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The Meezers on these pages have been adopted and are now in their new homes. These pages allow the adopters to provide updates and pictures of their new cats for their friends and our volunteers to see.
Only cats with updates are listed below. If you are an adopter and would like to make an Update, visit your Application Status page and look in the Previously Adopted section for the Update button.

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BOJANGLES
I am done with iso and met most of the other fosters except for the ones who don't want me to meet them :( I love all the other kitties and want to play. I talk a lot and am very loving. Foster mom thinks I have some allergies going on so that is not resolved yet but we are working on it. I love toys and I love food so I am on a limited access intake. Don't need a diet but foster mom says I don't want to go there - geez - I'd love to go there :)
Bojangles
PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Bojangles
ID#: VA8132
Location:  Virginia
Sex: male
Current Age: 8 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
DateIn: 10/17/11
Adopted: 11/19/11
Congrats: Karin
Foster: Kay



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Notes from Home
I don't think Bojangles needed any adjustment period to his new home. From the moment he came out of his carrier he did nothing but purr. His nickname, other than Bo, is "BIg Love". Really, such a nice temperment and always wanting to be noticed. He has a typical Meezer voice that makes me wonder if there are extra small children in the house. He also uses it to get your attention, which is all of the time! He likes to rough and tumble with his new friend, Napper Tandy, and although she holds her own at 3 lbs lighter, he is very good about not getting too rough with her. Bojangles is a hoot in the bed! If he is not trying to kill your feet and legs under the blankets, he is snoring up a storm. I did not know cats could sleep so deeply. This guy also has a voracious appetite. By the way he cries in the kitchen you would think we starve him, but his rounding physigue tells otherwise. If you are having a meal, he thinks he needs to join you. And I thought kids were hard to keep fed!

12/2/11 Beware the cat that climbs the inside of the Cmas tree!!!!

12/19/11 Bo's little wheeze has all but disappeared. The vet thought it could just be a really late resolving cold. He is fit as a fiddle now, not that it ever bothered him. Still snores at night though! Typical Bo fashion he already dug his Cmas present out from under the tree. It was unfair of me to cover it in catnip and wrap it in tissue just begging to be discovered! It is actually a dog toy that is shaped like a flat ferret, with no stuffing, but fuzzy fur and little squeekers in the head and tail. Bo, has loved it up something good already. He played with it all afternoon yesterday and continues to drag it around the house. It was brought to our bed this morning - nice and soggy from all the attention.

1/28/2012 Mom says I am demanding, but I know she loves to hear me talk. I don't like it when she lounges in the bed too long on weekends, so I give her butt a bite. Sometimes she still does not get the hint and I have to rub my wet nose all over her face to get her attention. I am the King of the castle, but my minion Napper Tandy sometimes give me a run for the money. I steal some of her food though, so I guess we are even. I love it here, but am getting curious about what is outside that front door. Whenever I make a break for it, someone drags me back inside - it is a good thing as one day I almost ran into the rain.

11/19/14 Bojangles is trying to pack on the weight for the cold winters out here in So. CA. He is becoming quite the actor when it comes to behaving as if he was not fed just five minutes prior. I wasn't born yesterday! Still as sociable as ever, but is becoming even more lovable, but still not into lap sitting. Part of the reason is he really likes to spread out when he lounges on his back. I have never seen a more relaxed cat. Flat ferret is still his best friend and you know you are in good with Bo when he delivers ferret to your door or has ferret waiting for you eagerly when you arrive home in the evening. Bo still has his testosterone rages though and likes to take it out on little Napper Tandy. Luckily she is quick and nimble and won't put up with this attitudes.

11/30/2015 Bo could have been a cowboy with the way he swaggers around the house. he definitely rules his roost and wants his humans to know it. I think he has personality confusion with wanted to be a dog the way he follows us around. He really would like to play with Napper more, but he is too rough and gets rages, so Napper won't tolerate his antics. On his last visit to the vet he was complimented on his clean teeth (who knew by that breath!) and his beautiful coat. He is very fluffy these days.

