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Mira has been increasingly clingy the last few months, and has taken to wandering around with one of her toys (a strip of fur) in her mouth in a manner that practically screams "I miss kittens!". The vet's suggestion was that she needed company, and he thought that a 10-12 week old male kitten would probably be the best prospect for integration, as long as we took it very slowly.

This has been in the planning stages for a couple of months now, and via a local rescue centre recommended by our cat-visiting service we were introduced to Nelson. He was apparently found in a shed (the centre suspect he was left behind when his mother was moving a litter) but was raised with other rescue kittens and is now about 3 months old. He is very active, inquisitive and friendly, and whereas Mira took a couple of weeks to warm to me, Nelson was climbing on me within ten minutes of us getting home.

He's currently ensconced in our downstairs utility room / bathroom, so we can keep him apart from Mira to begin with. The idea is that they can get used to each other's scents via us, and indeed Mira has just given me a very, very thorough sniff and scent-marking after I was playing with Nelson. We will start very minimal introduction in a couple of days and see how it goes. In the mean time, here are the first of what will probably be terrifying numbers of Nelson pics.

Nelson_12Aug - 3.jpg

Nelson_12Aug - 2.jpg

Nelson_12Aug - 1.jpg

Date: 2016-08-12 09:12 pm (UTC)
sir_guinglain: (Marmite)
From: [personal profile] sir_guinglain
He is magnificent and looks as if he already has a personality. May the introductions go well.

Date: 2016-08-12 11:22 pm (UTC)
clanwilliam: (Default)
From: [personal profile] clanwilliam
He is adorable and I love the Outraged of Tunbridge Wells Victor Meldrew "l looked into Abyss; why does Abyss no haz pettins and fud?" expression in his first photo.

Date: 2016-08-13 09:03 am (UTC)
cmcmck: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cmcmck
Awww! Kitty!

What a cutie! :o)

Date: 2016-08-13 10:07 am (UTC)
gwendraith: (cat shelter)
From: [personal profile] gwendraith
He's absolutely adorable :)

Date: 2016-08-13 08:35 pm (UTC)
andrewducker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] andrewducker
KITTY!

I hope that they get on well.

Date: 2016-08-15 10:40 am (UTC)
nanila: (kusanagi: aww)
From: [personal profile] nanila
Please feel free to post as many Nelson photos as you like. <3333

Date: 2016-08-12 07:26 pm (UTC)
ext_550458: (Gatto di Roma)
From: [identity profile] strange-complex.livejournal.com
Nelson looks like a real darling! I hope Mira likes him. :-)

Date: 2016-08-13 08:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] khalinche.livejournal.com
This must be some new definition of "terrifying" that includes "almost enough". Bring on the kitten pics!

Date: 2016-08-14 08:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] widgetfox.livejournal.com
He is gorgeous.

Date: 2016-08-14 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dorispossum.livejournal.com

Nelson is seriously cute.  (Is he named for the original btw, or the lead character in Mongrels?).  I hope he and Mira successfully make friends. :-)

Date: 2016-08-15 05:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] major-clanger.livejournal.com
We're not actually sure - the rescue centre named him. Somehow it seems to fit though so we'e going to keep it.

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