Thursday, July 16, 2009

I've been keeping secrets

And their names are Bliss and Ambrosia.



So we did get some new kitties about a month ago... I didn't want to report on it right away and was waiting for a good day to introduce them.

They are sisters and they had turned 1 in May and have been living at the local no kill shelter all their lives.

It has been a lot of fun to watch them discover things for the first time... like plants and what a breeze is. And sadly the shelter had many more kitties and doggies that had lived there for much longer without ever having had a family... breaks my heart.


(Here they are discovering Jim Lehrer)

So they were already named at the shelter, and it seems that those names have stuck, but we regularly call them Stinky and Squeaky (I'm sure you'd never guess how we came up with those names).

Bliss is tiny and probably the runt of the liter. She's about 6lbs (she's Squeaky). Ambrosia is a hoss comparatively and about 8lbs (Miss Stinky).



Ambrosia was the cat that sold us on the pair. There were cats every where at the shelter (and tons of tabbies) and this one kept coming up to us and wanting to be picked up. After about the 6th time we'd made our decision. And luckily she had a sister and little Bliss clearly wanted to be loved but was too afraid. Now that they've lived with us for a while, we learned that Ambrosia is 'aggressively affectionate' and Bliss is more laid back but very lovey.

They love to play and I love to watch them together. They are a great pair.

And with expecting the baby, they are kept in the basement when we are not home and at night. I figure that we will probably keep the door to the baby's room open and I didn't want to have to worry about the cats getting in there at night or something. And the cats really like the basement (when you've shared a tiny kennel your whole life, the basement is pretty awesome). Plus they really like to chew electrical cords and we can't trust them to not chomp down when unsupervised.

Ok, secrets out.

12 comments:

Hillary said...

They are adorable -- I'm so happy for you!!

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The Wife said...

They are so cute! They look like a perfect pair!

Juls said...

Too cute, and you are full of freaking suprises lately!!

Julie

Celia said...

That is a great compromise instead of getting a kitten!

Jill said...

adorable!

Lucy said...

Soooo cute! Glad you're happy!

Hope said...

They are precious!! Love the pics of them!

Kristin said...

Awe! They are too cute! After reading your post about your kitty, I'm SO glad you decided to get more kitties! And, in case you're still worried, I wanted to tell you that, while I was pregnant with my daughter, I worked full time at a veterinary hospital and also had two of my own cats. I was cautious but the doctors that I worked with pretty much just said "keep your mouth shut while handling the poo." LOL :) Pretty much a given - but I wanted to let you know that I made it thru all 9 months and contact with millions (maybe not quite that many...) of cats and my daughter and I both came out wonderfully. :) Wishing you a happy rest of your pregnancy!!!

Sophie A. said...

Very sweet. It's tough to visit the shelter without wanting to adopt something :). I'm glad to hear these two will have a loving home.

barrenandbelieving said...

Congrats on your new babies!!

Me said...

Fun!!! I so miss my cat, my DH had a yellow lab when we got together - so I had to leave the cat with my ex. Now we have a yellow lab and a shitzu...but I will always be a cat person!

birdsandsquirrels said...

I was wondering when you were going to get cats! They are completely adorable! I am so glad that you adopted both of them, and that you got older kittens. It is great to see that the sisters get to stay together. Congratulations!