November 17, 2010

Welcome Xena


I decided to adopt another cat after Amber's passing since Tayoh seemed so lonely. I happened to find a 13 yr old female waiting a year for the taking at the vet. Her name is Xena, Warrior Princess. What an awful name and quite descriptive of her attitude. So far she's been terrorizing Tayoh who is so sweet and non-threatening. If I recall, it took a year for Amber to accept Tayoh on a certain level but never entirely. Xena is huge - 17lbs and on a serious reducing diet. So far she has managed to consume her own special diet and Tayoh's food as well. Her carrier would house a Great Dane. Needless to say, the cabbie carried Xena right up to the elevator where I could push her the rest of the way.
Despite her size, she is very limber and can jump up to 4 ft high. She needs a serious combing and bit me twice for my efforts. What are the possibilities of clipping her nails.....

I think I should change her name in the hopes of influencing her demeanor in a more positive way. I think I'll call her Lily (after Lily Williamson). She doesn't seem to respond to Xena anyway.
Oh, what have I done... Mind you, it's only been 1 day in her new home. I suppose I should give it a chance.

4 comments:

Karen said...

Wow, she's pretty! I hope she settles down soon. Enjoy!

Leslie Jane Moran said...

The look on that kitty's face says it all! She's one determined feline. I hope she realizes she has landed in cat heaven. You're a good Mama. Bravo.

Carmi said...

She looks Egyptian!

Susan Williamson said...

You know I'm thinking that Lily might not be the best choice for Xena. I'm saying this because I wanted to get another dog but Lily put her foot down there. And cats? Lordy. She had an altercation with New Kitty the weekend of Emma's wedding that totally freaked me out. (Not to mention NK).