I have a new little kitty now. My two oldest cats had passed away about a year ago, I still had Strega who some of you may recall from photos I have posted. He is my now three year old cat, and so I thought it would be nice to have another cat, and I also wanted to be able to give a home to a kitty in need of one. Saturday there was a special free adoption event so I went down and found a very cute, but very shy little gray tabby cat that I was quite taken in with.
His name is Ajani which is an African name which means "He who wins struggle" I thought the name was quite fitting because he does have very big ears and big eyes, and around his face and underside his a sandy brown tannish color, so he does look a bit like a desert cat like a Sand Cat. And the people at the shelter told me he was a feral cat, so considering everything his has been through, and despite his timidness, he has such an optimistic and positive energy I thought the meaning of the name was very apt.
When I first got him I was a bit concerned because he seemed to be very skinny. I assume the people at the shelter where taking care of him, and there where bowls of food in the room where he was being kept. But I am happy to see that he now seems to be putting on some weight.
He is also much less shy than he was at first and I think he might be a bit ADD which is kind of cute. When playing with him, he gets very hyped up and than cannot make up his mind as to what he wants to do, he gets overwhelmed trying to play with five different things at once. I like to use old shoelaces to play with my cats, and so Ajani will chase that for a while and then run off to do something else, and then start pouncing in leaves, and climbing over cardboard boxes before remembering the string again and running back to chase it for a while. He is a bit like a little Springbok at times the way he does bounce and hop all around, and sometimes he will just pop straight up in the air.
I have pictures of him now of which I will be uploading.