our new kitty! hooray! he is much littler than this photo makes him appear. probably between 7-9 months old, but it's hard to tell (he's either kind of a tall 7 month old or a very small 9 month old, if that makes sense). i'm taking him into the vet to get shots and neutering on monday, so hopefully the vet can clue me in a little more.
he is adjusting decently to his new surroundings and seems to want to hang out on the couch and purr and stretch a lot. he and his sister were found by a friend's roommate left on the street in a cat carrier, with no food or water. no one is really sure how long they'd been there but the carrier was filthy and the poor things were frightened, obviously. lil' stevie, being larger and male, was the more curious and gregarious of the two (i already have a boy cat, and i've had significantly better success in the past introducing him to boy cats than girl cats, so we adopted the boy in fear that mr. kitty would just terrorize the little girl).
long story short, there is still another cat to be adopted! she's the same age, a little smaller, but mostly looks the exact same. the girl cat is very timid right now, and might need to be an only cat in order to coax her out of her shell. she's had a pretty rough time so far and there's no way to know how long these two had been neglected, so the reticience towards humans is understandable, but she has allowed more than one person to pick her up and you can get her to come out with food, so with a little patience she'll be just as friendly a kitty as her brother. i'd like to help my friend and his roommate get her adopted (if you're wondering why they don't just keep her, there's a third roomie who's allergic, otherwise they would), so if you are interested and are willing to accept that it might take a few weeks for the cat to be a playful lapcat, please let me know and i'll get you in touch.
again, she's really cute, just very, very shy and nervous.
and we won't even force you to keep the name alex wanted to give her, "jessicat simpson."
(and yes, that is the cat's name, feel free to do similar to what pete did last night and leave a hilariously edited pavement song lyric for me to read. pete's submission: "go back to those gold meowz")
UPDATE: jessicat simpson was adopted!