We went to the Ballarat Show today for a look at the show cats, and the breeders we bought Darcy from last year were there... with one of his sisters who they haven't been able to find a home for! Burmese, by the way... we're obsessed with them.
My response: "Yes please, thank you ta!"
We've been thinking about getting another, and I guess this opportunity to give this beautiful little girl a loving home has presented itself for a reason. The poor darling has been in limbo this last year, because the breeders aren't in a position to keep her and she's now over one year old, and not a kitten anymore. But that matters stuff all to us!
The resemblance in the face to Darcy is uncanny. We could tell before they'd said anything that it was his sister... they look so alike. We've been home for nearly an hour now and she's only ventured out of the kitteh carrier once... poor thing is a bit freaked out. Shadow (our eldest boy) is being sooooo good right now. He's been quietly sitting in the room, maintaining a respectful distance. Darcy is hiding somewhere around the house: when we brought her in (they called her Bronte, by the way), Darcy ran straight up to her, stared for a couple of moments, then hissed and took off! We think he recognised her... I definitely haven't seen that look on his face before, and he's met other cats.
It'll be interesting to see how long it takes before everyone gets their nose back into joint. Shadow is fine with it all, but Darcy... haha it's very cute. I'll put pics up in my profile when I can get a decent one of her.