March 31, 2008. Posted by Andrew Meyer.
I want to introduce you to the newest member of our family:
Say hi to Dizzy (yes, as in that Dizzy!)
My wife and I went to PAWS in Montclair over he weekend to adopt our first cat. Page had found a pair of kittens, brother and sister, online we wanted to meet... she'd even picked out names for them (Louis and Ella). However, when we got there, we discovered that those two had been adopted. We were introduced to some of the other cats, and while many of them were skittish, this tabby took right to Page.
And she to him.
It took a little convincing for me (I'm a dog person by nature); Page decided in the last year she really wanted to get a cat. I agreed but pointed out to her that a cat is a gateway drug to a dog - we're still negotiating on that one.
Even before we got home, we were working on names. Louis wasn't right for this cat. We tried Dexter, Miles, Mose... None of them seemed right.
Then, I said Dizzy, and before Page had a chance to say anything, the cat meowed, and we thought, Dizzy it is.
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