Yesterday evening, two kind people from the cat rescue center (Defensa Felina) delivered the two new members of our family. Their names are Dudo and Musy and they are brothers and not easy to tell apart. (Mussy, we were told, has the flatter face.)
Since they’re only 10 months old and don’t yet know their names, we had planned to change them. But we learned that their names are entered into their embedded microchips and written on their passports. (Yes, they actually come with microchips and legal passports). So, rather than going to the trouble of changing their passports and reprogramming their microchips, Dudo and Musy they will remain. We’ve simply added a slightly (?) American twist for their nicknames. So, I’d like to introduce you to Dude and Moose.
|UNDER THE BED EARLIER TODAY (AND AS I WRITE).|
They had shots yesterday morning, so I think they’re not at their normal energy levels. And the entire day was clearly very traumatic — the vet in the morning and a new home in the evening. They were born on the street and have only ever seen their cages and a small room in the shelter. This is a lot to take in. They explored on their own during the night, but were safely under the bed again this morning. They pop out every now and again, but are not sure what to make of us yet and quickly return. Both times we’ve been out of the house today, we returned to a used litter box and emptier food dishes. So, we know they’re alright. It will just be nice when they stop hiding from us.
|LAST NIGHT, EXPLORING THE LIVING ROOM.
TAKEN FROM A DISTANCE WITH A WHOLE LOT OF ZOOM.
Dude is clearly the intrepid explorer and Moose usually follows more timidly behind. Last night before we went to bed, we gave them the run of the house. They were fascinated but overwhelmed and skittish because of all the “things” and all the reflections. So, we have temporarily closed off that part of the house (especially since they kept trying to eat the plants). Once we have those taken care of, we’ll let them roam again. They’re adorable and we’re sure they’ll have us both trained in no time.