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Brotherly Balance

One thing I’m really happy about:  I’m recognizing an “old-self” aspect of Bugs coming back.  The reserved, contemplative, concerned side of him. He’s been choosing his moments carefully to approach me.  He draws near slowly, looks in my eyes, purrs … Continue reading

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Enough Is Enough

I think that might be what Fang was trying to say here. He never did that in the month he was cooped up all the time in Base Camp.  And he didn’t do anything like that in the last three … Continue reading

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Great Day In The Morning

The lovefest continues, on the bench I moved from Base Camp into the east window. This ended in a tussle, both cats falling off — but it was a gentle landing.  Bugs is back there now and Fang’s grooming next … Continue reading

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Double-Wide Load

Teresa’s back in town, to the rescue thank Cod.  Here are the boys, taken toward the tail-end of Thursday’s Tellington session.  (Check out the scary video of Linda Tellington-Jones herself, working her magic, at the end of this post.) The … Continue reading

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Return From De Nile

Let’s call the question conclusively settled:  One cat grooming another is an expression of assertiveness.  Here’s a snapshot of this morning’s action. The Beginning:  Awwww The Devolution:  Oyyyyyyy Fangie shows why his name fits. I did a phone consult with … Continue reading

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Paddling in De Nile

The more I see of this grooming behavior, the clearer it seems that Bugs is expressing assertiveness, not necessarily affection.  The pattern is that Fang will be occupying one of Bugs’s favorite spots.  Bugs will lope up, stand over Fang, … Continue reading

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Grooming Goes On

Bugs started this. Didn’t last long, though.  Fangie got rambunctious.  Bugs prairie-dog’d him.  Fangie ran off.  I praised Bugs. This was yesterday.  This morning the same pattern repeated itself — only this time, Bugs bumped Fang off the raffia mat, … Continue reading

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Return From The Dark Place

I was awakened again at 2:00 this morning to find Fang in my arms – and Bugs grooming Fang’s head vigorously.  This went on for around ten minutes.  I don’t exaggerate.  He covered every hair on Fang’s head with Bugs-spit.  … Continue reading

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Aerial Combat, Recovery

It’s quiet as I write now.  The boys have sh*t-showered-and-shaved.  (Poop Patrol 2012, say halleluyah with me now.) Time for maneuvers. Fang takes the citadel.  He quotes Monty Python: “Take that, you English pig-dog!  I f*rt in your general direction!” … Continue reading

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Train Under Own Steam; CopyCat Yakk

This morning Bugs pooped.  A decent, respectable amount.  Not the purple mountains’ majesty we had envisioned – but it’ll do for a start.  I’m thinking of it like a local train. Take your time, Bugs.  No rush.  As long as … Continue reading

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