They're about 6 or 7 weeks old, a little boy and a little girl. Of all the cats at the shelter, these were The Ones.
Little Girl Cat is friendly and purry; instant cuddle cat, just add lap.
She made herself at home in no time.
Little boy cat is timid and shy.
He was slow to coax out of the kitty carrier. If I try to pick him up he gives me a baby hiss and tries to run away, but doesn't growl, bite, or scratch once I've got him. The folks at the shelter said they were relieved that I took them both. They worried about Little Boy Cat being left behind because he's too scared to be friendly.
He's gradually getting adventuresome.
Not pleased. I put the kittens in the pantry and put up the baby gate to keep them in. This will give them some territory to get used to for now, plus, I hope, let Riley get used to the idea before being overrun with kittens.
Riley quickly hopped over the gate to investigate.
|Riley smelled them before he saw them.|
Of course Riley only hisses as them. The kittens are both quite fascinated with Riley, and will sit on their side of the baby gate watching him, while he lies on the kitchen floor and tosses hisses at them over his shoulder.
Little Boy Cat came out more the next day, but he still has his safety zone.
The baby gate barricade was breached after about 24 hours.
Names? We'll have to live with them awhile to figure that out.
Expanding the Rodent Control Department © August 2013