I'm relieved to report that Mom decided against adopting another kitty. She's actually had her eye on a six month old male, white with sporadic tabby markings...but she finally came to her senses and realized that since he's available from the Sequoia Humane Society, with time he WILL find a wonderful home. In the end, I think she knew that our relationship would change irrevocably with the addition of another housemate ~ and neither she nor I want that. I'll live with feeling lonely during the daytime when I'm on my own, just so long as I get to be Top Cat.
Besides, now that we've been in Fortuna for six months (can you believe it?), we've all settled into a wonderful rhythm. And why tinker with that when it's working for all of us?
So, it's all good.
Purrs and Meows from your faithful correspondent, BeeGee!