Friday, September 9, 2011

Hank and Merlin, my first two cats.

Hank was my first cat.

He was an orange tabby people lover.

He was gregarious and a talker. I was still going to school

and working, so I thought I would get another cat to keep him company.

For his one year birthday.
I went back and got his sister, same momma, next litter.
Merlin was a beautiful dilute tortoiseshell.

Hank was horrified! Hissed at me, hissed at her, was totally obnoxious.

I put Merlin in the bathroom to keep her safe, and

I called my baby sister to come down and
be Merlin's mommy, so that Hank would calm down. This was my

first kitty integration and I wasn't sure what I was doing.

After several days she called me at
work to let me know that they were cuddled up together on the
papason chair, sleeping. It Worked! He was always MY cat,
and Merlin was HIS

(Hank's) cat. It wasn't till 11 or 12 years later,

after he died, that Merlin became MY cat.
She was such a snuggler.

I still miss them both.


The Lee County Clowder said...

Love that photo of Hank & Merlin sleeping together. Glad they decided to be friends. Sometimes an armed truce is the best you can do.

Cat said...

We came over from Chrystal's blog. What a beautiful picture of Hank and Merlin snuggling!!!

Kate said...

Hank always took very good care of her, once he decided she didn't have to die! I have always loved watching cats groom one another, until it turns into a wrestling match.

Random Felines said...

What a sweet picture and lovely remembrance!!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Oh they are beautiful ~ we can understand why you miss them so much. And what a lovely way to honour them, with a brick for Winnie's Wish.