Saturday, June 20, 2009

Illyana meet Ivan

Illyana traveled better than expected. She was calm on the highways but cried in town. The starts and stops made her nervous.

Ivan was on the bed when we arrived. I sat the PTU on the bed and they sniffed each other. Then they both pawed at the carrier so we opened it!

They sniffed each other, hissed and started circling. It was not long till Ivan was in the PTU and Illyana was out.

Then the adventures began.

We have another case of which kitty is which! Ivan is darker and bigger, but younger. In this picture, Illyana is playing with his favorite ball. Beasty Bands are in the near future for these two!

Ivan in front, Illyana on back

We left them together all night. There was some hissing and growling but no out ant out fights. they ate within three feet of each other and even swapped bowls.

I know this seems fast to interrogate them but there are a lot of kids and animals Illyana needs to know.

There are so many pictures it is hard to choose. This is Illyana on the left and Ivan on the right playing with one of her favorite toys.

The fun has just started!


The Kitty Krew said...

Awww, it's good to see that Illy and Ivan were getting along so well to begin with. It'll be fun for them both, we're sure! Thanks for the update, we'll have to be sure and keep up with her in her new home!

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew
Bugsy, Sassy, Callie, Roxy, and Pixie, and Their Mommy

Shadow said...

Thank you for bring her home! Love you!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am glad that they got along so well so quickly.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

That looks like that they are going to be great friends! That is wonderful!

Rufus Raves said...

Getting along so well so quickly! That's great!

Zoolatry said...

How great that introductions went well... our two have been together nearly 3-years now and the hissing goes on, and on, and on... if they aren't fighting, they ignore one another...
Good luck to all!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Hi Angel & Kirby :)
It is so nice to see that Illyana and Ivan are getting along so soon :)
We are happy things are going well!!
Thank you for your kind words and purrs for Mickey!
It is so nice to have so much support from our friends :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to see Illy leave her best buddie Kirby, but am glad that it went so well. It sounds like she is going to have a whole heap of brofurs and sisfurs.
I am glad that she wills till get to see you guys even by proxy of your momma :))

Grrreta said...

They are both so cute and beautiful! Once they get comfortable with each other, I'm sure they will have so much fun together.

Forever Foster said...

Hooray! It's great that they're getting along so far:)

Anonymous said...

I know how you'll miss Illyana now that she is gone to where she was always meant to go- but on the other hand, she seems to have made fast friends with Ivan!

I hope Kirby is taking it well... Kirby and Illyana seems to have had taken up a good friendship- as well.

I have been thinking of getting a second cat. Sherkhan is a Ragdoll, and I thought I'd get another Ragdoll- as he is adorable- but looking at Russian Blues- may be that can be another option??!!

(Makes her mind up to read on Russian Blues).

Good luck to Illyana.

- Mauzzie (Sherkhan's mum)

Willow said...

That's wonderful how they were getting along so well!

Purrrrrrrrrrs, Willow

The Monkeys said...

It is so nice to see Illyana getting along with her new brother!

Sweet Praline said...

That went smooth . . . for now! Hee! Hee! I think I am going to need name tags!

Noir in Texas said...

I LOVE the names. Hissing will stop! Keep us updated!


pughy said...

Love these two, I think we are going to have some fun and games from here. They are so lovely on the eye.
Hugs GJ xx

Anonymous said...

So much gray kyootness in one place! We know first hand how wonderful that can be!

Parker said...

This is great!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What wonderful pictures!!! They look like they are going to have fun together!


The Island Cats said...

Looks like their meeting went well! That's so great!

Tiger Lily said...

I am glad Illyana and Ivan seem to be getting along!

DaisyMae Maus said...

Wow. That's furry excellent that the hiss was at a minimum an' they're adjusting so well.

JB's Big World said...

Oh, it is so great that Illyana has a real forever home now! Ivan and Illyana will have so much fun together.
Love the box shots too.

CCL Wendy said...

I'm so happy to see and hear that Illyana is getting off to a good start in her new home, with her new brofur. I'm sure she'll have a happy life.

Now it's only to console your own babies -- I know they're going to miss her. As will we.

Amy said...

So cute, but yeah, I couldn't have told you who was who. If they aren't right next to each other, where you can see the size difference, it is hard to tell. So cute though!

So if Illyana is older do you know by how much? I have to guess not too much because they both looked tiny when they were first brought home (or almost home as the case may be).

Everycat said...

That looks like a very cool integration going on there!

Whicky Wuudler