this is aggie. her full name is aggie meowskins furhona cecil, and she also goes by aggie meowzers, princess meowskins, and aggersons.
I grew up with dogs and never liked cats, but I wanted a furry pet during law school and the fish didn't like to be touched. we didn't have time or space for a dog, and so a cat it was.
J and I went to the local shelter (where we volunteer and foster kittens through now) "just to look." we fell in love with "Tara" (previous-previous name: Peaches), a Hurricane Katrina rescue who recently arrived at the shelter -- and promptly adopted her.
we left with her that evening, heading first to PetSmart to pick up the essentials. we didn't see her for the first two weeks at her new home. she hid under the bed and only came out during the day to eat, drink, and use her litter box. poor little thing was scared and shaken up.
she's still a skittish little thing, but she's come out of her proverbial shell to become our loving aggie meowskins. <3