It's been two weeks since Guest Kittens 2 and 3 moved into our improvised Sunflower Kitten Hotel.
During that time they have grown like ... well, sunflowers, and after a painstakingly slow process of acclimatisation and a small amount of blood spilt - mine - they have finally stopped seeing us as a threat.
Two days ago, we experienced a major breakthrough. Turn up the volume and check out the result here:
It's been quite an adventure, getting this far. Confrontational, too. I'm not the most patient person on the planet, so this is a life lesson, a story of apprivoiser, like Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's little prince who had to go through the necessary steps and rituals to approach and befriend his fox.
What a fragile and hard-won construct trust can be - and rightfully so.
But now we've come this far, we've got a good chance of finding this precious duo a warm and loving home.
They're still a bit shy, but I'm sure that with continued TLC they will blossom into the most affectionate cats you can imagine - just like their mum and their big sister. And they make great entertainers - the perfect distraction while you're trying to write ...