Jeeves and Wooster
We've been thinking for some time about getting a second cat, but this Friday was finally the day! We traveled to the Nevada SPCA with two names in hand -- Wendy for a girl cat, and Bertie for a boy cat. (We've been watching "Jeeves and Wooster" lately, and Bertie Wooster seems like a good name for a cat who might be a little bit of an aristocratic fop).
And here's who we found! His name is Bertie now, but it was Midnight, and he had been at the SPCA for a year. He was sitting on a ledge when Drew came into the room, and bumped his shoulder with his head as Drew walked by. He purred and rubbed against Drew, but we noticed that whenever another cat approached us, he would retreat. But his eyes never left us. He followed us from room to room, and kept trying to get our attention, but was always scared off by some of the other more aggressive cats.
We thought his timidity was probably due to an overly long stay in a crowded cat sanctuary, and when we brought him home, we found this to be the case! He is the biggest cuddlebug, and spends all his time sitting next to us, purring, and rubbing all over us. He and Lyra have only met each other through the baby gate we were advised to get from our vet, but Lyra seems (after, of course, initial misgivings) excited to meet him. He's still getting used to his surroundings, so we are being patient about introducing them whisker to whisker. He's all black, with green eyes. He's the same age as Lyra (6 yrs old) which our vet advised us was a good idea.
I tried to take a picture of him eating, but he kept winding around my legs. The results are humorous, so I'll include them, along with a face to face picture of little Bertie.
Some of you may be asking yourselves a very specific question about him, and the answer is none. None more black.