(Last update: Nov 30th, 2015 5pm)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name: Napper Tandy

(FKA Napper Thandy)

ID#: VA8007
Location:  North Carolina
Sex: female
Current Age: 5 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Tortie
Date In: 08/27/11
Adopted: 11/20/11
Congrats: Karin
Foster: Jeannie


NAPPER TANDY
I really want a playmate to play with! And foster meowm says that will come with my forever home, and although I have asked for a boy, I might get a girl. Doesn't matter to me - I just want company!

I do like people to - I like to purr, and snuggle, and help make sure the toilet is working and the shower has drained. Foster meowm thinks I have a slight obsession with water, but I'm just curious.

If you have a new furry sugar daddy for me (any age is fine) and a shower that needs inspecting, you better email foster meowm quick - I'm ready to come home!
Notes from Home
Napper Tandy is settling in nicely. She is a real sweetheart, but has a wiley streak that makes her a good playmate for her new friend Bojangles. She likes to come to you to cuddle if you are sitting quietly or even sleeping, the rest of the time she is built for action. I have never seen a cat move so quickly. In the first week we already went through a feather toy. She would drag it around the house and hide it so Bojangles could not play with it. Her first meeting with her new friend Bojangles went very smoothly, in fact, at first she could not be bothered with him since there was so much to explore. Now the two of them are like a herd of elephants chasing through the house. They love to run and tumble and catch one another unaware with sneak attacks. They play hard, but always fair.

12/19/11 Napper is on her third feather toy. There is no mercy! She is a very clever kitty. Often observing the scene from a secret spot, revealing herself only on her own terms. Be aware, she knows exactly what is going on. She is super stealthy too, you never know nor hear her when she attacks or sneaks right up next to you i n the bed. She is like the wind. She and Bo will now groom one another, although it is often Bo holding her down so he can lick her head. That said, when she is sleepy she just lets him lick away until she is a sad soggy mess much like Bo's tpy ferret.

1/28/12 I am getting along quite nicely at my new home. I have grown, but am still a string bean. I don't mind when my brother eats my food right out from under me. It means Mom lets me get on the sink to have a private meal. i am good at levitating and can get a good three feet off the ground in a single pounce. I have destroyed yet another feather toy. This time i ripped it right off the stick and left the little jingley bell behind. That will show them who is boss!

11/19/2014 Napper T is still just a sweet little thing although she has now topped 8 lbs. No match for her 13 lbs friend Bo. Still as stealthy and playful as ever. She likes to find quiet spots around the house for her naps and has recently taken to sleeping in open bureau drawers full of clothes. She still is not very vociferous unless it is time to visit the Vet for a checkup, then she is noisier than a pack of cats.

11/30/2015 Napper continues to be a sweet little girl. She and Bo are not a close of friends as we had hoped, but much of that is due to Bo's testosterone rages. Don't have any idea why Bo should ever feel threatened by this little girl, but he seems to need to assert his dominance at least once daily. Little T still flies through the air when she plays and likes to nap at the top of the cat tree. Now that the weather is finally cooling she likes a good cuddle at night to keep her bones warm.

(Last update: Nov 30th, 2015 5pm)

PAD KEE MEOW
Lovely, lovely, lovely. I just got here but I love to be petted and to purr.
PERSONAL INFO
Name: Pad Kee Meow

(FKA Kady)

ID#: VA11143
Location:  South Carolina
Sex: female
Current Age: 2 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
DateIn: 10/16/15
Adopted: 11/15/15
Congrats: Rosemarie
Foster: Debra



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Notes from Home
We are so happy with Miss Pad Kee Meow. Our Interviewer did an excellent job matching us up with the perfect cat. PKM is a bundle of love. She loves all her toys her wonderful foster Mom sent her home with..the mice are her favorite!

Miss Pad Kee Meow used the litter box on her first night. Eats all her food wet or dry. Excepted the harness on her first full day with us. She doesn't mind dogs, she's a great fly catcher and she loves to be loved on. She's adjusting to life on the road wonderfully!

