Thursday, December 17, 2009

Act II

This is the male taking his first, bold steps into the dining room of his new home as soon as the door to the carrier was opened.

This is the female. She stayed in the carrier for about 10 minutes before she was ready to explore.

Finally, she ventured out with cautious steps. I can tell the difference between the siblings because her face has rounder features while his face is more angular.

Again, this is the female. She ran straight under the sideboard. The male explored the room for about 20 minutes before sounds of the dog in the house spooked him to shelter. When I took the dog into the room (on a leash) to smell around and to allow all animals involved to know of each other, the cats growled a low, warning hum. The dog kept his distance.

I woke up at 5:00 am to sounds of meowing from the male. They were both up and ready for attention. They spent the better part of the day under the sofa, but both cats came out when I got home from work. I thought the female was shy, but I was wrong. They are both agile, curious, and like to stretch and play.

I think we may have discovered their names, but that will be Act III.

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2 comments:

Angela said...

What a fun way to spend your Christmas break...welcoming and getting to know the newest members of the family! I'm sure they will come to be cherished pets. Enjoy your holiday!

mrs. misenar said...

enjoy your new "children"...