My cat of 20 years, Clyde, passed away about a month ago and I knew I wanted another cat. I thought I would wait until after September, when I came back from my vacation. What prompted me to look was a post by the OC Animal Care that July was free cat adoption month. They were pretty much giving away cats for free, but you had to pay for the mandatory $17 microchip fee. Compared to $120-150, that is practically free.
On Friday, I originally wanted a black and while female with a funny mustache. I had already named her Charlie (after Chaplin) but when we went on Saturday, she was already adopted. So I came across an orange tabby male, but he wasn’t available until Sunday. After playing with him for about 15-20 minutes, I knew I wanted to take him home… but how to beat the other interested people?
I arrived early on Sunday, and was there before the customer service window was even open. I told the clerk the cat I wanted and he said “Kai” was still available. The clerk called to have “Kai” examined, and while I waited, he started processing my paperwork.
About 20 minutes later, the clerk said “Kai” checked out just fine, and that I could have him for $17. I asked to change his name to “Montague”. The clerk told me that they still have to neuter him, so I couldn’t get him until at least Wednesday.
I asked if I could visit him once more, and in a few days, I will have a new member in my house. Welcome to the family, Montague!