We got a cat. Well a kitten really. We saw a sign for free kittens and went by to collect Herman from the Junk Yard. He is not feral, his mommy is an inside cat at the Junk Yard, and quite lovely.
The kids are over the moon for Herman (Emma keeps calling him Hymen...we may need to find a different name for our pussy) and so far He seems like quite a great little fellow. He uses his litter box with no problem, sleeps in his bed or Emma's lap. And best of all...He is showed me some of his assassin skills last night on a beetle. Very impressive little killer.
He knows when to run for the high ground...but his little claws are really sharp, so this location is really NOT encouraged.
I have never had a cat before in all my 33 years. Never once. We have always been dog people. But if the rest of Herman's assimilation into our family is as easy as the past couple days I see us with a cat for the rest of our life!
Have a happy New Year everyone, and reflect a bit on the blessing of this past year.