So where to start? Maybe with my motivations:
I have been a pet owner for about a year and a half now, so I'm pretty new at the whole game and I've found along the way that sometimes it is very difficult to get the information that your looking for. People tend to be vague and unsure which doesn't help at all. So I've decided to pass along my findings and hopefully get even more information for others
I adopted her from the Ottawa Humane Society in August 2008. She is now almost 5 years old (Birthday- Nov 4th), and surprisingly small at only ~5lbs for an adult cat. She a domestic short hair with tortoise shell pattern, her colors are gray orange and white.
She is an extremely loving cat who like attention at almost all times. She was a shock for me because I was always under the illusion that cats were slightly anti-social, but Joplin totally erased that for me. She slept with me every night, greeted me at the door and sat beside me while I worked at my desk. At the time I was living with 2 roommates who were just in much in love with Joplin as I was.
Her only oddity was that she would meow for no reason at all. We thought at first it was because she was hungry, which turned out to be wrong. To this day were not sure why she does it, maybe as a way to mark her territory.
Stephane adopted him early this September from a rescue mission in Smith Falls which uses our favorite pet store Pet Circus for adoptions . He is just over 5 months old (Birthday- May 14th). He is a black and white domestic short hair, who also happens to be poly dactyl!
He is also just as loving as Joplin and will often sleep right between Steph and I. He has a massive store of energy and will often run from one end of the apartment to the other back and forth many many times. Because he has an extra "finger" on each paw he is able to climb door ways and apparently will also be able to open the fridge, cupboards etc... which I'm sure will be super fun.
Stephane (or Steph) and I have been together 2 years. He is a wonderful and supportive person and as much as he may not like to admit it, he is just as enamoured with the cats as I am.