Monday, August 18, 2008

Torbie Tuesday

Hello? Is this thing on?

So Adopt Me Already!

Um, hi, I'm Nina. I'm a girl kitty and I just turned one year old. I like licking fingers and burrowing under blankets. They say I'm called a tortoise-shell tabby, but also called me a turtle for peaking out from my blankets. The woman says I'm a torbie since I have black stripes as well as red. She also says I'm pretty, but I knew that already.

Winsome Nina

I'm cautious but not fearful. Since I'm on the small side, I like to stay out of the way and observe my surroundings. I like people; I purr for them and they rub my chin and let me lick their fingers. Laps are nice, too. I'm spayed, microchipped, up-to-date on all my shots, and get along well with other pets.

Nina is Sinking

I don't quite believe this is going to be my forever home. I've been through a couple of shelters, an adoption center, and foster homes. With food, water, litter, and blankets available, one place isn't too different from another. It's all the same from under a nice soft blankie.

Successful Meeting

I'd like to make furiends with the big tabby boy kitty, but he's not sure. I understand - this is his territory. He's letting me stay in the room the nice people put me in. When he comes in, I purr, but he doesn't stay long and hisses sometimes. He just doesn't realize yet how much I want to be furiends. I could even groom him. But I'm not coming out just yet. In this box is fine, with nice blankets to burrow under.

UPDATE from Nina: Wow, hi, I never expected to meet so many cats outside a shelter! You're all so kind and beautiful! A nice woman named Ann sent me a picture she created - it's so pretty! It's much nicer than my shelter photos were; I'm putting it here until Victor can help me put it in the right place. This is so wonderful! It's all a little overwhelming - excuse me if I find a spot to hide and observe you all.


UPDATE from Tabbymom Jen: Nina and I wrote this Sunday night. Monday morning, she asked to come out and explore the house. Victor followed her all over the house before they settled in the basement for awhile. Last night, Nina was quite friendly and snugly and Victor was curious but friendly. He snuggled his dad awhile to get back at me for snuggling Nina. They're touching noses, meowing softly to each other, and rubbing against each other. Victor wants to play but Nina's still focusing on people. No fighting, only the slightest growls from Victor on Saturday, and the hissing is long past. Very short adjustment period! Nina slept on our bed last night while Victor slept on the floor. When she got up, he reclaimed his spot on my feet. Tonight the bed may be crowded with furry purry bodies!

77 comments:

  1. We hope you and Victor start hanging out together more so he can see that you are a sweet girl kitty. He isn't used to sweet girl kitties, so give him some time.

    Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

    PS - We know you are going to love your new home. You have a great family.

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  2. hi naina my name is Maxwell but you can call me Maxie well thats what all the pepole here calle me. I was in meany foster homes too. I am an oronge boy i just came to live with the fat white cat with black spots cat and the mezer play thing. I want to be freinds too . I hope you like your foever home I am 1.5 years old and and orngne main coon tabby.

    so maybe we can work on this new home thing toghter

    your play

    Maxie

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  3. A big hi, a big hello, and a really big paws-up-welcome to pretty Nina.
    (p.s. we've sent a special picture to your email box)...
    Happy new home sweetheart.

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  4. Hello, Nina! Aren't you bee-u-tiful! Don't worry, Victor will come around soon! Welcome Home!

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  5. Hi Nina!! It am furry nice to meet you!!
    ::purrs::
    ~Meeko & Kiara

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  6. Be patient, I think it will work out. You're in a good place now. And if you give Victor time I think he'll warm up to having a sister who actually likes him.
    --Jasper

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  7. Hi Nina! Nice to meet you! You are such a pretty and sweet girl. Don't worry, Victor is a nice boy kitty, he'll come around and you'll be best friends in no time.

    I know it may be hard to believe after all you've been thru, but you do have a great forever home right where you are. You'll be very happy there.

    Perhaps if you whap Victor just once like Bonnie did, he'll settle in faster! Just kiddding of course.

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  8. Nina, you are very pretty, I hope you decide to come out and make friends with Victor soon!

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  9. Hi Nina!

