Sunday, August 05, 2007

Kittens!

Meet Merlin and Morgana, our new kittens. They were found without their mommy, only a few days old and starving. A friendly animal control lady fostered them until they were old enough to find a home where they could be loved and fed and cuddled -- ours.

At first, they were rather shy. This is Merlin. He's a feisty little guy who likes to play and cuddle. They both still spook easily, but he has come up to me for a cuddle and even walked all over my chest. I think he'll like it here.


Here, we have Merlin's sister Morgana. She's the shy one and she gets scared easily, but at least she no longer hides the second we enter the room. She's still a bit suspicious of this whole new home and people thing, but she'll come around. Oh, and that green thing? It's a cat toy on a stick and her new favorite thing. She'll drag it all over the house and even play with it by herself.


Here they are, stuffing themselves. The scratching post doesn't interest them in the least.


They do love to scamper up and down the stairs. Merlin is too funny, he'll be chasing his tail up and down the stairs, and his sister will look at him like she can't believe he's such an idiot. Of the two, she's clearly the smart one. Oh, and did I mention that she chased around the animal control lady's mastiff when they were in foster care?


Click on the pictures to enlarge. There will be more once they let us get closer!

43 comments:

turtlegirl76 said...

Eeeeeee! Too cute! What adorable little fuzzbutts. Congratulations!

Jo said...

Very cute! Willow is jealous - she wants to know when she can have a kitty of her own... soon!

spinndiva said...

CUTE!!!!!

Zonda said...

They are too cute!!!

Bonnie said...

What cute kittens! Maybe the more outgoing Merlin will help Morgana overcome her shyness eventually.

She might always be shy, and that's OK. My 15-year-old cat has been shy and easily scared all her life, but she's very affectionate and cuddly.

Emilee said...

Awww, such cute kitties!

Bezzie said...

Oh dear lord, too freaking cute!!! What's better than one kitten? TWO kittens!

Vyvyan said...

Of course they aren't interested in the scratching post. Give 'em time and your furniture will do the trick.

Two words: De Claw (that's really one word...) I love it when my clawless cat slaps me. I just give her that neener-neener face since its painless. Now if only I could have them de-fanged.

Alma said...

Awww, they are cute!
They'll get acquainted with the scratching post once the rest of the house has been suitably conquered.

steph_knits said...

They really are quite adorable. I keep thinking Dziga needs a lil brother or sister but Nathan's not quite on board with it.

cpurl17 said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Kitties!!

Congratulations!! And enjoy that wonderful kitten time, velcro claws and all because it goes by soooo fast!

Larjmarj said...

So cute and I love the stripe along Merlin's back.

Susann said...

Cute!! Your pictures make me want to have kitties.

peri said...

Oooooo kitties :-D

Momma Monkey said...

Ohhhhh so sweeeetttttt !!

I love kittens, you're so lucky !!

They are so cute. I'd never get anything done chasing them around ;)

weezalana said...

Oh Batty, they are just TOO CUTE! It makes me wish I could have one!

Well of course the girl's the smart one! ;)

fleegle said...

I am so envious! But as long as we are travelling most of the year, we can't get another cat.

Beverly said...

I love your little kitties! They are so adorable. I hope you enjoy them! Watching kittens is so entertaining too...seeing all the silly things they do. Good for you for adopting them!

Heathermione said...

Awesome! They're too cute! :D

TheKnittingBee said...

Squee! Lovely kitties! With adorable names!

Knittypants said...

Oh what cuties! and I love the names :-)

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

Sooooo freakin cute!!!!!

Calling on Kahlo said...

Adorable! When they get older over 6 months sprinkle the cat post with catnip (they won't feel the affects now) and it will attract them to the post. Also, some cats prefer cardboard.

Sue, aka seiding said...

Kittens! Hooray! It's nice that you got two for company. They are adorable!

schrodinger said...

Very cute! I'm sure they'll settle in soon enough :)

Shauna said...

Awww!! They are adorable kitties. I love their names, too :-) Congrats!

Rebel said...

KITTIES!!! Oh, super cute. I would love to get a baby kitty but I can't, Sally would eat it. I hope Merlin & Morgana bring you years and years of entertainment & furry wake-up calls. ;)

Amanda said...

Super sweet! I love the picture of them playing on the stairs.

Cole said...

They are too cute! I love the names.

Catherine said...

yay kitties!

I bet if you sprayed that scratching post with catnip, they will loooooooove it.

Bobbi said...

what cuties! How fun for you!

Janelle said...

Kitties! Yay! Kittens on stairs are among the cutest things ever. I could watch them for hours.

Amanda said...

Squeeee!!!! They're adorable!! CONGRATS!!!

Rain said...

Aw bless, they're adorable. I'm sure they'll be very happy living with you and I look forward to hearing more about their adventures.

Eileen said...

Oh, they are absolutely lovely. Beautiful, beautiful babies, with perfect names.

Congratulations!!!

-Eileen

LadyLungDoc said...

They are adorable!! Morgana looks like she's going to be trouble-almost too smart for her own good!

You might want to see if you can pick up a sisal/jute scratch post - that way they won't learn to scratch on the carpet...plus they seem to get a better grip on the rope.

Sarah said...

KITTENS!

Too cute, I love them!

Maureen said...

Wow! They are simply adorable! Have fun with them while they are so little! Have you tried catnip with them yet?

Annie said...

They are adorable!

veritas said...

kitttttiesss!

schlunz said...

die kätzchen sind ja sooooooo süß.. ich habe mich gerade verliebt ;o)

schlunz

Stephanie said...

Adorable! As a kid I always dreamed of having a black cat named Salem. Not very original, I know...
Back to work on the 21st. My days of summer fun are numbered. I've made teo dozen jars of pickles so far; I'll be happy to send you some!

SuzannaBanana said...

Aww...I just want to pick them up and squeeze them!