We're having a wonderful time together visiting friends and family across the USA. More adventures to come: ShellOnWheels.net

(Last update: Nov 30th, 2015 3pm)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Emmet
ID#: VA2141
Location:  Florida
Sex: male
Current Age: 12 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
Date In: 06/23/03
Adopted: 08/23/03
Deceased: 06/12/15
Congrats: Bonnie
Foster: Jane


EMMET
Hi everyone, I just have to brag about myself. I am a laid back boy and get along with all the critters here. I have met everyone and there has been no hisses or other problems. I must have been with wolfers and kitties before. I am loving and affectionate and made myself right at home on the bed with the foster folks last night. I am looking for my forever home and I hope it comes soon. Yours truly, Emmett Congrats Bonnie in MD!
Notes from Home
Emmett ruled our home with a gentle paw for almost 12 years. He was such a blessing to our family. We lost him to kidney failure on 12 June 2015, but we are so grateful for the time we had with him – and thankful to the Siamese Rescue for allowing Emmett to become a member of our family.
(Last update: Nov 29th, 2015 5pm)

CASEY
I purr when I play, I purr when I am petted, I purr when I am brushed. I love to eat. I use my litter box perfectly. Can't do better than me.

Oh - foster Mom says I am a looker too.
PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Casey
ID#: VA9633
Location:  Massachusetts
Sex: male
Current Age: 3 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
DateIn: 10/25/13
Adopted: 11/25/13
Congrats: Laureen
Foster: Diana



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Notes from Home
Casey is very curious and likes to play. He is so funny with the laser light or a feather! Happy Thanksgiving to all that made this possible
(Last update: Nov 26th, 2015 7pm)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name: Noel

(FKA Nopale)

ID#: VA8881
Location:  Virginia Center
Sex: female
Current Age: 12 Yrs
Declawed: 2paw
Points: Blue
Date In: 10/28/12
Adopted: 11/24/12
Congrats: Sylvia
Foster: Siri


This cat is not suitable for children under the age of 5 (ie 5 and over is OK). This is typically a cat that is shy and a child might scare it, or one that has a potential to bite or play too hardNot with kids under 5
This cat will not tolerate any other cats in the home. A dog may still be a possibility though.Must be Only Cat
NOEL
Okay, so the truth is in the pudding. And I am just one heck of a pudding.

At first, I can be a little wary, a little nervous, a little defensive. Watch my videos though to see how fast I progress.

What I can guarantee you is that if you get past that first week, and if you and I work to bond, you are going to get one of THE nicest, THE most intelligent, THE most lovable, THE most devoted, THE most opinionated, THE most fantastic, Siamese partners you could ever ask for.

WOW is all Aunt Siri can say. It is SO worth it.
Notes from Home
11/24/12 Adoption Day (Noelle+Opale=Nopale)
Against all odds I am writing this email with the girl sleeping on me...go figure!
We made it home safely. There were a few complaints along route 66 and then again on 270. I sang Noel, Noel along the way and she seemed to enjoy my voice. Lots of eye contact through the holes of the carrier.

Once in my den-which is going to be her suite- she smelled and explored pacing herself around the room with plenty of talk and sounds full of emotion. I left her alone while she did her reconnaissance and came back some time later. Tried to keep a low profile, wrapped myself in a soft blanket and laid on the couch to read her records-and observe her behavior. She came twice to smell me, first time sniffing around my head, second time it was my feet. Then, she came back and checked the blanket out. Eventually she sat on my belly and stated grooming herself. I stayed as relaxed as possible and still. She completed her task, then yawned and fell asleep. She did this twice so far.

Totally unexpected behavior as far as i am concerned.

Moreover i was able to reach for the phone and snap a few shots of her! And now i am maneuvering with an email. Interesting to say the least!? It speaks volumes about the work the VA Siamese Rescue does to assist these meezers adapt.

Will remain cautious and methodical with her during this transition time. SCD


11/25/12 First Day (Nopale -Opale= Noel)
Blessed Sunday! Litterbox activity and food intake happened. She slept on the blanket on the couch. She is now sitting next to me as you can see in the picture.
She was willing to play with the wand last night. A real kicker yesterday was her reaction to her own image on a large mirror i have in the den. As soon as she walked around the room she saw this cat image on the mirror and became fearful. She did not want to come even close but was very curious about this new situation her adopter put her in. Darn! There is another cat in this place!