    You's furry purrty!

    Victor is a nice guy, I's known him a looooog time, and I'm sure that he'll get to know you and just fall in love with you!!

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  10. Hi Nina! My gosh, you are gorgeous! Our sister, Lilly, who went to the bridge June 5 was also a tortoise-shell tabbie! You look so much like her! Give it time with Victor. We just know you two will end up being the best of buds. We also feel this will be your forever home...finally!

    (((HUGS)))

    Laila and Minchie

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  11. Hi there, li'l Nina! Welcome to the Blogosphere. We are very happy to meet you. Your new brother Victor just needs a little bit of time to get over his brief career as an only cat.
    Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

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  12. Welcome Nina! I hope you and Victor become furriends soon!

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  13. Hi Nina! It's very nice to meet you - you are a lovely girl.

    I know It's hard to imagine a forever home sometimes, but you've finally found yours! Your new Mom and Dad already love you lots and it won't be long before Victor does too (actually, if you hiss a him a bit he might like you faster ;-)

    Purrs,
    Pearl, Bert and Jake

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  14. Welcome to your forever home with Victor. I am sure things will work out wonderfully. Please feel free to come and visit me.

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  15. Welome to Nina!
    You have a great new home with people who love you, and a big tabby cat who will, too, once he gets a chance to know you :)

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  16. Hi Nina, it's nice to meet you. We're sure when Victor gets to know you, he'll love you to bits.

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  17. Oh you are a cutie. I think you may have found the most wonderful home ever.

    Nina don't just think this will be like the last time. I think that human really really likes you and Victor--well he's a softie.

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  18. Hello Nina! Yous pretty ... I'm sure Victor will talk to you real soon.

    ~ Molly ~

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  19. What a beauty you are, Nina. I'm sure Victor will come around, one of these days, and become your friend. How can he resist??

    {{{{hugs}}}}

    Marilynn, Grace & Company

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  20. Nina,
    Well you are a itty bitty cute ting dats fur sure. I bets dat 'ol Vic will be wantin' a snuggle purrty soon... you justee hangz in dere.
    & my prescripshun fur you iz to reeelax. You HAVE found your furevfur home!!!! Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray!!! Dat iz cauze fur a cellybrashun.
    -Dr Tweety

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  21. Welcome! It's furry nice to meet you! Don't worry about Victor hissing at you. We think Bonnie taught him that's the way to greet new kitties. Come out and play with him - he's a nice guy!

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  22. Hewwo Nina. Donna wurry bowt da big Victor. Hiz las sisfur wazna always nyse ta him so he prolly finks yoo will be meens to him too. He will lurn soon dat yoo iz a nyse kitteh.

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  23. Wow, Nina! You are a beauty furr sure! So glad to meet u and don't worry 'bout Victor. He's bound to come around and soon u's two's will be playin' and chasin' and having so much fun!

    -Emma

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  24. Hi, Nina. We're glad you're finally introducing yourself. You are a very pretty kitty. And if you purr when Victor hisses, you must be a very nice kitty too. We're sure Victor will come around.

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  25. Hi Nina! Its so nice to meet you. We hope that you and Victor become friends and that you are happy in your new forever home.
    -Stryder, Scotchy & Sugar

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  26. Welcome Nina! You are a little doll! We are sure that Victor will warm up to you in no time!!!!

    Junior and Orion

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  27. Welcome Nina...you are a very pretty kitty girl. That IS going to be your forever home, even though you don't realize it yet! Victor's a nice guy..just give him
    some time. Concatulations on your new home, and I hope we can be friends!! Love, Beau

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  28. Nina, you are beautiful. I am very glad you found the Forever home that was meant for you. I know you will be very happy!

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  29. Oh Nina, you are just beautiful! You couldn't have picked a better furrever home, I know you will be very happy there. Give Victor a bit of time and he will be your bestest friend, he is a very sweet boy!

