No, it’s not the characters from the Bible story. It’s our courageous new kitty friends!
Yesterday they were brave enough to actually enter the apartment. It was pretty cold outside and they were mewing at the door, so I opened it and they came right in! I couldn’t let them just starve, but they had already eaten all the cat food on Sunday and Monday, so I crumbled some crackers and gave them two little bowls of milk. They were so adorable!
They didn’t just eat and leave, either. Shadrach was very curious about our book selection, but I don’t think we have similar tastes because he soon decided the books weren’t interesting enough (psh, whatever…) and opted for snuggling under the couch. Meshach thought the coffee table might have more food on it, but when he jumped up there he discovered that it only had a cookie-scented candle on it, not actual cookies. Then he thought maybe he should investigate the bathroom to make sure all was well in there, and it was. Abednego was a pretty hungry slob and drank most of the milk by himself.
I wanted to take pictures of them during these adventures, but they made it pretty clear that the kitchen was my territory and I had to stay there or they would run away (chauvinistic cats…). But they did want to watch me as I made dinner. All three of them sat less than a foot away from me, half hiding behind the trash can (as if I couldn’t see them), smelling the delicious aroma of a sausage skillet. They don’t trust me quite yet, though, because they wouldn’t lick any off my fingers – though Abednego did hazard a brave sniff about an inch away from my outstretched hand.
We had to eventually shoo them out because Andrew had a friend coming over, but I’m hoping for more progress today.