Today, Valerie is oddly insistent that we visit Fiesta Hermosa. I wanted to come here for lunch tomorrow because the ramen shop we tried in Torrance would be closed...but she can be VERY persuasive when she is on a mission.
On the bright side, it is a beautiful day. Sun is hitting, but a breeze keeps things pleasant.
And I soon find out why Valerie wanted to come today. She visited this rescue group a month ago and met this particular litter of kittens. The two she was trying to get me to come see have not yet been adopted.
In particular, these kissing sisters are very close...so close that the rescue group, The Peter Zippi Fund for Animals, would not place one without the other.
It does not take much arm twisting...I have long suspected we would end up with a pair of Meezer kittens. The black one currently receiving a bath is also really friendly. Hope she gets adopted as well.
The adoption group calls the seal or chocolate pointed one Gracie. We shall call her Moka.
They call her lilac or lynx pointed sibling Chelsea.
We shall call her Mochi.
One last shot of Mochi and Moka with their siblings before we take them home.
We introduce Moka and Mochi to their new home by releasing them in our master bathroom. First order of business is setting up their water fountain and litter. These two will be spoiled, the beneficiaries of Mushu and Meeko's estate.
Mushu and Meeko's first toy is an instant hit with the girls
This toy has endured a lot of abuse...but it is still going strong!
Peter comes over to meet our girls. We are wasting no time in introducing them to friends and family.
I'm also making sure the girls get used to having a camera in their face.
Moka and Mochi are still pretty focused on one another...no wonder the rescue group was hoping to place them together
Mochi is ready for her close up
Now it is Moka's turn
The girls are quite a bit larger than when we adopted Mushu and Meeko. I think Valerie might be a bit mad at herself for not insisting I meet them a month ago.
Look at that face!
It's really a shame that The Peter Zippi Fund for Animals clipped her ear. Rescue groups do this whenever they spay or neuter a stray they plan to release back into the wild...though I have never seen the entire tip taken before. Apparently the litter proved to be too friendly to release.
Fortunately Mochi's ears were spared
Mochi feels her mommy's love
And my mom absolutely loves her new grandkitties