Sunday, September 21, 2008

New Cat

We just brought home a new cat. Well, new to us. One of my profs needed a new home for his Siamese kitty, as his wife had a severe allergy.

We don't know yet how he's going to get along with O., our other cat. O. is big and fat, but gentle and sweet with other cats, generally. At least, he was with Ella. But so far he's hissed at the new cat, so I don't know how it's going to go. On the other hand, neither have raised their hackles yet. We're just introducing them gradually, keeping G. (the newbie) in the small bathroom, where he seems comfortable, and bringing him out every couple of hours to "roam" while in D's arms.

G. is a beaut, a Siamese with jewel-like blue eyes. He's very affectionate and sweet. At first he was frightened and hid in a small section between the wall and the sofa in the media room. But now he seems curious. A little later I'm going to take a bath in "his" bathroom. We'll see how he reacts to that.

I really do hope they get along. O. has been lonely since Ella died, even though they weren't the best of friends. I think he misses having a buddy. And G., according to my prof, "plays well with others" from the neighborhood. I'm hoping they'll play together and give O. some much-needed exercise.


fairyhedgehog said...

I hope they get on together, freddie.

freddie said...

Thank you, FHH! I do too.

We're taking things slow. So far G. just avoids O. and hisses at him whenever O. tries to introduce himself (O. is quite friendly with other cats). I think G. just needs time to get used to his surroundings. My biggest concern for me is the fact that I had an allergic reaction to G., but I'm not sneezing now and my nose isn't stuffy, so maybe I just needed a day to get used to him, too.