|Ting Ting having a quick nap|
So on that fateful Saturday 5 February, me and my daughter Sara went to the pet shop behind my house, just to check out what they have. I have already decided that I wanted a fully potty trained Birman kitten around four months. They had 4 display glass cages, two on top, two at the bottom. I saw my first live Bengal (white with black stripes) in one of the display cages. Wow he was a beauty but I knew he wasn't for me as I wanted a "not so wild" cat. Then I saw this black and white cat with a bushy tail sitting in the next cage. He has a cute face with a red nose - woweee, fell in love with red nose immediately. Below him, there was a totally grey cat and a ginger coloured cat whilst in the fourth cage there were three small kittens.
|Boboy sniffing out the hamster's cage|
|Excuse me human, can you please get the top open?|
My daughter and me took turns holding Boboy, he was so well behaved, he actually sat there and only squirmed after 5 minutes of handling. He looked at us with that big brown/yellow eyes and that pink nose, I knew I was a goner.
I asked how much does he cost. Gulp, I decided he wasn't for me. So we spend the rest of day and the next day looking at other pet shops for a kitten. That was a waste of time - please be reminded not to go cat-shopping during the Chinese New Year holiday weekend!
|Sara and Boboy|
At the same time, I was also busy surfing the internet for a mixed birman kitten but to no avail. Finally, after much thought and consideration, we decided to return to the first shop on Sunday afternoon and brought along my husband (who is also another non-lover of cats but he had already fallen under Ting Ting's spell so it was easy to persuade him to come along). After another round of play with Boboy, we finally gave in and decided to bring him home.
After that, it was a hectic afternoon of getting a cage, a carrier, food (kibbles - what's that my mind whispered), toys, litter tray, litter sand etc. We left the two kittens to have their "spa" before picking them up later in the evening.