AUSTIN, Texas — The kittens looked so cute. Brother and sister Bengal mix kittens named Jack and Jill sat on a cat tree at the front of a local pet store. Soon we were holding both of them. Then Jack fell asleep on me, and Jill on my daughter, Ava. We had to get one, but we learned we couldn’t get Jill without getting Jack, so we went from a no-cat family to a two-cat family.
We justified a lot that day. Ava’s 6th birthday was coming up. We had a geriatric dog, maybe the cats would keep the dog company. They were really cute.