Our lovely new kitteh House Elf is at home. She's constantly kneading in a little marching pattern with her front paws and she's always hungry, so she's spends all her time walking in a circle from the food bowl to the water bowl to the litterbox to us. Even while she's eating food her front paws keep up the marching pattern. I've tried to calm her down and cradle her, but her front paws keep moving and soon she's up on my shoulder looking for more road. As cute as it is, we're hoping that she'll feel more at ease soon.
We were worried when we were looking at cats that we were going to get one that was too threatening in size for our older cat Pirate. Given that Pirate is only a year old we still have an image in our head of the tiny little kitten we adopted. With our fist-sized House Elf, we now realize that our Pirate has grown up a bit. It's a bit mind-blowing to come home and feel like your cat ate the pantry while you were away.
House Elf and Pirate are both alumni of the Santa Clara Humane Society, which is just a treasure trove of wonderful pets waiting for a new home.