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New Cat

Monday, May 24, 2010

Well, okay, I adopted him a little over a month ago, but since the last cat to enter this household before him arrived in 2002, I think he qualifies as "newly arrived." The shelter estimates that he's between two and four years old, so he's clearly an adult kitty.

His name's Ignace, but if one goes by the theory that dogs come when called, but cats take a message and get back to you, the name on his message box is Iggy. He has picked up some nicknames since he arrived. I've been calling him "Dude" because he's the first male cat we've had in three years and also occasionally calling him "Igster." My housemate, the Button Lady ( www.nancybuttons.com/ ) has dubbed him "Iglet."

So far, Purza, mostly ignores him unless he gets too close while she's eating. Gillian, OTOH, doesn't like him at all, and sometimes goes out of her way to make the point. They do seem to be settling down a bit though.

This is one strong kitty. The adoption fee included microchipping, but he didn't have one and I had to take him in to the vet to get it done. He objected so strenuously that it took two vet techs, one of them wearing gauntlets and wielding a towel to insert the chip. Not fun.

And now pictures:

That's Purza in the foreground watching him.

And here's close up portrait.
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    Your cats are so cute! We have two know but used to have four. One is a silver tabby named Buster and the other is a grey/brown/white marbled calico named Saspirilla (but we call her Sassy).

    2563 days ago
    Hello! My name is Lori and I really like the pictures of your cats! I have quite a few of my own. I love cats and we have 3 kittens looking for a "forever" home. Their mommy abandoned them when they were just 3 weeks old and they were the size and weight of a week and half year old kitten...anyway they are doing very good now and I just love them to pieces...lol
    2713 days ago
    Female kitties are so difficult taking in new arrivals-- it has taken mine 2 months to get used to our new on.. which is why we only have new boys
    2810 days ago
    He looks like my Thor. Please take a look in my gallery and on my page. I am so sorry it didn't work out with that one kitty of yours. That happened to me once too and I had to take the kitty back to the vet where he was. I was very sad that Thor wold not accept the little one.
    2810 days ago
  • NGILL3
    Aw adorable! I miss my kitties now, I can't have any here. =( Good luck with the integration lol =)
    2952 days ago
    Cool cat. LOL. I like the nicknames. Especially Igster and Iglet.
    2952 days ago
  • GAYLE-G-63
    What a handsome kitty! Congratulations!
    2953 days ago
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