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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:42 pm 
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I realize there was a really similar thread recently but it ended so tragically I didn't want to hijack it.

I am picking up a new kitten from a shelter tomorrow. The last time I adopted a kitten was just 9 months ago and she died horribly in June. (If you weren't following that story at the time, hey, I wrote about it here: http://www.catster.com/lifestyle/fip-cats ) I am alternately super excited and sobbing? I'm kind of worried I'm going to compare this kitten to Effie, who was unusually easygoing for a kitten, and also probably the cutest kitten EVER so let's be honest no kitten can ever actually compare. And, you know, I'm also kind of terrified this kitten is going to die too. Plus, it's scary financially since I have about $6k of credit card debt thanks to old vet bills, and my other cat needs an $800 heart ultrasound, but Agnes was so much happier with a companion and I think I owe it to her. I think I'm drunk on feelings. I also think I might get drunk on alcohol now. While setting things up for the kitten, of course.

Oh and here she is!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:00 pm 
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Well she is just so gosh darn cute! Drunk on feelings (and maybe some booze) is totally understandable. I admire your strength and your big, beautiful heart for taking in this kitten. I agree, Agnes will be so happy to have a companion again. Also, more pictures when you take your kitty home.

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Congrats on your new baby! I read your story on catster and shiitake, I'm crying now -- what a horrible thing to happen to you and her! Life is really unfair sometimes. I don't blame you for what you are feeling, but know that what you experienced in the past is just, well, really bad luck. But Effie had an awesome and caring mom while she was here, and you made the time she had here as best as possible.

Sophia died over a year ago, and I'm still screwed up about it. You have inspired me to move forward and look into adopting again! Enjoy your new little cutie --- I love her sweet expression and unique markings around her eye.

It's good to have feelings -- that means we care!

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She's so cute! I'm so excited for you! Also, I like kitten pics. Just saying.

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Sending you many good thoughts for a long happy life with Agnes and your new kitten (Naming Poll!!!!).

Yay for being kitten-drunk!

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I was just thinking about how when I brought home Effie I was talking to my roommate at the time about how, since I didn't think I was going to live in a place big enough for more than two cats at anytime in the near future, it was kind of sad that this was probably going to be my last kitten in a really long time. (Agnes only just turned 3.) I think I added some sort of "you know, unless something horrible happens" disclaimer.

Right now I feel 25% excited and 75% so forking sad.

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Alcohol sometimes makes your sad bigger. Maybe go look at kitten videos and imagine someone biting your toes instead.

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I haven't even started drinking yet! I just figured it was inevitable.

I think everyone who gave me money for Effie's vet bills should be able to give the new kitten a middle name. Or maybe its middle name will just be Invictus. (Or Amanda.)

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KITTY! She is adorable and I wish your new kitty companion good health & a long happy life. <3

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She will change everything! I hope <3

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She will change everything! I hope <3


I just made a plum-lime old fashioned. It will change everything.

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Congrats! She is adorable! Good things will come from this!

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I haven't even started drinking yet! I just figured it was inevitable.

I think everyone who gave me money for Effie's vet bills should be able to give the new kitten a middle name. Or maybe its middle name will just be Invictus. (Or Amanda.)



Ha! She's beautiful. Invictus might be an awkward middle name, but we really will need more pictures. Many, many more pictures. Maybe videos.

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I'm leaving for the shelter in two hours. There will be tons of pictures, don't worry.

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She is so pretty with her white and black eyeliner!!! I am so happy for you!

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I think you were referencing my thread in your OP. I can empathize with your feelings, a LOT. I just read your story on Catster...I wish I could give you a great big hug right now.

And I think being kitten drunk is the best kind of drunk there is. :)

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lobsteriffic wrote:
I think you were referencing my thread in your OP. I can empathize with your feelings, a LOT. I just read your story on Catster...I wish I could give you a great big hug right now.


I want to give YOU a hug. What you went through was horrible.

Last night when I was trying to sleep, all I could think was, what if this kitten gets FIP too? What if Agnes is a carrier of the coronavirus and passes it to the new kitten and she gets FIP (there is a 1-3% chance the virus can turn into FIP) and it's my fault? There's no way to accurately find out if Agnes is a carrier, and most cats who have been in shelter situations (and this kitten was in a shelter before her foster home) are exposed to it already. Some people who have had FIP in their households choose to only adopt adult cats, because adult cats are less likely to get FIP. I mean, I've thought about this a lot in the past months, and ultimately decided I was ok with adopting a kitten, because I really don't think Agnes would get along with an adult cat, and most likely the kitten would have been exposed to the virus already, and the chance of the virus turning into FIP is so slight...but my god, if she ended up getting FIP I would be so wrecked with guilt.

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Kitty is home!

She is tiny and lovey and hilarious. Here's some of my instagram photos.

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The car ride home.

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With my friend Sharin, who took me to get her.

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So much softness! How are you feeling now that she is home?


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Actual kittens are good distractions from sad feelings!

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Agnes seems so chill with the situation that I kind of want to introduce them right now but I won't...I sort of let kitty wander out of the bathroom for a few feet and Agnes just looked at her with interest and that was it.

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Oh my god she's trying to eat my computer.

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