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  30. Hello Nina! You found the best forever home, now you don't have to go from one place to another anymore, we are so happy! Victor will come around - it takes longer for us to get used to older cats than to kittens like Tintin - and even he still gets hissed at! But less and less, and we also play with him...
    Welcome Nina!
    Mrs. OZ and Karl

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  31. How wonderful! Welcome to kitty blogging, Nina. You have found a WONDERFUL forever home, and Victor is one great mancat! I hope the two of you become fast friends very soon. Purrrs to a lovely ladycat!

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  32. Hello, Nina :-) It is very nice to meet you. I think this will be your forever home and you're going to love it there.

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  33. Hi Nina! It's nice to meet you. I think maybe you can relax a little bit. It sounds like you've found a forever home. :) That boy kitty, Victor, is super duper cool and I think you guys will be BFFs soon.

    Love,
    Tazo

    PS - You stripes are really beautiful.

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  34. Hi Nina!!! You are very very pretty and sweet. I'm sure you and Victor will be best buddies soon. Don't worry, you've found your forever home.

    Chase

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  35. HI NINA!!!!!! We is so happy to meet you!! oh we bets you're gonna make Victor happy! He's a nice guy!!

    Hey Victor!!! your new sisfur is hot!! (psst Billy, you're too young yet for a girlfriend kitty and she's so new, don't scare her back to under her blankie).

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  36. Gosh Nina, we sure unnerstand dat "focus on da beans" thing, afterall, dey is da food givers! Yoor prolly thinking dis is another one of dem temporary things but gess what, yoor gonna live der furever! May we sugjest dat yoo just gif Victor a little head wash and den just watch him spin!

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  37. Welcome Nina!
    I´m so glad you find a nice new forever home with such a handsome brother like Victor.
    Good luck in your new family :o)
    purrs

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  38. Hi Nina! You are a beautiful girl kitty and we are so glad you and Victor are getting along so well! You have a wonderful forever home. So don't be shy! We are so glad to got to be Victor's little sister!
    Your FL furiends,

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  39. Glad to hear Nina is settling in so well and it sounds like she and Victor will soon be best friends!

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  40. Hello Nina. You are certainly a very beautiful girl. It sounds like you and Victor will soon be the bestest buddies. I was in a foster home too before my miewmie brought me to my forefer homw. Life is good and yours will be too.

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  41. It's so nice to meet you at last, Nina! I can tell you that you're going to have a great time with your new human and that Victor's going to treat you very well too.

    Welcome *HOME* Nina!

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  42. Oh Nina, it's so nice to see you pose in a sink!
    You are a very beautiful girl - oh - and Victor, he's really a wonderful guy, I think you are going to love him as a brother!
    Smooches to you and enjoy hiding under your blankie for now!

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  43. Welcome Nina!

    Burrowing is my favorite thing too!

    Lucinda from Chicats

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  44. Crikey Victor! This is all most interesting!
    Hugs fromt he topcatrules girls, Pyewacket, Trixie and Tigger. :)

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  45. Hi Nina! You are so beautiful! It is nice to meet you. We think Victor is a very lucky boy!

    ~ The Bunch

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  46. Hi Nina! We are very very pleased to meet you. We know you will like your new home and your new family and brofur. We cannot wait to get it know you better!!

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  47. OH THIS IS SO EXCITING AND HEART WARMING!
    A sister stray like me finds a perfect home, like me!
    I can't wait to see photos of the two of you together.
    Sadie says it's okay to snuggle but not too close or too long.
    Congrats on the new family member!!
    What a lucky lucky girl. Like me!

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  48. hi Nina! We are glad that you founded your new mom and family. Victor will be a super great big brother...

    welcome to the blogosphere!! You don't have to hide...we don't bite.
    we think.

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  49. Welcome home, beautiful girl cat, welcome home.

    Very truly yours,
    The Whiskers and Purrs Gang

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  50. Welcome to The Catblogosphere and The Feline World Domination! Muahahaha!

    You look nice...on the other hand I do not like my new intruder because he chases me.

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  51. You are lucky! Ana and Zar are together since one month and they aren´t like. Ana never had problems with other cats and I feel very sad because I think that were going to be friends as Victor and Nina very soon.

