No, it's not Anakin. Ivan and I are pleased to present the newest member of our family, little miss yet to be named!
I have been wanting to add a third kitty to the party for so long now but Ivan was not really into the idea (he is what stands between me and crazy cat lady status) so I dropped it. I had mostly given up on another fur baby until this weekend when I saw Ivan fall in love with a sweet little baby Anakin look alike at a pet store in Erie. I really prefer to bring home cats from shelters (Anakin and Farva were both rescues) so please no judgment on buying a pet store kitten. When it's love, it's love!
After camping, Kaylah, Kevin, Ivan and I made our way to Erie for our usual baked tofu sandwiches, junk shopping and visit to the photobooth. When we made it to the photobooth portion of our journey there was a cleaning man standing in front of it with his big gargabe container so we took a detour to the pet store.
I saw this cute little orange kitty right away and went and stuck my fingers and face up to the cage. She started pawing and meowing and I fell in love. I fall in love with cats pretty easily though so this is not really breaking news. The difference with this little kitten is that Ivan came over and stuck his fingers and face up to the cage and I could totally tell by the look on his face that he loved this kitty too. Ivan is definitely a cat lover (he was before I was) but he is not usually that interested in cats we run into at pet stores. That's how I knew that there was a chance we would be taking this little girl home. That, and when I asked Ivan if we had seen this kitty in Canada would we get her he said, "Mayyybe" in a way that totally means yes because usually Ivan's answer when we talk about another cat is absolutely not.
We walked away to look at the other animals and somewhere in there I had Kaylah look up on her phone the deal with buying animals in the States and taking them into Canada. I always thought it was not an option but apparently it is pretty common and no trouble at all. Well...the rest is pretty obvious. We took this litttle girl out of the cage, played around and finally Ivan said I had to make the final decision which he obviously knew would be yes.
So, that's the story of how we went camping and came home with an American cat. She totally has an accent when she meows. I really didn't think I would ever buy a cat at a pet store, or in America, or get one that looks almost exactly like Anakin but you can't help who you fall in love with.
There is still a bunch of hissing and growling going on over here which stresses me out a lot but I'm hoping that all the kitties will be best friends soon. I will keep everyone updated on our new princess and let you know what the heck we end up naming her. I was so unprepared for this!