(Sorry, your going to have to wait for photo's....they are both still a little skittish and I don't want to do anything that will upset them!!)
We collected them from the cattery yesterday at about 1o.30am (Yes, we were up at the crack of dawn to get to London for that time!!) and then they had to endure a two and a half hour drive before we could introduce them to their new home. There was not a peep out of Gai the entire journey....Lugs, however, miaowed for the whole two and a half hours!! (We discovered early on that if we spoke to him he just miaowed louder so we ended up having to just try and ignore him...poor wee soul!!)
Awww, they were terrified when they first arrived!! Gai managed to find the only part of the house the hoover can't reach....behind the wood burning stove!! When we finally managed to entice him out with cat treats he emerged completely gray with cobwebs on his head and hanging from his whiskers!! (He did look very funny!!). They spent the first few hours hiding in their climbing frame then Lugs slowly came out and started having a wee sniff around (I was quite surprised that he was the first....he's terrified of everything....including himself!!). At this point I was starting to get quite worried about Gai because he wouldn't even let us near him.....I needn't have worried. Once he saw Lugs out and about he decided he would come out too....when he got to my chair he suddenly stopped and stared at me, (honestly, you could almost see the penny dropping) he then jumped up on the chair, started purring like a wee maniac and proceded to try and eat my hair!! (It was so sweet...his wee body was quivering he was so excited!!). Then, still purring like a wee maniac, he stopped trying to eat my hair, looked at Chris, jumped off the chair, went straight over to him, lay down on his foot and started rolling about in a 'pat me pat me' kind of way!! He's been absolutely fine ever since!!
The two of them ate breakfast this morning and have been chasing each other up and down the stairs ever since so I think they are going to be fine!!
I'm sitting here listening to them thundering about!! How can two cats make so much noise??
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