Actually, the flowers are fake and I didn't buy them. I got them from my cousin's wedding shower (my birthday was the closest to the wedding date). I won't be too heartbroken if they get destroyed. =oD
As for how I picked him out...I had gone to that Humane Society the Wed. before and I didn't really see any cats that I felt *something* with. I went back Saturday (yesterday) to see if there were anymore cats brought in. I went into the isolation room (where cats are held before they can be adopted) and I noticed his sign said he'd be ready to go on Sept. 1. =o) I picked him up, he nuzzled my face and it was love. The boyfriend held him and he did the same thing to him.
Even though the boyfriend and I do not live together, we're together almost all the time, so it's important that my pets and he get along.