They got delivered to Fort Will.I.Am on 10/11/12. They are cute as can be. My first pet that isn’t a goldfish.
Brave is inspired by the film Disney animated film Brave, and is the bravest of the two belive it or not. We don’t seem to bother her/him much (yes…we still don’t know, can’t get close enough to see.) and she will walk around quite happily. Buttons was named after her button nose, her cuteness and I was going for a Coraline theme too !
I’m terrified we are doing it wrong. Most kittens I have come across (there hasn’t been many) are playful and friendly. Ours were from a stray litter. I’m not sure of their age but they were at least 6 weeks when we got them. I think 8 or 9. They aren’t vicious or anything, they just run like bejaysus when you get anywhere near them or make any sort of semi-sudden movement. My best achievement has been coaxing Brave to take little pieces of ham from my hand, though he bit me twice believing my finger to be MOAR HAM. Last night I attempted to stroke them while they were eating said ham and I just about got away with it. We know they shouldn’t be allowed to hide but they find hiding places everywhere, and they were so good at using the litter until we let them go outside the room, and Buttons has pooed on the upstairs carpet several times 😦 We had a kind of comical evening where M didn’t get to bed until 2.30 am because they were hiding under the recliner in the living room and they would NOT come out, and we can’t leave them for fear they would poo in the wrong places.
We have plenty of little toys and wet and dry kitten food. They rejected a bed that belonged to M’s brother’s cat even though it had been machine washed, they sleep quite happily of the little sofa, and we got them a flat furry bed yesterday which they seem happy with. I make sure they see us putting their food in the bowl and now they come straight up to the bowl but still freak out if you make sudden movements. It’s only been about two weeks, do you think they will come around? Everyone saying we should scoop them up but it just doesn’t seem possible!
Anyway I’m so glad to have them. I hope they live happy and loved lives with us for a long time.
Many thanks to twitter friends for advice. Any more advice would be greatly appreciated.