Angus (Lager) and Sophie (Donut) are doing really well and thriving.
Michelle has been in Florida this week due to a family emergency, so Sophie has been staying at my home with her brother Angus and my two older kitties. The older girls still are reserving judgment, but Angus & Sophie are loving being together again and are into EVERYTHING. They spend most of their time together . . . when they aren't interacting with me and/or my roommate Robert. When Robert is done with work for the day, he spends his time crawling around on the floor playing with both kittens and brushing them out, and they are both getting used to and expecting to being brushed on a daily basis.
I have a toy that has a cardboard scratcher that's in the middle of a plastic track-ball thingie, and they both love taking turns playing with that . . plus they are both showing early signs of addiction to my laser pointer device. For obvious reasons, we're not using that much as a toy, only an occasional distraction!! But this house here has a TON of kitty toys, so they are both very engaged. We have squeaky toys, feather toys, and "fishing toys" that have different kinds of ends. Just this morning, a stuffed bird toy with a feather tail lost his entire tail . . . . there were feathers EVERYWHERE over the living room. But hey, that's why they call them toys, right? The kitties enjoy them and all toys are disposable.
Both kitties are very much loved, and while Michelle is out of town I've been sending her pics of Sophie. I'm attaching a couple of those pics for you, and also some pics of Angus.
Also attached a pic of our kitty tree, which is 7' tall and custom-made to my specifications. The oversized base is 30" square, and all upright posts are solid pine 4x4", wrapped in sisal rope, plus carpeted plywood shelves and "cabin" levels, and a solid plywood base, carpeted (NO PRESSED WOOD OR CARDBOARD).
The 'tree' was originally meant to accomodate 4 large cats who would make runs at it from across the room, so the kittens are truly enjoying themselves on it, as they are so small they can't even make it move at all. My older girlies prefer to spend most of their time on my bed nowadays, so they don't mind the kittens being on the 'tree'. When Robert and I are in the living room, the kittens spend most of their time in there with us.
Head bumps for a wonderful Christmas!!!