Sunday, December 23, 2007

Introducing Merlin!

Hello everyone! Dragonheart's mom here. I would like to introduce everyone to the newest member of our family, Merlin!

Merlin is a Seal Point and White Sphynx. He's 15 weeks old. He's absolutely adorable, very friendly and active, and has a wonderful loud, rumbling purr that starts the minute you pet him.

Sorry I didn't have time to post an introduction yesterday. It was a long day. We had to pick Merlin up at his breeder's place, which would normally be about a 2 hr 45 min drive, but because of highway construction and the accompanying slow traffic, the drive each way took just over 4 hours. Plus an hour spent at the breeder's getting to know Merlin and filling out his paperwork, and it made for a long day.

So yesterday we drove to Merlin's breeder's place, where we met the little fellow. The breeder put him in my lap, and he just curled up there, and after a while gave me a little purr. Once we were in the car on the way back home, he slept the entire way, curled up in his sleeping bag and under a fleece blanket (that had Dragonheart's scent on it).

We brought him home and placed him in the spare room, which we turned into a kitten nursery. We let him make his own way out of the carrier, then showed him his litterbox and food and water.

Merlin started exploring the room, looking into every nook and cranny, smelling everything, and playing with several of the toys in the room. He especially likes ball tracks and feather wands.

We briefly let him and Dragonheart meet each other. There was some hissing going on, and much to our surprise, Dragonheart seemed scared of Merlin!

The door to the kitten nursery has a large window in it. Dragonheart spent most of the rest of the evening standing at the door, looking in the window at Merlin. At bedtime, my husband slept in the spare room with Merlin, and I slept in our normal bed with Dragonheart.

This morning we let Merlin and Dragonheart meet again, and they hissed at each other, and Merlin growled at Dragonheart. We started playing with a feather wand toy, and Merlin had a great time playing, while Dragonheart just watched. Occasionally, Dragonheart would get ready to pounce, but he would just come close to Merlin, whap him with a paw, and then retreat. Merlin didn't seem fussed, he just kept playing!

So this morning, Merlin is having a great time, running through the room, playing with his toys. Dragonheart spends most of his time looking through the window into Merlin's room.

I know it will take some time for them to become friends, so we aren't rushing anything. We are very surprised that Dragonheart seems scared of Merlin though, and that he just sits at the door, looking in!

Merlin is very friendly. The minute you start petting him, he starts purring with a loud, rumbling purr. He doesn't have much of a meow yet, just a little squeak.

Here are some photos of the new little guy.

On the cat tree:

Next to the mouse track:

Using the scratching post:

Checking each other out through the window:


Tyler said...

I'm the first to get to say hi to Merlin!!! Wow, what a cutie. I think you have the right attitude with the introductions. It makes a bit of sense that Dragonheart might be the more shocked of the two. It's been a while since he's lived with another cat. Merlin probably had others he was around.

I've never had an only male cat introduced to another male, but I have found Tyler so much more accepting of new housemates compared to the girls. Now that I think of it he always acted a little surprised to see a baby in his domain, but as soon as he got used to the cat he started nurturing them.

Anyway hissing sounds so normal. I love that you two slept apart to keep both guys happy. What a loving family! Thank you so much for the pictures. Kitten spying is the best. I will send positive vibes your way that Dragonheart opens his heart quickly.

Just think how warm it would be to cuddle with the little guy Dragonheart. A live heating blanket.

Merry Christmas!
Peace, love and purrs,
Tyler and his mom, Lynn
PS What is the exact translation of your title?

Leslie said...

OHMIGOSH! We've been checking in all day every hour or two!

We are so excited and interested in this.

Oh Dragonheart - Trixie says, "I know - I understand."

BIG changes but they will be good ones. We are so pleased to read this post. Hugs to you Dragonheart from Pyewacket, Tigger and especially Trixie . XXX

Anonymous said...

Merlin's here! Merlin's here! We welcome him with open paws. A careful hug from Tigger the FBI cat.

