The fluffy white one was the adoptive father. Within the first day of little Hobbes being introduced, the hisses were already gone and he went into full parent mode. The first 2 years, Hobbes was attached to Moomoos hip, but has since grown his independence in this last year. They still cuddle from time to time but definitely not as often anymore. Moomoo has always been extremely social, he grew up with a litter of 5, and when I moved, he was introduced to 3 other cats that he got along with perfectly.I've never had cats that would cuddle together. Best I can do is some that would actually groom each other. My current black-and-white fluffball, Chipsie, is apparently a sociopath for any creature not me, and even me she only tolerates when I try to hold her. She does love the ear scratches, and she greets me when I get home for work, she likes to be in the same room I'm in, but she won't sit in my lap or try to snuggle up at night. My newest, Maserati, is still a kitten, not quite a year old, and quite playful. He wants to sleep with me at night, and he yells at me in the mornings about an hour before I want to get up, which is annoying.
But these two together are not peaceful. Chipsie swats and hisses, and Mazzie eventually gives up.
Even the numerous prior cats I've had, however snuggly they are with me, were never snuggly with each other. I really want to see my cats cuddling up together!
Ive gotten very lucky with these last two cats. They're probably the best cats I've had my whole life, especially in the social aspect. They still do get mad at each other from time to time but most of the time theyre just having fun or hanging out.Getting Mazzie as a kitten, I was hoping something maternal would kick in with Chipsie. Nope. Whack, hiss, scream. Over time it has developed that he is allowed to approach her, and they even sniff noses before she whacks him. They can even share a sofa or a bed, but not close to each other.
I've never heard Mazzie hiss until last month, when I took them with me to visit she-who-I'd-like-to-be-with-forever, who has six cats of her own, and actually picked another one up from a friend while I was there who may have had a stroke. (The cat, not the friend.) Anyway, Chipsie, being the sociopath that she is would hardly ever leave the room we set up for them, while Mazzie was just one of the boys after only a day. There were a couple of cats that were aggressive to him and he hissed right back, so good boy! He became part of the morning feeding routine, even. I was there a couple of weeks, and during the last 2 or 3 days Chipsie started to venture out and explore, but whenever approached by one of the other cats she high-tailed it back upstairs.
That cat she picked up from her friend was in bad shape the first night, and we didn't expect him to survive. He was breathing OK, eating just a little bit, and drinking water OK, but it was apparent that he'd gone blind, and was clumsy when moving. He made it the night, and spent a couple of days at the vet. When he came home he was significantly better but still in obvious distress. He was eating much better, using the litter box as expected, but still slow in moving, although not so out-of-balance as the first night. We think he can perceive light but we're not sure he can actually see. His hearing seemed OK.
Mine has gone from garden dweller to lounge dweller as the rainy season has progressed.
Always nice to see Bunbuns again. Are the other cats still around?
Unfortunately not since I moved houses a few years back. BunBuns was the only one who had the potential to adjust to the new place. Other kitties had their own group and territory so I didn’t want them to go through the stress of a new environment.Always nice to see Bunbuns again. Are the other cats still around?
So far so good, it got the surgery (bone stabilized with a tiny nail) and the doc said the wing should heal in a couple of weeks. I'm giving it a drop of anti biotics in the morning and before I go to bed for the next 5 days to ward off any infections.
Has your furball mostly ignored the bird?So far so good, it got the surgery (bone stabilized with a tiny nail) and the doc said the wing should heal in a couple of weeks. I'm giving it a drop of anti biotics in the morning and before I go to bed for the next 5 days to ward off any infections.
I put it in a dog kennel (indoors) with some twigs for it to sit on. The bird likes eating the apples and walnuts I'm giving it and everything seems fine - so far. fingers crossed
Sorry to hear about your experience with the baby squirrel - I tried to rescue a baby hedgehog but it also ended badly. I know how hard this sucks.