IZA: OK, I wasnt sure about this new boycat at first, but we are gettin along pretty good. He is playful like me! Ayla isnt so happy about him, but thats HER problem.
Me, I like him. We have tried out wrasslin. He isnt anny good at it, but he'll learn. He taps me on the side or back sometimes. He isnt big enuf yet ta make a fair game of it. TBT says "maybe a year". But he is cute an he tries. I could use some competition. Ayla is just too small. And he DID pounce me from the ottoman yesserday, so hes got potential.
I love the way he plays wif toys a lot like I do, an we did bat a ball back an forth a bit today. The new kid is a "comer". I'll know more over the next few weeks.
And I am happy to report that Ayla didn't hiss at him a single time today!
THE BIG THING: I don't know a lot about Marley's past, and I probably never will know the details. I know that he grew up in a shelter and seems to have gotten good vet treatment. He seems to have been born about August 16th and first received shelter vet care in October. He was adopted out about Christmas Day as a gift at a PetsMart.
My own vet gave him a A+ on his physical condition. He's been neutered. He has had only dry food all his life, but is adjusting to our premium canned foods both well (digestically) and enthusiastically. I've been giving him the poultry stuff Ayla and Iza love, but I have fishie flavors left over from LC's days and I will start trying him on those next week. If he likes them, he will get more. If not, we will stick to poultry flavors and the other cans will go to a shelter.
He went from the shelter to a very nice and loving lady here in my small town. He was her first cat and she discovered (sadly) that she was VERY allergic. So she sought a better home for him. There were 2 interested parties for adopting him. I'm sure the other one would have been good too, but I convinced her I was the better place. I AM persuasive... ;)
He is named after Bob Marley, a musician. I don't know him well, but I know "of" him. But it's a nice name regardless. I might change it after some discussions with him, but probably not. "Marley" sounds cool. And there are good possiblities with the name. "Gnarly-Marley". Or if eating cat grass. "Barley-Marley", Or if riding a motorcycle, "Harley-Marley". LOL! Ok, I'm lame with names...
Good thing, too. Ayla and Iza got their names from the book 'Clan of the Cave Bear'. The male names sound too weird. "Creb". "Brun". "Durc". Time to find better names. I think "Marley" is a good one.
Sorry I couldn't get any pictures that applied to the post. I used up all the vet pictures yesterday. Some tomorrow on the cat tree...
REMINDER! Hugo The Traveling Hippo needs a new place to visit.