Monday, January 31, 2011

Our Family Is Growing!

But not in the way you might think… Though we don’t plan to have kids for a couple more years, we decided this month that we were ready to expand our family in another way. So, a little over a week ago, these two beautiful girls came home with us.

Molly



Twix



Both kittens are four months old, rescued by the Northern Virginia SPCA after being found with a hoarder who has 18 adult cats living in a one-bedroom apartment. Many liters of kittens were removed from that home, including this last one, before all of the adult cats were at last neutered and spayed by the SPCA.

Even though Molly and Twix were a bit shy when we first brought them home, that wasn’t the case for long, and they now spend their days exploring, playing and getting into all kinds of adventures. So far, we can tell that Twix is a real daredevil, fearlessly climbing up onto shelves, burrowing under the covers on beds, and racing around chasing her mice toys. Her cousin Molly is an adorable and sweet little kitty who likes to play, but also loves to curl up on my lap while I work, purring happily as she keeps me company.



Since I grew up in an apartment building that didn't allow cats or dogs, adopting these two has been a really exciting change for me! In just the short amount of time we’ve had them, I already feel a strong connection to these girls. They’re fun, loving, and such a joy to have in our home!

Do you have pets? What are their personalities like?

(Photo Credits: Personal Library & SPCA)

17 comments:

  1. So cute!! My fiance and I would LOVE a dog, but luckily we're both realistic enough to know that it wouldn't be the best thing for us right now.

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  2. They are adorable! So great that you were able to adopt them. We adopted both of our cats too! They are so much fun!

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  3. Aww, they are so adorable, and I am definitely a fan of rescuing pets as opposed to going through a breeder. Almost 10 years ago my parents adopted a pit bull/boxer mix rescue dog and it has been the best experience. Enjoy the time while they're still kitties because they grow so fast!

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  4. OMG they are sooooo cute!!!! I can't even go to Petsmart without wanting to bring home another cat.

    I got a kitten a month before meeting Kristian and he really is like my child. Kristian already had a cat who is now almost 14. I love my fur children. They are so much fun.

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  5. Very cute and glad you rescued them.

    I have a cat. MamaGirls. A diluted tortie. Not a big lover but has been sleeping with me a lot recently.

    I also have a 2 year old Boston Terrier named Bevo. I blog about him quite a bit. Congrats!

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  6. Oh my goodness heather! How exciting. They are adorable. I love cats. Ours is too funny. My husband called me at work a little bit ago just to tell me another one of her funny tricks.

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  7. Those kittens are so CUTE!! We are expecting a new puppy in the summer time :)

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  8. They are so, so adorable! And I'm glad you got two, cats seem to always be happier when they have a friend. Or at least that's what I told my husband when we had to get our first cat a friend!

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  9. OMG they're adorable! I really want to adopt a puppy but I need to wait until my husband and I have more time to care for one. I definitely believe in adopting over buying.

    Enjoy your new little ones!

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  10. OH YAY!

    Welcome to the family little ones :)

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  11. Aww congrats and the two of them together are so cute!

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  12. They are darling! I love having animals at home. We want dogs so until we have a house, we will be pet free I'm afraid

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  13. Those two are so cute! I've got a dog who is my baby - and he definitely demands that much attention!

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  14. They are so adorable! We tried to have two little kittens too but my allergies just couldnt take it. Aww I love kittens! Glad you saved them.

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  15. omgoodness so cute!! Congratulations on being a little Mama to these two! Chris and I are getting a dog as SOON as we get back from our honeymoon. Not really...but we can't wait to get a dog and hope to get one this summer!

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