Friday, October 26, 2007

New Arrival

kittenWe've a new inmate in the house. A small marmalade and cream boy cat, a rescued stray who has been fostered by a very kind Malay lady in our neighbourhood.

We weren't ready for another cat but Au has been fretting since Scoop passed away. As much as we try, human people just don't have the necessary skills cat people have when it comes to patrolling and playing race and chase.

Au has been angelic. The first night he saw the kitten, he sat and watched with big eyes. When we put the kitten to bed, Au came to sit with us, sniffing us over intently.

The first morning, we let the kitten explore my office and Scoop's room. He's a brave little thing and he was careering all over the place, playing with a pingpong ball by lunchtime.

He sniffed over a sleeping Au in the afternoon, but when Au woke up and touched whiskers with him in a friendly way, the kitten puffed up like a blowfish and hissed. Surprised and hurt, Au walked off. That little scene was repeated later in the day.

Au playingOn the morning of the third day, yesterday, Au looked at the kitten, turned his back and stalked off. He stopped at the door, turned around and gave a theatrical hiss.

Surprisingly this did the trick. The kitten followed him about yesterday afternoon, sniffing excitedly at all the place Au touched. And Au has been looking at this little scrap of fur with a small smile. They touched whiskers last night (without hissing!) so I'm hoping they'll be firm friends soon.

Will keep you posted...

8 comments:

Gattina said...

I noticed that male cats are usually very nice with kittens. Female cats once they are not mothers anymore become real bitches. I am sure Au will accept the little one. Arthur and Rosie are always together that's not like the other two, Pookie and Lisa they hiss !

WELCOME 2 MY WORLD.. said...

I am sure a new company will be good for Au,just like humans,the gone will never be forgotten..my cat is named Bubble,she's 10 months and a persian,a bubbly active one that is.

boo_licious said...

I'm glad Au has a companion and I reckon this little boy will be just what he needs.

Dizzyjules said...

Sometimes life throws us unexpected surprises. You may not have planned for the little boy to come along so fast, but he could be just what both you & Au need. I hope they'll get along well.

Btw, what's the kitty's name?

Anonymous said...

Hey Au your now a big bro. Soon you and him will be patrolling the neighbour hood, can't wait for the next posting. XTFI

y(a)ppie said...

Hi Ellen! 3 weeks ago I too found a friend for Mobee! It's a real ruckus here everyday!

http://mind-graffiti.blogspot.com/2007/10/pmj-in-da-house.html

Ariel said...

Awww he's adorable :)

Pen Nie said...

Hi Ellen. I had four cats. Two of them are 11 months and the other two are 6 months. But now I only have 3 cats because one of the younger ones was killed by some cruel person :( This made the other remaining younger kitty really lonely after losing her play mate. Her older brothers are not that playful anymore. So I was wondering,should I get her a new friend?