These here are my babies:
The pretty girl on the left is Toru and that sleek fella on the top is our boy Hobbes.
We saved our precious girl from a shelter the day before Thanksgiving in 2013 and she has been my little princess ever since. My husband and I were so fortunate that she was the most flexible cat either of us had ever encountered, being that she was not picky about the litter in her box or its placement and took to her food change like a champ.
However we noticed that Toru was gaining a bit of weight despite how much we tried to get her to play. She was just more fond of lounging in the sun than chasing feathers or a laser pointer. So we thought perhaps a friend would entice her to get those lazy haunches moving. Boy were we right....
Enter: our "Lil Dude".
Hobbes was part of a litter of kittens that had been abandoned by their momma. When we found him he was half starved, barely 6 weeks old, and a shivering ball of spiny fur. Toru, after a slow day-by-day introduction, (and once Hobbes had a good bath), took to him like a mother hen. The rest was history.
These two are adorable and I love them, though Lil' Dude had some issues first starting out he has grown up healthy and will be a full year old in July. These little fur-babies have become life long companions and best friends. And we were right! Toru has slimmed down and is much more playful...however now they are BOTH little trouble makers
I appreciate this forum and will definitely be taking advantage of all the years of knowledge you all have to offer! Look forward to stories, info, and advice in the future!
-Jess, Toru, and Lil' Dude