Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Ah, what fine saps we are!
We took Zeva in to the vet for her shots last Tuesday, and the assistants at the clinic convinced us to take a look at three kittens they had there. Despite already having three cats (Abby, Zeva and Phinney) we succumbed to the charms of the two little imps pictured above.
On the left is Neko, who seems to be something like Phinney's doppelganger appearance-wise. She has been a bit shy but is warming up to our cat community rather quickly. She is 10-12 weeks old. On the right is Ichiro, a purebred lilac point Siamese. He is absolutely fearless at age 8-9 weeks.
It didn't cost anything to adopt them, and the clinic was so grateful to us that for taking these little sweethearts that they gave us about fifty dollars worth of Science Diet kitten food!
So far Abby, who is 15 years old, doesn't seem to care that we brought a couple of young interlopers into our home. Zeva, two years old and playful, didn't take long to start hanging out with the newbies. It has been 6-month-old Phinney who has had the hardest time... but today there is a lot less growling and hissing, and he has actually been playing with both the kittens! Lots of mutual chasing, hiding and pawing around corners, etc.
Cat communities are lots of fun. We love watching the dynamics between the kitties.
And yes, I admit it, Mrs. Snave and I are serial cat owners... a.k.a. CRAZY CAT PEOPLE.