Hallie is not altogether amused by them and they've been stealing her food as they think adult food is far nicer than their kitty biscuits! I found them on a small ads website called 'Leboncoin' where there are kittens galore being given away, and picked them up about nine days ago when they were just two months old. They've had their first set of vaccinations and have been microchipped but they shouldn't go outside until they have had their booster jabs in another month. However it only took them a couple of days before they were jumping through the first catflap into the cellar/laundry room..... we now have to keep the back door firmly shut and hope they don't follow us or Hallie outside!
Here's some photos of them mostly causing mayhem and mischief, with the odd blissful moment of peace captured in between.
|Bert looking bigger than he is on Daddy's lap.|
|Their first day here when they discovered the houseplant in the hall!|
|It was a fun place to play and fight in.|
|The more dirt they could kick onto the floor to upset Mummy, the better!|
Also it's a great plant to chew and scratch!
|Harry racing back up the steps into the living room.|
|Bert notices the lens cap dangling from my camera.|
|These toys have seen some bashing from previous cats when they were kittens!|
|Especially the catnip toys, which must have long lost their smell, |
have been slobbered on by various cats and are pretty disgusting now!
|"I'm gonna get you!"|
They've really become Daddy's boys - they don't yet sit on my lap! My OH has a footstool because he used to suffer from Plantar fasciitis (much better now) but for some reason cats really like the footstool and tend to take it over. If there are human legs on the footstool, they just sit on them instead.
|A moment of peace and quiet.|
|"Don't disturb me with that flashy thing, I'm happy here!"|
|The two cat baskets have seen some cats too! |
It's great being able to reuse the same old toys, scratchy post, baskets etc.
Cats are not fussed by this kind of thing ;-)
|But the footstool is much nicer than the basket!|
|My OH surfing the web, and now covered in a blanket as his legs are a mass of scratches |
from them climbing up his trousers onto his footstool.... :-)
He does actually have shorts on here!!
But let us not forget old friends. Remember I said I'd plant a Smokebush on Smokey's grave? I finally found a healthy specimen of Cotinus coggygria 'Grace' which now marks his final resting place. Life does go on and our feline friends change with time, but we will always keep fond memories of our pets from the past.