Friday, May 02, 2008


The vet's office called yesterday and said they have a litter of kittens, if we'd like to come look at them. The kittens are only 4 weeks old, so not ready to come home with us, but that actually works out well because the next few weeks are going to be very busy in the Norvell household, with many days out of town. So, we're going to look at little tiny kittens today!

We still have the vouchers for the Humane Society, but Jon doesn't really want to go that route since we're not guaranteed healthy animals, and we had such a bad experience last time. By going through the vet's office, we know the entire life history of these kittens (and their mother), plus we know that the vet will be taking good care of them until we can bring them home. If we go through the Humane Society, we had decided to get older cats with stronger immune systems, but we were sad that we would be missing out on the super-cute kitten stage. Through the vet, we'd still have that kitten stage. So, there are a lot of positives to going through the vet, though that would mean we'd lose our money at the Humane Society. However, I'm pretty sure we could reallocate that money to "sponsor" a cat who is less likely to be adopted. By covering the adoption fee, it could encourage someone to adopt a cat that is older, has been at the shelter for a long time, or needs special care. I'll have to see what I can find out about that.

But first, the visit to the vet this afternoon! I'm taking my camera because I don't want to miss out on any photo-op of our potential new babies! I'll let you know what happens! I'm just excited to be petting tiny kittens!

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