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The Here And Now
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Internets: Meet Shiro
We have a new cat in our home. He is 3 months old and his name is Shiro. It has been a long time since we've had such a young cat - we normally prefer older cats (because we are old and tired and sleepy people). Shiro (pronounced Sh-Hero)  is named after a cat that appeared in the Samurai Cat comics. You can see a drawing of him here.

The introductions to Sagwa our resident 5 year old cat have been going slow. This week we've allowed them to see each other through a baby gate (which Shiro promptly climbed so we cannot leave him unattended with the gate). There was a bit of hissing and back arching. Tonight,  he ate and played on his side without fussing at Sagwa. Sagwa for the most part watched him and did not growl or hiss. She eventually started grooming herself and then flopped on her back.

We're hoping to have them meet face to face this weekend. 

To date Shiro has discovered:
*Bathtubs are made for WILD CATS!!!!
*Human peeing is interesting and needs to be observed from close up. Really really close.
*Toilet paper is made for shredding 
*Water glasses are perfectly sized to fit your entire head and for getting stuck
*Mini-blind cords and curtains and anything dangling are perfect toys
*The same is true for any clothes hanging in closets
*Anything on the floor is meant for eating.
*Nail clipping is really not that bad
*Especially when it is followed by lots of cuddling
*There is a strange  glass box with moving beings inside that is just out of reach. But one day I will jump into it and they will run! Oh how they will run!
*Door screens are meant for climbing
*The sofa makes a perfect roundabout
*Paper is nice to nibble on
*The dishwasher is scary
*It is fun to play tag with human feet
*Why am I too small to get up there?
*Being left alone in the room is sad making

Pictures or it didn't happen

Sagwa                                                                                         Shiro
sanguine sagwa Shiro [A Dreamwidth post with comment count unavailable comments | Post or read on Dreamwidth| How to use OpenID]

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heliophile_oxon From: heliophile_oxon Date: December 11th, 2014 09:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Beauties, the pair of 'em.

*Anything on the floor is meant for eating. Yes, anything. Up to and including salad.
*Nail clipping is really not that bad. Maybe.
*Especially when it is followed by lots of cuddling some ruffling of the ears AND a treat.
*Paper is nice to nibble on.


The dog agrees wholeheartedly with these points and reserves judgement on the others.
helenraven From: helenraven Date: December 11th, 2014 10:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, the expression on Shiro's face does give fair warning that he's going to be a handful. What a lovely cat!
sabaceanbabe From: sabaceanbabe Date: December 11th, 2014 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG he's GORGEOUS! Kittens can be such fun, even for the older cats. It took about three months for my 14 and 11 year old cats to warm up Phantom (just now 10 months old), but now I catch him and Bayo (11) cuddling in my chair sometimes. Last night, all three of them tried to share my lap while I was knitting, so that was fun.
gwyn_r From: gwyn_r Date: December 11th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, what a lovely fella! Here's hoping they do better than my two about integrating.
talitha78 From: talitha78 Date: December 12th, 2014 02:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Awww, sweet kitties! :)
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