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Kitten Cuteness (madness?)

The Lockhart’s are pleased to announce the arrival of… Snuggles and Playful Tiger Lockhart! After weeks of delay, hemming and hawing, we finally took the big step. Our household is now complete and full of kitten cuteness.

I found the kittens on Craigslist and decided to respond to the posting. It’s scary sometimes. Those Craigslist ads. I honestly wondered at one point if this ad could be an elaborate ploy to lure me to some remote location with the promise of kittens only to end with a shovel to the head.

Thankfully, my overactive imagination was way off. The kittens were in a remote location, but the homeowner was nothing but kind. We drove one hour from home to get them from a farm in St. Michael, MN. Now I am learning all about how to welcome a kitty (or two!) into our home with ease.

Today, the girls and I visited the Target Pet Supplies aisle to prepare for the kittens. Here is my New Kitten Supplies Checklist:

  • Litter Box
  • Litter
  • Litter Box Liners
  • Scoop
  • Kitten Food
  • Kitten Toys (We chose fake furry field mice)
  • Catnip
  • Scratching post
  • Nail Clippers
  • Food Dish
  • Water Dish
  • Pet Bed
  • Pet Carrier

Something interesting I learned while perusing information online is that humans should never let kittens play with your fingers. This will encourage biting, which is a habit you do not want your kitties to get into. When kittens are young the biting doesn’t hurt, but when they get older, it will be a habit, and it WILL hurt.

What an adventure we are in for. The kittens are currently housed in our Master Bathroom so they can safely get used to their new surroundings. Since we got them from a farm they are in need of their shots and a trip to the vet to be spayed. We opted not to get them declawed after reading information from the Humane Society on how harmful this procedure is. If anyone has a recommendation for a veterinarian they’d like to share, we will be all ears. The plan is to have the this taken care of by mid-December.

We are loving how the kittens already seem to be mirroring our girls personalities. Snuggles belongs to my oldest who loves calm, snuggly sweetness. Playful Tiger (the orange one) is a little instigator who likes to pounce on her sister unexpectedly. In the feature image did you notice how Playful Tiger was basically standing in the food dish? That’s totally how her owner does it! They are a purrfect match.

Happy Day at our house!

A.Lockhart

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