THE BIG THING:
They sure weren't expecting New Kitty as the "Super Special Surprise". New Kitty came from the same nice cat-breeder Mom Heather (who was actually kind enough to drive an hour to deliver her) who raised Ayla. So when I saw her car in the driveway, I let LC and Ayla out the back door.
It wasn't until late that evening that LC seemed to realize there was "something" in the Guest Room. I think she heard litterbox scratching...
So, later last night, I carried New Kitty out to see and be seen for a short while. LC was quite accepting and interested, but Ayla put her ears back flat and hissed! Then she started growling. New Kitty didn't react at all, just sat in my arms purring.
Poor Ayla, it occurred to me that she had never seen a strange kitty IN THE HOUSE! I carried New Kitty around and let her look and smell stuff for about 10 minutes before returning her to the Guest Room for the night (I stayed in there with her for a while).
I will bring New Kitty out longer tomorrow and take some pictures. Hopefully, Aylsa will react a little better... After all, New Kitty is here to be her fellow Meezer playmate and Partner-In-Crime. ;)
Still deciding on a name... First thought is "Iza Meezer". Ayla was named for the heroine of 'Clan of the Cave Bear' by Jean Auel, and Iza is her adopted mother. And "Iza Meezer" sounds cute. Second thought is "Cat Ballou" after the 1965 Jane Fonda movie of that title. Obviously, she's a cat. But Ballou sounds like "blue" and she IS a blue point meezer. I am still trying to think of something more unusual, like "Skeeter". Suggestions welcome...