Our new kitten is here. We have named her Chase, or rather Mike named her Chase. She is named after Margaret Chase Smith, a republican senator from Maine. I was a little turned off at the idea of our kitty being named after a republican, but Mike assured me that she was a moderate, and that she did some great things, like opposing Joseph McCarthy. So Chase it is!
She has been settling in well. We took her to the Vet first thing this morning after we picked her up. We wanted to get her tested for Feline Leukemia, because her mother was a stray and we didn't want to risk exposing Hobbes to that. She checked out clear, got her vaccinations and we took her home.
She has been sleeping for most of the day. I think that the vaccinations really wiped her out. I remember Sage was like that, whenever she got her shots she was sleepy for a few days... Hobbes just never gets sleepy, vaccinations or not!
We have introduced her and Hobbes. We kept them separated at first, but Hobbes sat on other side of her door and purred and meowed so much that we felt like he had no intentions of hurting her. Overall they have been pretty good so far. She has hissed at him a couple times, and he tried to chew on her neck, but I think that they are working things out. Hobbes even tried to come have a snuggle with her!