||"Though she be but little, she is fierce."
| So...we got another cat That was unexpected.
had been considering messaging or emailing some people who co-admin a
project with me and had been quiet on it for awhile (which I got so
distracted by this I still haven't done that yet, this many weeks
later). So I looked at the profile of one of them and she had a post
that she need to rehome her 16 year-old cat due to moving out of the
country. And not only was this the same situation in which
Merlin's previous person had been in, but the cat's name was
Nimue. For those who are familiar with Arthurian legends, you
know this seemed kismet. We had already met this cat, as well, several
So I PMed her to let her know we'd take her, even though our situation
was really perfect for her....she's not been around other cats, Merlin
also doesn't seem to like other cats. More he seems afraid of
them. Which isn't a bad thing. And this one might enchant him
into a tree so... Anyway, we were a backup plan but the first
person didn't work out. So on August 31, 2017 we went to pick up the tiny enchantress.
The Shakespeare quote from A Midsummer's Night Dream, "And though she be but little, she is fierce,"
is point on. Nimue is only about 7 or 8 lbs (Merlin is 18 lbs)
and was totally hostile towards these human kidnappers at first. She
had, still mostly has, Merlin in terror from behind the door. She now
wants love and snuggles from us, for as long as she
wants. She still is defensive of Merlin near her door (we are feeding
them both somewhat near it and now also put out catnip and play with
them nearby). He's getting a little braver.
We're taking things slowly, so it may be awhile before they are
integrated. We are also starting to use essences through Jackson Galaxy
as well as following the advice he gives on introducing cats. We're now
glad we have watched a lot of My Cat From Hell, which we had done
purely for the entertainment value as we had a perfectly angelic cat
and no real plans for another. But now we do have another and
while she can obviously be sweet to humans, other cats are another
matter. We are hoping for peaceful co-existence.
Sometimes one fuzzy thing leads to another and when we got home from picking her up, we found out about Cairbre.
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