Hey there - new to the site, so I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Karen, a New Yorker living in Huntsville, AL (long story). In December I stopped by an adoption event "just to look at the cats," and here I am two months later with my life having been taken over by these two: Katniss (adopted as "Gumbo") and Joakim (originally "Buddy). They're not littermates, but were in the same cage at the event, and Joakim had a URI that the volunteers hadn't seemed to have noticed yet, so I pointed it out to them... and my heart broke for the little guy, since here he was, a black kitten, so already one strike against him in the adoption sweepstakes, and now he was sick. Two hours later, after much soul-searching and arguing back and forth with myself, I left with adoption papers and a week of the kittens recovering with their foster mother (Katniss was getting sick too) while I got supplies.
I adore them. Happy to be here! Oh, and Joakim is named after Joakim Noah, formerly of the Chicago Bulls, now warming the bench for the Knicks.