We have a new member of our household: a tiny little non-pedigreed Scottish fold kitten, about nine weeks old. He needed a family, and while we didn’t really need a second cat, he won both me and my wife over with his unstoppable purr and loverboy personality. You know you’ve got a friendly cat when you take him to the vet for an exam, and he starts purring the moment the vet touches him. He even purred while his temperature was being taken.
Since I named our first cat, I gave all naming rights to my wife. She has decided on Rumplestiltskin, or Rumple for short. She says it’s because the name means trouble, and she was in trouble the moment she held him. I think it might also be because this kitten has been rumbling almost nonstop since we met.
I’ve had cats all my life, but this is the first time I’ve ever had a kitten less than 6 months old. We’re in for it now.