Woohoo! And we got none of the cats I'd narrowed it down to... All the 12 kittens that were there last weekend had found homes!!! So both the orange kitten and Jenga were gone, and Chatterbox went to a new forever home while we were there.
Mary was there still, but while I think she's a great fit, I decided I wanted a younger cat to make the transition a little easier.
So we were looking at a little orange and white feral, and a little tortoiseshell feral and they were nice but scared. Then we saw Eudora who's 10 weeks old...
She was hiding in the back of her cage, and I hadn't seen her before so asked the volunteer about her, and she said apparently she was quite shy and timid, but she really didn't know anything about her.
The kitten came to the shelter when someone realised they had driven from San Jose (about a 30 minute drive south) to home (near here), with this little baby riding somewhere near the engine! She's lucky to be alive!
So I put my hand in to the cage, and she immediately rubbed her head against me and rolled over so I could rub her belly That had me. After a few rubs, she came to the front of the cage, and my husband put his hand in, and she went straight to him and cuddled and purred up to him as well. Very sweet!!!!!
So she's in the spare bedroom getting used to things. Stumpy has already met her I went into the room and Stumpy snuck in as well, and checked her out under the bed - she hissed once and backed off, but it wasn't aggressive, it was "who are you and where did you come from?????".
She went around behind the kitten and sniffed at her, then went back around to the front of the kitten, sniffed her again, and then just walked off and rubbed against us.
So I think the introductions will go smoothly. The kitten will stay in the spare room for a good few days, but we may let her out when we can supervise. I think she'll be a sweet, confident kitty once she gets used to her new surroundings and be a great friend for Stumpy!
I'll get photos once she settles down a bit... And I don't think much of the name Eudora, so I'll have to get another name for her as well!