Rescue Kittens

Our lives have been super busy and irrevocably changed recently.

At the beginning of June Hubby and I met beautiful twin girls who were up for adoption. A couple of weeks later we learned that they still had not found a home because separating them would be too traumatizing and people didn’t seem keen to adopt both of them.

So we met with them again and we just knew that our big home was exactly what they needed. So I would like to introduce you to the newest members of our family Persephone (Seph) and Athena (Thea).


When they first came home

For my Husband it was love at first sight. I loved them, but 4 furbabies is a huge commitment and I just wanted to make sure that we were making the right decision for the girls. Yes we had the space and money, but time and patience, did we have enough? I realised though that we are full of love and that at 3 months old the girls had known nothing more than the insides of boxes being poked at by people who weren’t going to take them home and make them part of their family. We could do that for them… and we have.

It took a few days for them to spend time out from under the couch. Though they loved having the top of this gym to escape to as the puppies came to terms with their new sisters.

The girls have basically doubled in size in just a month. They now allow us to actually pick them up and hold them and are HUGE lovers of pats. They didn’t purr when we first brought them home, but now we have a regular purr soundtrack in our household.


Miss Thea enjoys sitting with Mum on the couch now

It took them I think 2 weeks to realise that there was an upstairs. They now LOVE going up there and tearing around the place… in the middle of the night. They were pretty keen on getting into our bedroom at night which wasn’t the worst thing… until Seph started climbing the curtains!!! Bad kitty.

They are both very adventurous now. Very hard to tell apart as they are almost identical even down to their white markings. Thea is slightly smaller with a thinner tail, but they have completely different personalities. Thea will run all around your feet wanting pats and flop and present her belly the second you look at her like you might pat her. Seph is big on the rubbing against legs, bags, corners, arms etc. to facilitate the patting she wants which is all the time hahaha. Seph is also the one who has figured out she can jump onto the kitchen counter and drink the remnants of my cup of tea, then there was the time she tried to jump into the bloody oven when I opened it. Naturally her craziness has made her Dad’s favourite hahaha.

Basically Seph goes where she pleases and now believes that the new dog bed we bought before we adopted the girls belongs to her. She stretches out as far as she can to show there is no room for anyone else and doesn’t even like her sister joining her for a nap. To be fair I did situate it where it would get the best sun πŸ™‚


Here’s our boy Sam reclaiming the bed for a short time this weekend to sit next to me while I had my morning coffee πŸ™‚Β 

The dogs are mostly okay with the girls now. Thea LOVES Sam and every morning she runs up to him and makes him pat her with his snout by rubbing herself under his chin. She will often then roll onto her back and present her belly to him. One day she will figure out that he cannot pat her hahaha. She also jumps around and over him inviting him to play… he just looks at me like “WTF Mum!” like any older brother with a toddler sister in play mode hahaha.

So our world has been very full of cleaning, playing, retraining, bringing out of the closet (figuratively and literally), giggling at antics and all sorts of other things lately.

I hope you enjoy the pictures of the newest additions to our family πŸ™‚


About DitchTheBun

I wear many hats; Librarian, Mum, Wife, Sister, Daughter Friend, Health and Knowledge Seeker. Here is where I explore the many aspects of me and try new things on my journey. View all posts by DitchTheBun

20 responses to “Rescue Kittens

  • Katie

    LOVE!!!!! Congratulations!!! Twins are the best πŸ˜‰

  • My Perfect Breakdown

    Awe they are adorable and they look like they’re right in! Enjoy!! ❀

    • DitchTheBun

      Thank you. Certainly makes for interesting times as we are not used to the ahh constant playing and exploring of younguns πŸ™‚ The youngest of our puppies is 8 so we have their shenanigans mostly all sorted. Although one of the dogs is now trying to use the litter tray… he misses every time *sigh* haha

  • Marixsa

    The only better than new kittens (which isn’t much) is new kittens who snuggle together. I’m so gaga over your new babies! Have fun with them! ❀

    • DitchTheBun

      Thanks! They are so funny, they snuggle together, play together, sleep together (1/2 the time). They are starting to show independence from each other though. It is really interesting to see their personalities develop since we got them out of their shelter situation. It makes me so happy and also sad because the beginnings of their life were so very small. Makes you really want to give them everything you can πŸ™‚
      I will post updates every now and then so you can get your dose of cuteness!

  • Amy M.

    They’re so beautiful! I’m glad they’ve settled in well, and that your other fur babies are adjusting. Cats are such a blast…have fun!!

    • DitchTheBun

      Thanks πŸ™‚ Yes they are. They are super fun and crazy. One day I shall write up my rant on kitty litter. Stuff drives me mad!

      • Amy M.

        B got litter duty when I was pregnant, and it’s remained that way lol!! I do a better job at it, but I feel like I don’t have time for it now. I offered to switch him that for mopping, but he never mopped, so he got stuck with litter lol!

  • Am I Thirty?

    Omg I love this! They are so adorable. I went to the pet store this weekend and they had cats up for adoption. There was this one cat that I just kept looking at but gave every reason under the sun why I couldn’t take in a pet. This post makes me want to visit the organization’s website to see if the cat is still available.

    • DitchTheBun

      Thank you!
      We did. We first saw them at the beginning of June and did not go back to adopt them until the 25 June. We at first made excuses, then had to go back to the store next door 3 weeks later and I ducked in to grab a dog bed from the store (they display RSPCA cats there) and they were still there and even more scared than before. Hubby came in and had a look and the lady let us pat them. We had a couple of talks about it and 2 days later I get a message from Hubby saying we’ll take them πŸ™‚ Some things are just meant to be I think πŸ™‚

  • Rosie Rockets

    OMG they’re just so precious! Congrats on the new additions πŸ™‚ xo

  • ourlittlefarmlife

    Love that you adopted them together! And two black kitties too, they are usually the last of the pick. We foster kittens and know how troublesome they can be when you have more than one kitten at a time. But well done to you, they look beautiful and very happy to have found you x

    • DitchTheBun

      Yes, we couldn’t leave either of them. They were completely bonded, even so it took a couple of weeks to get them settled. They and the dogs are playing very nicely though now I must say. Only slight territory disputes which are a quick growl, no physical stuff which is great.
      Interestingly the girls have swapped their preferred parent. Initially the smaller girl Thea was all about me, but now she will not leave my Husband alone and when he is out she will look for him through the house and meow pathetically. The bigger girl now will slowly move closer and closer to me on the couch until she can touch me (our dogs are very much into their Mum time on the couch and are not keen on the cats getting any). It’s very cute to watch!

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