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh he is finally here! I am so happy to know this I too have been checking by so often!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Merlin is a spunky little chap! Drake will get used to him before you know it! Enjoy the early kitten days because as you know time flys and now your family is growing. Such a happy holiday for you all.
Best wishes for a wonderful Weihnachten from Karla & Miss Peach

Barbara said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family. When we were deciding whether to get a second cat, I read that even if the cats don't become instant buddies, at least they'll have someone to stare at in disdain ;+) It has worked out much better than that but for a while, our older cat looked at the kittens as though they were quite bonkers.

Daisy said...

Ah, little Merlin is so adorable! I think it's great that Merlin's nursery has a window so Dragonheart can watch him. Our Cat-Who-Came-Before named Cricket was scared when we first got Pixie; he ran under the bed to hide. It sounds like things are going well though. I can't wait to see and hear more about Merlin.

Ramses said...

Oh wow what a cutie Merlin is and you'z called your blog Chat Aux Spynx, I do so like that! :)

You'z doing exactly right in letting them meet for a bit but have a chance to get away from each other until they make friends... I'z made friends with Isis after about 5 mins, but My Mummy had a room all ready for her iffen she needed one to get away from us in! :) Tigmut'hep was a little more reserved about getting to know my 'sis, but that just meant he went to sleep and ignored her for a while... ;) His theory is iffen he shuts his eyes it'll go away I guess!

Anyway we'z a family now and it didn't take long at all... I'z sure you and Merlin will be inseparable in time and have lots of fun playing together too! :) Which reminds me it's about time for my daily game of thundering elephants with Isis! ;)

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Hello Merlin and welcome. You are a handsome little man.We are sure Dragonheart will soon love you, hissing is only natural. When our cousin visited us the first few times, we hissed and hid behind the sofa, but we love him now.
We are looking forward to hearing all about you and seeing more photos, and hopefully, photos of you both together soon.

Karen said...

Welcome merlin! I know dragonheart is happy you are there even though he is a little scared.

Millie said...

Hi Merlin! Hi Dragonheart!

I know Gizzy wasn't too happy when I showed up, but you know what great pals we got to be. Merlin, you're a real cutie! Welcome to the blogosphere!

Parker said...

What a cutie pie! Hi Merlin! I know that in the future you and Dragonheart will be great buddies! Welcome to the blogosphere, we've been waiting!
Smooches to you and your brother!

Team Tabby said...

Good Morning Chat Aux Sphynx. Congratulations to you Dragonheart on becoming a big brother. A big gotcha day welcome to Merlin from us. Your mom and dad must be very happy and proud.

Dragonheart, it'll take some time to get used to having another cat around though, after all, you've been the only one there up until now. You seem very curious and you have a big window to look through, that's nice. Hopefully, in no time you two will be having fun, playing and chasing, but remember you are the BIG brother and you have lots of things to teach him.

Merry Christmas,
Frohe Weihnachten,

Mindy & Moe

Anonymous said...

Merlin is adorable.I'm sure with time him and Dragonheart will be great friends.

Unknown said...

Good morning, My Love!

I am still at the breeders. Mom should be coming to get me at the end of the month. Thinking many warm thoughts of you!

Merlin is such a cutie! You have waited a long time for a brother. I know you will love him very soon! You have a huge heart, Dragonheart...

Merry Christmas to you, My Love...And to your Mom and Dad and to little Merlin, too!!!

Stella (and all the others, too!)

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Hi there Merlin, so cute!!! Shade was scared of me when I came and she hid under the bed for days. This will pass. Have a wonderful Christmas together.

Boy said...

Hi Merwin!!!
Oh are soooo cute!
Dwagonheart, I'm sure you're going to be the wonderfuwwest big bwother to Merwin!

mister jeter harris, hizself said...

deer dh,
congratulashunz on yer noo brudder merlin. i know wut it'z like to hav a noo brudder. matsui an i took sum time to get to know eech udder ... but da hissin stopz an da fun beginz! (i, personallee, luv to beet him up on occazhun!)
dis iz gointa be a grate chrissmuss fer u two!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

We are very happy that everything is going well. This will be a big transition for Dragonheart, but he has such a sweet personality I think it will go well.
Merlin is very cute. Lovely photos. we also came by many times yesterday to see if there was an update, but we KNEW that is was probably a long day and when you finally arrived home, it would just be heightened.
WE hope the introductions will go well, better and better every day!
We will send purrrrs and good vibes

Frohe Weihnachten with love
((((hughughug))) to all of you

Caesar Princess and Rosemary

Samantha & Mom said...

