About a month and a half ago, my roomies C.J. and Diane were coming home from the store when they saw a gray tortie kitten at a bus stop, eating an ant-covered pizza crust. The kitten was very friendly and socialable, so they brought her home and named her Gidget. She was a smart, very well-behaved (for a two month old kitten) who brought us much joy and laughter. But we live in a no-pets-allowed house/apartment, and one of our roomies claimed to have allergies. She went so far as to wait until the rest of us were out, took our lease, tore off the last page which had the pet policy on it, then highlighted the "no pets" section in yellow, then added "Violation of pet policy", in red, then taped it to our door. Not very mature.
C.J. and Diane bought a harness and leash for Gidget, which she took to quickly, and they had her out front on it, letting passers-by know that she was available. A girl who lives next door to us took her, saying she was giving her to her grandmother in Tijuana, Mexico, over a hundred miles south. We miss her terribly. My heart was starting to heal over the loss of my cat Tripod two years before.
I think we could've kept her, because our landlady almost never comes over. But the day after they gave Gidget away, I think our other roomie must've ratted us out--the one who put the note on our door--because the brother of our landlady came over to check something upstairs in the other part of the house, and he saw C.J. sitting out front. He came up to her and said,"I hear you have a kitten." C.J. was able to truthfully saw no we didn't. Our landlady's parents actually own the house, and it's her mother who is against our having pets--though we did manage to talk our landlady into having a pet rat. His name's Chestnut and he and Gidget got to be friends.
I have a couple of pictures of Gidget that C.J. took with her cameraphone, but I'm not sure how to put them on here; I've forwarded them to my pastor--he and his wife were upset that they didn't get to meet Gidget in person--so if someone here can put them up I can forward them .