Saturday, June 25, 2016

New buddies-- report




At least the cats are getting along








9 comments:

  1. Yes, they certainly look um....well, you know how I feel about cats, eh?

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  2. Friendly. The word you are hunting for is Friendly. Playful works, too.

    But I do appreciate the effort. Grudging or otherwise. =)

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  3. Hmmm, friendly it is then. Hopefully, no little ones will be the result of this friendship.

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  4. Toby is a 6 year old neutered male, shelter cat (he's the smaller and darker of the two), I've never been able (until now) to so much as touch him; he's always been the one you'd see rocketing through the room at top speed (oh my god the humans are still here) to a safer place. Lord only knows what his former owners did to him.
    Charlie is a big, 12 lb goof of a neutered male, he's the one that appeared two winters ago on our stone wall. He's a total mystery to us, as so many strays are; all you can do is surmise where he came from, and why he might have ended up here. My theory is, he was a town cat who was either dumped by his owners, or he had been abused to the point of despair. He's never trusted rubber boots or Men Carrying Cartons, which says a lot.

    Since he outweighed Toby by a good three pounds, we felt they should get to know each other through a screen door rather than personally. After two years I'd had enough of that, and we decided to let them work out the details face to face.
    They bonded immediately and now spend a great deal of time wrestling, swatting at each other, and having a wonderful time. Cats play rough, and sometimes it's hard to distinguish play from prey, but they go down the stairs together, in and out together, now and then they have a 'you wash my face and I'll wash yours' event.

    I don't think kittens are an option.

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  5. You might get them to text my cats who just had their first serious furflying fight, after many years of peaceful coexistence and mutual grooming. Then back to the usual program. Yours might find out why and pass it on.

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  6. oh, that must have been exciting! It may be that after all that time, even the best of relationships wears a bit jagged, and "she never closes her mouth when she chews" or "I do wish he would at least COVER IT UP when he uses the litter pan, jeeze..." and suddenly it erupts into a serious argument-with-claws...

    hopefully now they have it all out of their systems, if not I can send you a LOVELY screen door for the difficult moments...

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  7. That looks like Joe and I lying on the grass after dancing to band at Fandango Fest this weekend. We looked so loving that a young man came up to us later and asked us for some tips on how to stay happy as a couple.

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  8. lol that's nice, colleen; and impressive that someone would actually comment on it.

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