11.30.2010

Jimmy's out and about!!!

Sound the trumpets and the fanfare, Jimmy has been sprung!!!! 

Last night after work I took Jimmy to have a check up with his vet and got the okay to to let him socialize with the boys.  As soon as Robert got home we opened the door to Jimmy's bedroom for his first foray out into the great beyond.  During Jimmy's time here I've been letting him see the boys through the bedroom door so they are a little familiar with each other, but this was the first official meeting! 

Here is a peek at what happened....
Of course Casper, who is our goodwill ambassador, was first on the scene.  He is so gentle and generous it really is amazing to watch every time he welcomes a newcomer into our house!
Benners was fantastic too and I knew he would be.  When we introduced Archie back in February, Ben watched over him like a mother hen for weeks!  Archie however was a bit of a wild card.

I think Archie was scared of Jimmy!  I was keeping a close eye on things and trying to reassure Archie, but he growled and spat at Jimmy who is probably a quarter his size.  Then he backed away and sat in the corner while Jimmy explored the living room.  I'm not going to push anything, I think that Archie will come around once he sees Ben and Casper interacting with Jimmy.

All in all I think it was a great first encounter and we will just build on this slowly.  Every day I will increase Jimmy's time out of his room and I think the comfort level will grow for all the boys :-)

37 comments:

Huffle Mawson said...

Yay it's so nice that they're going to be friends.

The Paw Relations said...

Yay! We're glad that things are going so well and we're sure everytone will be friends soon!

Brian said...

Hooray for Jimmy!!! I am so happy to see Jimmy out n' about, he will sure fit in nicely!

AFSS said...

Good Morning Casper, you are so sweet welcoming Jimmy like that. ~Artemisia

We are so glad Jimmy is getting to socialize. We know they will all get along great eventually. Scylla growled and hissed at Artemisia for weeks but now they are best friends.

Kea said...

Hurrah for Jimmy! We hope Archie calms down and accepts him quickly.

Another big day for sweet Jimmy! :-)

The Monkeys said...

Yay!! We're so happy that Jimmy is charming his way into the rest of the house!

Daisy said...

It sounds like the first meet-n-greet was a great success!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are delighted that Jimmy is being a charming man cat and making friends. We are sure Archie will accept him in a very short time.

Sammy and Andy said...

YAY, Jimmy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We know you will win Archie over in no time.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tia said...

Jimmy, congratulations on being able to spring your prison at last! That's some mighty good work from a kitten. Keep it up!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

What wonderful news that Jimmy is out and about. His life will become much mre fun now.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Awwwwwwww!!!! We are so glad Jimmy was sprung from the room and can now become one of the boys!!! Love the pictures!!
((((((HUGSSSS)))))) from your TX furiends,

Purrrs and huggggs to Ben!
Clemmie

Raymond and Busby said...

Looks like things are going smoothly. We know everyone will be friends in no time.

Cory said...

This is such an exciting time!!!

Caren Gittleman said...

they will definitely be PAWFECT furrrriends!

Rene said...

That's a pretty good start! I'll bet Jimmy is thrilled to be out of the room and with the boys.

Random Felines said...

YEAH!! We are sure he will fit in great and everyone will settle in before you know it!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That is sounding good! We hope in time everyone will settle in and be best friends! Lots of love, Holly and mom

daily dose of dogs (aka cats with your coffee) said...

Oh, the great beyond. Just in time for Christmas (and potentially undecorated trees :-D

Give Jimmy a huge hug for me. And go ahead and give everybody else a hug, too - I know you won't mind. Tomorrow, Jimmy's sister (Sparkles) is being spayed. She will get some house time while she recovers.

I LOVE your beautiful Christmas header.

Katnip Lounge said...

The moment will come where Archie will NOT be able to resist playing...and that will be that. Jimmy will be in like Flynn!

cats of wildcat woods said...

Looks like a good start. It will take a little time for all to accept Jimmy. Here we have so many the older cats just mutter "oh another one" and go about their business.

Admiral Hestorb said...

YEA! Jimmy is out and being friends and brothers with your other babies. That went extremely well, all things considered. Archie...chill.

Marg said...

That is so exciting about Jimmy having his first outing. He was probably glad to get back to his safe room again for a little while. Archie will soon realize that Jimmy isn't such a bad guy and they will be tearing around the house. Jimmy you are so lucky to have such a great home. Have a fun day.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow Jimmy is looking so big now! He seems to have grown so much already! And it sounds like things went well for the most part - I am so impressed that there was not too much hissing. At our house there was always quite a bit! It is so wonderful that they finally get to spend time together and I bet Archie will start to like Jimmy very soon - who could resist Jimmy's charms!

GreatGranny said...

Archie will come around, maybe be best friends.
Kassey

Miss Kitty said...

Greetings Catrina and the feline gang,

We are so happy to hear the news that Jimmy finally gets to meet everyone else and by the photographs we see that it went rather well. So we are looking forward to when we can see more of Jimmy with the others playing.

Warmest regards,
Ms K and Egmont

Mr Puddy said...

What's a nice welcome ! and what a lovely moment. I hope you guys get to gether and play so soon.
I'm very very happy with you : )

Princess Jasmine said...

It looks like Jimmy will soon be enjoying part of the family :)

Ginger Jasper said...

Its good to see that and it looks as though it will soon be one happy family.. Hugs GJ x

CCL Wendy said...

Wow! I don't think you could have expected much better than that! Maybe Archie's a little jealous because he's not the baby anymore. Just like with kids, he may need a little more attention and reassurance.

I can't wait to hear how these new relationships develop. Yay for Jimmy!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I think Archie is a little upset that he's not the new kid anymore. But I am sure he'll come around - the other guys sound like they are welcoming Jimmy already.

OKcats said...

That looks like a pretty successful first intro to us! We hope that Archie chills out soon and everyone becomes best buds!

Eric and Flynn said...

Yayy! That is great news for Jimmy. Looks like they will all soon be friends. Archie should soon accept him too.

The Island Cats said...

We think they will all be good furiends in no time!

Tamago said...

Oh it's great! I'm glad the first official meeting went very well! I'm sure Archie will get along with Jimmy eventually. It's great that you don't push but take time to build a good relationship. But I can't wait to see them playing a lot together!

Natalie said...

Such a great first encounter!! I am looking forward to reading about more of their adventures together.

Au and Target said...

hooray! And all friends together. Excellent.