Apparently my life dance of 1 step forward, 2 steps back applies to my cats as well.
Siren has been with me since he was a few months old - 6 years now . When he came here he terrorized sweet old JR to the point that I had to keep them separated - if Siren was around JR wouldn't eat and would often vomit from sheer fear.
When JR passed I waited a bit to adopt another, looking for the best possible sibling for Siren.
Along came Mia. The shelter was so full that she was living in a barn and I was told she ruled the tomcats. They followed her and never messed with her.
And that is true ... Although Mia is half Siren's size and several years older she is the boss. All it takes is a look and a hiss and Siren takes off.
It's been over a year and Siren wants to be friends. Mia is not interested.
"I'm playing here Siren, come any closer and you'll be sorry"
"I just want to hang with you. Most of those toys are mine, you don't see me being nasty and selfish"
Until last week this has been as close as they get and they don't stay that way for more than a few moments. Siren makes a move, Mia hisses, Siren leaves.
But then, one magical morning last week, I came upon this ...
Now Mia is deaf and Siren is stealthy so I assumed he got up there while she slept and it would only be a matter of time before hissing would ensue and hair would fly.
I was wrong ...
"Hey! Mom-Person!! She's awake and looking at me and I'm still alive, how cool is this? She likes me, she really likes me."
And they stayed there together for hours ...
I would like to direct your attention to their blankie. It is from the Martha Stewart Nursery Collection, part of the nursery rhymes motif.
We may be savages but we know decor.
Where's the irony?
Well Mia got sick a few days later (I wrote about it on the other blog) and when she returned from the vet Siren couldn't bear her "vet smell" and immediately went back to skulking mode. Mia is so out of sorts that she hisses even when Siren is in another room.
Oh well ... tomorrow is another day.
Go to CAMERA CRITTERS to read about more critters, most of whom are not nearly as nuts as we are.