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.
Check out my no. 2 pic on my page. Joss and I are almost the same size! She's getting bigger every day! I wonder if she'll ever exceed my 17.2 lbs! If she does, I bet the vet puts her on a strict diet!
She loves to rub against me and give me headbonks. I don't like her doing this so I swing at her everytime and let out a shrill squeak! It surely backs her off!
Lastly, we got sun today! Finally! I'm going to enjoy it while I can.
I had to go to the vet yesterday for two shots! Bummer!! A rabies shot and a distemper shot which each are good for three years. Good! I'm glad don't have to go through that each year!
I weigh 17.2 lbs. I lost a tad and the vet said I was a little chubby and it would be good if I lost 2 lbs. She thinks 15 lbs would be a great weight for me. I don't think so because I weighed 17.7 lbs a few years ago and I was told I was good at that weight and wasn't chubby, just big boned. Of course, my catmom was a Maine Coon. I can't help it if my genes make me big!!!! I call this a different opinion from a different vet. I feel great at 17.2 lbs!!!
Lastly, I'm one of the kitties who gave Mommy the most purrs during her bout with the nasty intestinal flu. I'm glad she's doing better now. I don't want our Mommy sick or in the hospital and then strangers would have to come here to help feed me and the rest of the gang.
Well, I'll be on my way. I think Joss, Landy and Sampy may have something to say today too. It's been quite a while since any of us wrote in our diaries.
Also, that dove I wrote about last week came to the back window and taunted Joss. She flung herself at the window pane just like I did. Of course, the bird took off.
Speaking of birds, there are a lot more around now since the weather is getting warmer; bluejays, robins, grackles, finch, woodpeckers, mourning doves, and last of all mockingbirds. We cats have a wild array to look and chatter at.
Today will be a tad cooler that yesterday. I think Mommy said the mid 60's.
Lastly, I think Joss has a screw loose. She constantly talks to herself while she runs all through the house and flings herself into the bathtub. Her vocabulary is much different than the small squeaks and Breeps that I do. Murrrrrup, makak, kak, rrrrrrrrr, then a few regular meows thrown in. Yep, our new sis is a trip and we all love her.
Well, I'm must get back to my Caturday bird watching.