This is the last of our trilogy of blogs today: Vladi coming home.
Since we left the Seattle area bright and early yesterday, we got home in the early afternoon. Although the long ride was behind us and it felt good to have Vladi safely delivered home, we knew the real drama was about to unfold. Living in our one-room house, it was going to be impossible to hide the secret from Tanj and Usch that their little half-brother was in the house. We wanted to make sure Vladi was as settled as possible so he did not develop the "bad belly" that kittens can get. We sat in the car and gave Vladi a little water (which he splashed around with his foot, just like his mom), and knew he was calmed down because he looked very interested in a scrub jay that was near the car. We gathered up his carrier, litterbox, bed, and bag of kitten goodies and headed inside. We had hoped T&U would be sleeping and we could sneak Vladi into the bathroom and let him run around little before they saw him, but Vladi was singing loudly and both boys woke up...
like it, he was totally fluffy and his muscles were stiff and
he made a terrible rumbling growl...
we were sure impressed and close at hand ready to intervene, but
(Vladi is in the fore ground so he looks a lot bigger than he is compared to Uschi)
He is one bold little kitten!
and all of its toys, and of course play with his new friends.
Later, Tanj got closer but was still wary...
Hey, that's my mommy
Hey ! I'm staring at you !!!
All seemed to be going alright so I went for a short bike ride
to loosen up the body after the 9hrs of driving.
I came in to find,...
Tanj, Lesley, and Vladi all spread out asleep.
I'm cute, how can they resist me?
(Tanj glaring in the shadows)
Uschi was totally displeased, even while napping.
T&U felt calm enough to go outside for their evening walk
When Les brought the big boys back inside, we put V
in the bathroom so T&U could re-explore their house.
Uschi got scared when he mistakened
an approaching Tanj for Vladi.
He tried to run away on the wheel,
going so fast, hard, and long that he was panting.
I'm supposed to be the #1 kitten!
Oh boy, a window of my own!
He LOVES the bathtub and the small amount of
fresh water we usually keep in there for Tanj & Usch.
The fake fur pad is perfect for making biscuits (kneading)...
Thank-you for my room!!
to have Vladi in the living/bedroom,
his first night away from his siblings,
and I'm keeping T&U company.
Hopefully everyone will calm down over the
next several days, as we continue to let T&U meet V
in small supervised doses.
Let the games begin!