They grow!

May. 23rd, 2017 09:10 pm
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 The kittens have developed in leaps and bounds over the last couple of days. Today:

- Thomas figured out how to jump from the top of one of the gates onto (sigh) the kitchen counter... the one next to the stove. 

- They both managed to get up onto the chairs by the kitchen table.
The view is under a card table, onto two seats tucked in at the table edges. On the near chair is a green cushion and a gray and white kitten. On the farther chair, shadowed, is a tortoiseshell kitten.

-They both managed to get up onto the futon under their own power. (This means that the dining room table is accessible, and that tops of nearby bookshelves will be soon.)

This morning when I opened the door to the bedroom, both kittens IMMEDIATELY climbed over the gate (we'd taken them down for a while last evening but put them back up, deciding the kittens needed a safe spot) and came running towards me! They were clearly very excited to see the hooman, which was utterly charming.  :)

They think the bathroom is totally awesome. They love to claw the rug, and they think that having Thomas get up on the tub wall and hide between the plastic shower liner and the decorative curtain while Luna plays with the moving decorative curtain is just the best thing ever.

Shot of a bathroom floor. Beige toilet to the right, beige tub edge to the right. Two kittens are rolling around and playing on the floor.
(This isn't that activity, but they're still obviously having a blast.)

I took a couple of photos of Huz holding Thomas so you could get an idea of just how tiny they are:

In a kitchen, a man wearing a navy short-sleeved shirt holds a very small gray and white kitten in one arm. Both the man and the kitten are looking directly at the camera. The man is smiling, and the kitten has a perpetually bemused look on its face.    Similar to the previous picture, except that the smiling man and the kitten are gazing at each other.
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As pretty much all of you know, Huz and I have had cats for years. Back in March, we lost Fluffy Cat (memorial post yet to be done), bringing us down to just one cat for the first time in our lives. [Gasp!] Penny Cat clearly missed her feline companions, and we knew we wanted more cats. So yesterday (5/20/17), we brought home two 2-month-old kittens from Peninsula Humane Society

(All the images should be clickable if you want to see big versions!)

A mostly-gray tortoiseshell kitten, looking at the viewer.
This little girl was named Pinta back at the shelter, but we've named her Luna.

A gray and white kitten, playing with a green pipe cleaner
This little boy was called Santiago at the shelter. We're not 100% sure, but we think his name is Tigger.

They figured out the bed....
Tortoise-shell kitten peering sleepily out of a green cat bed  Two kittens in the green cat bed. The gray and white kitten is looking directly at the camera, and the tortoiseshell one is flopped on her back.

...and how to climb onto the second pantry shelf.
A set of tall white shelves, mostly filled with pantry essentials. The second shelf from the bottom has two kittens on it, looking at the camera.

Today they figured out how to climb the gates that were keeping them in the kitchen:
Tortoiseshell kitten sitting atop a pet gate blocking the lower part of a kitchen doorway    Gray and white kitten atop a different pet gate from the previous shot. He is looking down and clearly getting ready to jump off the gate into the rest of the house.

Penny Cat is not entirely pleased by the invasion of these new felines into her territory, but she hasn't done anything worse than hiss and growl at them.
A white and brown cat, lying casually on a table with a yellow tablecloth. Her expression is dignified.

We'll keep you posted as new developments occur!

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