Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Meet the new family members

It is not easy taking pictures of constantly moving little bodies. I tried to catch each one at least once. So without further ado, here are the new members of our family - once you are given a name you are going to stay. ;-)

'Mama' Elsa - guess whom she is named after.

Maggie, she is the biggest of the litter and the only orange girl.

Jackie - the smallest of the bunch, a really sweet boy with a loud voice.

Leo - he likes to sleep a lot, will attack your feet and enjoys tummy tickles.

Precious - the spitting image of her daddy, very much her own cat

Frankie - he started out as Mr. Cutie-Face, but that would be too embarrassing for a big ole tom cat

We took them to their first vet appointment on Friday and they did very well. We were told that they are all sweet natured and that they have neither fleas nor ear mites. A couple of them had runny eyes so we treat them with ointment. I think it was mainly from hitting each other in the face when playing but they are getting better already. The vet also said that they look very healthy but are a little small for their age, well, they did not exactly have a perfect start in life but we are going to make up for that.They are due for their booster shots in four weeks.
Our holidays will definitely be a little different this year. I don't think a big tree with breakable ornaments goes very well with 8 cats who have never seen such a thing before. And added responsibilities come with added costs so we have to squeeze our budget just a bit to fit it all in but I know that we can do it. These kittens deserve a shot at a good life and the have a good chance at that with us.


karen said...

They are all adorable and look so soft! They are all very lucky cats and I am happy you found them.

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I think they are all adorable, but Leo is my favorite. Yes, your christmas should be fun with them all running around.

Jazz said...

They are just sooo cute, I love ginger cats!

It's bad to have favourites but I really love the look of Leo, he looks so cheeky!

Good luck with them all.

Jazz xo

Anonymous said...

Love all the kitties! They are very lucky to have you as their guardian angel.


Paula, the quilter said...

Gosh, if I lived closer I'd come and get both Leo and Frankie. Too, too sweet.