This time it wasn't us. It was our housemates who fell victim to the adorable, scraggly kitten who kept meowing at the door one rainy weekend.
Rugrat wouldn't take no for an answer, and before long he was settled right in on the rug. He was a pretty scruffy little guy!
Two baths, one trip to the vet, and what seemed like several pounds of kitten food later, however, he's looking much more presentable.
He and Susu have become great friends, which means they spend all day chasing each other and wrestling.
He even pitched in when we shredded newspapers for the compost the other day.
Drew and Melanie don't want to keep him permanently, so a friend came over today for a pre-adoption meeting. Novia has a house with a garden outside town and two young adult cats who love to wrestle, so it sounds like the perfect situation for a little rugrat. But it must have been obvious how hard it is for all of us to give him up, because she paused at the gate on her way out and said, "You can still change your mind, you know!"