More sand kittens (in above photo). They look really scared, though. :/ When I saw that picture for a second I actually did a double-take because they reminded me so much of Cora and Brodie when I first brought them home. The picture below was taken when they’d been here for maybe 2 days:

…and it still sort of wrenches my insides to look back at this picture just because I can see how scared they were. They were cute, yes, but so frightened. I was really glad they had each other during those first few weeks especially, because neither of them was ready to get any kind of comfort from humans. And there was no way in hell I was going to follow the “advice” I’d read about separating siblings “so that they’d have no choice but to depend on [the human]”. I wanted them to develop self-respect, not Stockholm Syndrome, for crying out loud. 

More sand kittens (in above photo). They look really scared, though. :/ When I saw that picture for a second I actually did a double-take because they reminded me so much of Cora and Brodie when I first brought them home. The picture below was taken when they’d been here for maybe 2 days:

…and it still sort of wrenches my insides to look back at this picture just because I can see how scared they were. They were cute, yes, but so frightened. I was really glad they had each other during those first few weeks especially, because neither of them was ready to get any kind of comfort from humans. And there was no way in hell I was going to follow the “advice” I’d read about separating siblings “so that they’d have no choice but to depend on [the human]”. I wanted them to develop self-respect, not Stockholm Syndrome, for crying out loud.