I sat next to the mirror and made eye contact with her through the mirrored image, then i tapped with my fingers on the mirror just to show her this was not what she suspected. You could tell something clicked in her brain. After a few tries she came around behind me (outside the angle of reflection) and then-yes, she did it! She stretched her neck peeped onto the mirror, made eye contact with me, looked at her own image and tapped on the mirror herself. She has to have some smarts to do this.

I think i will call her Noel since she's in for a "new beginning".

The one thing i abstain myself from doing is reaching out to her with my hands. I will re-introduce this movement later on as she becomes used to my ways with her and develops trust.
Learning curve for both of us! SCD

11/26/12 Second Day "This is starting to look a lot like home"...
Noel is progressing nicely. I am establishing a number of routines during my visits with her and she seems to enjoy every single one. She loves to chase and play with the feather wand, then when she gets tired i dig in her goody bag and pick up her brush. I let her smell it first and after a couple of times i have come realize that she likes to be brushed, she also likes to brush on her own. Once in a while every time i brush her i stroke her gently with my hand. She sniffs it and is ok with my touch. Then it's the crispies, oh my she goes crazy over those treats! Finally, it is time to relax. I walk to the couch, stretch my legs, place a pillow under my head and read, answer emails, or do crossword puzzles while i wait for her to come by.

She walks several times around the couch "talking" and "cooing" until she stops and stares at me. You can tell something is cooking! Then she climbs on the couch and sits on me purring loud until she falls asleep.

She allowed me to pet her with my fingers around the muzzle combing her whiskers outward. Every time i paused i placed my hands still right in front of her and she sniffed and then licked as if grooming.

She is feeling more comfortable and less hypervigilant in her new home. This is a good start. SCD

12/1/12 First Week "Greetings from Maryland y'all!"
Noel likes to explore...Turns out she's been very curious about what's in the closet, so, she worked those sliding doors from the right and from the left until she opened them and was able to get in. She managed to climb two storage boxes full with Christmas ornaments, sit and watch around from her newly discovered perch. I had to smile, she's a lot of fun!

12/3/12
Noel earned a new label next to "not with kids under 5", "playful cat", "not with other pets let alone female cats"...She is a "LAP CAT"!!!!
Oh, yeah...This feisty girl with such bad reputation in NY, PA, and VA is now doing some damage control by showing me that she can also be a LAP CAT. At this point: I'm speachless! SCD

12/4/12
Change in schedule: I'm going back to work today. Spent some quality time with Noel early in the day and came back around 5pm. She welcomed me with plenty of excitement, rubbing, cooing, talking, purring, etc. She played tirelessly with the feather wand, in fact, "we played"...I trotted around the couch with the wand as if it were a teasing bird and she chased it. I stopped, she began stalking. I moved, she continued chasing. Natural instincts at its best! SCD

12/7/12
Noel passed a number of adjustment tests with colors during the past two weeks. She transitioned smoothly from the rescue to my house; from Siri to me; from vacation schedule to work schedule; I had company and I introduced her to them-hands off please-and it all worked just fine! This girl is a PRO. SCD

12/24/12
Merry Christmas, Kathi! Merry Christmas Siri! Noel turned out to be a lovely cat! No kidding! She loves to play catch, she also gets all fired up with the feather wand when i wave it circling it at high speed kind of like a bird would do. We play these action games for a good number of minutes every day. She actually asks for it by making eye contact and pawing the feathers herself! What a delightful cat she is. After releasing some energy, she is in the mood for some lap time, literally.
Once in a while she lets me pick her up, embrace, kiss and release. We are still working on this one. She learned the sequence and actually waits for the kiss every time. I respect her comfort levels and she seems to respond to the strategy very nicely.
Merry Christmas! Noel is home!
SCD

1/2/13 Noel passed the "we have company" test
I have to admit that she was very curious about my comings and goings around the house in preparation for my parties on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. But so was I, what if my little companion did not have a good reaction to this parade of family and friends? Having to put up with unfamiliar scents, voices, and noices may just cause a major setback to what has been very nice progress so far.
SCD

