I am probably tempting fate by choosing this name (the original choice “Tapita” just didn’t feel right when I said it out loud to him) but he is definitely a source of mischief and mayhem. Just getting these few photos was extremely difficult as the little thing doesn’t sit still long enough … made me realise that it’s been over 16 years since I’ve had such a small kitten in the house. My goodness, they get absolutely everywhere! All the time!
Anyhow, after much ado, the little guy arrived here on Friday evening. He was a bit confused at first, and Azar (still recovering from his mystery illness) wasn’t very pleased to see him. But after a bit of hissing and spitting by both parties, we seem to have reached a place where they can be in the same room without any obvious rancour on Azar’s part. Loki was keen on being pals from the first minute he arrived (he was living with several other bigger cats in his foster home), but I think it’s going to take a bit of time for him to win Azar over.
Adorable watching him though. And yesterday I actually caught Azar playing with one of Loki’s toys – batting it around the livingroom – and my heart almost burst with joy. Though of course, it turns out my whole apartment is a huge cat toy – who knew? Loki will play with anything and everything, including thin air. But to see Azar playing like that, especially as we are still having to force-feed him, really made my day.
So whaddaya think? Cute or what?
EXCELLENT name! (though I did like Tapita!)
Ahem… more photos, please….
PS… the photo appears to have gone from Twitpic…
He is so adorable! Almost makes me want a cat myself – but the dog would never agree. Also love the name.
I hope he and Azar are best buddies soon.
He is so cute. I’ve been reluctant to introduce another cat in our house. My 14yo girl loves being the only child. She had to share the house with her sister for 11 years. I’ll be following Loki’s antics.
Well, I am REALLY hoping I didn’t misjudge Azar’s constant attention seeking as lonliness when it was actually him revelling in finally being the only cat in the house … we shall see.
Ahhhh, a kitten fix. They are so busy, aren’t they? We used to make paper balls for them to play with, a wonderful toy that is easily carried about and then lost. When we moved I found over a dozen of them under my piano.
Loki is a great name, and the baby is a real darling. I’m sure Azar will come around soon. Glad to hear that he is feeling well enough to play with Loki’s toys.
Looking forward to more cuteness.
Adorable! I’ve had a case of the new kitty wants lately, and these photos don’t help. ;p There’s a pretty Siamese stray that’s been hanging around the yard recently, and my two cats are Not Happy about it, while I’m trying to resist tempting it inside.
I’m glad to hear that Azar has let little Loki settle in. I think the name is just perfect!
The Nag said:
I love him. His large ears somehow make him look inquisitive.
Inquisitive? Cats? Who knew?
Toy Box said:
Aaww… It’s good to see that Azar and Loki are getting used to each other. And that Azar’s mystery illness is receding. As for the whole flat being a giant cat toy, no surprise there 😀
It’s a beutiful picture arrangement you made, too. I like the bottom right one — seems like Loki is planning some sneaky mischief…
what a lovely kitten!
Oh, he’s so very cute! And I love the name. Are you going to tell us more about it?
I love those photos, too. Especially the one in the lower right corner with the back of Loki’s head in the foreground, looking perky and kittenish, and Azar brooding in the background.
I’m glad to hear that Azar perked up for at least a bit. Get better soon, kitteh!
By coincidence (?) yesterday I heard from my friend Jez for the first time in ages, and later on while Nog & I were having beer & squid balls after grocery shopping and trying out a few more name options, I thought of Loki, no doubt remembering that he is one of Jez’s favourite gods. And after getting home again and trying it out, it really seemed to fit. Especially as I had been told by the volunteer who’d been fostering Loki that he was VERY mischevous.
Azar is definitely brooding in that pic. I had to carry him in from the bedroom, arrange him on the sofa with cushions and his blanky and cuddle him until he settled down. Later on he got up on his favourite perch and seemed to be feeling a bit more normal, appearing to actually enjoy watching Loki tear around the livingroom like a maniac. Poco á poco…
Ah – another adorable ball of fluff
Loki is a force for change, and is almost entirely a force for positive change. A kitten, especially a ginger one, is definitely a force for change 🙂
I’ve sent you a link to the albums of Nick’s Loki on your FB page.
