Well, our last episode of the Zoo kids found me with new kitty, aka tub kitty. After a long weekend of being sick and playing referee between my Zoo kids, I mean... spending time with my new kitty, tub kitty finally has a name.
We tried on several. He was meant to be Thor when this plan was hatched. Thor and Loki. Thor, however, didn't fit the little doofus. We thought long and hard about Sabin. That wasn't it either. d'Artagnan was on the table for a bit, but... no. He's just too cutie patutie and doofus like for any those.
We went thru many more as well, but... nothing fit. It was actually the suggestion of Aija that sparked it. Kisa, which almost worked, or... Lapushka.
Lapushka is soooooooo the one.
Little dude sometimes reminds me of a Siberian husky pup when I look at him. Those black marks around his eyes, the way he will cock his head sometimes, sniff around like a dog does (no clue what's up with that)...a bit of Russian for a name... perfect. A little internet searching led me to a literal meaning of "little paw" which was... perfect. And the general "sweetheart" meaning of it also...perfect.
The fact that he came to it the first time I called him by it... cinched it.
So, tub kitty is now...
Thank you Aija. :D
I'm pretty sure he just can't be any cuter. Seriously. From waking up to find a little snuggle bunny has crawled in the bed to nap with me, head on my arm and hugging me...
Or just sitting there being adorable...
Or... killin'me with teh cute while he sleeps all stretched out and purring, yes, he purrs in his sleep...
Cutest lil' dude evah. I just wuvz him.
Loki on the other hand...
Totally not happy. He just keeps looking at me like that, in a "what the hell were you thinking bringing that little thing in here to defile our home" manner he now has. And then...
Totally shuns me.
My sweet Loki has never behaved this way before. He hasn't purred, like he always does, in days. No snuggling w/me, no letting me pet him, no rolling over/flopping over on his back to get my attention and trip me, no playing, no nothing. Full blown pissy is what he is now. Kinda makes me sad. He was like a giant kitten in a tomcat body before. Not anymore.
He hates his new friend. 'pushka doesn't understand why and just lopes after him trying to get him to play.
Lapushka: Hi! Hi! Hi new friend! :D :D
Lapushka: *stops, looks at Loki*...
Loki: *stalks off*
Lapushka: *cries a funny, chirppy, fluttery cry*...*lopes after him and tries again*
Loki: *growls*...*looks at me* Do something please!
So they go, round and round.
Sooooo not how I had hoped this would go.
As the days go on, Lapushka tries harder to make Loki play with him, Loki almost tolerates him a bit more... as long as he doesns't get too close. He at least allows him in the same room now, as long as he stays on the other side of it. I guess that means they are making progress, being in the same room is good. ish.
Poor Loki dude. Totally miserable and stressed out.
Poor Lapushka just wants to be his friend and play play play.
Little cutie patutie went to the vet this weekend too. Poor little fella. Him haz a watery eye so, fever and all, I figured I'd take him in for his comp visit to make sure he didn't have something that would infect Mr. Loki. That would be bad. Turns out he has an eye AND an ear infection. Him haz ear drops now and boy oh boy are those not fun to administer. I'm now playing tackle the kitten (he is soooo not the 2 yr old they said) and be mean to him with meds. I think Loki just snickers each time he sees that.
I didn't know my Loki was such a meanie. He really kind of is.
So goes the days at mah zoo.