I mean, come on! Who can resist that adorable, inquisitive face? And the one white whisker! That photo was posted on February 6th and on February 7th, Bea (renamed Lucy by her new humans) was checking out the bathroom in her new home:
You are supposed to keep the new cat isolated from the house and the existing cat for at least a week, so that they can get used to each others' smells before actually seeing each other face-to-face. As a result, Andy and I would also spend a lot of time in the bathroom with our new cat, reading a book or something so that she wouldn't feel abandoned in there. It was pretty adorable. She is an excellent lap cat/purr-er.
Calvin spent most of that week doing this in front of the bathroom door:
"What's in there, you guys? It's smells different than usual around here!"
After about a week of isolation, we let Calvin into the bathroom and let Lucy out into the house to explore, separately. Eventually, they both had free reign of the house and it continues to this day. They are decidely not the best of friends, but most of their spats are play fights, and they certainly seem to enjoy chasing each other around the house. Lucy definitely has what is referred to as "Tortitude." We have no regrets. Plus, Andy and I each get our very own lap cat.
That's a good thing to have in the winter time. :-)