I'm starting to think, if we're going to get one, we may as well get two. That means probably getting 2 kittens from the same litter. SG wants to name them Colby and Jack. Sounds a little cheesy...heh, heh.
I would consider two older cats that have bonded to each other at the shelter.
Yesterday I spent some time looking at 30 pages on the Humane Society website. There are a LOT of black cats for adoption. I'm ruling out anything long-haired or that remotely looks like a Maine Coon. I loved Tigger but a 24 pound cat is like having a perpetual toddler. I couldn't pick him up and he pooped and peed like a 2 yr old who isn't potty-trained.
I've never had a female cat and I'm thinking I might like a petite little calico or tortoise-shell. My sister has a sweet little tortoise-shell girl named Snickers.
I'll keep you updated on the adoption process.