The Kittens

Cora

Bud

Over the last three months our lives have been turned upside down. We took in two kittens that had been living in my friend’s backyard, wild feral kittens. These guys were amazing though, they quickly went from completely freaking out by being held to letting me hold and groom them within 3 days. Although I’d love to think I’m the kitten whisperer, the time my friends spent feeding and playing with these kittens with out a doubt made all the difference. It’s been a long transition. For two weeks we kept them in a small room so they felt safe. After the vet cleared them of any contagious diseases we spent another week of slowly introducing them to our other cats. There was a lot of hissing and bullying from Boo, which really surprised me since he’s our sweet scaredy cat. However Locke who is normally pretty grumpy took to the kittens right away. I think the days after the kittens got spayed and neutered felt the longest. They were sent home with pain medication as well as these ridiculous e-collars. Now that Bud and Cora have completely recovered they are finally able to run around, play with the other cats and settle into our family. They are still a handful though. There has been peeing on our bed, knocking over of all sorts of things, and harassing us when we eat anything that might be of interest to them. They make it up though with their generous purring and incredible enthusiasm. Yes we have four cats. Yes I know how crazy that sounds but I’m okay with that.

Recovering and looking ridiculous.

Mark and Cora

There has been lots of cuddling going on here which makes me very happy.

Brother and sister time.

Boo and Cora

Locke and Bud

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3 Responses to The Kittens

  1. Lady Jennie says:

    I wouldn’t have pegged you guys as a 4-cat household but there sure are plenty of other things that make you unique (and awesome). :-)

    We are getting our first dog in a week.

  2. Dalene Peel says:

    I love the pictures. They are all so precious. I am happy for you.

  3. Renee Smith says:

    Love it, Christine! I always wish I could just take in every animal that needs help. You must have lots of patience and love:) The pictures are adorable!

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