Hi - we adopted Alex on January 1st - I wanted to give a quick update - He did well on his very first vet appt -and we have definitely fallen in love! I never have had a cat, never have wanted one, never have considered myself a pet person - so i can't believe that i am so taken by this cat!! He is so content, so obedient, so playful, so snuggly, so funny - we are pretty sure we got the best cat in the world. He loves each kid, every visitor, we have to take turns. He loves the tall cat scratching post we got him and uses it rather than our house. Really - i could go on -but i need to run.Thank you - and we still have the carrier we borrowed. We will make a point to return that soon.