The cats! The cats are here!
I bet you want to see some cat photos. Good because I have a lot of cat photos.
Outstanding camera work, self.
We brought them home last night and they immediately fled under the first bed they could find. It was Ezra's and they stubbornly stayed put in his under-bed hoard pile for a few hours. The boy cat emerged first, tempted by some food, then happily climbed in our laps for some cuddles. Girl cat remained under the bed for awhile longer, only visible by her reflective Halloween-y eyes, but eventually got curious enough to explore a little bit and to accept some cautious petting.
Once Beau was crated and the kids were in bed, they got braver and (I assume) spent the night wandering around the house, with occasional pit stops in my bedroom to jump on my head and meow in my face for no reason, like YOU'RE STILL HERE RIGHT. JUST CHECKING OKAY BYEEEEE.
Beau is being very friendly, but at level that they are so not ready to deal with yet. He's like HI HI HI HI HI OMG HI HI LET'S SNIFF BUTTS AND CHASE AND BE BEST FRIENDS OMG HI CATS HI.
Cats are like, chill, motherfucker.
Beau took an extra crate break this morning so they could have some out-from-under-the-bed time.
Girl cat is shy but curious and sweet. If you're patient, she'll come up and sit on your lap, but definitely needs some time to figure out what just happened to her life.
Boy cat is much braver and already wants to be on a lap and snuggling all the time, but it seems like he's looking after his sister until she's more comfortable. Their bond is no joke, and very cute.
Oh, I bet you also want to know their names. To be honest, so far they've mostly been going by Boy Cat and Girl Cat, as our chosen names suddenly went back to the debate table all night to make sure that they "fit." But in spite of all that build up, we went with the most obvious choices, and the names 99.9% of you predicted:
It's nice of you to join us. I think you're gonna like it here.