Because it seems to be a popular thread-theme on MR to share the great news of new pets, I got a new kitten! Our whole family had been missing having pets in the house this Christmas (our first Christmas without any pets...our dog died this past spring). I was at the pet store and fell in love with a beautiful Himalayan mix from the local shelter...I called my parents and they came over, and decided we needed her Was very lucky -- another family had her in their arms while I was waiting for my parents to get there, and were filling out the paperword....then changed their minds at the last minute. She's 6 months old, so an older kitten, but just beautiful and very, very sweet. Any advice for names? I was thinking Bailey or Shiloh. I am so excited -- I have missed having a cat so much! Mine died four years ago.