As you may have noticed, Ellie is not a kitten. I spent hours with various kittens and none of them felt like "mine." Ellie is a year old, a 14 lb. mostly Maine Coon cat with paws the size of ping pong paddles and the sweetest disposition ever. I left the house looking for a kitten and came home with a mountain lion. She's the sweetest, calmest, most laid back cat, and is already exploring the house and ignoring Sophie. For her part Sophie is curious but not overly excited - "So, we have a cat again? Cool."
I'm just laughing at myself because I went out for a kitten and came back with a cat that is bigger than my dog.