Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday: Kittens!

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:
Guess what???  She is the other kitten's littermate sister!  Just like Skylar and Lydia were littermate brother and sister!  Mommy and Daddy went down to Salem, OR, on Monday (the next day) to meet them.  The shelter is named Salem Friends of Felines, and we highly recommend it to everyone.  The kittens were in one room, free to play and jump, and the adult cats were in another room, also free to go wherever they wanted in their room.  The only ones who had cages were the sick ones or others needing veterinary care (one was recovering from a leg amputation).

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!
video

20 comments:

Kea said...

Congrats to Heimdall and Freya on their new forever home! They're both cuties and we're very impressed none of the residents cats is having a hissy fit.

That video was so cute, watching them check everything out, a bit unsure. Lots more room to explore now!

Furkidsmom said...

Welcome home Heimdall and Freya!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Marg said...

A big welcome to you Heimdall and Freya. You sure look like happy kitties and have come to a wonderful home. Have a fantastic day.

SuziQCat said...

How exciting!! Welcome home Heimdall and Freya!!

Harry Spotter said...

Welcome home Heimdall and Freya. Congrats to you and your new family.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

They are both so cute. Cameron certainly approves, him being our resident tuxie. We're happy for all of you and are sure Skylar would be pleased.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Welcome Heimdall and Freya to your furever home. You are going to have such fun in your new home with your new family.

The Island Cats said...

Aw, what a great story!! Welcome, Heimdall and Freya!! We know Skylar sent you both to your mom and dad!! We can't wait to get to know you both better!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Concats to Heimdall & Freya. You've gotten a really nice home.

Sweet Praline said...

Welcome to your new home and the CB, Heimdall and Freya. Looks like you have a lot of exploring to do.

Sparkle said...

Heimdall and Freya look like they are fitting in already! They are so cute and perfect additions to your family!

Laila and Minchie said...

Concats to everyone! The babies are adorable! SQUEE!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Welcome home kitties!

Cory said...

Welcome home little ones! Bennette is very excited to see more Tuxies!

meowmeowmans said...

Hooray for Heimdall and Freya! Welcome to your new forever home! :)

Daisy said...

Welcome to your new home, Heimdall and Freya! It was so fun seeing their first moments in their Forever home. Skylar did a wonderful job guiding you to them. I know he would be proud.

ML said...

Oh, how adorable.
We highly recommend adopting littermates, we haf three brofurs and one half-sisfur. They get along so good. Most of the time.
Love & Purrs,
KC

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

WELCOME TO YOUR FOREVER HOME! What a couple of beautiful kittens!!! Loved the video!

The Creek Cats said...

Congrats on your new home, Heimdall and Freya!!

Happy Purrthday to Rori!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Rori! We hear it's your day. :)