So tonight I asked Ben about it, and he said he's willing to try living with a cat despite his asthma (he's done it before, after all) as long as I'm willing to give the kitten up if after a week or two the asthma is unbearable. And I am (though I know I'd cry and cry).
So, tomorrow I'm going to call the lady and arrange to go look at the kittens and see which one chooses me. I'm hoping that the black one happens to be that one (they have one black and the others are tabby) but whatevah.
I'm trying not to get my hopes too high, even though this all seems very God... I may be misinterpreting things. I want a kitten SO badly.
And since you are probably all mentally mispronouncing it, my name is pronounced BEL-len-en. (all short e's)
NOT bel-LEN-en or ben-el-en or blen-en.