Everyone, say hello to Jack! (I apologize for the poor quality of these pictures. I'll get better ones after he's had a chance to settle in.)
Jack is an eight-month old kitten who I adopted from the local animal advocacy group. They run a thrift store in town and all proceeds go toward the animal shelter and their low-cost spay and neuter program. Jack was apparently adopted once before and later returned (possibly because he is a somewhat feisty kitty, though not in a bad way to me), and when I took the kiddo in yesterday to see the two cats, he also fell in love. So, after filling out an application, a glowing recommendation from my vet, and paying an adoption fee, Jack came home to live with us today.
Prissy is currently sulking (as she did when Gwen came to live here), but when they first met, Jack sniffed her and then walked off elsewhere to explore. However, when the dogs were allowed back inside, Jack did not respond too well. Once Sasha and Penny got over the fact there was a new cat in here, they ignored Jack in favor of eating and laying on their beds. Jack wouldn't leave the hallway until they went back outside, but he did at least calm down. I suspect after a couple of days, he'll learn that these two dogs don't bother cats and will leave him alone as much as he wants to be left alone. I do think, however, that there may be a confrontation with the cat in the bathroom mirror, who Jack thinks looks suspiciously like him and he doesn't like it.
He is absolutely adorable. Anytime I get up to do anything, he immediately runs over to follow me and then rubs against my legs. The kiddo has already warmed up to him, and even told me he wanted to keep the name Jack (it's the name he got from the animal shelter). Tomorrow I'm going to buy some jingly balls for Jack since that was his favorite toy at the shelter, and so he'll have more things to keep him occupied.
Aww, he just came over and pawed at my leg so I would pet him. ^_^ I think he's going to make a good cat, and an excellent companion for the kiddo too.