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Monday, April 19, 2010

Terrible Tuesday

Well, friends, true cat-astrophe has strucked... The box my mommeh took away with her contained something truly awful when she came back with it. Here is my first encounter with the horrifying creature :

I know it was not ladycatly of me, but I could not contain my disgust. I could not believe my mommeh started laughing so hard when I made the nom-nom noise while still growling. She seemed to think it was funneh, but I tell you it was not funneh at all - I really wanted to EAT IT. You have to turn your volume up to hear that part through my mommeh's giggles, but it will be well worth the extra decibels to hear how fierce I am. (By the way, the Blogger video thingie is not working for me right now, so I had to use Viddler to upload this - that site processes vids so they look really dark for whatever reason, so I am sorreh if this makes your eyes a little hurty but consider yourself luckeh that you are not witnessing the horror of the creature in its entirety.)

What went wrong in my mommeh's head? I can tell you now, I do NOT like this little... thing... and I can not believe I am expected to share MY house with it. She even set up another room for it, and when I went in there to use that litterbox and eat up all that food, I got yelled at, pulled out of the litterbox, fwapped away from the food, and chased from the room - I have never been treated that way by my mommeh! I just can not believe this. I have to keep close track of this little monster and see exactly what it is doing here. This is my progress so far:
I watched it from my cat tree.

I watched it from over this box.

I watched it peek.

And nibble at the food I got shooed away from - ridiculous.












I smelled and inspected the box it came in.

I growled and threatened it and yelled at it all night, but I still have no idea what this thing is supposed to be. My mommeh says it is something called a sis-ter. She says I should call it Audrey, because it is dark and slim and beautiful like her favorite movie star, Audrey Hepburn. Yeah right! I do not think this little black dustbunny is beautiful at all. I do not know WHAT to do with it. Most of the time it just ignores me, not giving me the respect I deserve as the owner of the house, and when it isn't ignoring me it is getting too close to me, so I hiss and swipe at it but I just get yelled at again. Ugh, jeez, I hate this thing. I hate it. Where the heck did she even get it from?! Sigh. I will get the details and let you guys know in the next post - right now my mommeh is too distracted to be a good question-answerer, and I am definitely too crabilated to care verreh much. She keeps going on about how much fun it will be to have a leopard and a panther in the house - mommeh, you are delusional. Well at least you are putting it in the other room for bedtimes so I can get some peace.

In any case, Eric and Flynn get the prize toy. They were the first ones to guess it would be a sis-ter thing. The gang at Fuzzy Tales kiiinnnnnnda said it, but weren't really sure, sorreh guys - so Eric and Flynn are the winners this time! Email me your mailing address, boys, so I can get your little toy on its way to the UK! I only have one to give away though, so you will have to be nice and share. And just as I am saying that I am realizing how ironic it is - I learned as soon as this thing came into the house that I do not like to share.

34 comments:

  1. Attie - you will take a little time to learn to love your sis-fur but you will have fun times together. Another plus thing is you can always blame her if something gets broken or tipped over.

    Remember she will be feeling very insecure in her new home and you must try and welcome her.

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  2. Oh, Attie...We feel awfully sorry for your little sister, who's coming into your territory, probably all scared and unsure. We've been there, with Annie, and let me tell you, it's no fun being hissed and growled at.

    Your mom can Google about proper cat integration techniques, though depending on the cats involved, she might not need to implement them. But the truth is, some cats just never accept a new brother or sister. We hope that won't be the case for you, because we're sure this little one needs lots of love and a good forever home. It might have been easier if there were two kittens to keep each other company and out of your hair. Fur. That's why our human ended up adopting Derry six months after adopting Nicki, because Nicki needed someone to play with and it sure as heck wasn't crabby Annie. And by the way, our human tried a slew of techniques to get Annie to accept Nicki, all to no avail. They both want to be alpha kitty and neither backs down, so it's not pretty. Hopefully that *won't* be the case for you!