Loki has definitely settled in and has personally acquainted himself with every square inch of the apartment. His boundless energy is quite a joy to behold. I especially love it when he attacks thin air and then runs away. 🙂
One thing though … the volunteer and the vet weren’t totally honest with me about the “cat cold” situation. They had told me it had completely cleared up, but Loki’s eyes are still a bit watery and he’s also been sneezing. Clearly this is not making him feel sick, as he is eating like crazy and is constantly on the go. But I am worried that Azar might catch this virus, especially in his current state. I hope the vaccination will keep him safe. And at this point the two cats aren’t having much contact and aren’t drinking out of the same bowls, so there is less risk for Azar. Still, I think I should have been informed before they brought Loki over. I also hope the negative test results for leukemia and “cat aids” don’t end up being false negatives, as can often happen if you test kittens younger than three months.
But on a more positive note, Azar does seem to be tolerating the little one a bit better now. EXCEPT in his (my) bed. The first night we kept them separate, with Loki sleeping in Nog’s room with the door closed. But after they spent yesterday afternoon and evening hanging out in the livingroom I thought I’d try letting Loki roam free for the night – and he ended up on Azar’s pillow! Well, no way. So Nog had to take Loki again for the night and I had to seriously cuddle Azar, who kept getting up and staring down the hallway from the foot of the bed …
I have to say that Loki is extremely affectionate, which of course is totally adorable. He loves being picked up and cuddled, in fact will often demand it. And he also LOVES playing with my laptop cursor, doesn’t let anyone eat in peace, and has shown me that I didn’t actally “kitten proof” the apartment as well as I thought I had. Nog says he gets attacked all night long … heh, that at least helps with my kitten-bonding envy. Anyhow, he’s a handful. And now I will have to look for a way to keep him from leaping off the balconies as the plastic mesh protection I have across all the railings are clearly not going to keep him from “going over the top”. Hmmm.
Good thing this is a long weekend so we can both be here with the cats as much as possible.
Update on Azar’s mystery illness here.
Nog might try taking a stuffed toy and shoving it in Loki’s face when he starts attacking him. I did that with Benjamin and he stopped the ankle biting and he did it to the toy, instead.
The new arrival is definitely cute and demands a lot of attention. He also “chirps”, like Azar, in a most uncatlike way.
It’s going to be important to make sure Azar doesn’t feel left out, I think, so I’m off to give him a snibble.
Aww, cute overload 🙂 Spitting, growling and hissing is a natural state when An Intruder arrives. They must learn their place…
Let’s hope Loki won’t be as nasty as the Norse-giant-turned-semigod.
Heh, Loki is doing all the submissive non-threatening stuff possible … lying on his back in front of Azar and exposing his belly, yawning at him and “putting on a show” (most recently with a piece of shoestring while Azar watched from his perch on the sofa). He’s only hissed back once, on the first day when Azar was being quite scary. And he presumably has a death wish as a while ago I saw him actually trying to PLAY WITH AZAR’S TAIL. It’s really very sweet to see Loki making so much effort to be friends. I’m sure Azar will come round soon.
I’m thinking he may actually turn into a giant demigod as he not only has those huge ears to grow into but he also has enormous paws and the longest toes I have ever seen on a cat. At present he is very long, lean and lanky, but could very well “fill out” as he grows . And at the rate he is plowing through his kitten food I wouldn’t be surprised if he was twice his present size by next week…
Perfect name, to judge from the pictures! And he is oh so cute.
Sam very much likes cats – they’re usually about his size and he just wants to be friends. The cats aren’t having any of it though, and run away, hissing. It really hurts his feelings.
On the other hand he likes chasing squirrels and birds. Do cats do that too?
He reminds me more and more of Mr. Ferguson now that you describe the big paws. Ginger kitties are absolutely the balls. So to speak.
Sigh…soo cute!! Loki and Azar will probably learn from each other. Azar has got an excuse to play again…cause when you’re an adult cat you have a reputation to keep up 🙂
ohmigod, soooooo cute. And how wonderful to see Azar playing with one of Loki’s toys, too!
Can’t wait to see how their friendship develops…
Wandering Coyote said:
OMG – he’s totally a cutie! And I like the name Loki a lot. I’m so glad to hear that Azar has perked up, too! Perhaps this is just what he needed. They will be best friends soon enough.
I am moving into my own place in 2 weeks and am thinking about getting another cat. But then, I am not sure Juno would be impressed…She really needs to be the queen.
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ok. okokokokokokokok. that is just too much cuteness for one post.
I’ve got more! 🙂
Gorgeous! What a cutie-pie 🙂
What a little dev…I mean, sweetie. Seems like a Loki to me!
I hope Azar is doing better, and I’m crossing my fingers he’ll feed himself soon.
Huge hugs to you and all the boyz.
I had a ferret named Loki. Ferrets are a lot like kittens, only they stay that way their whole lives 🙂 Very cute. I look forward to meeting him.
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