New members of the family

Last weekend we finally got our cats from the shelter. We’d picked them out a few weeks ago, but they had an illness and needed to stay in kitty hospital for awhile longer. They are about six months old, and thus the perfect blend of playful and trained, though I am working on training them in the proper use of the scratching post as opposed to the couch.

The boy is on the left in the picture, and his name is Fennel (he has just one white dot under his nose and is heftier). The girl is on the right, and her name is Nasturtium (she has two white dots under her nose). Obviously they are litter mates, and they also obviously like to hang out together. Seriously, how cute are they? They are a bit naughty, but only in a charming way. It’s great to have two little purr machines to visit with during the day, since I’m sort of resigning myself to being unemployed for the forseeable future.