I only went because I am all out of decent vegetables and there are only two more weekends of Farmers' Markets. It was cold and blustery and I almost didn't stay because I'd forgotten my green grocery bag in the car. But I went back to get it and then, because it was cold, stopped at the first booth because they had fresh corn and fresh beets, which I adore. And I was paying for them ($2 total for three ears of corn and a bunch of beautiful beets), when one of the children of the farmer said, "don't you want a kitten?"
And I protested, really I did, but when I looked at the little pansy face peeking out of one boy's jacket, a little white face with a big orange blotch on his forehead and immense blue-green eyes, I was lost. Lost, I tell you! I kept saying no out loud and wondering what Loosy and Lily would think and in the end, the little pansy face was peeking out of my jacket and I was doomed.
So now this little one is hiding in the furnace room where he has devoured a half can of Friskies, awaiting the moment when Lily and Loosy aren't looking and he can come upstairs and explore. They are pretty tense about the whole thing but nobody has done anything but hiss mildly and look bug-eyed.
This baby is so beautiful! He's medium-long-haired, white with orange patches. He needs a name and I'm leaning toward something beginning with an M and having two syllables. I started out with Maxie, but couldn't shake the similarity to certain hygiene products. His name will come to me----maybe you have a suggestion?
And I will probably have to increase my pet deposit with my landlord, if all goes well and I actually keep him. It will depend on how the L cats manage this intrusion. They're pretty mellow so I think it will go okay, but time will tell. I will post a picture when he comes out of hiding.
UPDATE: my sister suggested Maxwelton as a name, so that I have an excuse to call him Maxie that has nothing to do with feminine products. And since there is a local area of the island called Maxwelton, that will be his name and Maxie will be what I call him.