to my newest house hold member
On Friday June 25th, I picked up the newest addition to my life. Above is a picture of the kitten that Emmy is intent on intimidating.
Fortunatly, he is a Maine Coon Cat, and does not care one iota for Em's status. I am hoping they will get along, but I will settle
for the kitten not becoming Emmy food. Things seem to be progressing a lot easier than I though. Emmy is quite possesive of her
territory, and I didn't think it would work out well at all. It seems that as long as the kitten leaves Em alone, there will be peace in
the house hold.
I had the hardest time coming up with a name for my kitten. I have several possiblities. Muffin (which I wasn't planning on, but just
came about because I had nothing else to call him when she tried to get away) Ollie, Trouble, Harmony (I once took in a stray that
looked very much like my kitten. I named the stray Melody. She was quite sick and I had to put her down. Maybe when I am
stronger, I will post that story) Names usually come to me though. After a while something sticks out, and that is what I go with. It took
me a month to name Emerald, and two to name Tobin, my rabbit. UPDATE!!! Ollie won. I really like the name, and it seems to fit him well. I often call him muffin.. but Ollie won out. He is now five months old, and just as long as Emmy is.
He likes to play with my microphone, and he HATES
being stuck in the cage we have put him in for her safty when we can't watch him and Em. He is VERY playful, and can't seem to help
himself when something moves. He also likes to attack harmless toes. :) UPDATE!! He also loves to watch the toilet flush, and play in the sink and watch me take showers. He still loves toes, and sitting next to my computer. He sleeps with me at night by my feet, and hangs all over Emmy. The first night he spent out of the cage he spent it in the closed bedroom, and didn't have an accident. I was very impressed. He is very fastitus, and really darn cute. He LOVES to walk around carring his toys in his mouth. One of his favorites is some old hair curlers of mine. He also loves to jump up on the bathroom sink and nock over my contact case.. arrrgh! :)
Below are a few pictures. Feel free to click on them to see them full size.
Well Ollie is a year and a half old now, and starting to become quite a lap cat. He jumps up and DEMANDS to be patted, its quite cute.. He is still quite a handful.. he gets on the counter and eats my asparagus.. (yes.. he eats asparagus) and still runs around like an absolute fool like a car with its gas pedal stuck to the floor and he still loves to attack toes. He hates baths and to be combed, but he doesn't mind my picking out his knotted up hair. Em and Ol often curl up on the bed together, which is ever so sweet and he doesn't mind when I clip his claws. Sadly though, he picked up Em's fear of people.. so he runs and hides when anyone comes over. He was so outgoing for the first six months of his life. Oh well.. Id show you more pictures of him, but sadly, black cats don't photograph well.. and since Ollie is always on the run, he's always just a blur :)
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