Monday, January 14, 2008

Meezer & Mancat Monday

When our humans are out running, it's nice to have a brother to curl up with. They were running for over two hours yesterday, so it was nice having company while they were gone!

Dragonheart: I really like grooming Merlin, especially his ears! I'm 100% back to normal after my health scare a week and a half ago, and it's great having a little brother to curl up with and play with!

Dragonheart and Merlin
Merlin: Dragonheart is lots of fun to curl up with and play with. He's a great wrestler! He's a little too obsessed with grooming me, though, especially my ears. I guess he thinks I don't do a good enough job grooming myself, and our humans don't do a good job bathing me and cleaning my ears.

Dragonheart and Merlin
In regards to our differences post that we made on Thursday, most of the differences are due to personality, and not due to age. Merlin squirms a lot more than Dragonheart did at Merlin's age. Right from the start, Dragonheart never squirmed when being bathed, having his nails trimmed, or having his ears cleaned, unless it started taking too long. He's always been a "good boy" at the vet, sitting quietly and letting the vet do whatever is necessary (except when having his temperature taken - he's squirmed at that). Merlin, on the other hand, is always squirming. Trimming his claws, cleaning his ears, and giving him a bath is a lot more challenging, because he won't stay still and is always moving!

As for the fact that we've become such good friends so quickly, part of it is due to the fact that we are Sphynx. Sphynx are very friendly, social cats, and we love attention! Generally, Sphynx prefer human companionship - we love being around people and meeting new people. When it is time to relax, our favourite place to curl up is in a human lap. When a human isn't available, however, another Sphynx is the next best thing! We are both very friendly cats, so we've become fast friends and inseparable.

43 comments

Chairman Mao said...

You are two superduper mancats! What preshus pickshures of you. And it is sooooo wunnerful to have a bruther. I love Marilyn and Dorydoo, but I love Brainball the absolute bestest. We rassle and cuddle and play -- and he likes to groom me, too!

It's great to have a wunnerful sibling. I'm so happy for you two bruthers!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao.

michico*Adan said...

I am so glad you both become the best brother, best buddy~~~
That is wonderful~!

I thinks squirmed at bath is good enough, I am screaming from the beginning to the end~~ So, Merlin is great, hahaha~~

MoMo said...

Gosh, you two look so cosy together! Nice to see brothers getting on so well. Bath - I would do more than squirm!

Gattina said...

They really are very cute together ! It's just like Arthur and Rosie. Arthur being a male is much more opener for cat relationships then the females, they are honnestly awful between themselves ! Only Kim never hisses or does anything agressif not with cats and not with humans.
(my cats & funny stories)

Eric and Flynn said...

How cute you are snuggled in your bed together. It's nice to have a brother to wash your ears. We do that for each other, but Eric sometimes gets carried away and holds me down. Sometimes I think he will wash them right off.
About the tap water, we have soft water in SW England and it is good to drink.

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

My dearest brother Dragonheart! It warms my old kitty heart to see you so cuddly with your little Merlin! You are better again and REALLY warms my heart.
I hope you can tell me about the meezer rescue group you got my blanket pad from. I am on a special mission and need to know.
I also wanted to let you know that your blogsite is almost impossible for me to open most days and I often have to try 5 or 6 times to get in....just do not think I do not try to visit. I love you and you are always in my thoughts...Peach

Ramses said...

You'z kinda like furless Aby's we'z very fond of human attention and fuss, but when we can't get that or just don't feel like it another Aby makes the bestest snuggle buddy! Oh and Merlin I'z totally understand what it's like to have your ears obsessively cleaned... ;) Has he tried cleaning between your toe pads yet? That's even more tortuous to put up with, cause it tickles soooo much! :)

Mickey said...

Mancats know how to show brotherly love :)
Now that 85% of our snow is gone and we had a week and a half of warm weather, we can expect up to 20cm snow! Winter is back :)
Purrs Mickey

Caesar and Princess said...

We love these pictures!
Dragonheart is a wonderful big brother. We had a cornish boykitty named Cubby for a while but he hated us :-( he wanted to be boss of us and he was just a little shrimp and he was mean. We had to give himm away even though mommie loved him.

You and Merlin make a wonderful team and we like that a lot! Even our daddie came over to look at these pictures and he thinks you two are cool guys!

Love, headbutts and purrs,
Caesar

Caesar and Princess said...

Oh. yeah.
Princess and I are a lot like you. Very well behaved and no squirming :-) even now when we get our subq's. Prinnie is very still and I get a little squirmy if mom is taking too long.

purrrs, ~~C

Parker said...

Brotherly love is a wonderful thing, and it's good to have different personalities - it doesn't get too boring that way!