Oh Dragonheart, how wonderful! Your little brother is home! Hi Merlin, it is very nice to meet you! Welcome to the Cat Blogosphere. When I first came here, Ariel and Tigger hissed at me too, but we all became the best of buddies. Merlin you a very cute kitty. In no time at all you'll both be playing together! Merry Christmas to all of you!
Your FL furiends,

Mickey's Musings said...

What a little sweetie pie!!! I love the window in the doors. That will make the adjustment go a bit faster. Dragonheart look so cute with his paw on the door :) This is going to be an exciting Christmas for all of you!!
Welcome Merlin!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Jimmy Joe said...

Hey there, li'l Merlin--sounds like you got a great pad there with lots of good toys. You're gonna have a great first Christmas! And Big D--yeah, kittens have no sense of respect, do they. I think your little brother will figure it out soon that you are the Big brother.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Monty Q. Kat said...

Aw, little dude! Look at you! Welocme welcome welcome!

It's nice to meet you, you have a cool Big Bro to teach you the ropes once you two decide to hang out. ;)

Millie said...

You are right, Dragonheart. The third one down, the pretty light blue, is for Merlin's Gizzy Quilt!

*smooches* for you for feeling so awkward about your new buddy. Trust me, nobody is going to ignore you!

HRH Yao-Lin said...

me he he Dragonheart isn't scared! he's plotting revenge and sizing up the enemy! Mwa ha ha Oh my, shades of me and baby mao in this post! Excellent!

Only joking, I am sure they will love one another! x

Forty Paws said...

Welcome Merlin! You are one very lucky poodin to get such a great home with DH and his parents. You are so cute and SO LITTLE. We can't wait to hear more about you!

Luf, Us

Unknown said...

Hi Dragonheart!
We wanted to say that we are happy you finally got your little brother.
Merlin sure is cute!
We look forward to reading about your adventures together!

Gattina said...

Oh what a cute little guy ! You know it is completely normal that DH is afraid of little Merlin. Arthur when he first saw little Rosie he was so scared that he run away and didn't come back ! It took 2 days until finally he came closer and sniffed at her ! (while the females still hissed and hiss even today, they just tolerate each other) and you know how much Arthur and Rosie are friends today ! They are always together. Little Merlin will come closer and closer and finally they will play with each other. Maybe some paw slaps just to establish who is the boss !

Myst and Blackie said...

Oh, my.... Merlin is so cute. I have no doubt he will grow up to be just as handsome as Dragonheart. Hope they get used to each other & become friends quickly. Fröhliche Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr... Purrs

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

OH! Dragonheart, we were SO happy to wake up this morning an realize that Merlin had arrived.

We're not at all surprised that you guys each hissed at each other some, ya gotta establish yerselves as each deserving respec an attention, after all. An ya should whap yer younger brother (gently) at first ta let him know yer in charge there.

But we bet ya both settle down an become great friends real quick!

PB 'n J said...

Oh we were so excited to hear the news that we made mom turn on the computer so we could say HI! Boy, oh boy is he a little cutie!

Sorry Dragonheart is having a bit of trouble, but they will get it worked out - we all did.

When I came home Jake used to sit outside the door and watch to make sure I didn't come through the little opening that mommy and daddy made for me. We all called him "The Warden".

It won't be long and they'll be running and playing like the brothers they are!

Pearl, Bert, Jake and Mommy

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

I am so glad that Merlin is coming~!!
He is also a cutey~!!!

It is very nice of you to seperate them first to let them feel more fimiliar to each other's smell~!! I believe they will be very close soon~!!!!

I am very happy that Dragonheart will have a great brother to be with him since now~!!!!

Milton said...

Dragonheart, I'm sure that you will come to love Merlin in no time.

