Sadly, our friend Mikki has passed away after a long illness
 and a mere ten years as a member of our family.

A few months after Mikki's death, a neighbor told us about a lady who had died and left a kitty that needed adoption.

So we ran over and grabbed her up and took her home.

Penny is about 8 years old and has spent her life in a small trailer with no other kitties. 

She is very playful and inquisitive and likes people,

AND she's a little bit of a toughie

Sooo. . . she doesn't get along with Minou, at present, and the result is that we now have an upstairs cat, Minou

and a downstairs cat, Penny.  Anyone got advice on how to help them get along?

our new kitty, Penny

 

Mikki and Minou their first few days

at our house in Brussels

THEY WERE REALLY WORRIED ABOUT STAYING WITH US

AND SPENT MOST OF THEIR TIME HIDING

THEN, AFTER ABOUT TWO WEEKS, THEY BECAME MORE VISIBLE,
BUT STILL A LITTLE WORRIED

AND NOW, THREE WEEKS LATER THEY OWN THE PLACE

MINOU (ABOVE, ON THE LEFT) IS A GIRL
HER STRIPES ARE FINER AND SHE APPEARS LIGHTER
AND
MIKKI (ON THE RIGHT) IS A BOY
HIS STRIPES ARE BLACK AND WIDE SO HE APPEARS DARKER

THEY SPEND MOST OF THEIR WAKING HOURS PLAYING

WASHING

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KITTY TOGETHERNESS

AND NAPPING UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF SYBIL

CLICK ON THE ABOVE PICTURE FOR AN MPEG MOVIE OF MOUSE KILLER TRAINING
 
 

and now for a perfect rectangle

It's now about ten years later and they are still wonderful kitties.

So here are a few more recent photos of Mikki and Minou plus Vish, tootsie, and Lewnes.

Yes, Mikki's tongue is nearly always sticking out!