So, I’ve been in St. Louis for about 3 weeks now, and my fiance and I have acquired several pets (mostly my doing). While searching for the rats we’d agreed to get, I dragged him into the pet adoption center at PetSmart (local shelters bring animals in, and you can adopt on the weekends). Anyhow, I somehow convinced him to put in applications for two adult kitties, Mimi and Merlin.
Ed, the lovely man from Pet Connections, called us a few days later and says we can have Mimi, but that Merlin already had a pending adoption and was being given to the first person. However, due to a glut of kittens they’ve been receiving, they have an overload of adult cats and will have some when we go get Mimi.
We go to get Mimi, and while there they show us Seth, this gorgeous orange long-haired tabby who is unfortunately diabetic. We were worried about the cost and care of him, but he kept looking at me with these enormous green eyes and purring, so we took him. Here is Seth. There are a few more of him here, as well.
Here is Mimi. She is less photogenic than Seth, but she is actually very tiny and is ALL fur. She only weighed 7 pounds when we got her, but she’s gaining a little, though she is still bony. They are both about a year old, so she will probably always be tiny. We think Mimi is part siamese. Though it doesn’t necessarily show in the picture, she has a very pointy siamese face, and talks ALL THE TIME, which I understand is a Siamese trait. Also, though that picture says she is calm, that’s a total lie. She’s a complete spaz, that was from the first or second day we had them, so she was calm them. She also a total lap cat, she loves being in people’s laps more than any other cat I’ve seen. Seth is less so, but he likes to sit near us and purrs very loudly all the time. Also, since he’s on an eating schedule he’s completely obsessed with food and thus loves the kitchen, because that’s where the food is.
Onto the rats - Emory and Oglethorpe. They are hard to photograph because they move around a lot, but they’re great little ratties. They’re both dumbo poodle rats, which means they have big round ears and curly fur. They aren’t very curly like some poodle rats I’ve seen, but the fur on their backs and butts is very furry.
Just thought I’d share some animals pics of the new family!