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  52. Welcome Nina! You look very pretty and nice. I think you and Victor will be good friends soon, just make sure you share and play nice.

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  53. Welcome to your new furever home, Nina!!

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  54. Welcome Nina!

    You're a pretty girl and we know that you and Victor will be pals soon. Concatulations on your new home.

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  55. Hiya Nina! You're very pretty! I hope Victor realizes you're very sweet and that you'll be fun to have around. I tried to trade my brother-kitty for you, but I don't think the People would have any of it.

    Anyway, Victor is a pretty cool doood and you'd be happier there with him than here with me, even if I would prefer a girl kitty.

    I need to go change my blogroll! I'm not ready to not have Bonnie's name on it, but I'm excited to add yours!

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  56. It sounds like you guys are going to be great friends soon! Good Luck!

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  57. It sounds like you guys are going to be great friends soon! Good Luck!

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  58. oh, frabjous day--calloo, callay!!!

    furriends furrever!!

    welcome, li'l nina--victor is a furry nice boy, an' we're sure you'll be snuggling wif him before you know it.

    best fishes & happy purrs from
    nelson, edmund, nitro, an' xingxing

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  59. Well... hello Nina! Yu kinda look like Emily, wun of the cats who came before me. I hope yu like yore noo home. Now Victor has a playmate to chase and rassel wiff. That's whut I'm doing wiff Penny and sumtimes Sophie.

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  60. Welcome to the Blogosphere. We hope you come visit our bloggie. We look forward to getting to know you.

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  61. Welcome Nina. Yer inna good place, so dont worry! We hope yer in yer forever home...

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  62. Aww, what a cute girl you are! Welcome Nina. I hope you enjoy your new home and your new brother, but as it sounds you will be big friends in no time!

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  63. Hello, Nina, you can stop worrying now. You have a great forever home and a big brother. Victor will soon discover that you are a nice girl kitty and you will be great friends.

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  64. Welcome Nina! It's nice that Victor and you are starting to warm up to one another. It's fun having a sibling around. We hope that you both are well and having a fun day!
    Your Friends,
    Sly and Kon

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  65. Victor dude, you're being a good big brofur. I tip my headfur to you.

    Nina, good to meetcha. You are furry purrty with neat fur markings. I'm sure you'll like your new home a lot. Maybe Victor will even teach you how to spin.

    Purrrrrrrrrrrs,
    your bud Pepi

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  66. How sweet! A big welcome to you, Nina! I'll bet you and Victor are going to be best friends!

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  67. Dear Victor,

    I just heard about your new sister. I have to warn you that anykitty with tortie in her will be a paw-full. Especially if she has tortie-tude. Or maybe she has torbi-tude.

    Anyway, let Me know how it goes so I know whether to offer you congratulations or condolences.

    Purrs,
    Rascal

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  68. Hiya Nina! Yay fur Torties and yay fur Torbies! I never seen a torbie afore an' you are furry purrty! Iffen Victor won't play wif you, you can play wif meeeeeeee!!!!!!

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  69. Hi Nina,

    Welcome to your new forever home!

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  70. I hope you have two purry furs on your bed tonight, and that they're sharing a sunspot and a good groomin' session tomorrow! Welcome, Little Miss Nina! You're a very pretty little girl!

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  71. Hi Nina itz nise ta meet ya. yur a bery pretty gurl. wes glad yoo and Victor iz lernin ta lyk eech offur.

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  72. Well hi, Nina, we're so happy to meet you and glad you found your forever home!! I know how it is being the "new kid" in the family, but just hang in there and everything will be fine. We all know Victor and he's a good guy and will be a great older brother.

    Your new friend
    Misty

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  73. HEY VIKTER YER NEW SISTER'S HOT! CAN I COME OVER AND BUNNYKIK HER!

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  74. ::whispers:: Victor, who's this Tripper? He's a little scary!

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  75. WELCOME NINA! You are just beautiful!!!

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  76. Bless her heart. She's a cutie. Too bad she has been through so many different homes already. We're sending tons of purrs your way.

    Luf, Us

    Pee Ess. Tell Victor to quit eating your food.

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