    Poor Attie. Poor little baby Audrey! Our human would have said to keep you both apart for a while, exchange scents, etc. but you'll just have to put on your big kitty panties and deal with it now. LOL. Good luck!

    P.S. Congratulations to Eric and Flynn!

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  3. P.P.S. Your mom still needs to treat you as #1 cat, Attie, feeding you first, making sure you get lots of attention, etc. That should help reassure you that she still loves you as much as ever!

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  4. Attie, when my mom brought Leeloo back from O HI O (with the Grad Student) she put vanilla on my head! And on Leeloo's head! I kinda liked the smell, and she seemed to belong here. Mom puts vanilla on all our heads for vet visits, too, so the weird vet-smell doesn't freak us all out.

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  5. Attie, we have all been through it, well, ok, Barney hasn't but he will from what mom is telling us. And trust us, it gets better, and you will love your sister very soon (we hope). It just takes time. I mean, we don't get along perfectly at our house, but we don't really mind too much. You may not end up best friends (we sure aren't) but you will get along at least (we hope!)

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  6. Sorry Attie....us mums tend to do crazy things like that. I bet though in a few days you will forget all about the drama and find out your new buddy is a great cuddler and great at chase!!!

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  7. Oh sweet Attie, I have 4 sisters and they are cool...it will take some time.

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  8. Oh, wow, you *did* get a surprise! Best of luck from one newly-integrated household to another! :)

    (And I love that vanilla-on-the-head idea, Angus--making the two cats smell the same. I might try that.)

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  9. Oh dear, Attie! I have to tell you a story... Once upon a time, I was a little sister who was brought into this house. I was only tiny but I was the one who hissed and growled at my big brother, the so, so sweet Sen-Chan. It took about a week but I grew to love Sen-Chan more than I can tell you, and was so SO sad when he went to the Bridge only a few months later. Your little sister seems very brave. I know you're under the shock but buckle up. I think there's a lot of fun in store for you, my friend.

    Purrs,
    Tama-Chan

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  10. O mai goodness, Attie! It is No Fun when a new sibling arrives! Except the Mommas seem oddly a-mew-zed!

    We have to admit, little Audrey DOES look quite adorable.

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  11. oh Attie , our the mom is always doing stuff like that to me - that's how I ended up with THREE brofurs. She ushually just throws us into a room for the day and we hash it out and figure out who's who and what's what. But she does not recommend that to efurryone. Espeshully if you has nice things in the room that could get broked. We didn't even haf to do that with Nicky - Billy pinned him down and bathed him and then me and Miles was ok wif him.

    Audrey - you are a little cutie! Don't werry, the growly and hissy stuffs will stop soon enough.

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  12. Oh Attie! I'm so sorry for you. You've lost part of your territory and part of your mommy's attention. :<( Well, at least you can swat her around and show her who's boss, then she'll know to stay away from your toys. That's what happened in our house when I brought home a new sibling for an older kitty several years ago. AFter all that's over, maybe you will act like litter mates. Attie: you're still the most beautiful! Audrey: You're really cute. Attie will calm down after mommy pays her special attention and ignores you for awhile.

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  13. What a sweetie!! I had a kitty named Audrey Catburn. She was a blue calico Maine Coon mix. Absolutely stunning and it looks like your Audrey is as well!!

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  14. Attie, I feel your pain! Having a little sibling can be irritating. But there are also fun things you can do like playing together and running all around the house. I'll bet you will be friends with Audrey in no time!

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  15. Wow Attie, those are some very heavy (fear aggressive) vocalisations! You mean business, so maybe only supervised time with little Audrey, until you get used to each other. Audrey looks very frightened, avoiding your gaze and making herself small. So, Attie, chill out, and take your time and I'm sure you will become a good friend to little Audrey. Your Mum & Dad love you both and will keep you both safe until you relax a bit!

    Audrey sure is sweet.

