Keep up the search @DavidBOC, there's a kitten out there for you somewhere. Good luck buddyFirst of all, many thanks to all who commented on the "Case of the Disappearing Adoption"
If I had just inquired about a cat that showed up on the "Pet Finder" and was told it had already been adopted I would not have minded. To be told a cat was available, do all the paperwork and passed the vetting, then invited to visit the cat at the foster home and hold it and play with it is the part that hurts. I had already picked a name (Pyewacket) and bought new stainless bowls matching the other cats bowls for what I assumed was MY kitten. The woman had the cat in her home for 10 weeks but she never mentioned anything about bonding. During my visit the kitten showed no affinity for its twin and the twin showed no interest either.
I suspect there was another reason, perhaps a friend decided she wanted the cat.
@4(T) - very little surplus of kittens in my bit of Massachusetts. Humane groups have programs of "Trap-Neuter-Release" for feral cats. Also all adoption groups neuter before adoption. I have passed the word to local friends and relatives that I am looking for a kitten. A cousin who is a retired banker and paints landscapes etc is going to Maine next week and promised to check the Maine shelter where she adopted her three partial-coon cats. (purebred coon cats go for $1000 to $2000 )
@dombo63 - I asked the lady about adopting two and she said the pair were already spoken for. Not sure if she was being truthful about that. She may have thought 2 older cats and 2 babies were too much cat for me to cope with.
@vinniethemanxcat - I totally agree that two are easier to deal with. Two play with each other when boredom strikes. If one gets bored he/she jumps to the dresser and knocks things off, then moves to the mantels over the fireplaces and knocks down the Dulton figurines. He/she then moves to the dining room and..... Part of the reason I want to adopt actually, my current two are 11 and a young third will ensure company when one of them goes.
Well you understand I am sure.
Thanks again for the kind wishes, wish me well in my quest.