we got 2 new kittens this week! we had to put our faithful Fred to sleep in april due to cancer, and we were ready to adopt again. they are from a shelter, $85 each, which includes the spay and neuter, vaccinations, and a microchip (putting this in due to other discussion about shelter fees.) they are 8 weeks old, and the shelter does the early spay and neuter before they will adopt out any animal. one is male, DSH, white with orange tabby patches. he is REALLY active and friendly, a real character. he has rhinotracheitis so i am having to syringe feed him and give antibiotics and he's just a lap kitty till he gets well. not too active now. he'll be neutered when he's well. the other is a black/grey/white tabby DMH female, sweet thing. when i find a place to put up pictures i will. so good to have a cat again!