My new adoptions: Buddy and Rupert
Rupert's story: My boyfriend and I were wanted to get a kitten (finally) and he wanted an all black cat. I've had a lot of experience taming ferals and about 75% of them were all black too, so feeling nostalgic I decided to check out craigslist. Within the past hour was a posting for a found all black kitten that was lost near the freeway. The person who found it isn't necessarily a cat person but didn't want to leave it there. So I took "her" off their hands. He was Mary-Jane at the time. But when I got him and looked at his face, I could tell he was a boy (I was so glad I didn't go off and buy a pink color or anything!) Well despite that this kitten may have a name-complex (he's probably been at LEAST three names by now), we couldn't name him a girl name! So Rupert came to be. He was about 8-10 weeks when we adopted him.
(After a few days with Rupert)
Buddy's story: Rupert loves basking in the sun behind the venetian blinds and saying hi to all the neighbor kitties. One of these cats was Buddy. He had no collar and was about a month older than Rupert. He kept hanging around and there was no word of a lost cat. Well since Rupert was obsessed with his presence we decided to risk opening the door and seeing how they would act. Typical meet and greet for about a few minutes and then they started fighting (for play). We decided to take him in (Rupert was a needy kitten so the attention from Buddy was good for us). After two days of practically non-stop play-fighting, they both became fully adapted (which is surprising for me being so quick, but then again, I was used to ferals!) We took notice of any lost cat/kitten signs for a few weeks but saw nothing. Went door to door to ask if he was lost and heard nothing. So I guess he was an abandoned kitten!
Rupert's personality: Playful, loving, affectionate, needy, feels self-deserving of anything and everything. He knows it's rough outside and prefers to stay indoors. He'll meet you at the door but doesn't want to go out. (I prefer it that way anyway!) Friendly with other animals. He loves loves loves treats of any kind. He doesn't care if the treat ultimately brushes his teeth or not. He may be smaller than Buddy but he thinks he can handle his own. There are many times when he will get real rough with Buddy and since it doesn't bother Buddy he will get rough back. Then Rupert is all "whine-whine". I keep yelling at Rupert "If you can't take the heat, then get out of the kitchen!!!" But he's one persistent kitten.
Buddy's personality: Like most snowshoes, he's playful, affectionate and adores attention from people, but he can be independent and patient if someone is too busy to give him attention right that second. He will even wait until you're done. Always the first one to greet me at the door. Always curious of everything around him and loves playing outside. Unfortunately with the way our apartment complex is, it's best to make him stay inside. Management is bad and they have no problems calling to have the cat picked up. (This place had my car towed when it was parked in front of my apartment door. Why? Because I didn't drive it for two days so they deemed it abandon.) Anyway! While Rupert has pecking order with food, Buddy is the king of the toys.
I will post photos in the reply to this.