Monday, 15 October 2012

Getting to know you

I cannot comprehend
This furry little friend
But neither do I see
Why he is named Gumtree!

by Charlie!


Bloggie friends!

Very early days - lots of hissing and confusion on Charlie's part. Lots of play and wanting to be pals on Gumtree's part. Lots of chocolate and wine on my part! LOL!

Oh and I am very excited that the new James Bond film "Skyfall" is getting some great reviews. I cannot wait to see it! I am DROOLING!!

Have a great week!


92 comments:

KarenG said...

Oh so cute!!! I'm sure the two darling's will be playing together like old pals very soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the chocolate :)

mshatch said...

Poor Charlie. You'll have to keep reminding him he's still #1. Kittens can be so trying for older cats, as mine will attest to!

I'm looking forward to Skyfall, too :)

Eileen said...

Awww...they look so good together. I'm sure it's a little stressful for Charlie havin a brother who likes to play when he's used to relaxing. I'm sure they'll find their comfort zone soon.

Enjoy the cats, the wine and the chocolate!

Mark said...

You got a second kitty? YAY :D When I got my second kitty it was actually her that dominated the male. They've stopped fighting now, and get on pretty well. It can be a long adjustment period, but there should eventually be peace.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Poor Charlie has been invaded!
Great to hear Skyfall's getting good reviews. The trailers look awesome.

Jemi Fraser said...

Charlie looks more than a little confused! Hopefully they get used to each other very quickly! :)

I'm hoping Skyfall is great too!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Charlie...be nice to Gumtree. Friends are Forever! :o)

Oui Oui said...

Charlie, he looks very playful and furreindly. There is a lot to be said for that. So maybe you will be furriends in time?

rumpydog.com said...

Jen is too! She loves Bond! I think Charlie and Gumtree are doing splendidly! YAY!

Katie Isabella said...

Darlings..please don't be hissypants with one another. xoxoxo

Janet Johnson said...

Charlie is an awesome poet! :)

Hope you have a great day and that transition goes smoothly. (Btw, love the name Gumtree!)

Stephen Tremp said...

Glad to hear of the great reviews for the new James Bond movie! And Charlie will just have to learn to share. Enjoy the wine.

Pasha said...

Oh beautiful graceful loving Charlie, there is a lot you have to teach that little rascal. Perhaps he was named gumtree because he likes to chew on everything?

Chocolate and wine sound just purfect!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Heehee!! Oh Charlie, you look SO wise, and Gumtree looks SO goofy! I know you guys will be very best pals before long!

Summer Ross said...

Great picture- I;m going through the same thing on my end only with a puppy and a dog. :)
I'm sure Charlie will come around.

The Furries of Whisppy said...

MOL. Charlie looks so puzzled at the latest addition. That photo describes the situation perfectly!

joanne fox said...

I hope things settle down when Charlie gets used to the idea of a playmate. Gumtree looks at home anyway.

Purrfect Haven said...

time will tell... we love their coats. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

DWei said...

Gumtree? That certainly is a unique name. Maybe Charlie is jealous that his isn't as different. :P

Natalie Aguirre said...

Gumtree is so cute and what a great name. Hope things go well for Gumtree and Charlie this week.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Chocolate and wine are good. :-)

Less hissing also would be good. LOL. Well, you know what this means, right? Gummie needs a friend his same age to play with. ;-p

Worked for Nicki and Derry! Though nothing helped poor angel Annie!

KarenMcG said...

Oh, double the fun.

Charlie, you'll find Gumtree is a really fun playmate.

Gumtree is a cutie.

Teresa Ashby said...

Great picture - Charlie looks outraged, but curious :-) Looks as if Gumtree is already winning him round xx

Hannah and Lucy said...

We're sure Gumtree has Charlie
wrapped round his tiny paw already.
We bet they will be partners in crime and their names will be NotMe 1 and NotMe 2!!
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Rene said...

Charlie is quite close to Gumtree--that is good news! Hope things continue to improve there--I'll bet Gumtree has livened things up there!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

For most of my life, I tried to raise a puppy and kitten together so that they bonded as pals. It was fun. Now, apartment living takes that option from me. I am glad SKYFAll is getting rave reviews, too!

Theresa Milstein said...

Oh, I've been wondering how these two would get along. I hope it turns into a great friendship! Meanwhile, enjoy the chocolate and wine.

I love the new Skyfall song by Adelle.

Brian said...

I think you two will get along nicely Charlie, he is a tabby loke me so he has got to be a good one!

nicolaslade said...

Aw, Gumtree looks a lot like my late, lovely Dylan who was nearly 18 when he died. Charlie looks quite benevolent, although bemused, so let's hope they get on together.

