Friday, March 7, 2008

Nico


Nico is the most laid-back cat at 4 Boys and a Lady.  He was adopted last summer as the second cat of the household.  He is two years old now.  Maggie bullies him sometimes, possibly because he is so calm about everything.  Nico loves cat company and is always the first to accept any newcomer to the house.  He and Virgil are fast friends, he and Nermal get along, though they don't seem to be close, and he has accepted Westley as part of the family.  He and Maggie even share a lap or a bed occasionally.  An odd thing happened last winter.  The cats had all made themselves comfortable in the living room, Nermal on the low perch, Nico on the high perch, Maggie near the scratching post and Virgil wandering around.  Virgil caught sight of Nermal's tail and decided to play with it.  Nermal wasn't in the mood and growled a bit.  Virgil ignored the warning and Nermal growled louder and swatted Virgil and even nipped at him.  Maggie came flying across the room and whapped Nermal.  Most unusually for him, Nico jumped down and  chased Maggie away from Nermal.  It looked like Maggie was protecting Virgil, who was just a little kitten at the time, but what was Nico up to?  Was he trying to stop a fight breaking out between Maggie and Nermal, or did he see a chance to get back at Maggie for picking on him, while her attention was on Nermal?  Only Nico knows for sure.

                                   Nico doesn't like to get involved.
                                   He watches the others get their problems solved.
                                          He sits and observes.
                                          Not much gets on his nerves.
                                   He just doesn't want to get involved.

14 comments:

TT said...

Nico is very handsome and floofy! We needs a Nico kitty arounds here, I's like his tude.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Nico is the mediator and peacekeeper!

-d ma said...

nico probably just doesn't like conflict. I know my Thompson is like that he doesn't like when Theo and Diego-san fight.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Great limerick Nico!!! YEAH!!!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Nico may have some wisdom in his attitude. Staying out of conflicts is a good thing!

PB & J said...

Niko sounds like a very cool cat!

4 Boys and a Lady said...

Thank you for featuring Nico! It's a great limerick! He's a very calm kitty. EXCEPT around feeding time. He will put up his dukes if any of the others get in the way of his food, and he will try to steal food from their bowls. We don't know much about his past, but we know he's lived in several homes with a large amount of cats.

Lux said...

Nico has such a laid back look on his face - I love his limerick!

Gretchen said...

Nico is lovely. And of course, I love your limericks.

Hugs...G

Princess said...

Oh KJ I have not been here in ages.
It is nice to read about all of these beautiful sweet kitties.
I love the picture of Cami and Tiki snuggling together. I just love seeing doggies and kitties together. What fun that would be...
I love all of your limericks and all of the kitties are so interesting
and absolutely wonderful.
It makes me happy to read about their stories too


<3 and purrs

Artsy Catsy said...

That's a great limerick! We love Nico ... he has a great cattitude!

Rocky

The Devil Dog said...

What a great limerick about Nico. Mom loves reading all your stories. They are all so interesting.

Roxy

Kimo & Sabi said...

Good Meezer!

Silverstar said...

What a beautiful cat, he sounds like such a sweetie.:)