Yoggie said...

You two are sooooooo sweet!!!

DEBRA said...

It's so great that both of you became such fast and good friends so quickly. I'm still adapting to my 4 other brothers and sisters...and it's been 2 1/2 years.

Purrs
Abby

The Meezers said...

is Merlin putting stinky goodness or something in his ears that's good to eat?

Tara said...

You two look very cozy there, its good to have a diversion when Mom and Dad are busy!

Tara

zevo calamari said...

Best friends forever.... that is the best!

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

We think it is great that you two are such good friends. We are not, in fact Jack is really mad at Dante right now. Mommy wishes we would get along better so maybe we will try...

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Merlin, kittens have been known to be a bit spotty when it comes to personal hygiene. It takes them awhile to learn to do a thorough job. We think Dragonheart is cleaning your ears and showing he loves you at the same time.

Tybalt said...

Dragonheart, you and Merlin look so adorable snuggled together! Grooming ears must be an older sibling thing . . . my sister Ivy is forever pinning me down to groom my ears for me!

Jimmy Joe said...

I'm glad you guys have each other to play with and stay warm in the winter!
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Cheysuli and gemini said...

You look like you have very clean ears Merlin. Dragonheart is doing a very good job!

Junior said...

That is so cool that you learned to get along so quickly! Meowm thinks it is sweet that Dragonheart likes to clean Merlins ears so much.

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Those pictures made my Mum AND me gasp and go SQUEEEEEE! You guys are just adorable and I love how you curl up together.

Dragonheart is being a very good big brother by grooming your ears for you, even if he is obsessed with it : )

Daisy said...

Dragonheart and Merlin, I am so glad you two have become fast friends.

jenianddean said...

Maggie likes to groom Huggy Bear's face. She has started grooming my face also. My mom can't stop saying "Awwww" when she looks at you and Merlin.

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Sultanfus and Guy said...

Ma loves looking at the two of you all cuddled together. She keeps wishing that Guy and I would do that. Yeah right. Ma tells me to be nice so I go over to Guy and give him the bitey. I will never be nice to that stinky boy. Keep dreaming.

Dragonstar said...

Lovely to have a brother-friend for company.

Artsy Catsy said...

Dragonheart & Merlin, you are perfect role models for brothers everywhere!

Thank you for helping me wish my beansister a happy birthday!

Rocky

TT said...

DH you certainlys are very sweets to your brother Merlin. Merlin I thinks you are rights, DH thinks you don'ts clean your ears enough.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Well, maybe Merlin won't be so squirmy after he gets used to being bathed and clipped. I don't like it, but I don't need to have a bath as often as a Sphynx does.

You two look very cute together!

MoMo said...

Sydney water tastes pretty bad. The vet says I have to drink more and the only way SS can entice me to drink is by collecting rainwater because I don't like filtered water either. I am so glad that I am not the only cat who dislikes tap water.

The Furry Kids said...

Awww! You guys look so cute. Is that a sleeping bag? It looks super warm and comfy!
We're glad that you got the milk jug rings. Those are EG's favorite thing ever. Except he can only play with them when Momma can watch him and make sure he doesn't chomp them. hee hee

Love,
Tazo

The Crew said...

D, when Merlin grows up do you think you'll both fit in the bag?

The Cat Realm said...

We are so happy that you two have become such close and wonderful friends!!! And you both are so adorable! Not times two but square two!
And thank you so much for coming to Miss Peach's tea party on board the cruise sip. It was fun having you there and we hope you enjoyed it!
Karl

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Happy Mancat Monday, Dragonheart and Merlin! You are such a precious and snuggly brother duo. I just love the pictures of you two cuddling!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Skeeter And LC said...

You sure are enjoyin havin a brother, Dragonheart! We are so happy for you...

The Devil Dog said...

It is wonderful that you are enjoying each other so mucg. Lucky and I are very glad for you. You are also extremely cute in the photos.

Roxy

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Awe Merlin, maybe it's just Dragonheart's way of showing affection.

Chen & Ollie said...

Oh you guys are too cute together!! We're glad you're fast friends and bruthers now!!
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Kaz's Cats said...

Nice photos - we like how you two will snuggle up together in the sleeping bag. You're very cute mancats,

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

Gretchen said...

Everyone sounds happy at your house. You have a good brother.

Hugs...G

Sunny's Mommy said...

That's a great bed you have there. It looks so furry and warm :-)

It sounds like your Mom and Dad are going to have their hands full taking care of Merlin's grooming needs, since it doesn't appear he'll outgrow his squirminess.

Skeezy said...

I can understand gitting sqirmy win yer tempercher gits taken. It's imberrussing and it kinda gives my urjes.