It’s been a few months since I wrote about how my family and I adopted three rescue kittens, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to give our readers an update on them.
For those who don’t know, earlier this year, we brought home three sibling kittens, two girls and one boy, from the Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes. Kita, Lily and Marco seem to be getting bigger quite quickly, and to me, it’s been really interesting to see their development in photographs we’ve taken, from when they were just tiny fur balls to the taller cats they are now.
Marco, the littlest grey kitten, is kind of the rebel of the family. He pushes boundaries and loves to explore every inch of the house. At the same time, I think he’s one of the more affectionate kittens too. He’ll give me light headbutts to show his love and affection, and he also likes to snuggle with us during his nap times. He kind of reminds me of Shaggy from the Scooby Doo series, as he’s the member of the trio who eats the most, yet through play, he doesn’t seem to gain too much weight visibly.
As I talked about affection in the previous paragraph, this seems like the perfect time to segue into discussing our orange kitten, Lily. Lily loves to snuggle and will often lead one of us upstairs so we can pet her and she can rub up against us. When she wants attention, she definitely lets us know. You’ll either hear her trill, and she’ll flop down on the floor in front of you and stretch out, or she’ll run up to you, sit down and just look up at you until you give her some attention. She’s also really starting to enjoy chasing a long string around the house.
Kita, our fluffiest grey kitten, still acts as a mother figure for her siblings. While they are resting or sleeping, she will sit next to them and help them by cleaning their fur for them. She’s also probably the timidest of the three kittens. She can be spooked by quick movements or sudden noises. But she loves to have her belly rubbed when she is sleeping, and despite being the last kitten to purr when we first brought them home, she is now the easiest kitten of the siblings to get to purr.
In the last few months, my cellphone camera has begun filling up with cute photos of them sleeping next to one another or funny photos of them playing or exploring. These three seven-month-old kittens have fit perfectly into my family, and I can’t imagine spending a day without them now.