Wednesday, December 03, 2008

This is a Nice House and Everything, But People -- Your Mice Are All Dead

He's probably never seen a non-living mouse before.

Up until a week and a half ago, he was living the high life over in Kitty Calcutta -- same place we picked Alvy up. As recently as early fall he was still a kitten, and too wild to even pet. But many many cans of cat food later, he became our buddy. And then it turned cold enough that we just couldn't stand to think of him out there, so Jeff grabbed him in a bear hug and brought him home.

So: Cat #3. Yeah, I know. He is stunningly beautiful, soft as a dandelion puff, and has an outsized personality. He reminds me of a blue jay, actually -- hyper-alert, head held high, glittery eyes, lots of noisy bluster to make himself look tough. He's busy working things out with #1 and #2 -- he and Alvy seem to be dwelling in that weird cat grey zone between aggression and play, whereas Mr. Bonkers has made it very clear he will brook no shit whatsoever, and tends to walk away from confrontations after fixing the new guy with a long, hard stare. At any rate, there has been no blood spilled -- a few dandelion puffs of fur floating around, but with no skin attached. And Dorrie is the consummate cat dog. She wishes he would play with her, but otherwise neither one has any interspecies issues.

Still, it'll be a little while before the household settles back to its former level of tranquility.
But not forever. Really, guys, I promise.
No name just yet. For now he's just New Kitty.



Blogger Cara deBeer said...

Awww. Glad Noogie (corruption of New Guy) is settling in. We see some growling and hissing - okay, a lot - but no wounds, which makes me think that Everything Will Be Okay. Which I'm sure it will.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Kaethe said...

Mr Bonkers and Alvy look a little disgruntled there. They are disapproving cats. I'm happy for you all, and hope things achieve a good bouncy sort of tranquility.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Alecto said...

Aren't all cats disapproving cats? I love that about them. Congratulations on #3. It was less than three years ago we rescued #3 and #4 and now we're about to be down to just 1. Sniff.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Actually, in that photo they're disapproving of my waking them up to take a picture with the flash a few weeks back -- they hadn't even met the new guy yet. But the expressions are pretty right on.

6:11 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh, and I'm sorry for the loss of your cats, Alecto. Want one of ours?

6:12 PM  
Blogger Maia said...

Aw! Kitty number three! Congratulations! My original two are still disgruntled from the arrival of number three - and that was like three years ago! But while it's not exactly friendly - it is fairly peaceful. And who can resist more cats?

8:13 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Apparently not us.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Miss T said...

Three! The mice probably just steer right around your house and head for the neighbor's.

10:32 PM  
Blogger hedgewytch said...

and kitty makes three.. no three kitties make .. oh forget it.

he's gorgeous. can't wait to hear what you name him.

three beautiful cats and a dog - sounds wonderful. xoxo

2:06 PM  
Blogger lynn said...

Like I've said before, you are the Angelina Jolie of cats, Lisa. Good for you and Brad. I mean Jeff.

11:27 PM  
Blogger lynn said...

Like I've said before, you are the Angelina Jolie of cats, Lisa. Good for you and Brad. I mean Jeff.

11:28 PM  
Blogger lynn said...

And now I've said it twice just today! Should we go for three times? I really shouldn't be allowed near computers.

11:29 PM  
Blogger Mary-Laure said...

Does he have a name yet? He's ADORABLE!

10:34 PM  

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