Tori and Tinley – Cats Of the Week – August 13th 2018

This week’s cats of the week are Tori and Tinley. These little ladies were only 7 weeks old when we picked them up from Chicago PAWS. They needed a couple of weeks out of the shelter to recover from a URI before they could be adopted.

When we picked them up they were silent the whole ride home, not even a peep. We quickly set them up in our guest bathroom so they had a comfy place to hang out full of toys and with all of the necessities. Now that’s not to say they didn’t get the run of the house at times. They loved exploring and checked out every crevice in the house…

the two kittens in our bedroom

But when they got tired and wanted to sleep they’d retreat to the bathroom.  Now neither of our resident cats nor any other foster we’ve had has ever taken a liking to the sink as you see in the title photo, but I’ve seen plenty of cats online that loved it. We put a blanket in the sink and these two LOVED it. They slept there almost every night, right on top of each other.

two kittens sleeping on top of a cat cave

Other places we provided for them to sleep, like this cave, were quickly turned into beds as well. Though maybe they weren’t quite sure how to use it properly! Who knows?!? Maybe it is just more comfy this way.

Tinley the black kitten getting weighed

Each day we weighed Tori and Tinley and make sure they were growing. We also ensured they got their URI medication to get back up to 100%. They were both super cute, loved pets and started purring the second you picked them up.

Tori eating her breakfast

Now Tori loved to chomp down the wet food, but as with most kittens, she made quite the mess of herself while doing it!

They also loved to play with pretty much anything and everything they could get their little paws on, and they loved to gnaw on things too as teething kittens do. Nothing out of sorts for kittens though! They specifically seemed to love the Hexbug Nano Nitro toys even though they aren’t specifically made for cats! We had to keep a close eye on them while they played with these ones. They also loved the Petlinks Mystery Motion toy.

We also quickly discovered that if you separated Tori from Tinley then Tinley started to meow up a storm wondering where her pal went. She definitely doesn’t like being alone. Given this we had to ensure they didn’t get separated for more than a couple of seconds otherwise the high pitched meows echoed through the house no matter what else was going on.

Tinley looking fluffy

After a couple of weeks hanging at our house they had both put on their expected weight and were getting back to 100%. We took them back to PAWS and they left us with some peace and quiet! Kittens are a ton of fun, but man are they a lot of work. And we only had them a about 15 days.

tinley looking fluffy again

We thank Chicago PAWS for letting us foster Tori and Tinley for a few weeks, they were a wonderful time!! To submit your cat for Cat of the Week please send at least 5 photos (feel free to send more!) and a description of at least 400 words to Craig@StuffCatsWant.com.

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