We had already met mom Skye, the six kittens, and of course their Aunt Kelli when the boys were only two weeks old. At that time marbled Uschi joined the family, and now it was time to see which of his spotted brothers would be coming home with us in May (2006). We drove up to Seattle, excited and ready to see how much the boys had grown.
Kelli had moved Skye and the kittens up to the guest bathroom so we could spend some time curled up with the family, while people visited the other moms and kittens in their rooms. It still sticks in our minds how spotless everything was, seriously white carpet and tile? We only have one room and three cats, yet there is fur and litter flying everywhere. Little did Kelli know that we would spend close to six hours enjoying the gorgeous Skye-babies.
They looked so fragile, but they were ready to rumble.
(Tanjiro, Uschi-Swirl, Beemer, Comet, Logan, Rocket-Man)
All of a sudden, kittens were stumbling everywhere,
still growing into their lanky legs.
While his spotty brothers were exploring,
it became very clear that Uschi was a Mommys-boy.
He must be really dirty.
So soft, and so cute.
He's visiting Les, but about a minute later...
Uschi has staked claim to his "Dad."
The first of many, many hugs.
Meanwhile, as we have been oogling Uschi,
the spotties have headed back for a snack.
Suddenly everyone is wrestling,... Adorable.
Uschi is rolling around with Beemer.
Its time to get down to business, to pick the brother
that will join Uschi in our family, but that turns out to
be really difficult, they are all so perfect!
We watched them sleep, snapped about 100 more photos,
and when they woke, we took our first family photos...
Its five years later, and we still get a little emotional about our kitten visits.