Meeting Opal

Today, with much excitement, we had the great pleasure of meeting the newest member of our family, a gorgeous six week old Persian kitten who (after much deliberation) we have decided to name Opal.
She is a precious little girl, we had only seen her in pictures so far and she was our favorite from her kitten group, so we were thrilled to be able to chose her today during our visit at the home of the kind and helpful breeder, close to where we live.

We also had the joy of getting to spend an hour playing with all of the kittens. I grew up with cats, and one of my favorite childhood memories was waking up in the middle of the night when I was seven to find that my cat was having kittens in her box-bed in my bathroom. What an amazing experience it was to watch her give birth and care for her kittens, and then my brother and I spent months playing with the litter of 5 before we gave all but one away. So, it was exciting to be able to see Jasper and Carys having the great fun of playing with a litter of little kittens, they are so playful!

Here she is with her mama, who she will probably grow to look very much like...

 Little cute balls of fluff every where, such fun!

We can't wait to welcome our little girl home in September, after she spends the next weeks growing with her siblings and mama, and we look forward to having more playful visits with her again before then.