Wait, it's our birthday already? How can we be four years old? It doesn't seem like it was that long ago that we were babies. We were born to a pet tuxedo cat, but the dad in the household didn't want us kittens. There were four of us in the litter: two boys and two girls. We weren't named until we got to the shelter, and then we all got names starting with F: Fonz (Heimdall), Furkins (Freya), Fizz, and Fink. Our momcat stayed a pet cat to our first family. We kittens were brought to Salem Friends of Felines in Salem, OR, where we were taken care of, checked out by a vet, and given a temporary home in the kitten room. That's a special part of the shelter where all the kittens hang out! It's a pretty cool room, about half the size of a typical bathroom in a human house, with shelves, cat toys, hiding boxes with cutouts to play paws in, and cat trees. Of course, it also has litter boxes, food bowls, and water bowls. Oh, and a window to see the humans. Anyone who visits the shelter can go visit the kittens, and we loved it there. We were there for a long time, though!
We plan to celebrate our 4th birthday by snuggling with Mommy and Daddy, maybe getting petted by Grandma, and playing with the rest of the family. Oh, and possibly birdwatching, because the spring birds are starting to arrive!
In case you're wondering who is who in the picture, Freya is on the left and Heimdall is on the right. We love our daddy's slippers!