Friday, June 13, 2008

Let the Kitten Porn Continue


Dr. Crazy here. Well, it seems that the introduction of the felines has been a great success. Of course, I anticipate some battles because how could it possibly go this smoothly, but let me just say, that the integration of Mr. Stripey into the world of the Man-Kitty does appear to be going just fine.

So, last night's post basically gave you the 411 on how the two were introduced, and gives you a sense of the dynamic between them. Around 11:30 last night, I realized that neither would ever rest in the presence of the other, so I put Mr. Stripey in the bathroom, at which point the Man-Kitty immediately zonked out, and after about 15 minutes, I suspect that so too did Mr. Stripey. And then I went to sleep. Until 4:20 this morning. When a certain Man-Kitty awakened and decided that he needed to be in the presence of Mr. Stripey. I considered my options, and I decided, screw it - let them be together and work their junk out. And so I let Mr. Stripey out and I went back to sleep, figuring if something horrible happened that I'd hear it (a) and also that Mr. Stripey seems to be running the show and is no dummy (b), so if Man-Kitty lost his shit that Mr. Stripey would hide under the couch, where the Man-Kitty can no longer fit. My sense, however, is that good times were had by all, for the Man-Kitty forgave me enough that he woke me up in his normal way for breakfast at 6:30. So I gave both their breakfasts, and there has been some playing, but the Man-Kitty seems infinitely more relaxed with his new little bro.

All in all, I do think that this was a fine decision indeed. Mr. Stripey is just darling and so sweet and yet also completely bossy and hilarious. The Man-Kitty is super-gentle with him (so far, knock wood) and yet also seems to enjoy the fact that he now has somebody to run around with.

Oh, and you'll be happy to know that Mr. Stripey now has a real name in addition to a pseudonym. This name is one of the following:

Ivan
Archibald
Ignatius
Horatio
Hugo
Arnold
Lionel
Fred

I will let you speculate on which of the above it turned out to be :)

In non-kitten related news, the dates for Lebanon are set! July 13 to July 30, baby!

7 comments:

Fretful Porpentine said...

Eee, they are so cute together!

Flavia said...

Okay, one of those names is the real-life name of MY cat--one that permits an awesome nickname. How funny would it be if we had cats with the same name??

El said...

Mr. Stripey is adorable and looks exactly like my own Kitty, right down to the french manicure (what I call his white spots on his front toes) and boots. The only difference is that Kitty has the swirl tabby pattern on his sides, whereas Mr. Stripey has, obviously, stripes.

negativecapability said...

My kitty introductions were also that smooth, and there were no problems. They're best friends, they frolic, they lick each others heads at night. The first one is still a people whore, but he also loves his kitty on kitty time, and he actually became much less needy once he had a friend.

Feminist Avatar said...

Oh, it's totally Hugo (or maybe that's just my favourite name)!

In my experience (from my childhood pet ownership mostly), combining adult cats and kittens is easier than combining two adults cats. There is often a sort of parent/child dynamic in these situations that overcomes territorial issues.

Belle said...

I'm hoping it's Fred, personally. He looks like a Freddie as a kitten, and that would be such an awesome name for his personality.

Love the kitty porn.

m. minkoff said...

I'm hoping it's Ignatius, as Ignatius J. Reilly is, obviously, a personal favorite of mine.

Absolutely in love with Mr. Stripey