Had some trouble getting started in this forum, but I think I've got it now. Let me introduce us. BIP stands for Barbara/Izzy/Pinky, which is usually how I end my e-mails, etc. Barbara, of course, is I. Izzy and Pinky are male barn cat littler mates that will be two years old in mid-October. I got them in December, so they were barely two months old. My absolute first experience with cats, let alone basically wild kittens. It took a lot of time and a lot of patience to get them to finally accept me, their surroundingds, etc. I honestly didn't know if it was going to work out, but I'm happy to report that it did. I now have two of the sweetest fur babies that I could ever wish for. I had no idea what to expect from cats (always been a dog person before) so every day has been and still is a learning experience for me.
I have no complaints except that I wish I could get them to cuddle and sit in my lap more. But I'm thinking it might be normal teenage behavior. They do a lot of racing around the house and when they're not doing that, they are sleeping. And we'll have our afternoon nap together; if I lie down on the bed, they are right there beside me. At night they usually sleep under the bed, which is a new behavior. They used to sleep right beside me, but hardly do that any more.
Izzy is soft dark grey with white chest, paws, and belly. Pinky is the total opposite--almost totally white, but a coarse fur, with dark grey face and paws. Yin and yang. I've tried to train them a little (they're not allowed on the dining room table or the kitchen counters) but mostly they have the run of the house. Nothing here that they can damage. They know their names and will--usually--come when called. They are also a tremendous help in the kitchen as I don't think I could manage to fix a meal without their help. LOL I had a German shepherd years ago and I didn't think I could ever feel about a pet the way I did about him. But, these two little rascals have wormed their way into my heart and I can't imagine my life, now, without them.
Well, that's all for this first post. Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. Cheerio, BIP