Sunday, September 13, 2009

Malcolm

"Hi! I'm Malcolm! I'm new here. I'm still a bit confused, wondering why everyone is fussing over me. The big kitties hiss at me sometimes! But, they're being nicer this morning. At least Atticus isn't trying to whack me in the head."


"I get to eat off the fancy dishes too. I have to watch out for my big brothers though, especially Atticus. He's always trying to eat my food. Boy, is he ever big!"

There's a new little addition to the family! Meet wee little Malcolm - 6.5 weeks old. He was born to a feral Mom who "moved in" to my landlady's home. He's just the cutest, squeekiest little guy, with a lot of spunk and bravery. He's standing up to Atticus and Gandalf's hisses and is already exploring everywhere he can. A little love muffin too - loves his scritches and belly rubs. I woke up this morning to him nestled next to me under the covers. Awww!

The Little Dudes - well, they were a little confused a first, but they seem a bit more accepting this morning.


"There's a strange lady visiting. That's cool... But then this squeeky thing that keeps moving around showed up, and he's still HERE. What's going on?!!"

"That strange lady is Auntie Chris - Chaos and Mayhem's Mom, Atticus. And I keep hearing them refer to that squeeky thing as "Malcolm". And that he's our new brother..."

Yes - we have a visitor from Minnesota - Chris is here visiting with us. The guys are now pretty pleased with all the extra attention they're getting - Mae can't get enough of being told what a pretty girl she is. She's actually posing for pictures.


"Yes, I'm lovely. We know that. But I still don't know what that little orange thing is still doing here... Really."




"No Auntie Chris! I don't wanna play nice with Malcolm!"


Today though, we've made progress.



"Hi Big Kitty!"

"OK, so you've shown that you can crawl under small spaces, and find our lost toys. You may be OK after all."
After a period of adjustment, they seem to be OK with Malcolm. Gandalf still hisses, especially when Malcolm tries to go after his tail, but he was sniffing his ears and head this morning, without being melodramatic about it. Mae is the only one that's indifferent. When Gandalf arrived, it took her a few days to want to even go near him. With Malcolm, she'll get close, and even let him get close, but he'd better not try to play with her tail! Atticus actually woke me up in the middle of the night to let me know that the squeeky orange thing was awake and moving around.
There will be knitting pictures - but today, it's all about Malcolm.

20 comments:

Chris said...

He is such a sweetheart!

Jeanne said...

Tell Chris I'd recognize those ugly shoes anywhere. :-)

miyamojo said...

What a cutie! *squeel* :D
Malcolm is a great name too.

mrspao said...

Malcolm is adorable! Hug coming via Chris :)

Shannon said...

So sweet!

Sonya said...

He's so cute! Love the picture of Mae too.

Sydney said...

Malcolm is such a cutie!

Bridget said...

First of all, OH.MY.GOD. Malcolm is absolutely adorable! Our orange tabby cat Hannah was one of the sweetest and most affectionate cats we've ever had, I hope Malcolm will be like that for you.

And second of all, how great that the others are adjusting without any major problems. That is *really* lucky!

Third of all - you must be having a blast with Chris! I'm so jealous ...

Michelle said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful little bundle of love! Enjoy... they get big fast!

bev said...

What a cute little guy! His name suits him. Jack is hissing at him too, just to show solidarity with Gandalf.

Brenda said...

How exciting! Malcolm is such a cutie! I'm sure all the big kitties will adjust. Gandalf has to be a big brother now.

Have fun with Chris!

Lynn said...

Malcolm is adorable!! You can see he's already fitting in quite nicely.

Carrie K said...

Malcolm! What a fabulous name for such a handsome boy. ;)

He looks darling. I was wondering how the little dudes would take to him.

Mae is very lovely and I'm happy she's posing nicely. Does she want to keep Chris and send Malcolm back to Chaos & Mayhem?

Lorraine said...

Bridge- And where did the name Malcolm come from?

I've always wanted a marmalade. I guess he's small enough to fit in my purse.....

knitseashore said...

Tim says Welcome to Malcolm and that orange cats rule, though Rosie says to Atticus that they will officially dispute this.

He is too adorable for words. I'm so glad everyone is working things out.

Laura said...

Aww, isn't he a cute little squeaky toy! :D

The kitties like the new apartment then? How fun. I'll have to come down and see them with mum soon.

Nicole said...

Eeeee! How adorable is he?

Scritches to the Little Dudes, and have fun with Chris!

carolyninalaska said...

Malcolm is adorable and great name, I might add. Glad to hear your other little dudes are getting along... mostly.

Anne said...

He is soooooo cute!

Rebekah said...

Awwww welcome home Malcolm!