We have a new kitty and he (Azrael) and our resident cat Diablo seem to be getting on okay. They take naps together sometimes and play together and Diablo lets Azrael chew on his tail most of the time... however, I'm concerned about a behavior I'm seeing when Diablo starts to lick the kitten. He'll really get into it, too, which Azrael seems to love, but I've noticed he'll stop licking and take a bite (which I don't believe is hard at all) then he'll continue licking. At the end, Azrael looks drugged out, and I've checked him over and have never found any puncture wounds... and up until today he seemed to tolerate it. An hour ago I was watching the whole process again except it seemed more intense. Diablo had him pinned and was washing up Diablos rear end at one point, and then Diablo's ears were back as were the kittens and they seemed like they were wrestling pretty good with the biting thing. I heard a noise out of Azrael, so I tapped Diablo on the head and he let him go immediately. This behavior really confounds me because other than this licking/biting thing they seem to get on very well together... and Azrael keeps going back for more! I'm going to try to attach a couple of pictures that I took this afternoon... they might be too big... I'll try to resize and attach. Thanks for your comments.
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11/29/03 at 11:25am