He is such a cute little scamp!
Just think a little bro to run around and play with, could anything be more fun?

Mr. Hendrix said...

aaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! Mommy was trying to pet you thru the screen Merlin! Aren't you a cutie! And so brave to hiss at the Mancat Dragonheart. I'm sure you both will be best friends quickly.

Your beans are very nice to not rush things, and what luck Dragonheart can see him thru the window to the nursery!

I can't wait to see more pictures (especially once you two are snuggling like crazy) and hear all about you.

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, Merlin, you are just a little darling, and we send you huge welcomes to the kitty blogosphere!

Dragonheart, just think, once you and Merlin work everything out, you'll have a real, live, warm brother to cuddle up with!

Love & Holiday Greetings,
& everybody at Artsy Catsy

Pet and The Bengal Brats said...

We had a similar reaction from Tigger who outweighed SirWoody and SonnyBob by a Hugh amount.. Yet Tigger was scared and hesitant
around them.
They made best bro/ friends finally but it took several weeks..
Be patient and please accept our congratulations to your newest family member!
Merry Christmas!

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Con cat u lations! Dragonheart don't be scareds of your little brother, show him whose boss! Whap him some more, thats the only ways to keeps em in line.

catsynth said...

Welcome, Merlin!
I'm sure you'll have a really great home with Dragonheart and his folks :)

Luna und Luzie said...

Oh, how exciting. Merlin is a nice little guy.
But poor Dragonheart, is scared...Don´t be worry,
I think it is normal, that they are hissing to each other. Dragonheart has to show Merlin, that he is there the boss. But in a few days he will be lucky to have a cute little friend to play.
Viel Spaß mit eurem neuen Familienmitglied !

Gemini and Ichiro said...

YEAH Merlin!!!

When my mom had another male cat and then got a kitten, the older cat was afraid of the kitten at first. I think that is somewhat normal.

At least they don't hate each other! I can see Dragonheart watching Merlin through the window!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Congratulations! He's Here!!!!
The first pictures are adorable and we are interested in how you manage the introductions! Babies just are so oblivious...they just play & jump at everything!

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Well, yoor little brofur is cute! Remember, stealing body heat from him is allowed. Also, dey is fun to chase around. We bet yoo guys will be frends pretty soon. Dat window is an excellent way to make sure he's not plotting anything too.

Joy T. said...

Awww cute baby! And another awww that you and hubby slept separately to keep both boys company. Here's hoping the adjustment is swift and Dragonheart and Merlin are playing together very soon. I'm also stopping by quickly to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hot(M)BC said...

::waves paws:: Hi Merlin! It's good to meet yoo! Don't worry, yore big brofur will get ofur his crankiness. It's hard to get new siblings. Lucky yore still used to hafing siblings or it'd be weird to yoo too. We are going to enjoy hafing yoo around (efun Dragonheart will hehehe)

::headbumpies to Dragonheart:: It'll be ok guy. Just takes sum gettin used to is all. It'll be fun to haf a brofur to play wif. (And yeah, we says brofur even tho yoo not got lotsa furs cuz yoo got warm furry hearts.)

Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! He's so little! How Precious!

Merlin - you are surely the best Christmas present for your family!

Welcome to the cat blogosphere, Merlin!

Aloysius said...

Wow, I've been so busy this weekend, but I just had to stop by and get a peek at the new little guy. I think Dragonheart may be just a little jealous and afraid that Merlin is going to soak up all his humans' attention. Of course, that won't happen, but it will take some time.

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MaoMao said...

Wowie kazowie, how ecksiting to meet Merlin! He's a preshus little feller. And it sounds like you're doin a great job introducing him and Dragonheart just a little bit at a time, and it's good that Dragonheart can smell Merlin and see him through the window! I have no doubt in my mind that the two of 'em will be superduper great furriends, and it probably won't take too long, eithur.

Meowy Christmas to yur fambly -- we're so happy that Merlin has arrived! YIPPEE!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

p.s. -- I'm sorry about that deleted komment abuve -- that was me, using the wrong Bloggur ackount!

Anonymous said...

