Monday, January 07, 2008

Meezer & Mancat Monday

Dragonheart:

Thanks again to everyone for their good wishes, prayers and purrs. They've worked, along with the great care I've received from my vets and my mom and dad! I am almost back to normal - I'm just a little less active than I normally am. Merlin and I are playing and sleeping together again, which makes us both very happy. The crazy little fellow started throwing himself against the door to the kitten nursery when he was in there alone! (He was fine if one of our humans was in there with him.) Kittens! They are crazy!

Our humans are also having problems feeding us our separate foods. Merlin needs kitten food because he is still growing, and I need to eat my prescription vishus deer food because of my food allergies, and it's no good for kittens. Once Merlin is grown, we'll both eat my food, but for now, we need to eat separate foods. The problem is, even though I wake my dad up for breakfast, and he goes downstairs and feeds me, and then puts Merlin in the kitten nursery and feeds him, neither of us eats! We stand on either side of the door to the kitten nursery, meowing, and if Merlin is alone in there, he throws himself against the door! My mom has been frantically searching for a vishus deer (venison) food that kittens can eat as well, but although she's found some North American brands, she hasn't been able to find any that are available in Germany. Merlin goes to the vet tomorrow for his booster shots, so she's going to ask her what she recommends.

Dragonheart and Merlin
Dragonheart and Merlin(Click either photo to view a larger image)

Merlin:

I am very happy to have my big brother back to play and to sleep with! He's a lot of fun, although he is obsessed with cleaning my ears, as shown here. I guess they must taste really good or something! As seen in the photos above, we both fit on our mom's lap, although it is a tight fit, and she's says we get heavy after a while. Dragonheart's the heavy one, though. He weighs 3.65 kilos (about 8 lbs). I hardly weigh anything at all! Anyhow, we both like to share either mom or dad's lap, curled up next to each other on either one of them.

51 comments

topcatrules said...

We are thinking of you today! XXX

michico*Adan said...

Dearest Dragonheart,

I am very happy to know you are almost back to normal, which means is great~!! A little surprised high temperature at the first days of year, makes us notice our health more caring~! I think it's not a bad start, but in a good way, it sure closer the relationship with Merlin.

Look at both of you, you can't seperate with each other now, That is super sweet~!!

Dear Merlin,

Having a great big mancat brother is awesome, right? I know that you must love him so so much~!!
Good luck at the vet~! I am sure it will be very good~!!

Purr,
Adan

Daisy said...

I am glad you're almost back to normal. Pixie and I have to ear separate foods, too, since I eat prescription food for my bladder stones. We have separate feeding stations. Mine is up on the counter and hers is on the floor. We do not try to eat each other's food either.

Parker said...

Different foods are a challenge, we know that 'cause 2 of us need to lose weight and 2 of us don't. Mommy has to get creative...

goldenshade said...

What a rough couple of days for everyone. I am glad you are on the mend. Try taking it easy, nap,nap,nap!!

Mickey said...

Dragonheart, I am so happy to hear you are feeling better. I just love to see the two of you snuggled together.Clearly you like each other .
Merlin throwing his body against the door has Mom smiling big bunches!! :)
Stay well, Purrs Mickey

Earl Grey said...

You guys are looking super mancatly today.:)
DH, we're glad to hear that you're feeling better. We hope you feel 100% very soon.
As far as the eating thing goes, Tazo and I won't eat if we're separated either. Tazo always tries to eat my food and it's a drag. So The Mom feeds us our strictly measured portions and then sits in the room with us until we're finished eating. Tazo usually finishes first, so The Mom spends the rest of meal times holding her in her lap. (We're not free-fed because Titus would eat all our food.)
Happy Mancat Monday, dudes!
EG

Caesar and Princess said...

Silly Merlin! Kittens really are such babies. We love these pictures of you two together. We are quite happy to know that you are getting better.
You are a very good mancat brother, Dragonheart!

purrrs

Hot(M)BC said...

Getting back to normal guys, that's great. Hope the beans can find food you like Merlin.
Purrrrs,
your bud Pepi

Kaz's Cats said...

Hi Dragonheart

Great news that you're almost back to normal. It's so cute that Merlin would throw himself against the door just to get to his big brother.

