Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Boxing Day & Meezer Rule Wednesday

Dragonheart and Merlin


I hope everyone who celebrates Christmas had a wonderful Christmas Day. Today is Boxing Day and the Second Day of Christmas. I must admit, I am getting used to the little guy. He is a cute little fellow, I will give him that, and he purrs like there's no tomorrow. The minute you touch him, he starts purring. My humans seem to love the fact that he purrs so easily. Although I like to purr, you do have to earn my purrs with a bit of petting or head rubs or chin scritches.

The little guy seems to be okay, though. I like curling up next to him when we are both napping - he gives off as much heat as I do. The only problem is that we have to share mom or dad's lap. I do like grooming him too. I still have to show him who's boss though, but he seems to recognize that I'm the one in charge here.

We both received lots of wonderful gifts for Christmas, including our fabulous Secret Paws package from Fat Eric. As soon as my mom downloads the photos off the camera, I will share them with you.

Anyhow, I think I'll get used to having this little kitten around. It is kinda fun having someone to boss around, although my humans won't let me get too rough with him.

Dragonheart and Merlin

This is my first Meezer Rule Wednesday! My rule is this: Always do your best to look cute. When you look cute and adorable, humans seem to forgive a multitude of mistakes! Looking cute while purring at the same time seems to work even better!

We celebrated something that they called Christmas yesterday! It was wonderful. I got to explore another room in the house - the family room! It was very exciting. The big Sphynx and I received lots of new toys to play with, and the big Sphynx and I even played together. We also napped together a couple of times. The big Sphynx seems okay, except he's always trying to groom me! My ears, face, back, belly, legs, tail, bum, and even my very private parts that I'm not sure I like having him groom! He also keeps attacking me at times, pinning me down and biting my neck, even though I'm on my back and showing him my belly. He hasn't hurt me, though, and a couple of times I've managed to get in a couple of bites on his ears.

Mom & Dad:

Well, the two boys seem to be getting along better, when they aren't trying to kill each other, that is. They have slept curled up next to each other several times now, and like to play together. Dragonheart loves grooming Merlin, all over, and Merlin seems to like most of it - he purrs when Dragonheart is grooming him, except when he gets to certain spots.

They seem to want to eat each other's food! Although we put them in separate rooms at mealtimes, if there's any left over, Dragonheart tries to eat Merlin's kitten food, and vice versa. It wouldn't be a big deal if it wasn't for Dragonheart's food allergies.

Dragonheart seems to be the dominant "alpha" cat. At times he "attacks" Merlin, grabbing the kitten by the scruff of his neck with his teeth, and Merlin turns over onto his back and shows him his belly. From what we've read, this is normal behaviour, and as long as they aren't hurting each other, to let it happen. Merlin doesn't seem to try to run away or hide when this happens, he just growls or makes a funny little unhappy noise.

We are giving both of them lots of attention, and all of us are sleeping in the kitten nursery at night - Dragonheart curls up at our feet, or behind the knees of one of us, and Merlin seems to like being up next to a chest, or under and armpit!

Merlin is definitely a friendly little fellow. He seems to love humans even more than Dragonheart! Dragonheart loves being around people and meeting new people, and purrs easily, but you do have to earn his purrs. Merlin purrs at the slightest touch. He wants to always be either next to one of us or in a lap, except when he's running around like a crazy kitten, playing hard! He's even more energetic than Dragonheart was as a kitten, which is amazing! He just bounces around, attacking or playing with his toys, and running through the room. Like a typical kitten, he is either "go go go" or sleeping. No middle ground.

So the two boys are starting to get along, and hopefully things will continue to improve.


Karen said...

I am glad santa was good to you 2. I am also glad you are starting to get along.

Parker said...

This is wonderful! I knew you two would be A-OK once you got to know each other!

Tyler said...

Great news guys! Keep up the good work.

Peace, love and purrs,

HRH Yao-Lin said...

This is fantastic news Dragonheart - and I am positive things will get better and better. The behavious you described is almost exactly how Baby Mao and I were when he first joined the household. Although I have NEVER licked his private parts. I could never stoop so low. x

Monty Q. Kat said...

Aw, I'm glad you guys are gettin' along better now. Merry Christmas!

Mickey's Musings said...

Dragonheart, it is good to see you two snoozing together:) I'm glad you have a buddy now and ,as Yao-Lin would point out, someone to blame things on,Heehee
You are a couple of cities for sure!!
Purrs Mickey

Mr. Chen and Ollie said...

Congratulations to the whole family!! Sounds like everyone is really starting to get along well now. We bet Dragonheart and Merlin will be thick as thieves before you know it! We all are glad you had a very Merry Christmas and wish you a very happy Boxing Day today (but, DH - please don't take that too literally with your new little brother).
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Quilt Granny said...

Dis is very gud dat you gots a new brofur. I likes him alredy and i and i betcha you will learn to luv him. Mine brofur ed learned to luv me aftur just a few dayz. Yup. I is just kur-e-us abut youse guys learned how to take off yur fur coats. Does yu putz dem back on when you goes outside? I gotz to keep mine on all da time, an I never ever goes outside.

