Settling In

Phew! Things are really going well here at kitten central (fingers crossed/knock on wood).  Boris and Vladimir started off with some small hissing – all started by Boris because his size is so much smaller.  Finally, last night Boris and Vladimir started interacting without hissing.  Then late last night and this morning, they started playing with each other.  It’s been so adorable – Vladimir will even groom Boris! (Kind of weird, but I’ll take it) Boris had his ‘new kitten wellness check up’ aka ‘give us any extra money you have for tests you don’t need but feel bad saying no about getting’.  $125 for his 5 minute exam and the rest of the appointment was spent by giddy vet-techs handing him off to each other and kissing him and talking to him in high pitched voices.  Alas, to be an adorable kitten.

Don’t worry we haven’t forgotten about Leopold – I’ve been talking to him extra nice and took him on a long solo walk this evening around Palmer Square (a cute small park near our house).  Boris is still undecided about Leopold – Boris will run up to him excited, smell him, look at him and then stand there an hiss as menacingly as a 2lb kitten can until Leopold just walks away.  It’s kind of cute, but I’m sure Leopold is wondering why I put him through this again.  Sorry bubbie.

So without further ado – here are the new photos. 

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A Tale of Two Brothers

In honor of our last few days as a family of four I thought I would tell the story of two brothers – Leopold & Vladimir.

First there was a little spoiled pug named Leopold William Edward VIII.

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He was the epitome of an only child – not having to share any toys or treats.

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He even had his very own life vest and personal pool wrangler in the summer. (So spoiled)

But one day – a new creature appeared that everyone kept saying was his brother, Vladimir.

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It was hard to understand how this thing was his brother since they didn’t look anything alike and he looked kind of scary.

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At first it was awkward and there was lots of staring and sniffing.

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But slowly they started not minding each other – especially if mom was around.

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And one time Vladimir hurt his foot, but Leopold took care of him and made sure he was going to be as good as new.

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After that, Vladimir knew that Leopold was his brother – and started treating him like one.

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They even had to wear matching outfits  – how embarrassing!

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But over the past 4 years Leopold and Vladimir have grown to love each other very much and they are really brothers.

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The End.

It will be so fun to have them meet their new ‘brother’ on Saturday – the story will only get better.