Alex is my first pet as an adult. He is my alpha cat! He is in charge and lets all others that enter the house know that he will approve or disapprove of them immediately. Confident female cats are allowed to reside with him. Males cats are tolerated. But any cat that shows fear or weakness will be terrorized relentlessly.
Alex was 10-12 weeks old when we purchased him from the pet store in the local mall. My fiancee and I walked by the pet store one day with no intention of returning home with a cat. This pet store had dogs on display at all times. They only occasionally sold kittens. The large cage that held the kittens was out in the hallway of the mall.
My first meeting with Alex is better told from Alex’s perspective.