Dragonheart, don't worry, my friend.... you are going to love having a little brother. Once you get used to him, the two of you will be fast friends, I predict well-nigh inseparable! *smile*

Merlin, you are a beautiful young Sphynx kitty boy! It's fabulous to meet you. Welcome to the kitty blogosphere!

To Dragonheart and Merlin's family: what a joyous occasion, a new member of the family! I am so happy and excited for you! And I wish you all a wonderful, merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years.

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Just Ducky said...

Welcome Merlin! So nice to meet you. I am sure in time you and Dragonhart will become great furiends.

I love the fact that they can see each other, then play a bit together, get loving from their humans.

Merry Christmas to all.

Jan Price said...

Congratultions on the new family member. What fun it is going to be for the two of them when they get acquainted enough to play together.

Jan's Funny Farm

Lux said...

Oh, too cute! Hi, Merlin!

Dragonheart, I think you two will be the best of friends. Siblings can be fun!

The Meezers or Billy said...

Hi Merlin! We is so happy to meet you!!

Dragonheart, we know it will take a little time to get used to your baby brother- being hissy is ok, and there will be growling too. I was a little scairt of goofball Miles when he gotted here, because he was all wound up and hyper. Although Mommy agrees with the slow introduction process, she usually just throws everycat in the same room for a day to let us decide what's going to happen. She does not suggest that for most people though.

Good luck and Merry Christmas!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Wow Dragonheart,

Welcome to your little brudder Merlin! It's OK to whap a ity-bitty bit at firstee...but I bet you guyz will be chasin' each other around in no time. I hopes you haz a furry MErry Merry Christ-mass & I will see you both soon.

Love, Dr Tweety

Anonymous said...

Welcome little Merlin!

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

Oh, look how sweet little Merlin is! Dragonheart, don't worry about Merlin taking your place - your mom and dad have lots of love for both of you! I'm glad that you can see Merlin through the window - it made a really cute picture. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

Purrrrrrs, China Cat

Willow said...

Hi to little Merlin! Aren't you cute! I think that both of you will soon be good friends. I don't know what I would do without my big sister-cat, China Cat. And you can both stay warm when you will curl up together - that's what we do!

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Purrrrrrrs, Willow

Miz Allie Cat said...

Hello Merlin and welcome...Miz Allie wanted to stop in and say MErry Christmas and Happy New Year

Chancy, Jake, Babe and Ernies Voice said...

Welcome are just beautiful. I'm sure you will be very happy in your new home.

Merry Christmas to all!

The Devil Dog said...

Congrats on your new borther, Dragonheart. Mom loves the name Merlin. She always loved Merlin the Magician. I am sure you two will get along very soon. It is interesting having another pet in the house. Lucky took to me right away, but that;s because mom brought her over soon after i was born. I am sorry your mom's day was so long. My mom would have gone nuts in the car for 8 hours.
Take care.


Tiger Lily said...

Hi Dragonheart! Welcome Merlin! I am sure you will get along well soon. Just take it slow and easy. Kittens do not always pay attention to what we want.

Merry Christmas!

GAB said...

What Drangonheart you got a brother for x-mas! And Merlin welcome and you are the cuties! No wait now drangonheart your very cute too so dont get upset Im not playing favorites. lol
Merry Christmas from Puff Pumpkin and their mom Gab

GAB said...

Sorry taht should have read WOW

Queen Snickers, Empress and Princess Renna said...

Oooo your little brother is so cute! That is so cool you get to look in on him! It toolk 3 weeks before momma felt confortable letting Empress and I enteracte together and it soulds like you are far ahead of that already. :) You are still young so I think you will get used to having a brother real quick and before long, you'll be playing and snuggling togehter! ~Queen Snickers

Queen Snickers, Empress and Princess Renna said...

Oooo your little brother is so cute! That is so cool you get to look in on him! It toolk 3 weeks before momma felt confortable letting Empress and I enteracte together and it soulds like you are far ahead of that already. :) You are still young so I think you will get used to having a brother real quick and before long, you'll be playing and snuggling togehter! ~Queen Snickers

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Isn't Merlin absolutely gorgeous and cute! I couldn't check until today because SS's computer has not been behaving well. I am sure the boys will be good friends soon. The new blog name sounds great.

