Sunday, April 26, 2009

Happy Kids, Happy Kittens

The first night the kittens were here, we still had the neighbors dogs. That was interesting.

Since they have left, the kittens have calmed down and even started up their little motorboat purs when they are content. The siblings huddle together when they are nervous or tired, but slowly but surely they are starting to turn to the people in the house for comfort when they need it as well.

Taio and the Samson had a rocky start, but since they have sniffed noses with no hissing and Samson even attempted to play with Taio. Taio was having none of that and stopped the nonsense very quickly... but the fact that Samson was trying to play with him gives me hope of a later bond between the kittens and my wonderful, sweet, 11 year old baby.

The kids are so thrilled to have their own pets. I think these kitties will be treasured babies.

Right around Alex's age, I brought a kitten home from church camp. My mom wasn't too thrilled about it, but since my other cat had disappeared, she agreed to let me keep him. I had Julian for the next 16 years. He passed four years ago and it still tugs at my heartstrings when I think of him as a young kitten, and me dressing him in doll clothes and carrying him around in the pocket of my hoodie. I think that these memories of taking care of something dear will stick with my kids for the rest of their lives.

3 comments:

Jenny said...

They are just adorable! I love kittens. They are so much fun to have in the house.

Chell said...

So cute. Glad they are settling in!!

Beth said...

Cute additions to your home! Im a cat lover and have always been surrounded by many cats! :)