Hey Merlin, remember to eat up all of your special food so you'll grow big and strong like Dragonheart.

Purrs to both of you,

Gypsy & Tasha

Monty Q. Kat said...

I'm glad you're feeling better today!

Maybe if you got to eat at the same time on either side of the gate? That way you could see each other at the same time?

Forty Paws said...

We're glad you're almost back to totally normal DH! It's no fun being fed in separate rooms is it?

Luf, Us

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

That food situation does sound trying! The food we eat is cat/kitten food but its made from the things you are allergic to so that wouldn't work. I hope the vet gives some good advice.

Kaze

Ontario Mortgage Broker said...

wow...they look nice together..when i saw the pictures i miss my little kon...we had three dogs and my little kon and nami are inseparable...but sadly kon just died...:((

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Merlin, I hope your ears do not tast like Vichus Deer Food, otherwise Dragonheart might eat them.

Dragonheart, I am glad you are feeling better.

I have given you both a Bloggers of the World Award!

Trixie said...

Dragonheart I have not been able to blog for a few days and did not know you were sick! I hope so much that you are feeling better. Sending purrs and head butts your way!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am so glad you are so bonded to each other!

London blogger said...

It is so good to hear that you are better and back with your brother. I know when my two get seperated they do not do as well without each other!

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Awww, you two look so adorable snuggling together! Reminds me of me and Donny...

Anyways, mommy had a tough time too when we came home coz we kept trying to eat Casey's food and wouldn't eat our kitten food.

~Marie

Anonymous said...

You guys are SOOOO adorable.

Monty is either reading my mind, or I'm reading his. Can you put the food on either side of the door so you both smell each other and you could both eat without Merlin literally conking his noggin?

Buddy

The Meezers said...

you two are so cute! we was thinking the same thing as Monty, would that work?

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Scout didn't want to stay separate either. We put a baby gate across the door so he wouldn't be totally isolated but he'd just jump it and start exploring. We gave up, and he was on his own quickly.

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

We are so glad that you are feeling better Dragonheart!!

Tara said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better Dragonheart! Kavan does the through himself at the door thing too when he is somewhere he doesn't want to be, and he weighs over 5 kilos!

You two sure look like you love each other.

Tara

Queen Snickers or Empress said...

Me sister has to have special low calories, organic foods fors her health needs. Mommy not can get us different foods, we steels each others, and her's won't hurt me just not enough calories for me high motabolisms so mommy sneaks me extra snacks of meats and healthy treats. Shhh no one tell Snickors! ~Empress

Tripper the Psyko Stray Cat said...

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Junior said...

I am so glad you are feeling better Dragonheart! And I hope your beans get the food situation figured out soon! Those pictures of the two of you snuggling are so cute!

Christine and FAZ said...

Glad you're feeling better DH and I am sure Merlin is too. FAZ

Tybalt said...

I am so glad you feel better, Dragonheart!

You and Merlin are so cute, all snuggled together on your mommy's lap!

DEBRA said...

Oh I am so happy for you Dragonheart, my heart just leaps for joy. Welcome Merlin it is so nice to finally meet you!

Purrs
Abby and Boo

Irishcoda said...

You guys sure are a pair of cuties! It's good to hear Dragon Heart is feeling better although the feeding issue is frustrating when nobody eats it seems like it's a testament to big brother's loverliness that little brother can't bear to be separated--not even for a meal! Hope the vet has some helpful suggestions!

Victor Tabbycat said...

I's glad yur gettin along so well. I wish Bonnie was nicer... but I like her anyway. Is der any way to put Merlin's food on the ofur side of an openin too small fur Dragonheart?

Bonnie an I keep switchin bowls, so Mom's puttin the glue-co-sa-mean on both bowls. Bonnie's teachin me to be more picky bout the canned food so Mom has no idear what we like.

The Furry Fighter said...

that is great news Dragonheart, I am very relieved. that is a pain in the butt about the food situation. i totally understand your problem, we had a similar thing happen when i was switched to the dry catfish stuff and castle was on soft food for 7 days cos he had his teefs out! meowmie had to get up 2 hours earlier than necessary to ensure we were kept apart and eating!

food allergies are a pain...i am dying to tuck into some cheapo CatDonald's type of food.