Big huggies to Merlin and purrs to Dragonheart.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Merlin! He is so cute! There was some hissing in our house when Trixie came to live with us. It took a couple of weeks until everyone was able to co-exist peacefully. Dragonheart will adjust, he is just used to being an only cat.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Merlin!! I look forward to getting to know him as well.

Dragonheart - I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and that you get along with your new brother. The two of you will have tons of fun together!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Concatulations, Dragonheart! Yur Mom mite try playin wif you wif two wand toys at first, so there's no competition fur one toy. Merlin's enterin yur domain (Ha! Dragonheart's Domain) an yur not sure what to fink. Don't worry, if Bonnie can learn to get along wif me (an she has) you two got nofin to worry bout.

Kimo and Sabi said...

WOWY - he is a cute little furless baby! Yippee fer new Christmas babies!

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Merlin!! You look so adorable! I wish you could be MY lil bro!


Merlin, let's gang up on our big brother and sister.....


Dragonheart, I feel for you...but actually it's not that bad at all. In time, you'll find you can't help but love him just as I love my lil bro and sis....


PS. We all wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Yay! Concatulations on getting a little brother, Dragonheart ... That's furry wonderful.

Happy Christmouse!

The M's said...

Hello Merlin, welcome to the cat blogosphere.
Dragonheart, soon the two of you will be the best of friends.
Merry Christmas to you all.

The Furry Kids said...

Awwwwwwwwww!!! Merlin is so cute. Momma just went SQUEE! when she saw him. Sending lots of positive thoughts for a smooth transition. Congratulations to you guys and Welcome, Merlin!!!

The Furry Kids said...

PS - We love your new bloggie name. :)

Motor Home Cats said...

Hi Dragonheart,

We can sympathize with you over the new, brother in your house. We have an interloper in our house until Christmas day, and she keeps hissing and growling at us (she has her own room and Mom lets us visit for a few minutes at a time). We have been very polite tho. We are just meowing at her, and I (Tavi) even went up to her to give her a kiss, and she took a swipe at me. Give it some time and you will grow to like each other and then to love each other.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

PS - Welcome Merlin - we think your name goes perfectly with Dragonheart's. We know there is a lot going on right now, but you have 2 wonderful parents and a great big brother.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Welcome Merlin!!
You are precious!
Hope to see lots more of you and your big brofur soon.

~ Miss Emily

Chrissie said...

Many much welcomes to Merlin in his new home! You couldn't possibly do better in your efforts to acclimate them to each other..and I, too, am touched that you slept apart to keep each company and let them know they are loved. Dragonheart is a generous fellow..he'll come 'round. Merry Christmas to ALL of you!

jenianddean said...

Oh my goodness! Merlin is so cute! My mom wants to just kiss his fruitbat ears!!!! You all are going to become best of friends and more importantly loving brothers! We love the picture of you two looking at each other through the window.

We want to wish you all a very merry Christmas! Mom and dad will be home after Christmas, and our blog visiting will hopefully get back to normal.

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Welcome, Merlin! We look forward to reading about you as your grow up and become friends with Dragonheart. Merry Christmas from all of us (including Mom) to all of you.


Anonymous said...

You are so lucky to get a new little brother for Christmas DH. He is very good looking will fit in well with you.

We hope you are your family have a great Christmas!

Karen Jo said...

Hello, Merlin, you sure are a little cutie. Dragonheart, it will take some time to get used to having a little brother, but I'm sure you will get to love each other in time. I really like it that you can see each other through the window. Merry Christmas to all.

Tara said...

Sounds like a pretty normal first day! I hissed at Kavan, and was a bit scared of him as well. And even to this day, I have a hard time playing with the feather toy at the same time he is. It takes time, but I'm sure they will love each other!


Anonymous said...

Merlin you are so cute. welcome.
happy new year.

Andree said...

What a wonderful way to incorporate Merlin into the household: it is so gentle and non-threatening. Especially the sleeping arrangements. He is so beautiful.