The day has arrived - the girls have joined our home! They arrived home Friday evening - and were a little timid about their new surroundings and jumped out of their travel bags and immediately hid underneath the couch and did not want to come out. We respected their choice and made sure to place food, water and their littler next to the couch over night and gave them their space - while they poked their heads out here and there during the evening they stayed pretty much hidden and we ended up heading to bed and giving them some space! Thankfully sometime during the evening they must have come out to investigate as they ate up some food and water and used the box!
The next morning they were feeling much more inquisitive - both of them LOVED the big bay window and perching on the couch and watching the birds and squirrels outside in the yard.
By this morning they have started to explore their new toys - the irony is discovering that fur babies are very much like human children in that we got them two of everything so they can each have their own toys to limit fighting between them and yet here they are both fighting over one mouse the second laying abandoned near by! A huge thank you to my clients the Hare/Ferencz family for the catnip filled mice - they are a huge hit!
Up in the bedroom they loved the little stairs that they can perch on to look at the big pine tree full of birds and squirrels - even throughout the night I would wake up over the course of the weekend and find the silhouette of both of them watching the animals outside and making tiny little chattering noises to each other!
They got playful to engage with us in chasing string and ball games!
Luna is very inquisitive about outside - here she is giving the neighbors naughty cat a stare down and marking her territory to try to scare the thing off our deck and from using the garden as its littler box!
Luna loves the 'perch' from the cat tree - she spends much of her day up here either sleeping or watching her sister chase her shadow or her tail or something around the livingroom!
And even here in their new home they both still prefer to spend most of their time together in their bonded little snuggles together!
Over all we are very please with how quickly they have adjusted and come out of their shell during this transition - we had read that it can take weeks for a new kitten to accept their new home with a lot of time spent in hiding away from their new family members until they feel comfortable but the girls had each other for support and I think that played a big role in how quickly they have made themselves at home this weekend!
Have an amazing day!
Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much!