Wednesday Update - Tweedle Dum & Tweedle Dee
Thanks to her chicken & potato diet Luna is finally getting over her diarrhea and is feeling much more playful. Today she attempted to take on the whirling furcyclone known as Slooty... with decidedly mixed results.
As Slooty is about a full 50% larger than Luna, we've taken to calling them "Big Sloo"
and "Lil Lu"
around the apartment.
Lil Lu made the mistake of challenging Big Sloo to a playfight this morning, and the gauntlet was thrown down.
For the rest of the day Slooty has been hunting Luna. Hiding behind chair legs, human legs, door jams, boots, boxes, and many more things that don't even conceal her head let alone her entire body, Slooty lies in wait until just the right moment and then sprints ahead and pounces directly on top of Luna.
Lil Lu invariably flops on her back and wrestles for her life against her brutish adopted sister. The play was so fierce today that we got a little worried, what with Big Sloo repeatedly pinning Luna to the floor and going after her jugular.
I read through the Behavior forum though, and had to admit that we haven't had any hissing to speak of. Occasionally Luna will whine (kind of a mehhhhh
) when Slooty pins her and doesn't let her up right away, but nothing any worse than that.
I really wish Luna was as big as Slooty, as I really think Luna could give her what for, but for the time being Slooty is the brute.
The other silly behavior of note are the litterbox shenanigans. Slooty and Luna have separate litterboxes and behave as follows:1.
Luna only uses her own box, never Slooty's.2.
Slooty only uses her own box, never Luna's, but Slooty reserves the right to occasionally pee just outside of Luna's box.3.
Luna always takes the utmost care to very carefully bury her BM's.4.
Slooty never buries her BM's, preferring instead to let us all share in their glorious perfume.5. If Slooty has deposited one such glorious BM, and left it prominently uncovered, and Luna sees it before we do... Luna will walk into Slooty's litterbox and take the utmost care to very carefully bury it for her!
We've witnessed this sequence of events twice today, and can only come to the conclusion that Slooty is the jerk of the family, and Luna is the selfless Angel.
Now for the obligatory photo spam you've all come to expect and love (I hope!)... And please don't hate me for the size, they're ALL under 200kb each and I was instructed to go ahead and toss up em full size!
Luna sure looks cute in this box...
But the truth is Slooty won't let her out!
Luna has already mastered the "I'm the victim!"
But despite all the hunting, ambushes, and occasionally bruised feelings they still find time to curl up on the giant mailbag together for a snooze...
Tomorrow we'll visit the Vet and get the deworming meds. Slooty & Luna are one giant success story at this point and we couldn't have done any of it without the wonderful assistance and emotional support of this forum and its members. These aren't just our kittens, there are your kittens too now!