My husband and I have been busy DIYing, ripping off wallpaper in the guest room and repainting. However, all work and no play . . . Yesterday we spent the day with Katy and her husband. A lovely relaxing Sunday in the garden, good food, good company and lots of laughs.
Katy had said we could collect kittens yesterday too. They are 10 weeks old, and have grown a lot since we last saw them.
This is Abby. Try as I might, I can’t get a decent photos of either kitten. They don’t stay still for more than 2 seconds. There is just too much exploring to do and too many games to invent.
And here is Ducky. More to show you the different markings than anything else. We’ll have no trouble telling them apart.
Yes, they are sitting on the kitchen table because, for the moment, that is a lovely safe place to be and observe what is going on.
Blackjack has been brilliant! I never doubted that he would be well-behaved because he loves kittens and has a very paternal streak. However he does tend to bark to express happiness so I was afraid he would be too hyper and scare the kittens. As it turns out, he is not trying to get close. He just stands and wags his tail from a distance, without barking. The kittens have grown up with Katy’s dog, but of course, Blackjack is something new. At the moment they (especially Ducky) are hissing and growling each time they spot Blackjack, but they’re not running to safety. I reckon it’ll only be a matter of days before they are the best of friends.
I was more worried about the reception they would get from Merlin and Le Bleu. Again, for the moment, I needn’t have worried. Kittens are both hissing and growling at the cats too lol and everyone is keeping a respectful distance. That’s not difficult because Merlin runs away Yep, a 5.5 kilo cat runs away when a scrap of kitten growls . . . and Le Bleu just ignores them.
The house is big enough for the kittens to explore and for the other cats to have their personal space. However, it won’t be long before Abby and Ducky start venturing all over. They’ve been here only 12 hours and they’re already climbing the stairs, playing in the litter trays, and dusting behind furniture ^^