'll be happy (and maybe lose a little bit of excess weight) once she realizes that Luciano is game for it. I can't wait to see the forced grooming!
So, welcome Luciano to our family!!!