Our recent anticipation was finally rewarded on Sunday afternoon, when two of the lovely ladies from a local rescue centre battled through the snow and ice to bring us…
Willow and Xander: six-month old sister and brother who were brought into the rescue centre with their mother and siblings when only two or three days old.
They have only known the rescue centre in their short lives so far, and are still getting used to this strange new place. They must also be missing their mum, as this is the first time they have been without her.
I have been waiting for a photo opportunity to share them with you, but they are most happy hiding in a dark box at the minute, so I have only a few snatched blurred snapshots so far. You can see Xander here, with his lovely black nose, keeping an anxious eye on proceedings while his sister happily snoozes beside him.
We are also having to wrestle with them each day to give them a course of tablets to clear up an eye infection so it is rather a traumatic time for this pair, but they seem to be gaining confidence with each day, and they both purr like little engines when we stroke them, which is a great sign.
We had some late nights in the past couple of weeks undercoating and glossing the doors, skirting boards and door frames in the utility room before they arrived. Now we can relax a little again, and enjoy the new members of our family.
Welcome to your new home, Willow and Xander. We look forward to sharing many long happy years with you here at the top of our hill, and in our hearts.