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New Kitten--Lyra



She is out from under the bed. She is a very opinionated little girl.But she is smart and sweet too. She figured the litter box out right away. She is a little hand-shy. The trick seems to be to bring the hand towards her on her level so she can see it and get ready. Hands coming from above may be up to no good. (This is true of all creatures that have not been handled a lot, I find. Or creatures that have been mistreated, which she has not.)She tries to push Yodel around. Hazel is afraid of her. I wanted to get a few pictures of her in motion-- but she is sort of a blur when she is moving!

It took us 3 days to get her name. I thought maybe she was Eleanor. (Bold fearless woman name.) But it did not stick. She is Lyra If you click the pictres you can see a few more pictures, two of Yodel, (big guy, white nose,) and one of Hazel .

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vespican
Nov. 12th, 2012 02:48 am (UTC)
Sweet! Your entire critter family looks sweet.

I'm not sure about hunting animals (dogs and cats), but prey animals often react to an over head hand as if it were a predator, a hawk, eagle, or some other hunting bird.
He-Lo the parrot (icon with this comment) is very much that way. He'll snap at a hand that comes at him from above. (Except my daughter's. She's special, so she can get away with more in dealing with the bird than just about anyone else.)

Dave
maggie_conagher
Nov. 12th, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
Gray tabbies and brindle dogs are the absolute best in personality and to me the most beautiful.

It's an all tabby household here and after tempermental torties and standard calicos, I'm gonna stay with the tabbies.

Congrats to you and Lyra!
provencepuss
Nov. 12th, 2012 08:06 am (UTC)
beautiful baby!

maggie - I've had a gentle tabby, a cross-patch tortie and a gentle but off the wall pale golden cat - now I have a gentle but slightly of the wall tortie with a lot of pale gold....full circle?
mylodon
Nov. 12th, 2012 09:01 am (UTC)
Oh, aren't they all cuties?
donnaimmaculata
Nov. 12th, 2012 09:23 am (UTC)
She's beautiful!

Your post confused me, though: someone else on my f-list took in a kitten a few months ago and called her Lyra. It seems to be a popular kitten name this season.
anteros_lmc
Nov. 12th, 2012 09:49 am (UTC)
On my! She's gorgeous! And Lyra is the perfect name for her. I hope she doesn't terrorise Hazel too much! I love the pictures of Yodel too, he looks huge! He almost looks like a puppy in that second picture :)
eglantine_br
Nov. 12th, 2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
They all ended up climbing in with me this morning before I woke up. So we are at a mostly ok. Each is a little afraid of the other two. (Well, Yodel is more annoyed than afraid of Lyra. He knows quite well what she is.) But I can see it is going to be fine.

Yodel is huge. And he is all muscle. He is more like an otter than a cat.
katriona_s
Nov. 12th, 2012 12:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, she is sooooo cute!!
vintagehearted
Nov. 12th, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
Aww! They are all so cute. And I love the name Lyra.
thistle_chaser
Nov. 12th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
Awww, so cute! Yay for kittens on my morning friends list!
ioanite
Nov. 13th, 2012 01:27 am (UTC)
Adding to the chorus of "So Cute!" I bet she'll bring something awesome to the family. And Lyra is a beautiful name for her, too.
nodbear
Nov. 17th, 2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
Lyra is beautiful = i have heard that she had arived but am only just getting to this

love the pics too

hope she quickly grows use to being cuddled and handled - the gentle hand at eye level alwyas does work doens;t it= theyw ill often come and have a sniff of your hand when they get the idea :)
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