Bye for now, love Phinney data babee cat

Quilt Granny said...

must apologize for my little brother Phinney. He has never seen a beautiful Sphynx cat before. I will take him to a website today and explain to him about all the different beautiful types of cats in the world. Happy New Year.

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

See Dragonheart, told ya stealing another cats body heat was fun. Speedy is soooo warm dat Zippy and I will both lay by him with just a little bit of growling. He doesn't allow any fighting tho, not even fun rassling atween us gerls. Yoo and yoor little brofur are gonna have so much fun now!

LZ said...

Yeah!! You two wasted no time in getting along. Merlin, you sound like me purring at the slightest touch and those bursts of energy. Have fun you two!


michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Thanks, Dragonheart, Merlin, and Mom & Dad, you all doing very detail description and I love reading all of that.

Finally 2 of you find a way to be with each other, I think that is terrific~!!!!
I think there will be more "adjustment" time. But I believe it will be great~!!!!

And Dragonheart, you are a great big brother. :)

Your rule is very true.

Daisy said...

Yay! I am so glad you two are getting along so well already. Dragonheart, I am like you: the beans have to work a little bit to earn a purr from me.

Aloysius said...

I'm glad you two are getting friendly.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Yayy we were glad to see you both napping together. When we were young, Eric used to grab me by the neck and I'd roll over just like you are. Now he sometimes still does it, or sometimes I will do it to him, or whap him. Mum doesn't think either of us is the dominant one now though.

The Wanderer said...

Welcome little Merlin! We is glads you is getting along better wif your big sphyinx brofur.

Christine and FAZ said...

The best of friends. FAZ

The Meezers or Billy said...

YAY!!! we are glad you're getting along better now!! WOO HOO!!!
I always show my belly to Sammy so that he will rassle wif me. It's my sign I want to play. - Miles

I have posted your rule on the Simply Siamese blog Merlin! - Sammy

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, my mom is oohing and awwing about how wonderful it would be to have a kitten ... so no way am I letting her read this post! It's wonderful the way you and Merlin are getting along, Dragonheart, but I'm telling my mom just the opposite!


Rosemary B❤️ said...

We really enjoyed reading this today.
This is a great blog update from all of you. We are happy!

Happy 2nd day of Christmas!

Queen Snickers, Empress and Princess Renna said...

That is so wonderful the two of yo are doing so well together! Momma is all cheers!! I just started grooming Empress's forehead and ears but that is all. :) ~Queen Snickers

Gemini and Ichiro said...

You guys look so cute together. I think the sleeping up near the face must be a meezer thing. Meezers love to do that!

Shaggy and Scout said...

Great news and such sweet pictures!

Chrissie said...

Yay! This is excellent news! So glad to see "The Boys" getting along so well and that Dragonheart is actually grooming him and that Merlin likes it! That's a terrific present, isn't it?

Jan Price said...

Glad things are going so well for all of you.

jan's funny farm

Leslie said...

Trixie only licks my head, and only after I headbutt her, hard. But after about three licks, her eyes glaze over, she does a half smile, then she goes for my throat and bites!

I never learn. I keep going back for more.

The Cat Realm said...

This reminds me a lot of Emil and me! Emil purrs at the slightest touch also and VERY loudly, you can hear him miles away! I would love to groom him but he is too hyper - always tries to wrestle and play - A lot of times I then play with him but sometimes I have to whap him and then he leaves and attacks Mrs. OZ hahahahahahaha - she has gotten used to him too now.
It is good to have fellow cats living with you!!!!

Anonymous said...

wow -- all things considered, i think they're getting along fabulously.

i've put cats together that never got along after 15 years -- just agreed not to try to kill each other.

congrats, and welcome to the new baby. i look forward to watching him grow.


catsynth said...

Happy boxing day, Merlin and Dragonheart!

The Devil Dog said...

We are so happy you two are getting along better. That is so great. It is fun to have a family.

Happy Boxing Day

Roxy & Lucky

Just Ducky said...

Glad the two of you are getting along a little better.

The Misadventures Of Me said...

You twos looks so cutes togethers!

Boy said...

Yay! I'm so gwad both of you are getting awong! So it's nice to have someone to boss awound? Hmm...maybe I shall have to think about that. Because that wooks wike what's going to happen here vewy soon!

Andree said...

It's fascinating how quickly the two boys are adjusting. Since cat behavior is so baffling at times, I'm wondering if the food thing is a dominance thing, too — "who's the boss" sort of thing. I know I read once that in a house of cats, the oldest female will eat more, even to the point of throwing up, just to show the others who rules and is capable of and worthy of eating the most. I have seen it happen here. The photos are beautiful: blue is their color!

Poppy Q said...

Herrow Merlin, You is very cute and I am glad you and your brother are snuggling together now.

A belated Merry Christmas to you and a happy and healthy new Year to you guys and your fambly.

I hopes there is lots more snoozing by the fire and lots of purring.

poppy Q