So, thank you all for playing along with my little experiment regarding kittens!
If you'll reference the kitten post (two back from this one), you'll notice that there were two photos of kittens posted. The bottom one is Zoe, from about two weeks ago or so. The top one is actually Cleo, when she was the same age as Zoe.
Cleo belongs to my friend Jamie, and is now a healthy adult cat, aged two years. =) I don't have any current photos of her, but I'll be able to get some this coming weekend, as Cleo is going to be my roommate for the Nebulas (I'm saving hotel costs and staying at Jamie's apartment). Cleo has a sister named Gracie, who's a tabby. Aren't they adorable as kittens? They're the same age as Zoe is now, in this picture. (Cleo doesn't photograph very well, so please ignore the evil glowing kitten eyes.)
And here's another one of the two of them, snuggling together!
And finally, to finish the kitten photo montage, here's the most adorable one of Gracie at about age three and a half months.
Now, back to the actual point of my little experiment....
Many of you thought that Cleo and Zoe were the same kitten in the pictures. They look EXTREMELY similar. It's eerie seeing Cleo as an adult cat because that's what Zoe's going to look like when she grows up. The major difference is that Cleo's eyes are green and Zoe's are amber-yellow.
Now Jamie and I both got our cats from the same rescue people in NJ, so there's the definite possibility that all three kitties are related. Cleo and Gracie are definitely from the same litter, and in fact, had a brother who was black as well (somebody else adopted him). Zoe had two other siblings, who were black and white, although her cat-mommy took them with her, so we don't know whether they were boys or girls. I prefer to think that Cleo and Gracie and Zoe are all sisters or half-sisters, at the very least, since they all look so alike (even Gracie has similar facial structure and stuff to Zoe, despite different coloring). But maybe they're cousins.... one can never tell.... but I still think it's really cool that my cat and my best friend from high school's cats are probably related. =)
Sonnet contest results tomorrow!