2/14/13 What a playful and obedient cat I got!
Time goes by and now I have a better understanding of why Noel had so many toys in her "travel suitcase". She loves to play with me and also when she is by herself. So far and only a couple of times, I noticed that the old biting habit resurfaced. My take is that she does it when she becomes "overexcited", there is a certain level of tolerance she has and she'll let me know. I follow Siri's advise of changing the tone of my voice to say "no" and indicate that "that's not cool". And for the most part I'd say that she stops and pays attention to the changing mood. I use this same tactic and carry it on further when I do not want her to enter another room: I command: "stop" and then "sit" and- maybe she learned this before- to my dismay SHE OBEYS. What? A cat? A Siamese cat that obeys? Believe me: it works every time!

4/24/13 Spring has sprung!
Oh, Yeah! I am not the only one that loves to sit on the porch and enjoy the first warm days of spring. I've got company! If the day is sunny and I am around we are TWO on the porch enjoying a sunny afternoon, the soft breeze and the oh-so-lovely scents of nature. My pal "the queen" loves to hear the birds calling in the woods behind my backyard and a couple of butterflies drawn by the flowers blooming on my deck amuse her in playful duettes. Lazy afternoons anyone?
11/25/15
My little Noel is like good wine, getting better and better over time. At this point she is like an extension of myself. Really. I had family visiting with me this year and she was so well adjusted, she behaved like a lady at all times. No signs of growing older either...She is as athletic and playful as when I adopted her 3 years ago. Beautiful work you do at the VA Siamese Rescue! Keep it up.

(Last update: Nov 25th, 2015 7am)

CANOE
I've been a park ranger, a lone ranger, occasionally had to be a power ranger - now I'd like to become arranged in your life, please! (You just HAVE to check out my video, at least just for fun!)
PERSONAL INFO
Name: Canoe

(FKA Ranger)

ID#: VA10422
Location:  Virginia Center
Sex: male
Current Age: 8 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Blue
DateIn: 10/25/14
Adopted: 11/29/14
Congrats: Pamela
Foster: Siri


This cat is not suitable for children under the age of 5 (ie 5 and over is OK). This is typically a cat that is shy and a child might scare it, or one that has a potential to bite or play too hardNot with kids under 5

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Notes from Home
11/24/15
One Year Update

Wow, I can't believe a year has already flown by!

Canoe is the perfect combination of naughty and nice. Naughty - he's a thief (especially where food is concerned and he is obsessed with BUTTER), he knows how to open cabinets (which now have baby-proof locks), and he is my only cat that I can't keep off the counter, refrigerator, and china cabinet. He is a very naughty boy!

But he is so lovely, that the naughty stuff just doesn't matter. Although he's not fond of being held, he is a lap cat extraordinaire. He is also my dad’s favorite as when my dad comes over to let my dogs out most afternoons, Canoe just lies in the cat tree at the door and head butts my dad’s hand when being pet - my dad loves that. His one big fear was of my bed. Now he is a bed cat extraordinaire and his favorite thing is to sleep on top of my lap when I'm trying to sleep. That's a far cry from the cat who was afraid of my bed - and even more so when I was actually in/on it. He has adjusted beautifully and is a happy member of my family

I think his purpose of coming to my house was to rest. I'm not sure if he had it tough or not in his past, but he loves all the cat and dog beds located throughout the house and takes full advantage of them for most of the day. He doesn't "cat nap" like my other cats do - he sleeps very deeply all the time. Sometimes I feel like he's trying to make up for lost time and that his body is finally getting the much needed uninterrupted/comfortable sleep that he has needed.

I also added another cat to my household back in the spring. It was originally just the boy cats - Gus and Canoe. But when I found out about another rescue, I wanted to add her to the pack. Although the boys get along great (took about three months for them to decide they liked each other, but once they did, they've been great buds), from the moment this female kitten entered Canoe’s life, he LOVED her. He wrestles with her several times a day which is something he doesn’t really want to do with Gus very often. She has made him so happy!

Lastly, the vet diagnosed him with a Grade 2 heart murmur. I had it checked out by a cardiologist, who even did an echocardiogram of his heart. No heart murmur at this time and his heart looks great!

