Thursday, December 6, 2012

New kits on the block: A Song of Ice and Fire.

We have had a sad year here at the cat's blog. Despite the publication of I am Cat. Too many cats passed away and left us full of memories and sorrow. And I loved the gingers so much that I felt it would be wrong to get another and always be comparing. And then a friend, Tamsin Abbott, said, " you should get a Snow Bengal. They look like snow leopards and like exercise." I googled the cat, to see what it was like and fell head over heels in love.
I have never had a pedigree creature, being somewhat of a mongrel by nature, and there is much about the trade in pedigree cats that I am unsure of. How to choose? Where to go, when there are so many kittens in cats homes. All of mine have either been farm cats or have just turned up one day on the doorstep and invited themselves in. I have measured out my days in cats since I was about 22. 
So, I looked around and found Bengals in Wales, and a site where they were allowed out and yes, they are show cats, but there was something about Elizabeth at Silverstorm Bengals that I liked, not least that she lives on the edge of Snowdonia, which seems the right place for these silver darlings to come from, and her cats like to walk when they can. And she was brilliant and patient and I waited until they were 12 weeks old and the this week we drove up and up and up and into the most beautiful mountains and Wales is utterly stunning, until we found and house of kittens, and a beautiful Frost and a Maharajah who reminded me of a silver Maurice.
So, now we go forward. And Elmo is not sure about the kitten, what they are, how they might taste, if he might perhaps like them, and Max hasn't met them yet, for they live in my studio where there are dark corners to explore and a staircase and cushions and a bed and somewhere they found a tennis ball ( I am told I can teach them to play fetch. Given that when I throw a ball for the dogs they suggest that as i threw it perhaps I might like to go fetch it myself. )
So, let us introduce you to the new kits on the block, not yet part of the Pride, but hopefully soon. With the bright flame that is Elmo and the sharp silver that is them we will now have our own Song of Fire and Ice.

Baggage and Bundle.




21 comments:

Val , Kate, The Cute Kitten ,Razzy, Kepsey,Darwin ,Charon and Echo. said...

An Excellent idea..they look lovely and their liveliness will definitely spark reactions I'm sure :0)

MandaBurms said...

BEAUTIFUL! And yes you can teach cats to fetch - ours do.
Love Leanne NZ

Morning's Minion said...

How beautiful these darlings must be in 'real life.' May they be healthy and long-lived and great walking companions.
As much as our hearts break over the loved and lost pets of our years, how lonesome if we were to decide 'never again!'

Simba said...

We understand Bengals are very energetic and so if Snow Bengals are similar, that explains the walking and playing fetch. If you don't already know it, you should look at Erin's blog, http://epetmeadow.com and her Bengals. Baggage and Bundle look very sweet and we welcome them to the "Cat blogosphere." Of course we will never ever forget your Ginger Darlings who have gone.

Rose H (UK) said...

My heart is melting! Baggage and Bundle are SO beautiful :o)
I'm certain they will settle into the family just fine.
Rose H

Whskr & Dash Kitten said...

I know we ALL love your dear Gingers, there is nothing like a ginger is there, but I know, you need cats in your life, and these two look perfect and, who is to say a ginger might not arrive at some point in the future.

Welcome kittens, you fell on yur paws here.

Angie said...

They are so gorgeous ....what a great choice of feline for you ...and I LOVE the names you have chosen. I can see a new book in the wings.

liniecat said...

Mischief in waiting lol They are beautiful and indeed are a striking breed.
Ive been in cat rescue for years so understand ( the inevitable sadness of loss and ) your dilemma over pedigrees but once your hooked, your hooked!
( Just make sure they are insured lol pedigrees are so often less hardy than the moggie varieties!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Absolutely beautiful! Welcome, welcome!

Peter said...

There are very occasional occasions.. when I have our Ginger on my lap and my eyes get a bit leaky as I realise that he is so much older now then when he first came to us. It is so hard to lose someone like that, but it is wonderful to read that you have "new kits on the block" and what lovely ones they are. So many adventures, sleepless nights, and joys await you! It will be delightful seeing the world through their kittenish eyes.

Deb said...

They are simply gorgeous. I am anxious to hear more about their adventures. Love your blog. Deb

Valerianna said...

Such lovelies ^:^

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Look at those two sweet babes! That don't seem real.

A perfect addition to your home.

So sorry about the hard year, it is heartbreaking. The Gingers of before will walk along side Baggage and Bundle in spirit.

Purrs and {hugs}

Debra Anger said...

i just had so much fun viewing those gorgeous Bengals. I know it will be a wonderful new adventure for you and B&B will be glad to follow along and see what fun you will have it was a very wise decision on your part.

geiger said...

Welcome, Baggage and Bundle.We are all pleased that She has some new mischief to keep her on her toes.

John said...

They are lovely. And as one animal person to another, you have to trust your instincts, on when and what to adopt. Even if they are pedigree cats, you have a way of choosing the special ones.

It has been a sad year of loss, and I have observed it and felt it with much sympathy. All your cats are magical.

Ms. said...

Gingers and Bengals, Oh my! And I can't wait to see the interactions when they are integrated into the whole household. Just Delicious dear Jackie.

Della said...

Lovely little creatures.

Karen L R said...

I have felt ( and shared) your lingering grief way across the pond. I am so glad these sweet kittens will help comfort you. I wish you all many lovely days of wandering your beautiful neighborhood and I'm looking forward to tales of "fire and ice".


spacedlaw said...

Wishing you joy of the Bengals. They are great cats.

Patrick said...

Some while since I caught up with you, and i'm sad that only Elmo is left from the Ginger Darlings ... but what gorgeous kittens to begin a new set of adventures with! They are adorable. We will add a note to the Purr 'n' Fur page.