Got home with our new babies, they are so cute! Right now they are camped out in the downstairs bathroom which we set up for them to use for a few days while they acclimate to us. They came home with some toys, blankies and some food. They are strangers to each other as I suspected, but they have only hissed at each other once.
The breeder is russian or at least speaks russian to her kitties. She has some very strong opinions about what should be done with her babies. She feels they are too young to be microchipped yet, I was going to have that done tomorrow. Her reasoning is that the microchip is inserted with a needle that is too big and will cause trauma. Will have to see what the vet says tomorrow.
She also opposes spaying/neuterizing them now... she says they are too young. Everything I've read says it is better to do it now, because the surgery is much simpler and they recover much more quickly as kittens. In her opinion, we should wait to spay the girl until she is 6 months old and the male till 1+ years.
The reason to delay neutering for the male is to allow his cheeks to mature, since once they are neutered, they don't get the big round cheeks. (I don't care for the big round cheeks myself.)
Anyway, Ivan is sleeping in a cat bed with the blankie that is supposed to be Katerina's. Katerina is sleeping on the floor behind the toilet...
I just put a bed near her that has his blankie in it. Maybe she will find it attractive.
Love them both!