I absolutely love this guy and I do believe he is very happy being a part of my family. And we are definitely happy he was able to join us. It almost didn’t happen as I was number four on the interested party list, once I was finally approved. Just proves he was meant to be with us.


(Last update: Nov 24th, 2015 12pm)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Ty Ling (aka Ty)
ID#: VA11110
Location:  Connecticut
Sex: female
Current Age: 8 Yrs
Declawed: no
Points: Seal
Date In: 10/03/15
Adopted: 10/25/15
Congrats: Amber
Foster: peter

Foster Notes

This cat is not suitable for children under the age of 5 (ie 5 and over is OK). This is typically a cat that is shy and a child might scare it, or one that has a potential to bite or play too hardNot with kids under 5
This cat is either scared or, or has had bad experiences with dogs.Not with Dogs
TY LING (AKA TY)
Hi, I'm Tyling Foster Pops says I am a gentle, shy female cat and that needs to open up and relax after leaving my Mommy (who moved in with her kids, her kids kids, and their pets).
I have just arrived and foster pops will share more information and pictures of me on the web site.
Notes from Home
Ty has been doing much better. The first week she was very shy. Now she is still hiding under the blankets in our bed during the day. She loves to be patted and purrs every time! Yesterday she was wagging her tail when I was patting her! She does come downstairs and stays in the dining room when we are downstairs as well. She walk into the room we are in. It seems she wants to be in the same room as us but then walks walks away. She has become more comfortable, she is still shy, but is getting better.
(Last update: Nov 24th, 2015 6am)

MILO
Hi! I'm Milo. I was born outside to a feral mom and trapped a few weeks ago. Meowmy spotted me in the trap when I was brought to her work for a neuter, and she said I'd never have to live outside again. I'm still nervous and scared of lots of things, but when Meowmy started playing with me with a wand toy, I forgot to be afraid and had a good time playing. I like other cats, love my wet and dry food, and know how to use my litter box.

I need a forever home that has another cat for me to play with, and isn't too active. I'll need time and patience to adjust, so if that sounds like you, please ask about me. A home without small children would be best.

Purrs,
Milo
PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Milo
ID#: VA11088
Location:  Virginia
Sex: male
Current Age: 1 Yr
Declawed: no
Points: Lilac
DateIn: 09/19/15
Adopted: 10/25/15
Congrats: Dan
Foster: Jeanne


This cat is not suitable for children under the age of 5 (ie 5 and over is OK). This is typically a cat that is shy and a child might scare it, or one that has a potential to bite or play too hardNot with kids under 5

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Notes from Home
Please see Loki for the update notes on Milo. Milo does have his own pictures.

Nov. 18, '15

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(Last update: Nov 23rd, 2015 11pm)


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PERSONAL INFO
Name:   Loki
ID#: VA11087
Location:  Virginia
Sex: male
Current Age: 1 Yr
Declawed: no
Points: Lilac
Date In: 09/19/15
Adopted: 10/25/15
Congrats: Dan
Foster: Jeanne

Foster Notes

This cat is not suitable for children under the age of 5 (ie 5 and over is OK). This is typically a cat that is shy and a child might scare it, or one that has a potential to bite or play too hardNot with kids under 5
LOKI
Hi! I'm Loki. I was trapped from a feral colony and got into Siamese Rescue when Meowmy spotted me at her work in the trap. I'm learning all about living indoors, and it is a bit overwhelming sometimes, but I purr when Meowmy pets me, and each day I relax more.

Do you have a quiet home and patience to help me get brave around people?

If so, maybe I'd be a good fit for you. Ask about me and we can discuss it a bit.

