Picture time #2!
Two weeks ago I was in the same situation, that is, two new kitten at my mom's, except it was Kiara and Sarabi. They weren't "comfortable" until late at night. I expected Nala and Simba to be much more active faster, but it was the contrary. They didn't start the exploration of the condo until this morning (they were calling me from their hiding spot at 7h30!). Once I got and went to meet them they were much more playful and started to look around.
Simba is a little chickensoup! He's EXTREMELY cautious of anything new, it took me a while to win his trust and to get him to jump on my laps. I kept saying "Come see daddy Simba, come here" for at least a good 2 minutes, he [IMG]kept eye contact. Centimeter per centimeter, then up on my lap, and oh man - the purring! Now he won't stop chasing me around and rubbing his head against my legs. I think I won him already now
As for Nala, she is a total sweetheart. I was rolling on the floor this morning from laughing too hard - I had heard Bengals talk (like Siamese do, although my two girls don't talk THAT much yet) a lot and can be vocal, bu NEVER would I thought it was that much true! She was having a conversation with me this morning, quite literally speaking. It was a bonding moment probably, but I wished I had a camcorder to get this!
Both are playful and energetic, but they listen as well. I didn't know my mom had put up her Christmas true - my my! They're quite fascinated by the artifical snow on it as well as the decorations hanging around the condo. But suffice for me to grab them firmly by the neck (like the mother did, that's a trick the breeder showed me) and they'll freeze right there.
The most surprising thing for me is that they know their name - the breeder had been calling them by the name I had picked for 2-3 weeks, and if I call "Nala, NO!" or "Nala, come here" she recognizes her name, so does Simba. Apparently this is a characteristic Bengals share. It's quite fun
Anyway, enough talking! It's picture time!
Nala investiguates...a lot... all the time! She's very curiousShe stares at her brother all the time... not like Sarabi to make sure all is okay, but to know when to jump on him before he sees it coming!It's fighting club! They like this a lot. I feared injuries as I find they have VERY impressive claws but they only bite or strike without claws. And Simba is a sore loser!My mom has a santa decoration standing up (very unstable though) in front of the fireplace. It didn't take long for Simba to figure out a small tackle would knock Santa on the floor. Then Nala came over, again, to investiguate!Apparently they wanted to see what Santa's butt looks like from the inside A good neat boy!A somewhat more official portrait of Simba. Can't believe he stood still long enough for this one!"Geez, I'm due for a manicure!" (he really is)Nala has a gorgeous body and color!She's also fascinated by the Christmas tree!She likes to pose for me to. When she hears the lens working, it gets her attention!Now it's Simba by the Christmas tree!While Simba was admiring the tree and looking out the window, it didn't take long for Nala to pull him down on the sofa and knock him down!He has a very pretty face, doesn't he? He's a gorgeous boy!
Well that's about it for today! Sigav, I don't know how you did it with Nikita, but I'm sort of a tacksharp freak, I need to bump ISO to 1600 to get fast enough shutter speeds and then it takes a good 5 minutes in PS to remove the noise - they're too fast!
Hope you enjoyed this little series, comments are very welcome!