Boo and Chai are now comfortably part of our family. We were a bit worried that they would have a hard time adjusting – they were both abandoned at one point and have lived in a number of VOKRA foster homes. But they seem to be loving their new life. Generally they’re very well behaved, cuddly, and more than we could have asked for.
The first night was a bit rough, but it’s been pretty smooth sailing since. After we picked them up, we kept them in the bathroom thinking that it would be easier to adjust to a single room and knowing they couldn’t do much damage in there. We played with them for a few hours and then went to bed. They meowed all night and figured out how to open the door around 4 am. Since then they’ve had the run of the house and have been happier for it. They have lots of energy at night, but we’ve been getting better at tiring them out in the evening and they’ve been getting better at leaving us alone while we’re sleeping. The kitty alarm only went off at 6:30 this morning.
It’s been fun discovering their quirks and what they like. So far, their favourite toy is a piece of elastic string. Chai likes to chase it if you slowly drag it along the foor. Boo likes to bat at it if you dangle it in front of his nose. They each have preferred lounging spots. Chai likes to sit on the window ledge watching the birds fly by, and Boo likes to curl up on the couch or find a dark spot to hide in.