Not much to report yet. Bud is still hostile. The new kitten is still nameless.
But the hostility has decreased from Level 5: Screaming & Hissing to Level 4: Growling & Hissing. There has been no actual physical contact with teeth or claws. Bud has gotten fairly close and sniffed the new guy. The kitten continues to ignore the hissing and growling and seems to be telling Bud, “hey, if you wanna be a grump that’s ok. I’m just gonna play.” This picture pretty much says it all. Bud with his hackles raised and ears back and the kitten just playing it cool and not retreating, but also not threatening.
As to names, well, who was it who said “what’s the point of naming something that won’t come when you call it?” ‘Perry’ just reminds me of Perry Como — I am soooo old. Names in contention for the new boy include Topper, Spatz, and Corky. Sorry to all of you suggesting other names.
He is so cute and has made himself completely at home. He loves to snooze cuddled up next to me in my recliner.