My husband and I went to dinner at my sister's house on Friday night. The plan was that my husband would fix my sister's computers and my sister and I and one of our friends would watch movies ("Idiocracy" and "Dirty Love," in case you were wondering). Not long after we sat down to eat, a very hyper version of this darted across the room:
My sister had been telling me about an adorable, snuggly, black kitten at her vet's office. She thought I should have this kitten. I agreed that I would be willing to go to her vet's office and meet the kitten. I thought we might do so on Friday afternoon, but when I called my sister to ask if she wanted to go to lunch with me, she was headed to a doctor's appointment, so I didn't think any more of it.
So obviously my sister decided at some point to take things a few steps further. I think it's safe to say that I was rather surprised to be bringing home a kitten that night.
I had originally meant to lock the kitten in the bathroom and let my old cats discover her gradually. It took about 10 seconds for her to flip out after being left alone in the bathroom, so I immediately scrapped that plan and just opened the door and let the cats sort things out on their own.
The kitten is about four months old and possessed of seemingly boundless energy. The other cats are not warming up to her much yet, although my male cat let her sort of snuggle against him on the couch today, so that's some progress. I think both older cats would kind of like to play, but not if it means ceding any authority. I think they'll all get along after a while.
We've kicked around some ideas for names, but nothing is really sticking yet. The vet's office called her Silver because she has a little bit of white fur on her chest and belly. My sister suggested Olive because she has green eyes, but I already know a cat named Olive. I've considered Niobe, Xena and Asia, but I'm not 100% convinced about any of those.
Do you like any of the names we've thought of? Do you have any name suggestions for a black, female kitten with green eyes? Help me name my new kitten!