We trooped upstairs and entered the cat room slowly. Juno and Harvey were curled up together in one of the cat beds that was conveniently occupying a beam of sunlight. At the sight of the dog, both kittens tensed up looking ready to run. I reached out both hands to pet them and they relaxed, keeping a wary eye on Ray who was nosing along the edge of the bed looking for them.
"It's ok," I told the cats, "He won't hurt you."
|See guys, I'm just one of the clowder.|
Juno looked at Ray inquisitively. I could tell that she knew she could handle the dog if need be.
Although Ray usually launches himself, all four feet at once, onto our bed, Harvey, Juno and I watched as the dog jumped his front feet up on bed in a spot not occupied by any of the other cat beds, found purchase on the edge of the bed with one uncertain back foot, and awkwardly hauled up his lanky frame to stand on the bed.
|I just want to share the sunlight is all.|
Ray shifted his weight. Harvey's purr abruptly stopped and, deciding he didn't want to take any chances, the little cat took off for the safety of the cat tree.
Meanwhile, just like sisters everywhere, Juno was poking her new brother to see if she could get a reaction. And just like brothers everywhere, Ray took the bait and reacted.
|I'm sorry, but I'm very uncomfortable with this whole scenario.|
I think I'll depart.
|I don't know, he seems pretty harmless to me.|
|Hey Harvey! His behind smells just like yours!|
|I wonder what he feels like...|
|OMG, that cat is touching me, isn't she?|
|Where is she. I'm going to touch her back.|
FYI, the cats are at the vet's getting spayed and neutered. If all goes well, Harvey will be back today. Juno will be released sometime tomorrow. Also FYI, Juno is not seven months old as was listed on her rap sheet. She is about four months old, like Harvey.
I can't believe how quiet it is around here. Two little cats sure can make a lot of noise. We can't wait till they're back.