there’s a new kitty in the house

We adopted a new kitty today. Niko is a beautiful Birman cat. We’re thrilled his previous family chose us to his new family. We drove 50 minutes north to pick him up. His family provided all his toys, his bed, his kitty house, etc., so he has a lot of familiar items to help him settle in here.

Niko made the trip home just fine. He responded by looking at DD when she called him by name and watched her as she sat beside him. He showed no evidence of being nervous.

blue-eyed Niko

When we arrived at home, DH took Niko’s things upstairs to DD#2’s bedroom. I had thought we’d put him in the library for awhile, but DD thought the bedroom would be quieter and it would give him two rooms to explore as it has an attached bath.

Niko came right of his carrier and started exploring the room. He checked on all his equipment. Yes, that’s mine…yes, that’s mine… 🙂

yes, that's mine...

It didn’t take him long to go into the bathroom to look around.

hmmm, a sink?

I had to restrain DD from approaching Niko too quickly. She was so eager to pet him, but managed to hold off until he came to her. It didn’t take too long. He doesn’t seem nervous at all.

Niko is getting acquainted

hangin' out

Buttercup soon figured out something was going on. She sat outside the bedroom door for a while. Niko was VERY interested. There was no hissing, no growling, no meowing…just curiosity. So far, so good, though we will wait a few days before trying any kind of face to face introduction. After about an hour, Buttercup went downstairs and took a nap. She doesn’t seem too concerned.

who's that??

Niko spends some time walking around the room, then sits in his house for awhile. Then back to exploring. He’s letting DD pet him a lot. He is doing great!

kitty condo

~~Rhonda 🙂


  1. brenda fox
    Posted October 6, 2008 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    jenny-my daughter forwarded your adorable cat. He is a real beauty. if i get another cat I’d have a birman or a maine coon-but i think the prescence of moses my 90 lb. golden might be a be intimidating. we feel like you are Jenny’s family-thank you for your love and care for her and her wonderful “Shainy”. she shares with me so many great things about all of you,
    your sister in christ,brenda

  2. ~~Rhonda
    Posted October 6, 2008 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    Brenda, I could tell Jenny was excited about Niko. 🙂 She must love Birmans! He is such a sweet kitty. We are thrilled to have him. Come visit him (and us!) sometime! ~~Rhonda 🙂

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