Purrs,
Loki
Notes from Home
The Meezer Express got Loki & Milo from Roanoke, VA to New Castle, DE. After a grueling 11 hr trip through traffic tie-ups and construction zones, we finally got them to our home north of Augusta, ME at 1:30 AM on Oct 26th. Poor Milo cried non-stop for the last two hours. He had had enough! They both got the big payoff when we finally got home! Initially they both went into hiding. Although my office is not large, it took me quite a while to find Loki the next morning: he had worked himself into the middle of a rolled up blanked high up on a shelf cubby hole! By the fourth day, they were both purring in my lap and every day, every hour, brings new progress. They love their strokes, but every morning it was starting all over again, reintroducing ourselves and getting them out of hiding. Now, day 8, they don't run when we enter the room, but Loki, the more wary of the two, still needs to sniff my hand before coming out from behind chairs. When he does, it's instant purrs. Milo will only bolt if they're in the middle of a play session. Otherwise, he's an easy pick up.

They boys are great together. They romp and play and sometimes sleep together. One one gets in my lap, the other wants there, too. So cute! They are growing like weeds! After 8 days with us and the size change is remarkable. They eat like pigs! Fortunately, in spite of being in isolation, they are getting a lot of exercise, too.

Friday is the big vet day - out to see the world. After that, probably Saturday, they will get to explore the rest of the house and meet their big brother, Barry. Barry will get chance to check their room out while the kids are at the vet. We want to make sure Loki & Milo are very comfortable with us before releasing them to the whole house. It's large and open concept - we want to make sure we can monitor their progress and not hide away on us. They've come so far so quickly and are socializing beautifully. It's a testament to their wonderful foster, Jeanne. Thanks to all of the folks who help to make this possible!

Nov. 12, '15
Yesterday was the big outie day when they got to explore outside their room for the first time. Previously on our trip to the vet, both boys checked out very well, but they still had a little lingering conjunctivitis, so our vet suggested keeping them in isolation for four more days. Then the world changed. What had formally been a very secure space was now open to the world. Their first steps outside where exceedingly tentative. They might take a few steps beyond the door and then immediately bolt back into the room and into hiding. They suddenly didn't know me any longer. All day continued this way. We had to leave for a dinner in Portland (an hour and a half away) and didn't return until much later in the evening. This was a good thing: the boys got to explore on their own in a very quiet house for hours. I think it helped a lot. By this morning they were still very shy, but as the day progressed they got a little more bold. Milo is definitely the adventure cat, roaming long distances before heading back to safety. Poor Loki is still very shy. This is a gym day for us so we are gone for four hours in the middle of the day. What a difference on our return! Even Loki is venturing out and Milo goes everywhere. Both are willing to play in new spaces, too. It's all so very encouraging!

They have now met Barry, out 11 yr old Meezer. Actually, they met a few days before when Barry came into their room. Their first meeting was greeted by a tiny hiss and they dutifully backed off as Barry checked out their space; their second received no recrimination, but Barry backed off their probing with a stare. It's all been too much for Barry and he would quickly depart. Now that they are free to roam in his space, Barry seemingly tries to remain indifferent, but he responds at a distance when Milo sends out a cry. Milo is very chirpy, too. I think things are moving in the right direction and it won't be long before we have full acceptance. It's such a joy to watch the interplay and how well everyone is adapting.

Nov. 18, '15
What a difference a day made. The next day, I could see the light bulb go off in Loki's head: he finally knew who I was. He might run for a couple of steps, then stop, turn around, and go to ground waiting to be picked up. Now, several days later, both Milo and Loki will rub against my legs wanting to be picked up. Once we get in cuddle mode, either one doesn't want to stop and usually, it both at the same time.

Barry is still stand-offish, but the little guys will occasionally touch noses with him. Milo has taken to climbing into Barry's bed with him for a snooze and all is well. Barry will not initiate this yet. It's only a matter of time though. Milo keeps pushing the envelope. Check out the pics of each.

Nov. 22, '15

I can pretty much say now that both Loki & Milo are fully integrated. They run the house up and down on three floors at full speed. They will jump in my lap (both at the same time) when they want a snuzzing and they come running when it's dinner time. They now sleep with us in bed, too. They have completely taken over. Poor Barry still try's to ignore them, but it's getting ever more difficult. The kids do give him respectful distance, but Milo is forever pushing the direct contact envelope. I've now seen Loki liking Barry's head as well. Neighbors came over for dinner a couple of nights ago and after the initial scatter, they both came out to play and tussle. They are both real charmers!

(Last update: Nov 23rd, 2015 11pm)

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