Harry has turned out to be a right little boy - he's doesn't want cuddles and is the one who nearly always instigates the fighting. He loves to play but has yet to develop any voice other than a strange high pitched squeak. Bertie on the other hand is rather girly, he does love to cuddle up and wants to be the centre of attention all the time. He very quickly learned that his insistent shriek which means "Attention! I want attention, and I want it now!" would result in us giving him a cuddle every time, because despite the fact that he always does this when we are in the middle of doing something (usually at the sink, usually wet) when you are hopelessly in love with your kittens you just cannot resist. Ever!
Taking pictures of them indoors is never easy as I hate using flash, which seems to make them look different and older, yet not using it results in grainy photos due to the slow shutter speed. And slow shutter speeds are the last thing you want with kittens running around like loonies! So here are a selection of pics from about the middle of last month, mostly when they are not moving!
|Harry the little monster.|
|Bert(ie) the little angel.|
|Bertie still wants to be the centre of attention even when he's being gnawed by Harry!|
|Pretending to be quiet, angelic little kitties.|
|With flash, Bertie loses the cute look and turns ferocious.|
I think one of the things which helped them to bond with Hallie was trying to suckle on her! She seemed to quite enjoy it and most of the time now just alternates between ignoring them, giving them a good wash and brush up or fighting back at them (mostly Harry). She's a bit over exuberant at times and we've had to step in as it looks a bit too rough, but then the silly kittens just leap on her again, poor cat!
|Hallie being surrogate mum to Bertie.|
|Happy kitties :-)|
|Is it a bird, is it a plane? Harry has already jumped down 5 foot from this window |
to freedom so it is now kept closed!
|Indoor windowsills are good for soaking up the sun!|
|Do not be fooled! This kitten is a monster!|
|Hallie doesn't want to be left out - one of the rare occasions she sat still.|
|Most of my pictures of her these days seem to be |
when she's pretending to be stuck up a tree!
|Everyone wants MY blankie! |
Taken by my OH when I was curled up asleep.
|Life under the kitchen table.|
Which idiot chose dark blue cushions which are now covered in pale cat hair?
|Do not be fooled. Harry is a monster!|
One day he may even grow into his enormous ears.
I guess the next step is getting collars on them, and then in due course they'll be let outside.... although I dread that day, as I don't want to lose them, and I know they'll be daft once they're out there. Maybe I'll get them little harnesses and take them out on a lead to start with. :-)