Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The cat and the kitten

I have seven cats. I've had nine, but that was when I volunteered at the animal shelter. Anyway, Mr. Peeps is a red or ginger Maine Coon bred by a friend at work. He is about 6 years old and is very friendly to new cats. Here's his picture:

mr. peeps in close up summer 2007

Sabrina, a domestic short hair calico, came into my house in October 2006 when she was 4 months old. She immediately fell in love with Mr. Peeps and he with her. She could be all sassy and kitteny and he wouldn't mind at all. She must be about 8 months old in this picture of her sleeping peacefully on her body pillow...Mr. Peeps!

sabrina and mr. peeps summer 2007 now this is sleeping

Like lots of youngsters, she moves around a lot while she sleeps. Here is one of my favorite pictures of her and Mr. Peeps while they were sleeping together one afternoon:

sabrina and mr. peeps summer 2007  this is sleeping

He is not a happy cat-purr (camper) with her foot on his throat!! However, they shifted positions slightly and he fell back asleep. She half woke up at one point and tried to bite his ears! Everyone thinks I need to protect the kittens from the male adult cats. It's been my experience that the alpha males need protection from the girly kittens! LOL

He'll mess around with the other cats and try to establish his alpha-ness over them. But now that she's an adult cat, Sabrina will chase him around the house!!