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Rosie and Paddy tales/tails

 
 
Vivien
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2005 11:27 am
Laughing oh I can see it!

sensitive? well yes she is to moods and does worry if I'm upset - but I could do with a little more sensitivity when I pick her up when she doesn't want and she growls and moans and swears - such language! and Paddy has learnt it - Casey just used to miaow pathetically looking whoever was there in the eye so that they instantly came to her aid - she had also perfected the silent miaow (like dlowan't ?Miranda). Rosie just gives it to you straight. Paddy's swearing is in a silly little rusty squeak - I wonder if he'll always sound like that or if his voice will develop?

Paddy is growing fast - if he was to get to Mikey's size they'll think there's a panther on the loose

They are getting on much much better - there was certainly a point where I seriously wondered if we'd be able to keep Paddy, He does play too energetically at times - leaping on top of her from on high - which she objects to but it doesn't frighten her any more, simply annoys her and the water spray is working wonders with obedience when told to stop it Very Happy

She goes looking for him to play with. He wants to greet her by touching noses but she won't quite let him yet - I get the feeling she will eventually though the way they are going.

I'm understanding Paddy's expressions better now - he's getting a more expressive little face and losing that wide eyed kitten stare. Being black it is harder to read his face than Rosie's - her mood shows very very clearly. He has the most confident body language - heaven help the neighbourhood if he hadn't been neutered!
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urs53
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2005 05:02 pm
I haven't checked in for a while and it is such a pleasure to read your stories, Vivien.

I just survived the mean Nisse stare that he usually gives me between ten and eleven at night. Then he wants his food. He'll sit on the sofa and just stare at me, going 'mae, mae'. While little Mysan sleeps... Now he is sleeping and she is talking and talking.
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2005 05:36 pm
Urs

I also discover a great deal about you & bigdice via your critter dispatches! :wink: Very Happy
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urs53
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2005 05:45 pm
Oh! Gotta be careful there... ;-)

And by the way, BigDice never gets the Nisse stare! It's just me! And of course it usually works like a charm... My own fault, I know, I know.
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2005 05:52 pm
Very Happy
We can't talk about our critters without giving our true natures away, urs. Most of us are putty & marshmellow at the hands (paws?) of our precious critters! But still, that's the way we like it, obviously! Laughing
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urs53
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2005 06:03 pm
Ah, you are so right there, Olga. Putty... yes, absolutely...

And now they are both asleep and look so very cute. What really gets to my heart is how much they trust us.
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2005 06:07 pm
Quick, get that camera out, urs! Laughing
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urs53
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2005 06:20 pm
Like I don't already have a thousand pictures of them :-) Nisse was dreaming and talking in his sleep a bit. But if they are sound asleep now they probably wake me up at six in the morning. And I am still on vacation...
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 5 Jan, 2005 06:32 pm
Purrrrrfect! Very Happy
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Vivien
 
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Reply Fri 7 Jan, 2005 06:07 am
Some one came to the door as I was getting ready to leave for a meeting at work this morning and Paddy shot out - would the little monster come back in? no way! I had to go and leave him out there - he came back in when I got home quite unabashed.

He's now in and out again playing with Rosie (she's such a scaredy cat she's easy to get in).
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 7 Jan, 2005 06:17 am
Uh oh! Is this Paddy critter going to be a force to be reckoned with, Vivian?
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Vivien
 
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Reply Fri 7 Jan, 2005 11:32 am
oh yes! right from the beginning he was confident and knew what he wanted. He loves to play outside.

We have to get the cat flap fitted so that I don't have to worry Evil or Very Mad

I've never had such a confident cat before - Timmy was brave indoors but worried outside except at night - we'd leave the little high window open and he'd come and go as he wanted. Casey was empty headed and didn't go far or do anything in anyway adventurous - this little monster looks like trouble - prancing about on top of 6 foot fences through climbing roses and clambering (blundering) back down through them with no fear at all. The little thumbs help Very Happy

Rosie is so much better with him now. She wrestles back when he jumps on her and sinks her teeth into him! (not viciously, just playing - if you speak to them they both stop briefly to look at you and then carry on) She's also more confident outside - just within the garden but that's fine, they are safer playing there.
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 7 Jan, 2005 08:13 pm
Ah! Good news about Rosie & the teeth sinking! Go Rosie! Laughing And she's happier outside, too! See, naughty, over-confident boy cats have their uses! :wink:
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Vivien
 
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Reply Tue 11 Jan, 2005 04:15 am
Rosie and Paddy play fighting

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v607/vivien/rosieandpaddyplaying10105006.jpg[/IMG]

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v607/vivien/rosieandpaddyplaying10105003cropcopy.jpg

they fly and up and down stairs like a herd of wildebeest and roll about wrestling - at one point I never thought we'd get to this stage. I seriously wondered if he'd have to return to the shelter when she was so upset and frightened but she's learnt to fight back Very Happy She hardly growls at all at him now.

She's still very possessive - when I came home yesterday I went to pick her up and she scooted out of the way (too busy playing leave her alone! so I picked Paddy up to say Hi - she instantly came back, let me pick her up and cuddled up to me all sweet and loving - little horror!

You can see how much the little Paddy monster is growing too.
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Vivien
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jan, 2005 06:14 am
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v607/vivien/paddyhavingvanquishedthekillerkitchenroll.jpg[/IMG]

Paddy triumphant, having vanquished the killer kitchen roll.
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Montana
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jan, 2005 06:23 am
Awww!!! LOL! Looks like things are coming together Viv :-D
Funny, Cali did the same thing to the paper towels last week, heehee :-D
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jan, 2005 06:34 am
Vivien wrote:
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v607/vivien/paddyhavingvanquishedthekillerkitchenroll.jpg[/IMG]

Paddy triumphant, having vanquished the killer kitchen roll.


Absolutely irresistible, that Paddy! Very Happy
It's been so long since I've had the pleasure of the company of a frisky, naughty kitten. <sigh> This photo brought back memories, Vivian .... of the surprise ankle attacks, my permanently scratched hands, the mad critter flights up the curtains, little pink noses, little pink paws .... <sigh>

PS .... Rosie is absolutely beautiful, too! <just so she doesn't feel left out! Laughing >
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Montana
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jan, 2005 06:39 am
Ahhh, yes, the daily ankle attack is something I know well :-D
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urs53
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jan, 2005 07:36 am
I don't really miss the scratched hands! And we still have the pink noses - so cute :-)

Paddy and Rosie look great together. Good to see that!
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Vivien
 
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Reply Tue 18 Jan, 2005 08:15 am
I had the ankle attacks with Rosie but Paddy doesn't do that - probably as well with those paws! Rosie still pats the hem or your skirt or jeans as you go by.

His little gunslinger swagger is so amazing - he's just so much more confident than any cat we've had in the family. If he gets shut out, no panic, he just curls up under a bush and snoozes - Rosie scrabbles frantically at the door and finally wails to be let in away from the Monsters and Dragons Out There. Cat flap will soon be fitted once kitchen fitters depart (soon PLEASE)

His fur is not as soft as Rosie's but has a sort of glitter to it, it really catches the light. Rosie is thistledown soft.

Paddy seems to love her and she seems genuinely fond of him now - he comes chirruping into a room and climbs up to where she is sleeping peacefully and rubs his face on hers before starting to bite and play, but she puts up with it like a tolerant lion with a cub and eventualy plays - she often falls off the chair as his clambering about makes her lose her balance - she's not so keen on that!
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