Spent some time in the cat room today
Some of you may know that my family has been looking for a new addition. We were supposed to get a kitten from my moms neighbor but that fell through, then we looked at petsmart and considered a kitten from another oops litter as well as shelter kittens.
Today my kids and I stopped by a local rescue that has a storefront to get an idea of their procedures and such, and it was a wonderful experience. The director was very nice, encouraged us to play with the kittens and spend time with the cats. The kittens were kittens...short attention spans and hard to get a feel for personalities. What I am really looking for is a cat that is like Muffin, laid back, affectionate, people oriented. I tried to take some advise I got on this forum and not get hung up on color or kittens in particular. We went into the adult cat room and sat on the floor to see how the cats would react to us. Several came over right away and rubbed on us and three got right in our laps and layed down at different times. One in particular was all over my son and I, back and forth between our laps. I didn't really want another brown tabby because I have two and I wanted variety, but this was a nice brown tabby boy named Brody, 4 years old, owner surrendered to a shelter and then pulled on his last day by the rescue. The other two were a silver tabby boy and a tortie girl, but my kids can't stop talking about Brody, they are more excited over him than the kittens.
We were approved for adoption and the director told us to just come back when we get back from our vacation next week and basically pick a cat. No guarantee Brody will be there, but if he is, we may have a winner.
Quick question, if a cat is affectionate like that in a shelter environment is that a good indicator of how its personality will be at home?