I adopted Karloff after my cat Dante passed away. My other cat, Rascal, and Dante were best friends and she was so sad at his loss. I didn't want her to be lonely, and I also didn't want to wait too long before introducing another cat into her life and ours. I decided to look for a black and white cat because that is what Rascal is and what Dante was. I thought it would be best to get a kitten to better assure Rascal would accept it. I started an internet search and came across Karloff from Peggy Adams. His name was Ace then and he was to be at the Pet Supermarket in Royal Palm that Friday. I called right away to let them know I would be driving there from Boca Raton the next day. I was so glad I did. When I was handed "Ace" he immediately curled in my neck and started purring. He was just a baby kitten weighing about 2 pounds and it was love at first sight. The whole way home I talked to him. A song by the Rolling Stones came on and I thought I would change his name to Mick (for Mick Jagger). I got him home and introduced him to Rascal -- Rascal was not immediately happy that I was trying to replace her beloved Dante. Since that time, however, she has accepted him. I had not told my son that I was getting a kitten. When he came home from work, Mick ran right up to him. The two were instant buddies. About 10 minutes later, my son said to me, "Only one thing wrong, Mom. He can't be called Mick because since we are from Florida everyone will thing we named him after a mouse and that cannot be right. How about Karloff, as in Boris Karloff since we like those old monster movies." So Karloff, it is. We love him and he loves us.
Date Submitted: 07/21/2017