I haven't posted another thread about them yet. We've had them for ~2...make that 3 weeks now. They were standoffish when we first got them out of my grandmother's back yard, but seemed to become pretty much comfortable with us within the first 4-5 days. Now they act like regular tame kittens... I think we got them at just the right time, as their eyes were open, they could walk around, and they started using the litter box within the first day we had them; but, were still yound enough not to "hiss" at us.
My grandmother had been feeding two feral cats in her yard, georgous calico and tortoishell cats (I wish we had found them young enough to tame). One of them (of course) had kittens. My grandmother saw a dog (who got into her backyard) kill two of the kittens and was understandably upset.
We went over to dispose of the bodies and found these two. We couldn't leave them there to the same fate as the other two, so figured we'd better rescue them. I wasn't planning on getting a new cat any time soon, much less a kitten, but these were "dropped in my lap" so to speak.
We're trying to socialize them as well as we can and get them used to being handled, held, groomed (nails, ears, etc), so that they will make good pets as older cats... I am not sure if we'll be keeping both, so I'm hoping that they'll end up being pretty social to strangers so they'll transition easier into a home, if need be.
So far, frasier is the more outgoing of the two. He will come up to you, "talk" to you and generally want to be fussed over (he'll also climb into your lap. Niles is more aloof with pretty much everyone, but will enjoy being petted ocassionally. He seems to be more active and playful. I'm hoping that he'll become more social with time.
I'll try and keep you guys updated on who stays, goes, etc. and with new pics as they grow. We'll be keeping both of them until they're at least 12 weeks old. I'm also hoping to get whichever one (or both) we keep neutered while they're being boarded at our vet's while we're on vacation in the end of july. So I'd better make up my mind quickly.