Friday, June 25, 2010

Meet the kittens

We couldn't resist. It was only a matter of time. We had to do it. We got us some kittens. Ting-Ting and Tuk-Tuk, of course.

We came across a litter of kittens in our neighborhood, right behind the "grocery store" we walk to every day or two. So we had to take a couple of them. There are some warungs out back (food stalls), and one lady had been feeding them chicken bits. She saw us watching them, and told us, through arm gestures and smiles, that we should take them. That was a Wednesday so we told her we'd come back on Saturday. We wanted to find a vet first and get food, litter box, toys, etc. all ready for them.

On Saturday when we went to look for them, they weren't around. But the warung chicken lady said she'd bring them to our house. Or at least, that's what we thought we said to each other. Sure enough, she showed up a little later with a couple kittens in a box, along with a couple chicken feet for them to snack on. They looked like this:

They were terrified and they didn't like us too much. We took them in a taxi to the vet. Luckily, they slept in their box most of the way. We were a little worried the driver would kick us out if they were crying the whole way. The vets (a married couple at their house) checked them out, and they're pretty healthy - no fleas, mites, or horrible diseases.

Once we got them back to the house, they were still scared. So we left them alone for a little bit and when we came back, they had remembered that they're still kittens. They were playing with each other and chasing they're tails. We gave them some food and they immediately warmed up to us. And they pretty much just play, poop, eat, and sleep since then.

So that's been the story of our lives for the last two weeks. They are wonderful and occupy all of our free time. It must be said though, that they're not nearly as cute at 4 in the morning.

And now, for your viewing pleasure...

Plenty more will come...


  1. Those kittens are very cute. I wouldn't know what to do without at least one cat in our house.

  2. We don't have a zoo like you and Danielle. But there are so many cats everywhere here, we might end up there. We saw some crazy looking turtles too!