The Cat Lady Cometh

Cat owners/lovers generally have one question on their minds: Should I get more cats?

I’ve had Biddy for over 3 years now, and we have a pretty good thing going on. However, over the last few months he’s been really whiny at nothing in particular. He’s such a playful cat, and he seems really lonely during the day. He has a favorite toy that he plays with all the time, but I couldn’t shake the feeling that he’d have more fun with another cat. A kitten who could grow up to be just as playful as Biddy.

I vacillated for a long time about the decision, as I really didn’t want to mess up the dynamic between Biddy and I. But yesterday I decided to go to the Humane Society to see if there were any playful kittens available, just to see.

Of course, I came home with a kitten.

The plan is this: I’m going to give the little guy a few weeks to become best friends with Biddy. My number one concern here is Biddy. If Biddy’s behavior is different (in a bad way) after a few weeks, I’ll take the kitten back to the Humane Society and my payment to them will be a donation.

That being said, so far, so good. The kitten is unbelievably cute (he’s currently pawing at the cursor on my monitor), and he’s very playful. He and Biddy have played chase several times today, and we all took a nap together on the bed earlier. I keep trying to find cute things to put the kitten into (I’m open to suggestions).

I also don’t have a name for the little guy. I want it to be two syllables and not sound like “Biddy.” So far I’ve thought of “Panda” and “Ying Yang” for his coloring…neither really do it for me. What do you think?