The next day, we brought the children with us to the shelter with every intention of getting the tortie. The kids wanted to look at the other cats first. Ok. We still weren't sure that the tortie was a good fit so we went to the car to talk about it. My daughter suggested we should get a medium hair kitten that she found in another room. No way! Do you know how much work it is for a long haired cat? My husband said he liked the long haired too. Well, I guess I should meet her. Back at the shelter, the medium hair kitten played with the toys we offered her, and when she jumped in my son's lap, the decision was made.
Here is Daisy at about 4 months old:
Abby at this point was about 1 year old. Here are Abby and Daisy together:
We didn't know it at the time, but Daisy definitely has Maine Coon in her. She has very soft, thick fur, trills when she talks, and uses her paws almost like hands. She can open my cabinets, pulls her water bowl to herself, and lays down when she drinks. She is large at 12 pounds. She has a great personality and we are lucky to have her.