I've already posted this on Facebook, so I'm sure that most of you already know about our new furry family member. Introducing Booker T. Alley Cat. Jet Black Alley Cat, that is.
1) We adopted him on Friday the 13th. What better time (in my opinion) to adopt a black cat?
2) He's 15.5 pounds. The shelter folks said he was probably about 17 pounds, but then I weighed him. Well, I weighed myself and then hefted the cat and did the math. He's 15.5 pounds.
3) He's solid black. Ok, so he's got a few white hairs on his belly (like 7 of them) and has a few white strays salted (ha ha) throughout his pepper. But he's definitely a black cat.
4) He loves head bumps. I love his head bumps. This is how he says, "I love you!"
5) Did I mention he's huge? We got a window seat thingy for him really, it's probably too small for him. If he stretches while he's on it, he extends significantly on both sides.
6) He's great with the kiddos and the kiddos are great with him. I'll see a kid walk by the bedroom door and a second later I'll see the cat following the kid, close on his or her heels.
7) He no longer has to live in a too-small cage eating next to his litter box and getting no love at all.
8) Part of his name (Jet Black Alley Cat) is for our nephew Zach's band of the same name. They're awesome! (Go to YouTube and search Jet Black Alley Cat - then listen carefully and share extensively!)
We're all very excited!
That is all.
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