Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Introoder Alert!

We have had some excitement around here.  There I was all unsuspecting.  I had just swiped Mom's warm spot on the couch.
I had already played with my toys from Creme de la Cat that Cody sent us for his giveaway.  Thank you, Cody.  They are awesome.  I especially like the little candy-striped one and the square catnip pouch.  And the ball, of course.  The very next day Mom got a phone call, then made a phone call, then started messing around in Emma's room, then took my stroller out and came back with this:
I guess he is here to stay.  He escaped from Emma's room this morning and has been running around the house ever since.

Karen Jo:  His name is Spyro ( Spear-o) and he is around one year old.  He tested positive for feline leukemia and I am the only one listed with the Friends of the Shelter who is willing to take in FeLV+ cats. This is the first picture I could get of him, because he rarely stops moving.  He is listening to Herman talking just outside the door. I got him home about 4:00 yesterday and by 10:30 this morning he was ready to explore the house.  I won't say that he and Herman have hit it off, but there has been only a little soft hissing, mostly from Spyro.  Herman sometimes tries to tap him with his paw as Spyro runs by, but it isn't a serious attempt at a whap.  Herman and Emma used to play this game.

Spyro:  Hey!  I wanna tell my story.

Karen Jo: Go ahead, Spyro.

Spyro:  First I lived with some people.  They were nice to me, but one day they took me to this place and left me there.  I got put in a cage and poked and prodded and stabbed with needles and put to sleep and got a sore bottom.  Then I had to stay in that stupid cage forever and ever.

Karen Jo:  It was a little less than a month, Spyro.  They wanted to keep you long enough to get your boosters and completely heal from getting fixed.  Your first people never took you to a vet, so you had to get all your kitten shots.

Spyro:  Then this lady came and petted me and picked me up and put me in a cage on wheels and took me outside.  That was interesting, but I was tired of being in a cage, so I tried to push out the window thingy.  That didn't work, so I settled down and enjoyed the ride.  Pretty soon we went through a door and into a house and into a big room.  There was a great, big kitty in that room and he reared up to look at me.  I backed away from him, but I wasn't scairt of him.  The lady picked me up out of the cage on wheels and took me into a little room with food and water and a litter box and furniture and a high window I could look out of.  It was cool.  I was a little shy of the lady, but she went away and left me all alone.  I didn't like that.  Later she came back and sat down on some furniture and I jumped up and checked out her lap.  It was nice and warm and squishy.  I got lots of petting.  Then she went away again, but kept coming back every once in a while.  After it got dark, she went away for quite a while, but came back with more food.  Then she went away for a very long time.  Once it got light again, I heard her moving around so I meowed and meowed and she came and fed me again and petted me a little and went away again for a long time.  I wanted out.  When she finally came in again, that big kitty followed her in and I darted around and ran out.  This is a big house with lots of rooms and lots of toys.
This one is my favorite so far. There is a ball that flashes and goes around in a circle, but the big kitty charged me when I tried to play with it.  The lady made some fevvers fly around and I loved that, too.  Mostly the big cat just lies around and watches me play.  We have touched noses a couple of times and for some reason he likes to sniff my butt.  I think I am going to like it here.

Karen Jo:  I really hope that you do, Spyro.  There isn't the huge size difference between Spyro and Herman that here was between Emma and Herman. Spyro is wary of Herman, but isn't afraid of him.  I saw them lying on the living room carpet only about a foot apart just a little while ago. Spyro has already discovered that he can go places that Herman can't.  Herman chased Spyro down the hall and Spyro spent some time under my bed, but he was out again within an hour.  I hope to get a picture of Spyro's face soon, but he just moves around so much that I haven't been able to yet.

So he is going to stay.  I guess I can get used to him in time.

Karen Jo:  You can't fool me, Herman.  You are just as excited as I am to have a new kitty in the house.  You wanted to meet him up close as soon as he came in the house.

Yeah, I did.  I think he will be fun to chase.  We might even become friends.

26 comments:

Simba said...

Oh fabulous! Spyro, welcome!

Bonnie Koenig said...

Oh Spyro is one lucky cat to have gotten you as a brother! He looks quite handsome.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

How exciting! Nice to meet you, Spyro - I hope you and Herman become great friends!

meowmeowmans said...

Hooray! Welcome to Spyro! And for Herman and Mom Karen, too! We have a feeling you kittehs are going to be good pals. :)

Hugs!

Grrreta said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Herman, we have a feeling you and Spyro will have great fun together.

Prancer Pie said...

Concatulations and welcome Spyro! We is very happy to meet you and can't wait to learn lots more about you! xoxo

Max said...

HERMAN DOOD! You got a brother! Sweet!

And hiya, Spyro! You're gonna love it where you are! Plus, you have a really cool name :)

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

We are happy that you have somecat to play THOE with and hope you soon will both enjoy the knowledge that no matter how long mom is gone, you'll have someone to play with!
Snuggle and welcome Spyro!
Taz, Runt, and Charles

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, wow, wow, wow! A brother! Welcome, Spyro! We hope you and Herman become great friends--things certainly seem promising.

Welcome to your new home and to the CB!

The Meezers or Billy said...

we hopes things are going well wif Spyro - it's easier for boys to get along than a boy and a girl or boys and a girl or girls. The mom thinks so anyway. Gramma Trixie hated me and Miles but grampa Norton loved us. Anyway, brofurs are LOTS of fun to play wif!!

Anita said...

A new rebel in home!!!

A few Good Cats said...

We enjoyed your story, Spyro! It sounds as though you're settling in just fine.

Brian said...

Herman, dude, that is wonderful and you will have a good time together in no time! Welcome home Spyro!!!

SuziQCat said...

A new friend...how wonderful Herman! Welcome to the family Spyro!

ABBY said...

OH Herman
We are so happy for you and your Mom and Spyro! Woo hoo this is so exciting and such a happy thing. WE are thrilled for you.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Daisy said...

Congratulations on the handsome new addition to your family!

The Devil Dog said...

Cool! Spyro looks like a handsome addition to your home!

Roxy & Lucky

Angel and Kirby said...

Welcome Spyro! You have landed in a great home!

Repositório said...

Welcome Spyro!!!!!! Have a great weekend friends!

Father Tom said...

Herman, I know you can be friends, if you can keep up!! :) Spyro sounds like Mitty. None of us around here can keep up with him and he sounds like a freight train through the house, too!!

We appreciate your kind words for Trapper. We are slowly healing and are taking the time we need.

((Hugs))
Tom, Mom Julie, Mitty, Anastasia & Tinker

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Yer gonna love yer new forever home, Spyro! You now have a great Mom an we are sure Herman will be a good brofur to you.

William said...

This is so exciting!! Your mom is so nice to take in a kitty who otherwise might not find a home. We think you two are going to get along just great!

Kat and the Furrsonality gang said...

Great to meet you, Spyro! And congrats to your mum on the new kitty! We're so glad he has a good home now :)

The Island Cats said...

OMC! We missed this news the other day! Herman, how cool that you got a brother. You guys are gonna have so much fun. Me and Ernie get along pretty good...sometimes he bugs me...but we bet you and Spyro are gonna be good furiends! Welcome, Sypro!!

Wally

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, dear, we're so behind in the news, we didn't even know. How nice to meet Spyro.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are so glad Spyro found a forever home with you. We best you has lots of fun together.