Marg said...

Charlie, just keep training that Gumtree. You will get him straightened out. You might even get to be best friends. He sure needed a nice home like you have so try to share. Take care.

Lydia Kang said...

I can't wait to see the new Bond film too!

Helena said...

I'm so happy Gumtree has a new home with you and Charlie! And no doubt Charlie will learn to accept his new housemate.

I'm really looking forward to Skyfall too -- it'll be fun.

Tamago said...

I understand your hissing and confusion, Charlie! It was the same when we adopted Niko. Goro was hissing and growling a lot! But eventually acceptance came... I know you will accept Gumtree some day, too :-) Just take your time as much as you need!

Words A Day said...

drooling here too, over the mention of wine and chocolate:)
They'll be pals in no time!

martine said...

Can a cat be an 'underdog':-) Charlie is going to give him a hard time I fear. I hope the newcomer settles in.
much love
martine

LTM said...

LOL! Oh, I can only imagine the hissing and carrying on on Charlie's part! :D Ha!

But what a cute, cute kitty Gumtree is! They'll be besties before long. Yay!!! :o) <3

Matthew MacNish said...

Yay!

William Kendall said...

That's going to take some adjusting!

My parents had a couple of cats, one a year or so older than the other, and though they were able to live and let live, every once in awhile, the older cat would hiss at the younger one.

Ginger Jasper said...

What a lovely picture. I think it is going well because there is no way I would get anywhere near a stranger. I think they will be best friends before you know it.. Hugs GJ xx

Scribbles From Jenn said...

I'm a bond fan too! Counting the days to November 9th.

Cheri said...

This is such wonderful news and thank you for rescuing the "cat for free" You never know who takes these free pets. The little one looks sooo cute. Good luck with the adjustment.

Debbie said...

Aww! Such a cute pair.

Carol Kilgore said...

Yea ... no blood! Only wine :)
All is well.
I'm looking forward to Skyfall, too.

LynNerdKelley said...

Great poem! I hope Charlie adapts soon so he can have some fun with his new sibling. Cute, cute, cute!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

LOL Charlie looks like he's contemplating the best angle of attack. :D

ABBY said...

They are so cute and am sure they will be good friends...
someday.
:)

purrs
>^,,^<
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Cute cats . . .and Skyfall is defiintely worth drolling over.

Melinda Szymanik said...

At first our dog wanted to eat our new kitten (oo, look, lunch) but now they cohabit very well. Cannot wait for Skyfall. Would still see it if it was horrible but much happier if it is good.

cheers
Melinda

Adam said...

a cute duo

Lynda R Young said...

Charlie will soften up soon. What's not to love about Gumtree?
But just in case, make sure you are fully stocked up with more wine and chocolate ;)

Cheetah said...

Kitty Kitty Kitty! Such cut kitties
Jasmyne :D

Medeia Sharif said...

I love Daniel Craig as James Bond. I can't wait to see the new movie.

This reminds me of when I got a second cat.

fairyhedgehog said...

I don't blame Charlie, having to put up with such a cute little usurper! I hope he comes round before too long.

By the way, if you would like any advice on helping them to get on together my daughter-in-law is studying for a cat behaviour diploma and may well have some suggestions. Just drop me an email and I'll put you in touch with her.

Jeremy Bates said...

Yeah, can't wait to see "Skyfall." Have you heard the theme song by Adele? She's a perfect for for a Bond film.

the writing pad said...

Sweet poem Old Kitty :-) Hope all is harmonious in the happy home with Gorgeous Gumtree and Charming Charlie!

Susan Fields said...

I hope Charlie gets used to Gumtree soon - and I love his name!

Pk Hrezo said...

Oh yes, Skyfall FTW!

And Gumtree is a very interesting name. lol I'm with Charlie. :)

Maria McKenzie said...

I'm a huge Bond fan! Am drooling as well and can't wait to see it:). Hope things will improve with Charlie and his new sibling!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - wonderful news Gumtree has been rescued ... I'm sure they'll settle into happiness united very shortly ... I sincerely hope before the Old Kitty has to take herself off to chocanonymouse, or alcoholanonymouse ... mices beware ..

Cheers Hilary

Jennifer Shirk said...

Ha! I love how Charlie is just looking like "what in the world is that?" LOL

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Glad to hear the "fur is not flying" about due to cat fights! I'm sure Charlie will eventually become friends.

I'm looking forward to the new Bond movie, myself! It sounds good!

Marilia said...

MOL!

klahanie said...

