Here's our new kittens, on their first evening with us. Saffron is the orange fuzzy fellow, and Sage is the 1/2 Siamese. The Cat Rescue people report them to be 8 weeks, but Sage is much bigger. Saffron is still kitten clumsy.
The KIDS had no idea where we were going on Surprise Thursday. Max said she needed to get some cat litter, and we'd have to stop there first. Both kids groaned. We walked in, showed them the cute window of kittens and said, "Surprise! That little kitty is ours, and we just need to pick out an orange fuzzy friend and take them home!" They were so happy. They've only been around older cats, so this was really lovely for them. We petted both fuzzy orange kitties and picked this lil fellow out.
Sage is pretty mellow, and way more aloof. Maybe he came from a wild litter. All his siblings were white with extra toes. He's such a handsome one! His blue eyes are ringed with real lavender. He's very playful but doesn't purr when we pet him. He sleeps near us but not super snugly. He likes Saffron. Max assures me he'll warm up.
Saffron bonded to us right away. He purrs if you even LOOK at him. Loves snuggles and petting and feather toys. So horribly cute. I've always wanted a fuzzy orange kitty. I dont think I've ever picked kittens out. I've always had cats or kittens come to me. This was a real treat for everyone.
What do the big cats think? This says it all. Tonka (left) and Grace (right) are Max's 13 year old cats, who are siblings. They've lived with many other cats and will be fine. Tonka is adjusting quickly, and is already sleeping on the bed with the kittens. Grace gave us her "butt" for a full day, and boycotted the bedroom/bathroom where we are keeping the kitties and where the big cats usually spend most of their time. You can see her body language in the photo as she watches the kittens play on the floor. .......