“When we first took the kittens home on Monday, we could see that they were very nervous,” Amber said. “They were quite skittish and cautious, but even by Monday evening they had become a fair bit calmer.”
Like most kittens, the pair needed a bit of time to settle into their new surroundings; however it didn’t take long for their natural kitten curiosity to come out.
“They run around A LOT and love to investigate everything in the house,” Amber said. “They seem to really love each other too; they play together, hang out together and cuddle up together. It’s very sweet.”
Amber said as each day passes, their little personalities continue to grow – and so do they!
“Wilbur especially is a hungry little guy!” she said. “He sometimes muscles in on Tinks during dinner and tries to eat her food after he’s polished his own off!”
Tinks has become very talkative in her foster home and will often fill Amber and her partner Dirk on every event of her day. Amber said both kittens are extremely affectionate and trusting towards them – unusual, given their age and background.
“They both love being tickled and cuddled,” she said. “We’re really pleased with how affectionate they are with us – you wouldn’t blame them for being a little wary of people after what happened to them.”
Wilbur and Tinks will be coming back into the Home next week so vets can weigh them and check their progress. The Lost Cats’ Home Manager Karina Bailey said she was thrilled to see the photos of Wilbur and Tinks playing and behaving like any other kitten in their foster home.
“It’s a big change from the tiny, scared little things that turned up in a cracker box,” Karina said. “It’s so wonderful to have the support of people like Amber and Dirk to help give these two a better start in life.”
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