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Kitties [Dec. 18th, 2012|09:57 am]
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So we've ended up with a second cat, acquired from paradoox and L. They had gotten Kimi (the cat) from the shelter a number of weeks ago (maybe 6 now?) because they wanted a friend for their existing cat, Arthur. That did not work out well. The shelter had said that she'd lived with cats before, so we thought maybe the problem was Arthur, a big, young, excited, Tom. So maybe this would work better with our big, old, super-chill Tom. Day 1 of Kimi and Monster was better than Kimi and Arthur ever was. After a week there is a lot more progress, but there is still growlilng going on (all on Kimi's side... I am *so* proud of Monster, I can't even tell you. My kitty is awesome. He's done everything right, which is amazing 'cause she's sending some real mixed signals here about wanting to play or not).

Kimi has started warming up to Gumby and I, and when she's not freaked out, or being a crazy bitch in Monster's general direction, she's very sweet. So we're keeping her and crossing out finger that in 3 months her and Monster can both be up on the bed at the same time (it's only been a week). Even if that doesn't happen, if she stops growling and freaking out, and they just tolerate each other, I'd be pretty happy. Plus she actually fits inside the tunnel on the kitty furniture, and after we put some katnip in there she decided it was her spot. It's so cute having a normal cat-sized cat around :)


[User Picture]From: gingerkat
2012-12-18 03:23 pm (UTC)
I know Opie was PISSED for a long time when we took in Nietzsche. There was growling for several months. They still have occasional battles for the Alpha role, but will sleep together and groom each other. Sometimes tolerating is the best you can get, but we were lucky. If she likes catnip, you can use that as a reward when Monster is around. Rewards when the cat of contention can ease a difficult introduction. Good luck with your new kitty!
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[User Picture]From: paradoox
2012-12-18 03:49 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it's working out! Kimi is a very sweet cat. We got her on 10/31 and had her for just short of six weeks. I'll try to remember to bring you the paperwork tonight. I'll also call ARL and have them update their records.

And for those reading along at home ...

My original post welcoming Kimi ... http://paradoox.livejournal.com/597533.html


Her first pics at Chez Wood ... https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6mije4y1sr6r7y9/QTQdw5rTjX
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From: caulay
2012-12-18 04:06 pm (UTC)
There must be pictures! (This is the internet, it's primary purpose is cat pictures.)
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[User Picture]From: paradoox
2012-12-18 05:43 pm (UTC)
Not at their place, but this is Kimi ... https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6mije4y1sr6r7y9/QTQdw5rTjX
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[User Picture]From: omly
2012-12-18 05:04 pm (UTC)
I am so glad that you were able to open your home as a plausible solution to her placement. You are awesome for trying even if in the end it doesn't work out. Here is hoping that it gets to be a forever home though.
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[User Picture]From: supercheesegirl
2012-12-18 07:25 pm (UTC)
Aw, Monster. Glad to hear he's still around and living the good life.
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