Welcome to your forever home, Heimdall and Freya!!!
We are proud to announce the arrival of our two newest family members! These two littermates are 2 1/2 weeks old, born on (approximately) March 24, 2010. Heimdall is a little boykit, named after the Norse god who is the gatekeeper to the Rainbow Bridge. Freya is a little girlkit, named after the Norse goddess of love, beauty, wisdom, and the leader of the Valkyries (warrior maidens who ferried the souls of the dead), whose sacred symbol is the cat.
Our family was looking for one, possibly two, kittens to adopt, before Skylar got so sick. Then, we all got too busy taking care of him, and our purrents thought it would be too much strain on the household to have kittens during that time as well. So, they asked Skylar if, when he crossed to the Bridge, he would pick out a kitten to send to our family.
On Sunday, Mommy was looking at Petfinder.com at kittens in our area. She and Daddy already knew they wanted a tuxedo kitten, in memory of Skylar, and probably a boykit would fit best with our family. She narrowed down the choices, then saw the picture below:
Doesn't he look sooooo much like Skylar??? She just knew this was the kitten that we were supposed to adopt! She told Daddy to look at the picture, and he agreed. He looked at the other kittens at the shelter, and saw the following one:
Our purrents gave them their new names on the way home, and Freya proceeded to lick Mommy's hands through the carrier door. Heimdall wanted in on the attention, too, so he pressed up against the door to get petted. This, of course, started a wrestling match in the carrier!
When they got home, we all came out to investigate the new beings who were going to live with us. Even Carbon likes them, and he usually doesn't consider kittens to be cats until they pass a year old!
Of course, Carbon also though the carrier was interesting!
Heimdall on the left and Freya on the right
Little kittens, big hallway!