Sunny's Mommy said...

I'm sorry but I didn't realize you were so ill :-( I'm very glad to hear you're doing much better now. You're a real good kitty for taking pills so well from your humans.

I love seeing the photos of you and your brother. You two have taken to each other quickly :-)

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Glad to hear all da purrs, purrayers and good care are working! Poor Merlin, he's already attached to his big brofur. Maybe yoo could do what Monty Q said, if yoo can see each other eat it wouldn't be like yoo were seperated at all...

Karl & Ruis said...

You bonded! We are so happy - it is very good to have cat company and your humans will figure the food part out somehow! Glad you are over your vicious infection Dragonheart!

snowforest said...

We iz so glad u r doing better Dragonheart ~ keep getting better ~ we are sending all our love and healing purrayers to u, Merlin and ur beans :)

The Devil Dog said...

Mom thinks you two are so cute. She is so glad you are feeling better and are almost all well, Dragonheart. She is also happy you two are getting along so well. So are we, actually.

Roxy & Lucky

TT said...

It's great thats you are feelings better! Merlin makes a very cute little brother for you Dragonheart.

Jan said...

Oh, what adorable photos. You two are so cute together. We're glad you're both doing well.

jans funny farm

Sultanfus and Guy said...

So glad you are better Dragonheart. You and your brother are so cute together! It is nice that you get along. I would never let Guy sit that close to me.


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Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oh my gosh! oh my gosh! you are so so so so so cute together. how sweet.

i'm so glad you're feeling so much better!

i think some of the cats i've seen blogging are fed in different areas of the kitchen like Daisy said. i know counters are usually off limits for kitties, but maybe in this situation there could be an exception. or, your beans could temporarily set up a card table for Dragonheart to eat on that can be put away after mealtime and when you're eating the same foods.

i have to go back and look at that picture again!

Deana said...

Dragonheart I am so sorry I missed the news of your sickness. I have been off the cat circuit for the holidays and another trip this past weekend....I really hope you will be back to your old self soon poor baby. And your brother, how beautiful. Looks like you guys have a good relationship! Good luck to you sweetheart!

jenianddean said...

Awww...you all love each other so much. Dragonheart - you are a great big mancat brother. And Merlin - we are so happy you have blessed Dragonheart's life so much.

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Lux said...

It sure didn't take very long for you two to become the best of buds! Those pictures of you together are just too precious!

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so happy you are feeling better. You looks so comfortable cuddled up together. Good luck on the food situation.

Maybe you can be fed on each side of the door where you can see each other, but still be separated?

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Eric and Flynn said...

That is such a sweet photo of you both snuggled up together.
We tried to post yesterday but we have a lot of trouble with your blog freezing our computer, we don't know why. Do you know if anyone else has the same problem?

Eric and Flynn said...

ps
We usually wait for the screen to unfreeze then after the first time we can leave a comment, but yesterday it kept freezing and we couldn't get to the comment form.

The Crew said...

We're so happy you're almost back to your old self, D!

What great photos. It's obvious Merlin has bonded with you already.

Max is the same way with me. He likes to nap where I am and if I get up, he follows me to see where I'm going. It's really great having a brother!

George

Used College Textbooks said...

That is the picture of real comfort. I'm sure that they are enjoying the warm of life.

Starbuck and Torrey said...

Starbuck always eats Sebastian's food and Torrey always eats Starbuck's food. Sebastian will only eat Sebastian's food, so, feeding time is difficult as they all have to be separated!

Torrey stays in the cat playroom, Sebastian in the guest toilet and Starbuck in between them both in the hall. When Sebastian is done, he is let out to be with Torrey, or starts throwing himself against the door and hollering! It took quite a few weeks of patience to get them to eat (and sometimes skipping a few meals - although not to many as that can be dangerous to house cats). And did I mention patience!! =)

Torrey and Sebastian are now fine, but Starbuck still doesn't eat all his food and spends most of meal time creating one huge vocal commotion that makes the neighbors think we must be torturing him! He does, however, eat enough and has a stable weight!

Good luck with your situation! I have no suggestions except possibly letting them miss a meal (but making sure they do eat everyday)... to make sure they're really hungry and then giving it a go!

Keep us updated! I'm interested to know how it works out!