Two years! It's been two years since we found Champ in a car engine. I had begged Pete to get a second cat for a long time (for the record, this second cat was supposed to be orange, and preferably a Maine Coon because I also wanted it to be a big fat cat), and he was completely resistant to it. But how do you resist a teeny 1-pound-soaking-wet kitten who hisses at anything that makes eye contact?! I don't think we ever realized how much we would love having another cat, even if she is overly skittish and constantly hiding under the bed.