Skills: He rises up on his haunches and runs after Bailey like this and flings his arms at him.
Arrival Story: My friend's co-worker's Maine Coon cat mated with a domestic shorthair and had three kittens (all black). There were two boys and one girl. I got one of the boys. After I got him home, I noticed that he was more than solid black especially on his tummy, head and neck. When his fur is parted in these areas, you see white and not black. This is a smoke. Also, he has stripes everywhere that are under the coat of black. His hair is still short, but getting longer on the britches and tummy. It looks like his hair is spiked. The texture of his coat is like that of my black lambswool/angora hat.
Bio: He has just gotten the bill of health from the vet and I let him play with my boys Sampson Silver Dollar and Bailey Gray Cloud. Samp was pretty good with Merlin and trilled at him. Also, Bailey did the same. All three of them trill to each other. Merlin and Bailey are already friends and have supervised playtimes as Bailey is much, much bigger and sometimes a little rough (in my opinion). When Merlin grows a little more (perhaps a month from now) he can have the run of the house just like Samp and Bail. Currently, Merlin is a little guy and only weighs 2.6 lbs. Bailey is about 12 lbs. and tried to sit on him. I instantly had to break that up. Merlin is so young and hasn't developed his full purrsonality (as cats call it) yet. As his growth progresses, more and more photos will be added here along with developing personality traits.
Diary Picks for 2009: 8/31, 11/5 and 11/8.
I can't believe that it's almost March. I'm so excited that Catster isn't shutting down! What a pawsome relief that is for all of us!
We've been busy around here and the weather has been a roller coaster ride. We've had deep snow which has melted because of the heat wave we had this weekend. It got up to 63 degrees both days. Unfortunately, a cold front is heading this way tonight and we'll drop to 43 degrees during the daytime tomorrow. More snow is expected on Wednesday. I hope not! We've had too much snow already. Believe me, I'm ready for springtime!
Anyway, I got to run. It's time for my beauty sleep.
Just think that two years ago tomorrow, the vet's office accidently gave Mommy a bag of dry dog food instead of dry cat food. At first, I thought she was bringing home a dog. Horrors! It was just a mistake and Mommy was able to return it. Thank goodness she didn't open the bag accidently!
It's hard to believe that happened two years ago! It seems just like yesterday!
From then on, Mommy always double checks the bag of Royal Canin SO to make sure it's not the dog kind again.
Anyway, this is my sad entry. I, too will miss Catster. I love Catster! I grew up on Catster! Purrlease, someone save our beloved site!! PURRLEASE!!!
Also, a lot of our friends are on FB so we'll keep in touch. Some aren't on FB and it'll be goodbye. Sad, very sad!
Anyway, I'll try to blog as much as possible until that sad day of March 3rd.
I'm a bigger boy today! Today is my eighth birthday and also my litter mate, Kali's! Also, everyone is getting free balloons and cakes because it's DOGSTER's tenth birthday. Happy birthday, DOGSTER and me!
I also thank HQ for the cake and MR. D for the balloons and cake. Also, I thank those of you who have sent us the hot cocoa's on the weekend.
More thank you's go out to:
1. FRED & TYSON - lovely star;
2. PITTBUTTON - yummy shrimp;
3. BELLA - lovely blue rosette;
4. PLATELICKER - yummy cake;
5. GLEEK - yummy cake;
6. SMILEY & MAC & LUIGI - cool comment & football;
7. MOOSE - pawsome pawmail;
8. MR. D & Family - cool football;
9. VARIOUS FRIENDS - balloons & cakes in celebration of DOGSTER 's 10th anniversary.
Mommy is currently having computer issues and a new DSL modem will be arriving here some time (hopefully) by the end of this week. Anything we do is on her IPad or iPhone now and photo reordering can't be done on those. That's why we still have our Catmas pages up on my birthday. Maybe she can fix my page during her lunch hour at work. We'll see.
Anyway, everything else is going great! In fact, Mommy just got in touch with an old childhood friend the other day through a group on FB! They both are so excited about how you can hook up with people you haven't seen in a long time via computers. She found another old friend from the 1970's last year and she doesn't live far away. Her new found childhood friend lives is sunny Florida!
Well, that's about it for now. It's almost breakfast time.
Purrs and Breeps,
P.S. Mommy took a pic of me singing Happy Birthday to meeee! It's now on FB and will be put as #1 on my page during her lunch hour. It's now the last pic on my page (IPad doesn't work on reordering pics)