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Vlad and Czarina

ancientgirl
August 4th, 2008, 08:22 AM
In his never ending quest to welcome Czarina into the fold, here are a few pictures of Vlad trying to make friends.

These first three are from Friday night.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/ancientgirl/Wicked%20Cats/Picture005-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/ancientgirl/Wicked%20Cats/Picture004-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/ancientgirl/Wicked%20Cats/Picture007-1.jpg

ancientgirl
August 4th, 2008, 08:24 AM
These are from last night.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/ancientgirl/Wicked%20Cats/Picture009-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/ancientgirl/Wicked%20Cats/Picture010-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/ancientgirl/Wicked%20Cats/Picture011-1.jpg

After a few minutes she started hissing and swatting at him so he left and took a nap.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v516/ancientgirl/Wicked%20Cats/Picture001-2.jpg

Winston
August 4th, 2008, 09:04 AM
AGirl! those pics are so awesome! although Czarina may not be ready yet you can tell she is letting her guard down! I think if she was in scared, frightenend angry mode she would never be laying around like that...couple things come to mind and that is that her tummy area is exposed!!!! most kitties will not expose that unless somewhat comfy...also look at how Vlad stretched out and then she is stretched out! she wouldnt do that is she was fearful!

Maybe Czarina is just gonna be a crabby old girl! :laughing:

ancientgirl
August 4th, 2008, 09:18 AM
Maybe Czarina is just gonna be a crabby old girl! :laughing:

LOL, yeah I think you hit the nail on the head.:laughing:

couple things come to mind and that is that her tummy area is exposed!!!! most kitties will not expose that unless somewhat comfy...also look at how Vlad stretched out and then she is stretched out! she wouldnt do that is she was fearful!

Those are good points. I think someone had mentioned before when I showed a picture of her and Maks was in this little circular thing next to her, that she would not be so calm if she was afraid.

She does sleep in the same room an within about 4 or 5 feet from the others on the weekends. She goes to her orange chair and they all just kind of nap in their little play area. If she was afraid she wouldn't do that.

14+kitties
August 4th, 2008, 09:24 AM
Pics are worth a thousand words!
That posture is of one relaxed kitty! She isn't in attack mode. In fact in the one pic she has actually extended her front paws toward Vlad. She has made tremendous progress! You should be so proud of her and of you!! :cloud9:
Everyone keeps saying TORTITUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!! She has it!! :D

ancientgirl
August 4th, 2008, 09:40 AM
Pics are worth a thousand words!
That posture is of one relaxed kitty! She isn't in attack mode. In fact in the one pic she has actually extended her front paws toward Vlad. She has made tremendous progress! You should be so proud of her and of you!! :cloud9:
Everyone keeps saying TORTITUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!! She has it!! :D

And dos she ever have tortitude! I am very proud of her. I was incredibly happy when I saw them like this. The really big celebration day is when she lets the other three walk past her without trying to lunge at them. Vlad has been very persistent though so I think she feels more comfortable around him. Plus, I believe he's the most self confident and generally outgoing than the others. She might feel that energy.

Love4himies
August 4th, 2008, 10:19 AM
I agree, she is looking very relaxed and is maybe not in the mood for playing. Don't give up, Vlad, one day she will play.:D

ancientgirl
August 4th, 2008, 10:51 AM
I don't think she really even knows how to play with another cat.:sad:

rainbow
August 4th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Pics are worth a thousand words!
That posture is of one relaxed kitty! She isn't in attack mode. In fact in the one pic she has actually extended her front paws toward Vlad. She has made tremendous progress! You should be so proud of her and of you!! :cloud9:
Everyone keeps saying TORTITUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!! She has it!! :D

Exactly !!! Great pics and you have done a great job with her. :thumbs up

ancientgirl
August 4th, 2008, 02:51 PM
Thanks guys. I do think she's happier this time around. She's come a long way.

hazelrunpack
August 4th, 2008, 08:43 PM
She looks like she's feeling right at home, AG! :thumbs up Vlad is such a good buddy trying to make her feel comfortable. :lovestruck:

TeriM
August 4th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Vlad is such a good kittie ambassador :lovestruck:. They both look great :cloud9:.

krdahmer
August 5th, 2008, 11:35 AM
Now thats what I call progress! Look at how close they are! (proximity only I imagine!) :lovestruck:

Chaser
August 5th, 2008, 12:01 PM
Wow, she really does look like she's settling in! And Vlad is such a nice kitty for trying so hard with her. I love the pic of him napping - he's just adorable! :cloud9:

ancientgirl
August 5th, 2008, 12:24 PM
Vlad is a good boy. I feel the most sorry for Oksana, since she was the first one I bought home and Vlad really had no clue how to act. He wasn't very nice to her which is why she thwaps him every chance she gets. But he's really pretty welcoming.

Czarina has her good days and bad days I've noticed. Yesterday I had to put her in the kitchen sooner than I usually have been doing on weeknights. She actually started to chase Maks around a chair for no reason other than the poor little guy just walked by her. I had to stop her with a few streams of water.

Still, little by little I'm hoping she stops thinking Maks is the orange kitty outside she may have had issues with and leaves him alone. He and Kiska are really not very big and seeing as they will be a year old in another week, I don't think they are getting any bigger.