February 7, 2013

Let me Introduce you to my Leetle Friends

Joe and I found the most gorgeous brother cats at a local shelter. Spring Farm Cares, is a wonderful no-kill animal shelter, that takes wonderful care of all of their animals. They  had a mother cat come in with a bite wound several months ago and she was pregnant. She had a huge litter of kittens and they were quarantined til December to make sure they didn't have rabies. We were able to choose from 4 remaining kittens, all named after Pastas.  Gemellini (the only girl left), and three boys, Rotini, Buca, and Orzo.  We both needed to get another cat. The loss of Marley has been hard on both of us, me especially.  I've always been a firm believer that new love will always help heal the heart and I could not have been more right. I have found true loves with two of the boys.

We brought home Orzo and Rotini, both very outgoing and playful kittens while in the shelter. They are about 8 months old now, and are pretty much the size that Marley was!  They are both jet black with golden yellow eyes. I was afraid at first that I would not know how to tell them apart but their personalities definitely help with that.

Here is Rotini, which we have decided to call Cassius Clay. Or Cash for short. Not only after a pretty cool boxer, inspiration, Hero.... Mohammed Ali, but also Cash after a current favorite, Johnny Cash.


He is full of Piss and Vinegar. Has been racing through the house, so happy to be able to run like the wind. (See bottom left photo in collage) He's inquisitive, into lots of trouble, really pushing boundaries. He's responding well to our training with the squirt bottle to keep him off the dining room table.  He's also quite a lover, always purring at the slightest touch. He's curled up next to me on the desk at this moment and gets a little nervous when I leave the room. He's been eating like a champ and is quite good at using the litter box.  He's great at trying his hardest to get his brother to warm up to their new digs.

Meet Orzo -who we've decided to name dJango after the newest Quentin Tarentino flick, dJango Unchained. He's also gorgeous and jet black but has a tiny bit of white on his chest. I was thankful for this easy identifier.   When we got to the house yesterday afternoon, he went running as soon as I opened the carrier and parked himself firmly under the couch. We lured him out a few times where he was checking things out but very very shy and skiddish. He's still extremely unsure of his new surroundings but each hour is getting a little better.


He's not eating much but I have seen him use the box so that's a good sign. I'm trying hard not to be pushy but have had to lure him out of hiding a few times. Right now he's in a box in my studio.  He is hesitant but lovey when I get him out and about. He's been purring and allowing me to pet him little by little. He really loves to play and has been caught playing with his brother for a few seconds at a time. I think he'll warm up to us in no time.

I miss Marley every day. But I feel like these guys are a nice distraction to the pain and I am welcoming that right now.


27 comments:

  1. Adorable! They are so handsome. They look like a good fit for you and Joe. I am talkingbto Mark about getting a cat to go along with our new doggy..

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  2. Does Django have a small white spot on his chest or is that a reflection of light? Anyway, I'm beyond thrilled for you guys. I've been in your shoes and I'm so happy to see you jumped back in the "kitty pool" with both feet!!! Congratulations!!

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  3. Congrats on the new kitties! We have three black (mostly) cats and each is very different in personality. All of them lovely. Enjoy the "socialization" process, ours were handled and cuddled a lot from kittenhood and we call them Jello-o cats, although the boy cat is just a bit more dignified, sometimes.

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  4. I'm so happy for you! Even though Marley will always hold a special place in your heart, there's always room for more. <3
    btw black cats are the coolest!

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  5. They are both gorgeous, Lorelei! Glad you're finding peace through these 2 boys.

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  6. So happy you were able to give not only one but two cats a loving home! They will enjoy having one another to play with. Love the photos-they are beautiful cats. The one of django standing against the coffee table cracks me up!

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  7. So beautiful! I'm sure dJango will warm up with Cassius around to show him the ropes! Too funny! Our cat, Jellybean was so skittish the first two weeks we had her, she practically lived under our basement steps! Now she can't bear to be alone. Congratulations!

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  8. What a handsome duo!! Lovely. Congratulations!!
    We had a couple of kitties from the shelter as well, 20 years ago. One of them was very shy as well. What we did in the beginning was not to give her to much attention but sit on the floor close to her. She could sniff us (we didn't move otherwise she would disappear immediately). We put some treats on our lap and after a few days she was used to us. She just needed time.

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  9. How awesome off guys to give these fellas a new special home and especially to adopt black kitties often overlooked due to silly folklore...did u know that Feb is black dog & cat syndrome awareness month at a lot of shelters....your two boys are gorgeous and I'm sure will bring you many years of love & entertainment ...thank-you for giving them an amazing home...xox

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  10. My ex-cats name was django...good choice & enjoy your new babies !

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  11. Oh, they're absolutely adorable! They remind me of one of our old cats, Isso (or Svartis as we originally named him). We've also had very shy cats (born feral) so I know some of them can go from super shy to cuddly and friendly -- and comfortable in the home -- in no time. Sometimes you forget they ever were feral! The hard part really is to let them progress in their own pace as you just want to hug and kiss and cuddle them as soon as you get the chance. :-)

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  12. The epitome of cuteness! Glad you were able to rescue not one...but two! Congrats on the new additions to your family!

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  13. It's great to have two handsome black-haired guys :) Their names are great. Especially I like Django. If that name is significant, Django will be a big troublemaker :)
    Greetings!

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  14. Congratulations on the newest additions to your family! It's quite a testament to how much love you had for Marley that you've welcomed two new boys into your home. May they bring you much joy.

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  15. OMG! These two could be the twins of the two that were dropped off here about a week ago. I haven't been able to catch them and am worried the wilderness won't be kind to them. We keep putting out food. I'm going to leave the garage door cracked in hopes the incoming storm drives them inside. Your guys are sooo lucky to have found you and you them!

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  16. Congratulations to the new parents!! Wow! these lovies will sure keep you busy, entertained & help you heal...they know they have the best parents!!LOL!! Maarley will always be with you and now with your kids too!! They are beautiful, I know we will be seeing much of them...they don't seem camera shyat all!❤

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  17. Anonymous2/08/2013

    Congrats on the new additions to your family! They are beautiful boys - how wonderful that you adopted. You saved them and I think they are going to save you. Pennie

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  18. They are so beautiful! Congratulations!

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  19. I am so happy for you. You kitties are so lucky to have found their way to your home. It will be a cozy time with them this weekend with all that snow coming!!

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  20. Congrats!!! they are beautiful! And I bet will be a handful.....good luck and keep us posted with pics, you know we are all suckers for pics!!!!!

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  21. They are gorgeous boys. I quite agree that new kitty love can heal that empty spot where Marley used to be.

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  22. Thanks for introducing your new loves to us. They will be a big help in healing your broken heart. A friend of mine also got two siblings from a shelter when she lost her cat of 20 years.

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  23. I'm so happy for you! New love does heal, and cats are always therapeutic. Don't fret too much about Django's shyness; I didn't see my kitties much for the first 2 weeks they were here, but once they got brave and trusted me we became inseparable. I love your pictures of the new boys!

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  24. So happy for your two new additions. It's great you have a no kill shelter in your area. Django will soon warm up to you; your his rescuer after all! Kudos for adopting shelter cats.

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  25. Just adorable! So happy for you :D xo

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  26. I adore cats..and these are sooo sweet! Cool names too! Enjoy your new fur babies.

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  27. What a lucky couple of cats! They look adorable too. I had to look twice at the one you named Cassius Clay. I had a Boxer dog with that name and we called him Cash. He was the most wonderful dog and it broke our heart when he got Lymphoma and we had to put him down. We are going this week to look at another Boxer who we hope to rescue.

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