Yes, they were truly gorgeous babies, especially Lily. When I was stressed out at work I used to think of her sleeping upside down with her little baby paws in the air and smile. And Oscar's cute little pink feet and nose!
Due to them haing been handled so often they're both very trusting.
But really, I think that six months to a year is nearly the nices age - I really love Lily's cute hip wagging walk, which I remember that Dancer had at that age as well. It's when their personalities are really starting to come out at last.
Dancer was a stray as well, like Oscar and Lily, it was her mother that decided to adopt me rather than me picking her! We used to live in the countryside back then and one night a cat showed up on the windowsill, I went out to say hello and as she was hanging around I gave her some milk. Next thing, she goes off into the night and comes back with a kitten of about 6 weeks or so. Dancer stayed, but her mother left, although she did come back about a week later to make sure her kitten was alright. Never saw her again after that!
Dancer was a wonderful friend and a great companion and I really miss her.
Here she was in one of her more typical poses - she liked to sleep under her fleece blanket with nothing sticking out and wasn't too impressed with me stealing it to take this picture!