turns out that my folks were not quite ready to get kitties... we went to two pounds and at one there were not very many cats and the second there were SO many my mom was overwhelmed with all the little faces she couldn't imagine taking one home. and they really miss their kitty who just died... they were just not ready :(
[so, sorry, no pictures of new kitties for travelher and pufferfish but here is one of their little kitty at 17 years old, about a year ago. she still looked like a kitten]
the second pound was one i used to volunteer at when i was about 14 years old... it sounded and smelled just the same! was a wild gig helping people pick pets to take home, washing the really grungy ones so someone would want to take them home... i do love critters :) we don't have any because dakota is allergic, the poor thing!
10 years ago