Adam-"Mom, I want a cat."
Me-"A cat...where are we going to get a cat?"
Adam-"From the pet store"
Me-"Where will we put the cat?"
Adam-"In our house."
Me-"Oh, well I don't think we are going to get a cat."
Adam-"But I want one."
Distraction from me....
9:45 pm yesterday:
Ryan and I hear a meowing sound that seems to be coming from our apartment. We discover (by that I mean Ryan) that we have a cat in our crawl space and we can see it from a hole in our furnace closet. Ryan was able to get the cat out of the crawl space and fed, loved and adored the cat. (Sorry, but I don't really love cats, so I stayed back from a distance.)
While Ryan was away getting cat food, Adam wakes up, about 11:00 pm and hears some noises. He discovers it is a cat and gets really excited. Jenna too is now awake and excited, mostly because brother is, but then she is suddenly really scared!
Because of all the excitement, Adam was up until well past 1:00 in the morning and dreamed about the cat all night. Ryan was up all night listening to the cat cry out back and Jenna and I slept like babies.
Ryan and I decided to call the kitten "Midnight"...we thought it was fitting, but Adam likes "Blacky" (also fitting) and "Bob."
This little kitten has definitely been around people and has been cared for. It is in no way a wild, stray cat, but none the less, we do need to take it back to "his mommy," which is of course the Idaho Humane Society.