Likes: chicken lunch meat & whiskas soft treats for Nija
Pet-Peeves: nija hates when I rearrange the furniture! He absolutely hates when Nizzy tries to clean his head, that always starts a fight!
Favorite Toy: Nija loves this metal coat hanger with a string hanging from it attached to the dresser with a clamp & my domo doll
Favorite Nap Spot: Nija likes the top of his kitty condo, or on the top of my loveseat cuddling with my Domo doll.
Favorite Food: 9 lives grillers
Skills: Nija can open anything he puts his mind (or his head) to, the door, window...
Arrival Story: I adopt Nija & his brother Ninazu (Nizzy, Niz whizz) about 4 years ago from the Detroit Humanes Society. I specifically wanted 2 black cats & almost got two others but then I saw these "little" guys. I noticed they were particularly heavy for their age (4 mos) & had distinct characteristics, I realized not only did they have a lot of characteristics of the bombay but their personalities were spot on. I love them both to death & am so happy I chose to rescue them!
Bio: These two are little buggers. Nija is extremely smart. If his food bowl ever gets too low (he is never out, he just won't allow that!) he has figured out how to unlatch his food container & get the lid off. He also knows how to open the front door & let himself out if you don't close it til it clicks (nizzy can do this too). I have to keep a bar in the sliding part of my window (it slides sideways) b/c he uses his head to push it open (he can get it open when sometimes even I can not!) to get out, he has pushed the corner of the screen out & conveniently made his own kitty door. He is the alpha male. if you throw a toy for him he looks at you like "you want me to get that?" Nija's attitudes are hilarious. You know when he is mad b/c he will ball himself up & glare at you. Sometimes I am not even sure what he is mad about lol! It never last long though b/c he makes you pet him (he pushes his head on your hand or flops over on you) & they are both pretty vocal if you are not paying enough attention to them! They both pretty much knock my bf & I over waiting for us at the door! they love visitors, nizzy is a little shy at first, but get out their fishing pole & you have a friend for life!
oh boy!: Nija rules the roost. I swear he thinks this is his place & I just pay the rent! He is a bit shorter & smaller than Nizzy (but he weighs the same he is stockier, nizzy is taller & sleeker) but Nizzy doesnt seem to realize this, so Nija tends to antagonize him. He is the more social of the two & people who come over who don't like cats, always leave loving mine...they don't give you a choice, their opinion (especially Nija's) is that everyone comes to see them & you are going to be their friend! The name Nija came from the polish god of the underworld. The little buggers get into EVERYTHING! Their curosity has gotten them into deep waters sometimes. (Nija snuck out w/o me noticing 3x's one day, when I got home he was on my door mat freaked out b/c there was a thunderstorm & he still snuck out 2 more times that day!) One of them will get into my cupboards then the other one will bang the door & fish around for the other. Nija likes to drag his ½ gallon water dish into the middle of the kitchen floor & get water everywhere. I used to have harnesses on them until both nija & nizzy got crocheted blankets caught on them & freaked out & somehow got out of their harnesses. I had them on them though b/c I was teaching them to walk on the balcony on a leash. they are such brothers, they play, wrestle, & sometimes fight, my neighbor once threw a rock at my door b/c she thought I was moving furniture in the middle of the night but it was the boys playing! they both sleep with us at night. Nija is usually lying on his part of the pillow by my bf's head (if its not set right he paces around meowing til my bf fixes the pillow, part on the bed, part on the night stand). Nizzy sleeps next to me by the wall or the foot of the bed. I only have a full size bed so it gets pretty crowded at night with all 4 of us in bed!