Since I told Norman's story, I thought that I should tell Contessa's story as well. Can you tell she doesn't like looking into the camera? It's like she knows you are trying to capture part of her soul.
When we first started the cat search we looked up our local adoption agency. Joe saw Norman's picture and knew that was the one he wanted. We told the adoption agency that we were interested in Norman (without even seeing him in person) and she mentioned to us that two kittens are better than one. She also mentioned that they would get into less trouble. ha. So of course I was happy to get a pair of kittens for companionship, however Joe was a little skeptical... So then we were on the search for a second kitten. We found out that Norman had an identical brother named Oliver. We had asked if he was still available and the foster mom was devastated as a family had come the day prior to adopt him. She wanted them to stay together. So the search continued. We headed to PetsMart as the adoption agency was going to have a few kittens there for us to visit. We saw sweet tiny Contessa all tucked in sleeping in the litter box. We asked if we could see her and they took us to the back room. I knew she was the other half, she was perfect.
Contessa is the sweetest cat I have ever had. She loves to be pet and to cuddle. my kind of cat. In colder months she will jump on my footstool and wait for me to spread a blanket out on my lap before she nestles herself in for an early evening snooze before bed. She also has a little fleece blanket that I lay on the bed for her and she sleeps curled up by my side almost every night. can you say spoiled?
The pair of these cats are something else. Having two doesn't mean less trouble, that's for sure... But they do in fact entertain and love each other. well most of the time. you know brotherly, sisterly spats happen. we wouldn't have it any other way.
If you have love to give an animal adopt a cat or dog from your local adoption agency or humane society. There are so many animals that need a home that is capable of care and lots of love. If you can't afford to own an animal (because yes the vet bills can be expensive), you can always consider donating money to your local adoption agency.