We have some happy news! A new kitty has joined our family. He's about 11 weeks old, adopted from a local shelter. We've named him Ringo.*
Deciding whether to get another cat now was difficult. I missed having three cats and wanted to fill that "hole" with someone new to love. In two days, we spent a number of hours at the shelter, looking at four cats in total. When Ringo came into the room, I saw Jim's eyes light up--he was "the one."
So far, he's a happy kitten, energetic, playful, purring all of the time, and he loves people. Of course, he's in a separate room for now. Benny doesn't seem to care much about what's going on upstairs, but Sadie is a bit spooked and hissy. We'll take it slow and let Sadie and Benny tell us if they're ready for the next step. I know Ringo is ready to bust out and be part of the family.
I told Jim that if Tucker could hiss now, he certainly would! He didn't like kittens and only tolerated Sadie. He'll always be in our hearts, but we have lots of love for a new kitty too.
*I have long joked about naming a cat Ringo, to continue our Beatles-themed cat names. However, his all-black tail has a single ring of white fur around it, so the name fits him.