To recap: Vante hasn't peed anywhere except her litter box. I haven't found any brown surprises in any shoes (thank-goodness). She has been a part of our family for 2 weeks and seems to enjoy her new life (but of course I'm sure she misses Ms Linda, Mr Mike and Mr Bob).
Vante seems to be getting along with one of her sisters, Callie Mae, just fine. They tend to ignore each other with the occasional hissing, but rather than me go on, here is a story: I unwrapped a late Birthday present and as I undo the long, long ribbon Vante goes into action. Teaching that ribbon a lesson or two about who is boss. She loves to bite and slobber all over dangly things. After several minutes of this she realizes that Callie has come within two feet of her and is also mesmerized by the ribbon. Hiss... ohhh, look, the ribbon is moving. Bite, bite, nom, nom... hiss... ohhhh, ribbon. After several times she is a bit tired and it's Callie's turn to play with the ribbon a while. Then Vante's turn. They've learned to tolerate each other enough to share!
*sniff, sniff* "I'm so proud. They're ready for kitty cat first grade."
As for Vante and Amelia that is a whole different story. I caught Amelia eating Vante's food earlier today (she is in the middle of a diet to lose at least 1 pound). So her eating Vante's kitten chow is a big problem. No wonder Vante hasn't warmed up to Amelia very much - she's stealing her food. I'll have to keep a closer eye on my 'little' cat pilferer.
Stay tuned... I'm working on a list of Vante's likes and dislikes.