This was the day we collected my new babies , Sox and Tigger . Known then also by the nickname Boozer (for Sox) as he drank milk ALOT, this being one of the reason he ended up with a bad stomach problem.
When we collected them i remember going shopping , picking out litterboxes , food bowls , teddies , toys , spending ages looking for "the right food" and treats - then getting to their home to pick them up and being given their favourite bowls , blankies , etc etc and thinking "oh - which should i use? mine or what they came with?".
After they got back here with us we let them sit in their carriers in my bedroom for a while whilst i sat on the floor with them talking to them so they didnt get startled and panic. I remember them being really quiet on the way home , apart from tigger being a bit shuffly and shifty in her carrier.
As soon as I let them out of the carriers Sox hid under my Futon , (a pastime he enjoyed LOTS in future years) and Tigger scampered about the floor looking around her for a comfy place to hide , She chose to hide her HEAD only under the heater and thought that was a good place and stayed there.....
Mum sat up with us for a little but the majority of the first few days was me watching films in the bedroom and slowly coaxing them out of their hidey holes to make sure they ate and drank , used the box etc. And of course to make them have some love and tickles to get used to me. (And mum slowly).
When we were at their "home" before confirming we were allowed them , I remember mum being scared to hold Sox but he sort of went "upside downy" in her arms before going to "Mummy" as if to say "Yes , there i did it , can i go play now or have treats?". Tigger at the time was outside hiding in the bushes by the back door so we didnt see her until we went to collect them. I also remember her being very difficult to catch when her "then mummy" was chasing her from room to room trying to coax her into the carrier with biscuits and things. Sox was already in his carrier and waiting / watching the whole thing from the hallway :-)