We’re getting a cat!
A few weeks ago, Paul said he went into Petco for crickets for the gecko and was super tempted to apply to adopt a cat, and my response was just, “Well, I wouldn’t have been mad.”
So we were out running some errands last week–or more like I wanted frozen custard and we happened to already be out that way–and Paul popped into Petco again, as he often does, mostly to look at reptiles if he doesn’t need crickets. The cats caught his eye again. Now, I know myself well enough to know that if it were solely up to me, I’d come out with a newly adopted pet every time I went in, but to my credit, I had excellent self-control and didn’t say anything. But…he was looking at them and looking at me, and basically what it came down to was I said I wouldn’t object and that it was up to him, and he decided to ask for an adoption application.
Now, the application process didn’t go super smooth, solely because the fax to the Humane Society didn’t go through. So we tried again and still no dice. So, determined to adopt this kitty, we printed one and faxed it from a Staples, which should surely show that we’re committed and not just like, “Ah, no big deal.”
I believe our first attempt was a Wednesday and the third was made Friday night, and we got an e-mail Saturday saying the director would give us a call this past Monday, and sure enough, just as Paul was getting in from work, he got the call that our application was approved. Kitty’s getting spayed soon, so we get to pick her up after she’s recovered, which will hopefully be early next week.
In the meantime, I’m in the last half of my weekend rotation, so we spent Sunday going to see The Incredibles 2, which was fun, and I had Monday to myself, which was nice and productive. This weekend’s plans are up in the air–at some point, we need to properly prepare for Kitty, but one of the pet stores will give you a coupon book with adoption papers, so I’m trying to hold out on the bulk of it until we get her. We’ve been having a lot of rain lately, and it looks like our Labor Day weekend is gonna be rained out, in which case we may just go out and see Paul’s sister Emily’s dorm and see a movie or something. We ought to maybe spend a little time on the house, too, since there’s still some small things that need done that we honestly kind of forgot about in the chaos of trying to get the apartment cleaned and emptied.