Meet my kids! My other kids that is. I thought I would just have some fun and introduce my fur babies. Niko and Max. (AKA Maximus) Yes like the Gladiator! Not my doing…lol. I think it fits him though.
Niko is a gentle soul. He was a rescue and I believe we were meant to find each other.
He jumped into my arms as soon as he saw me and we have been inseparable since. We have both been victims of abuse and I think he could sense that I understood his pain. He knew I would never hurt him. The first few weeks for him were a bit rough. He was so scared of everything. Sudden movement, loud noises, shutting of doors, tall men and deep voices. I spent a lot of time walking him and reassuring him.
Now you would almost never know that he had been abused. Except that every once in a while he will hide when he hears a loud voice.
The new baby! So tiny and cute. Not so tiny anymore.
I got Max a year ago. I thought it would be good for Niko to have someone to play with since I’m not able to play as much as I did. Now mind you Niko did not like cats! Despises cats! So I wasn’t sure how this was going to go.
I expected him to bark and carry on a bit. I thought he would be mad at me for a while. Bringing another baby in but he wasn’t. He was his normal gentle self.
Poor Max is misunderstood. He is definitely different. Has to know what is going on at all times. If you move furniture he’s right there to find out why…lol. I say he is misunderstood because some people ( won’t mention names) think he is always grouchy. That just isn’t so and I have proof.
Does that look like a grouchy kitty? This is the Max I know. He just carefully selects who his friends are. It may or may not be that I am his only friend. 🙂
Niko and Max are more than just pets. They are family. They keep me company and make me laugh. More than that they know when I’m not feeling good and they watch out for me. Niko won’t leave my side when it’s rough and Max will nudge my nose with his until I move making sure I am ok.