Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tales of Two Kitties - Part Deux - Getting to Know You - (Slideshow)

19 comments:

Raven said...

Wow! You have made miraculous progress with these two. Ya never know how things are going to work with cats. You thought Siren would be the problem kitty and he's ultimately more open to friendship than she is. I think she'll come around, though. I think they've made amazing progress in such a short time. You have handled the process wonderfully for both of them. Loved the photos. Tried to leave a comment below too and blogger wouldn't let me. Part 2 was worth waiting for.

bobbie said...

Really love your pictures. It can be a major job, getting a couple of cats to accept one another. Lisa (Villas Girl) is doing it right now - or trying to. Looks like you're doing fine. Good luck.

Leighann said...

The pictures are great by themselves but the captions MAKE the slideshow!!

Jeni said...

Very good - pictures, commentary and I know it took lots of work too that got these two cats this close together!

Dianne said...

raven - I am pleased if I say so myself LOL When siren first moved in he and JR (my sweet dearly departed) just plain hated each other. JR was old and ill and could not handle Si so I was forever closing one door, opening another. Giving them separate exercise times - it was exhausting!
I'm so relieved that they will at least exist in the same space together.
Blogger wouldn't let you comment because I was *bleepin* moving the *bleepin* post since it was supposed to go first and I don't know what *bleepin* happened. Oy!

bobbie - thanks, I actually love it more than not - such a sense of accomplishment to see them happy and safe.

leighann - if I ever figure out my video I'll do all the voices for ya! thanks doll!

thanks jeni - if we lived closer we could start our own shelter!

Jay Simser said...

Delightful. thank you for sharing this story. Cassie says Hello. I think she will stay in Iowa. j

Dianne said...

hey mr. simser and Cassie - I think staying in Iowa is a good idea, Mia is tough ;)

Michelle O'Neil said...

Great slide show. Very funny. Hopefully soon you will find them snuggled up on the purple towel together.

Our cats came from seperate litters but we got them from the same shelter as babies.

They are boy/girl and have the same personalities as our boy/girl.

Tammy said...

You are a hoot! That's hilarious! LOVE IT!

Diane Mandy said...

Cute cute kitties! I'm glad the transition is going well.

Dianne said...

michelle - glad you liked the show, thanks. I had JR and Sheba for years and years, they came from the shelter together at 6 weeks old. also boy/girl and Sheba went directly to my son and JR decided I was his natural Mom. Sheba lived to 13 - with a heart condition and all and JR passed last year at 16. He was the best creature there ever was. :)

thanks tammy - I like being a hoot ;)

and thanks diane - I'll be thinking of you this weekend - 2 kitties ain't nothing compared to two twos - have a great time!

Minnesotablue said...

What a great slideshow. Both kitties are precious. If anyone can bring them together it would be you.

Knight said...

Can you smell me now? I love that picture. Hilarious.

Dianne said...

minnesota - awwww - thanks! I appreciate that :)

knight - that picture is one of my favorites too! thanks
it captures Mia's bitchy/witchy side - I love her!

Sandpiper said...

This is so cute!! Well done!

tt said...

I think Mia takes after you...she's a clever little minx!!
Great shots...and i LOVE the captions. Boys and girls...forever sparing aren't they?/What's a mother to do??? ;)

Dianne said...

sandpiper - thanks!!

tt - LOL! she is clever and a control freak and ... yep a lot like me.

Jo said...

I love it! The photos are so cute & funny...the 2 of Siren sitting on the top of the carrier crack me up! Your kitties have come such a long way, Dianne, you must so happy about it!

Dianne said...

jo - I am happy about it. what the photos can't show is the ridiculous and sublime ritual that Si goes through to get up there. He examines all sides, he smells the border, he walks away, he comes back. He literally sctatches his head!! All the while Mi is howling her ass off. Finally he leaps on top and just sits there wondering what the hell to do now.