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March 20th, 2012


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04:37 pm - Introducing Virgil

Originally published at Schrödinger's Bookshelf. You can comment here or there.

As promised, I hereby give you a cat post.

This handsome fellow is Virgil.  We found him in the adoption room of our local vet, while dropping in for routine matters.  It was love at first sight.  He was an instant charmer, purring and cuddling like there was no tomorrow.  I came back later in the day to finish said routine matters, and again spent some time with him.  For some reason, everyone yelled at me to just take him already, so I brought my wife by, and she informed me that we might as well sign the paperwork.

Well, we took him home the next day, and he’s spent the past few weeks getting used to us, the house, the other cats, and so on.  He’s anywhere from 7-12 months old, and utterly full of himself.  Fearless, active, inquisitive, persistent, and regal.  He leaps like a champion, eats like a trucker, swears like a sailor.  He’s fascinated by the toilet, baffled by dogs, and fights things with feathers.

I think he’ll fit right in.

(Pictured: Virgil on his first catnip bender, unimpressed by toy, unimpressed by me, trying to be adorable)

By the way, he says you may refer to him as Your Majesty.


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From:madwriter
Date:March 21st, 2012 01:28 am (UTC)
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Hello Virgil!
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From:rosefox
Date:March 21st, 2012 02:09 am (UTC)
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Aw, what a cutie! Black cats are the best. *grin* He looks like a tiny little clone of Java, white spot and all--and Java grew up to be a HUGE cat, so be warned!
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From:oneminutemonkey
Date:March 21st, 2012 02:14 am (UTC)
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He's a seriously awesome cat. He's learning how to get along with Diana, our long-haired black female cat, who's reallllly not sure about the whole thing.
We fully expect Virgil to be enormous when he's full-grown. :)
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From:rosefox
Date:March 21st, 2012 02:16 am (UTC)
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You and the cats have my heartfelt best wishes for smooth introductions. It took Sam and Java several years to become chums, but now they even snuggle sometimes!
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From:oneminutemonkey
Date:March 21st, 2012 02:20 am (UTC)
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It actually took about a week, maybe a little more, but now he races and chases and plays with the others. Hardly any hissing, now that he's realized that they don't actually care that much, and he can get away with all sorts of stuff. He's doing very well. Of course, he's also the Little Prince, and demands cuddles when we're in the bathroom...
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From:rosefox
Date:March 21st, 2012 02:29 am (UTC)
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What IS it with cats and bathrooms? Sam rolls around and "swims" on the bathroom floor like there's no tomorrow.
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From:oneminutemonkey
Date:March 21st, 2012 02:34 am (UTC)
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NO clue. "Reading time" invariably means that I get anywhere from 1 to 4 cats, including our alpha male, alpha female, little orange pain the ass, and Virgil. Most just want to supervise, he wants to be picked up and cuddled. Almost any other time we try to cuddle him, he squirms and yells like a 5-year-old boy. Good grief. :)
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From:octoberland
Date:March 21st, 2012 04:09 am (UTC)
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JEALOUS. :)
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From:oneminutemonkey
Date:March 21st, 2012 04:42 am (UTC)
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He was a real favorite at the vet. They all loved him and demanded he get a good home, then demanded we bring him back for a visit.
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From:scott_lynch
Date:March 21st, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
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Let the record show I submit one (1) SQUEEEEEEEEEEE.
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From:oneminutemonkey
Date:March 21st, 2012 04:42 am (UTC)
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Submitted and approved by his Imperious Majesty.
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From:melissajm
Date:March 21st, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)
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Aww!

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