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.