    Whicky Wuudler

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  16. Oh Attie!! You gots a sister!! She's kinda cute! (Our mom says good for your mom adopting a black cat!!) Anyway...we don't like our sister Zoey very much but we're sure that after some time (you gotta take those introductions slowly) you and Audrey will be good furiends!

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  17. We've all been at both ends of this problem, Attie. The newbie and the aggressor. You'll adjust. It just might take a while. And you might really like her when you get to know her.

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  18. We know your pain - Mom has brought in soooo many new sisters and brothers. You will get to like Audrey - we like her name!

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  19. *sigh* We all know how dat is...first Punkin hadda learn to love Zippy, den Zippy learned to tolerate Sadie, den Speedy came. Well, effurycat loves Speedy. Yoo might find out dat it's fun to haf a sisfur! Someone to blame fur broken stuff and messes and snuggle wif when it is cold. Try to be nice, Audrey is just a baby and prolly purrty scared.

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  20. Attie, you'll grow to love your new sis-fur before long...just give her a chance :) She sure is pretty.

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  21. concats on a sisfur. shes bery bute, yoo are too. welcome ta owr werld. gud greef ifin we see another cat agen itll be owr last. salem no efun lyk cats. we all get along ok, but still tustle and posture. yoo luk lyk owr Taylor here. she lyks ta spit too.

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  22. I have the same problem. I was home minding my own business, being the perfect British Mancat that I am and in comes mum and dad with Fiona. She eats all the food, sleeps in my mancave, gets all the attention and I get yelled at when I growl and hiss at her. What is this world coming to I ask. First me and now you. We should revolt!

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  23. Oh Attie, we thought you really were going to nom Audrey right up with all that lip smacking. Thank you for telling us we are your prize winner, we will email you.

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  24. Hi Attie :)
    We have not met yet, but we had to drop by when we heard you had a "monster" !!
    We think Audrey is very cute.(Mickey & Tillie are black cats)
    It will take some getting used to, but it will all work out!!
    Have fun :)
    Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

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  25. Ohhh, the lady didn't let me and Derby together for ages. That is how the shelter and the VET said to introduce us. We only got a little bit of time together, sometimes just sniffing through a crack in the door. It was a whole month before we got to be together full time. We do OK, although Derby gets hissy at times. Just being his sassy self.

    Ducky

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  26. I know you don't appreciate IT now, but you will, Attie Cattie! So congratulations to you and your mommy on this latest adoption.

    I predict you and Audrey will become best friends as well as sisters (well, as long as she let's you be the boss). You can teach her many things.

    We wish you all the best in this breaking in process, and much happiness for the future.

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  27. Oh, I like the bit about the panther and the leopard. I am sure you two would get on well, given time. It's good to have a sisfur to cuddle up to and play with.

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  28. Oh Attie, she is beautiful and her fur color is like mine! Purrr...

    I mean, I feel your pain...sigh.

    Just give the wee little sweetheart her own space while you start to realize the advantages of having a baby sister.

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  29. We knew it! Be strong dear furriend, be strong.

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  30. That's quite a surprise! We know you'll be pals soon. That vanilla idea sounds pretty good.

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  31. Now Attie dear, just calm down. There are many good things about having a sister. You always have someone to play with, snuggle by and clean your ears for you.

    Tell your Mom to introduce Audrey rear end first and let you sniff her. That's where her scent is the strongest. Supervised visits for the first few weeks until you're both getting along OK.

    Oh, by the way, welcome Audrey!!

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  32. You two take your time getting to know each other. Both of you have to adapt to the other one being there. It is not easy, but it is worth it.

    Junior

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  33. OH Attie
    This is such a good thing! In time once you two get to know one another you'll see having a sister is great!

    purrs
    >^,,^<
    Abby

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  34. Mom says its adorable! She's delusional too!
    You have to listen to your mom and take it slowly, getting to know each other little by little not all at once. Poor little girl looked so small and frightened in the video.

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