Saturday, 19 January 2013

We are cat people again...


I'm thrilled to present the two gorgeous new cats who've just come to live with us. They're Mork [L] and Mindy [R] and they're a brother and sister, who we've adopted from someone who can't keep them any more. 

They're very nervous, unsure of themselves and shy at the moment, as is natural. Mindy has taken refuge behind the washing machine for the time being, and Mork is staying put in the basket. But I'm sure they'll relax before long, and begin to explore their new home, and feel comfortable. I think it'll be an easier acclimatisation for them, because they're together, and each has the reassurance of their constant, known companion.

The fact that they are devoted to each other is brand new for us, as all our previous cats have come to us at different times, and have never really got beyond the stage of being 'used to' each other, and tolerating each other. To have a couple of cats who are real soul mates is a novelty, and absolutely delightful!

Look out for lots more photos as they get used to us and come out to investigate the house.

6 comments:

Wendy said...

Look how cute they are! Like book-ends!

Yes, they'll come out of their hiding spots eventually - when they start to feel more comfortable. Takes a little while for them to acclimated, and you're right - I think them being together will help speed along that process.

val said...

Precious darlings!

Portia Da Costa said...

They're even cuter in real life! Like two peas in a pod... completely adorable. I can't wait for the time when they feel comfortable with us, and we can cuddle them.

Saskia Walker said...

I'm so happy for you! They're absolutely gorgeous. They've been through such a lot, poor poppets.

Hopefully we'll be in a position to welcome new cats too soon. Meanwhile... lots of photos, please. :)

Madelynne Ellis said...

They're so cute and pretty. I'm so happy for you. What lucky kitties.

Lisabet Sarai said...

So sweet, Portia! I'm glad to read (in your later posts) that they've settled in so well.