He's a fluffy, orange cat that we are already so in love with. He came from a litter of 7. Phil knew he wanted a boy, and orange cats are typically boys (which is something I learned - I think it's so interesting that gender and fur color are linked). There were 3 unclaimed orange cats, so on Friday afternoon we drove down to a farm in southeastern Minnesota where they were born to pick out our kitten.
The 3 orange kittens were all so cute, but we were drawn to the fluffiest of the 3.
The other 2 orange cats were going to homes in Minneapolis, so we took all three back with us. We timed our departure perfectly as the kittens started to nap when we were leaving.
|Oscar (the one sleeping) with his brothers|
On Friday morning, Phil's co-workers threw him a "cat shower" so there were lots of goodies waiting at home for Oscar. Phil's love for cats is something that is very well-known so I am not too surprised that his co-workers got him some gifts. Plus he works at a very close-knit company (I'm envious of his work environment).
Oscar lived outside at the farm but so far he's acclimating well to being an indoor cat. He's a little tentative/shy but I am sure he'll warm up to us as he gets more used to his environment. Phil introduced him to his first toy and he loved it.
I'm so excited that Phil has a cat of his own now!
Do you have any pets? We had a cat when I was in high school but he was an outdoor cat so this will be my first experience with an indoor pet!