Hey Old Kitty,

Good to see that Charlie has done some poetry. Did you notice that sentence rhymed?

Yes and speaking of "Skyfall" aren't you glad I um dropped in! lol

See ya, eh.
Gary
x

Soggibottom said...

Good to see you Charlie :-) Ah, well, you are top cat and I can see that you will ways be that. :-) Think little tiddler will know his place given time. :-) Promise to send you chocolate if you need it :-) Great. Don't we just love a challenge.. It will be fine :-) in a year or two, looks like your going to have to go running Charlie's mum :-) IN SPIRIT I PROMISE :-) I'll be right beside you he he.. Freya Rose Blossom's mum :-) X X X

Katie Isabella said...

Hello again sweet Charlie xoxox

Katz Tales said...

Isn't;' Charlie a sweetie! Gumtree looks a little rascal. Excellent.

Angela Ackerman said...

Black and white. I'm sure soon enough they will be the best of friends!

m.q said...

yay for Charlie!!! being a cool big brother...

love
mq
Meow Meow Family

Romance Book Haven said...

Adorable Charlie! Glad he's wanting to make friends.

Waiting for the James Bond movie here also!

Nas

Talli Roland said...

You must be busy with the new kitty - I hope Charlie can adapt soon! Love the name Gumtree.

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Hi... saw your link over at Jilda's... was called to pop over by your 'Old Kitty' sign-in. I figured there might be some kitty tails (er, tales) around here.

Sure 'nough, there are! I don't have kitties at present in my home (miss their furry, purry presence but hubby wanted to be able to travel more and kitties do hamper that ability to just pop away. So I take pleasure in making 'friends' with other people's furry ones.

I look forward to future visits.
Here's wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places......

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, the disdain only a can can show. I hope Charlie comes to terms with his new buddy.

Jayne said...

Aw - bless little Gumtree! It's so lovely he wants to be friends with Charlie. I'm sure Charlie will learn to play nicely back soon... at the moment he's probably thinking who on earth is this?!

The Golden Eagle said...

Wonderful little poem. Aw, Charlie must be disoriented by Gumtree . . . hope they start having fun together. :)

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

Great post!!! Pretty cats :) purrrs

~Sia McKye~ said...

My latest less than 6 month old foundling, Charlie Tango, loves to play. my adolescent boys have had to teach him manners but everyone has tolerated him well and now that he's been here a couple of months they play with him. Even my Queen of cats, Casey, grooms him. Well so long as he minds his manners. :-)

Athena said...

Aww...

Father Tom said...

We were wondering how Gumtree and Charlie were getting on..
You might want to keep the wine and chocolate in plentiful supply, hehe

Tom, Mom Julie & the kits

Cezar and Léia said...

James Bond is cool! :D
Love this picture, I wish you a very nice weekend!
purrs and love
Luna - We love LUNA and hugs from mammy Léia

Unseen Rajasthan said...

very cute !!!

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RaShelle Workman said...

Gumtree is an awesome name. LOL. Hope the kitties are getting along better now.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

OHHHHHH!! I KNEW I had to stop over!! You have another KITTY!!! "Gumtree" OMC what a cute name!
Looks like Charlie is taking to him quite well!
I am soooooooo happy for you!!
HUGE CONCATULATIONS!!!
xoxoxo
Love, Caren, Cody and Dakota

Hilary said...

Congrats on the new addition to your family... Thank goodness you have wine!

Charmaine Clancy said...

Charlie will back down and play, but probably not until you're not looking :)

I can't wait for the next James Bond flick either!

Katie and Glogirly said...

Chocolate, wine and James Bond!
...Katie just doesn't get it...but I do!!!
; ) Glogirly

Ellie Garratt said...

Charlie and Gumtree. Gumtree and Charlie. They will soon be the best of friends.

Think I'll have a bit of Bond myself ;)

Esme said...

I know they will soon be buddies.

Madeleine Sara said...

Awh Charlie and Gumtree look so sweet, despite the introductory glitches, I'm sure they'll get on well in the end.
Yes I'm intrigued by the new James Bond, too.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're embarrassed to be so far behind in everything we couldn't figure out who Gumtree is. So we popped over to meet him. How sweet of you to give an unwanted guy a home. WE hope Charlie and Gumtree will soon be friends.

Jamie Burch said...

Love this picture and Charlie's expression! You are so wonderful to give Gumtree a loveing home. :)

April McLeod said...

So good to see a picture of your two furry friends together. Charlie does look a bit confused by Gumtree's presence for sure! Poor thing! I'm sure they'll be friends in no time!

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

I know Charlie shows Gumtree who really IS king of the house!! Cute photo!

Noir