Monday, June 9, 2008

Meet the Newest Additions to Our Family

Meet Bella (top) and Elvis (bottom), the newest additions to our family.

Our older cat, Squiggles who was 13 passed away just before Valentines Day and the girls have been planning how they would acquire new kittens since about February 16th.

We have been checking all the animal rescue centers and shelters in our area for months, except the kitten season this year seemed to be a bit behind schedule. Finally, last weekend we came across these two little cuties.

We originally had wanted two females but these two were "brother and sister" and if we were going to get two, we had to take them as a pair - so we agreed. We had to wait for a week while they were spayed and neutered, given their vaccines and microchipped and Saturday the long awaited day finally came. Collette and I went to our local Petco (where the rescue center adopts the kittens from) to pick up our new pets.... only guess what?... they made a mistake... when the vet went to "fix" them, they turned out to both be boys - what was I going to say at that point? The girls had been getting ready for these kitties for a week and I couldn't break their hearts by saying "oh, no, we really just wanted girls".

So, now we have two eleven week old boy cats, one named Bella and another named Elvis. Elvis is a troublemaker (and feels the need to hiss at me frequently) - he's already shown Bella how to escape from their little pen so we had to fashion a makeshift roof from a sheet and clothespins to keep them in for the night... and... they've escaped... twice... What were we thinking?... couldn't we have adopted a grownup cat? Oh, well.. they are adorable - aren't they?

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10 comments:

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Oh what sweet kittens! Yep, they are a handful, but so darn cute... :)

We're expecting a litter of our own any day now - I'm trying not to think of what several little furballs are going to be doing to my house in a few weeks... :)

Tena said...

those babies have to be the sweetest things ever! Congratulations on the new family memebers!

We are THAT Family said...

Congrats on the new additions. We adopted 'Alice' last year and she's been the BEST pet for us. Who knew we loved cats?

Kristen Andrews said...

how sweet! I love cats because they really do have unique personalites even more so than dogs!

Nodin's Nest said...

Enjoy your new kittens, they look like a great pair!

SunEGrl said...

They are so cute. Good for you for adopting from a shelter. Kittens are a wonderful gift and so much fun. They will make you smile no matter how bad your day gets. Enjoy!

mannequin said...

yes! they are precious! I'm tying to lure a feral stray in with goodies and he just doesn't understand...

Ana said...

Awwww, how cute! Little kittens are so adorable. And how funny both turned out to be boys but you still call one Bella. Chica & Pumuckl are two female cats but we consider Pumuckl as a male :-)

Boutique said...

Bella & Elvis are adorable! I know you will all enjoy them!

Crazy...my word verification ends in my last name today. That's crazy! Hubby comes home from TDY today. Lol. Weird.

Have a fab day. I wish I had time to get to your blog more. Whenever I do I love it. The colors always make me smile.

Kimmylyn said...

Bella & Elvis are very cute.. Congrats on the new additions to your family!!

PS. I agree with boutique..your blog design .. it makes me smile too.. love it.