Thanks for the update on Nino! Hmm, maybe he would be able to fit in. Both my boys are very mellow. I took Coco in as an adult and he was the only kitty and no dogs. He's done very well and is a very happy boy..likes to tell me exactly what I should be doing for him!! Now when I brought Coco home, I let him stay in our front porch, which is like another room. He came out in his own time, hmm I think about a week.
As for expenses, well let's just say all my critters eat very well and have regular vet visits. The cats have been on Wellness dry and Natural Balance canned for a long time now and do very well on it.