Our daughter’s cat had to be put down and one of our cats had to be put down, with the two events happening within 3 weeks of each other. This left quite a void. As it happened, though, one of our daughter’s coworkers told our daughter (who incidentally goes by the name of Cat) that she was frantically trying to find homes for some kittens.
Our daughter came home with a dark tortoise-shell calico kitten that she named Mystic, to help fill the void left by the passing of her cat, Fiona. Cat then asked me if I wanted a kitten, so we went back and got one of the other kittens. It is a black fuzzball who complained and grumbled the whole way home. I named her Thunder because of her constant rumbling.