Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Sunday, 5 April 2009
We managed to decide on names for them both at last. Cleo has a purple collar in the pictures - she's slightly lighter in colour, has a pink nose and a broader face. Callie (short for Kalea - joy and happiness in Hawaiian) has a red collar and is darker with more defined markings, a mostly black nose and sharper facial features.
They seem to really like the washing machine - I think because it goes round and round. They also like a dead plant they we have on the windowsill (I should have gotten rid of it) - they've been pulling leaves off and playing with them. This morning, Callie managed to climb all the way up the coatstand in our hall - it's about 5 feet tall! They're very interested in small spaces too - they like squeezing onto the bookshelves or into the kitchen cupboards.
Anyway, that's enough for now - more pictures and stories later, I'm sure. They're so sweet and funny and I keep getting the camera out!
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
The breeder has a British Blue Shorthair Tom, 2 Tabby British Shorthair Queens and a Bengal Queen and currently 2 litters of kittens. Darcy, on of the Tabbies, had 1 spotted girl, 1 spotted boy and 2 tabby girls (our girls!) and the Bengal had 2 snow boys and 1 proper Bengal boy. So, what with the 2 children, 1 labrador and a husband, the house is pretty busy.
Whenever we go to visit them, it only takes about 5 minutes before we have kittens climbing all over us. I ended up with a tabby on my shoulders, trying to eat my hair last week!. And they seemed to have a fascination for my shoelaces.
I was really pleased that they hadn't grown very much since we last saw them. I was afraid that since we can't take them home until they are 13 weeks, we'd miss most of their time as little kittens. But they're still very small and sweet and playful.
We left a cat bed with the breeder last time we were there so they could get accustomed to it and so it would smell of 'home' and they'd have something familiar when they came to us. We pick them up on April 3rd - I'm really looking forward to it!!
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Thursday, 5 February 2009
Of course, now all we need to do is sort out the kitchen. Hubby's next job? Getting some builders in to quote for all the changes we want to make!