So I willingly decend into insanity
Buddy is a 9-year-old Maine Coon mix.
Joey is a 5-year-old pure bred Maine Coon.
Their current owner is a woman going through extreme health problems. She can no longer take care of them like they need (bathing, combing, even opening cans to feed them). Her family has said that they won't take the cats, meaning they'd be dropped off at the nearest shelter. We know how THAT would end...
So on Saturday I will drive to Knoxville, TN, to meet a woman who could be me in 30 years, and take her babies away from her. I don't think either one of us will come away without crying our eyes out. Then I'll drive home and start the long process of integrating them with the three already here.
I am thinking of what their new names will be, but I'll wait on announcing them until I meet them and am completely sure they fit.