The newest addition to our household is a two and a half month old ball of fuzzy orange sweetness.
After 6 months of cat-sitting for Hunter, the Big Orange Kitty (some of you may recall it was supposed to be for 3 weeks), we bundled him into a cat carrier and amid yowls of irritation drove him back to his owner. The poor cat had no idea what was going on and basically yelled the whole time he was in the carrier. Luckily he remembered his sister right away and probably settled into his new place much more easily than when he moved in with us.
UPDATE: The morning after I wrote this, we heard from Dylan that he and his girlfriend were treated to the same craziness that accompanied Hunter's move-in with us. Screaming, loud growls, yowling and hissing all night long...
We laughed about the reaction Chase was going to have when we left with a Big Orange Kitty and returned with a Small Orange Kitty. Yet another orange kitty who made it very clear that he did NOT want to be friends.
The two of them are still trying to figure each other out.
Chase is definitely having an easier time with the Small Orange Kitty. Most likely because this one isn't screaming in his face or growling madly. He does hiss a lot and arches his little back to make himself an even bigger ball of fluff, but Chase just seems amused. He hisses right back but it's almost to say "meh, I'm bigger, so bring it on little man!"
Despite the hissing, Darwin already follows Chase around the apartment and really wants his attention. They've gone nose-to-nose a couple of times without any hissing, but it'll probably be awhile before they become friends.
Right now it's easy taking care of this little guy because he sleeps a lot. When he's awake, he runs around everywhere, attacks my plants, tries to eat food that's not for him, and plays with things he's not supposed to (like the power cable for my laptop).
Can't wait to see what happens when he tries catnip for the first time...