Ok, so I honestly don't know what I was thinking when I promised I'll capture some images of the kittens playing together! When I try to capture these two firecrackers together all I get is action tripes or puffs of air as in cartoons. It sounds like a racehorse track for fairies when they play... not very loud but FULL of ACTION!!
Twinkle (above) was born in the wild (and only survivor of a whole litter) so he is "street-smart" in the garden. He knows his way around each bush and bramble.
Emma on the other hand was rescued from drowning in a huge water tank just about a month ago - so she lives indoor and is only gradually getting introduced to the garden.Twinkle is very willing to show her how the tracks around the plants work. Lovely whiffs of mint and lavender rise as they beat around the bushes.
We are fortunate to have a walled garden which acts as a brilliant playpen for the meeting of these little destinies (and all the other characters too).
I know there's nothing novel about the cuteness of a couple of kittens playing but it's truly special to witness how a couple of complete strangers approach each other and how they have now gradually introduced themselves to each other. To begin with they only lightly touched each other and agreed that no teeth or claws would be involved. They did not play wrestle like siblings normally would. Too shy for that - not really knowing who the other one was.
But today - as a matter of fact - they physically wrestled with each other for the first time. Just like siblings. I take this to be a big vote of confidence in each other knowing that they have no intention of harming each other.
It's also lovely to see how giddy they make the big boys. The bigger boys are captivated watching the little ones play and they love if they can get one of the little ones to run after them. You can almost hear the exhillarated little shreaks of joy.
Their common well-being is such a never ending source of joy.