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Friday, May 07, 2010

One Week!

The Tonk has been here a week this evening, and beginning Tuesday, I left the doors open in the house, allowing everyone to mingle. The Meezer has mostly stopped hissing, and almost never snarls/cries about him, but I have seen her smack at him a time or two when he gets impertinent. This photo was taken Wednesday night, and shows that they are in a sort of wary truce...not totally accepting (tho' frankly The Tonk, being the youngster, seems to be such a happy-go-lucky guy, that his feathers don't get ruffled over much).

I even caught this fascinating teachable moment between them...

I bought an Alpine Scratcher (as he has CLAWS) but he didn't seem to have a clue, and didn't care about the catnip (he's too young to appreciate the finer things in life). The Meezer walked up to it that night and immediately started "scratching" on it, in precisely the manner kitties should use. This blew me away, as she has never ever scratched at anything (and has NO claws to scratch with). As she moved away (when the flash went off) The Tonk immediately went over to it and proceeded to sharpen his claws just as she'd shown him to do!

(It's a bit of a stretch in my mind, to imagine The Meezer as a MommaCat, but that surely is what it looked like...)

He's feeling better, I think, not spinning in circles much at all, but the head tilt is still there. I can't believe how hard he still is to pill! I've been doing this for years, am an old hand at it, supposedly know all the tricks. Well this little guy, who only weighs 6.5 pounds, ripped a towel to shreads this morning getting last night's pill into him (yes, I forgot it last night...bad Cat Mom). I'm going to have to find another solution...
Happy Friday!

5 Comments:

Blogger Ruinwen said...

I think with that amount of cuteness...the maternal instict has no choice but to kick in. lol I'm glad they are strating to get along. :)
*hugs to you and the kitties*
:)

9:39 AM  
Blogger La Cabeza Grande said...

A truce is a great start, Sallee! Good thing Tonk is still young enough to take lessons :o)

Even though declawed, cats instinct is to scratch, thereby depositing scent on the scratched surface. I was told this by my vet years ago because my Old Man is front-declaw. Sort of wish I knew then what I know now about declawing. Wouldn't have done it.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

What a great mama cat moment! It's amazing when those instincts come out. I remember my old cat Simmer, teaching Older Daughter how to pet her, when Older Daughter was about a year old. She'd come sit by the baby, and purr and purr so long as the touching was gentle. If it got rough, she'd just walk away. Worked like a charm!

4:46 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Your kitties are doing great. When we introduced kittens to our cat, she hid under the furniture for 3 months. Thanks for the posts - very therapeutic for those of us who are currently kittyless.

7:15 PM  
Blogger sandra said...

Oh, just adorable!

8:15 PM  

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