Oh, this is your place, is it?

So, I turned around to bring the last bowl to the table and… 2 seconds later, they are sitting exactly where I want to sit and eat my dinner.

Coincidence? I don’t think so!

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Miii gets slimmer

Miii weighs 3,7kg now. She lost 0,6 kg since she moved to us and got to run outside and in the apartment together with our other cats. Her body looks a lot like her dad’s now, although she has a bigger frame than her sister Jossan. Daily wrestling with Leroy will keep her stay in shape.

Siamese are very slim and muscular cats, of medium weight and great lenghts. Still, some of them do get a bit overweight if they do not get enough exercise. Well, Miii’s days as being overweight are over!

I filmed one of their wrestling episodes a few days ago. It is a bit hard to catch them with a camera being ready… it is much easier taking shots of flowers. 😀

Miii (Angel) is the darker one, the blue point Siamese. At the end of the clip, you can notice Jossan, a little white spectator watching from a cat transport cage that was temporarily on the floor. Jossan likes to watch our other cats play, and sometimes she joins them, sometimes not.

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We call Angel “Miii”. That was the sound she makes sometimes (pronounced as “meee” in English), when she wants attention. She is used to be called “Miii” now and we think it suits her well.

Miii did not want to come home when it got dark this evening. I called her, and she did not come.

Usually the Siamese stay out only for a short while, unless we are out with them. They are never out if we are not at home. Maven is allowed more, since she is “street smart”, and also, she likes to stay out longer. The Siamese like to be close to their humans, but it is good for them to run out a bit and eat grass when the weather is warm and it is not raining. They like a lot when we are out gardening, they are always “helping” us.

So, this evening, Leroy and Jossan were inside and Leroy got upset hat Miii did not want to come home.  I let him out and he found Miii and took her home! 

Leroy was totally crazy and wild when he was small, but now he has became a very responsible cat who takes care of the other members of the cat family. Cats mature socially between 2 and 4 years of age. He is about 2,5 years old now.

Cat pile

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This picture could not have been taken before one week stay at a cat hostel. Spending time together on a much less space than usual does wonders for their love for each other. Every time we got them back from there they were nicer towards each other.

Our cats always stay at Solgläntans kattpensionat when we are out of town for a longer time. One day they can be without us. Two – four days they can be at home with a cat-sitter. Usually our friend Thomas takes care of the little ones. He sits and codes on his computer and they let him. 🙂

They take good care of our and other kitties in Solgläntans. They are cat enthusiasts that also take care of homeless cats and find them good homes. That is their primary area of engagement. If you live in Stockholm area and need a good place to leave your kitty while on vacation, we warmly recommend Solgläntans kattpensionat.

A new pillow

Here are Leroy and Angel occupying the new pillow they got yesterday. Angel has intense blue colored eyes, and Leroy has amazing dark lilac eyes; their true color is hard to catch on camera. Lilac and chocolate point Siamese have that lilac shade of their blue colored eyes that other Siamese do not have. All Siamese have blue eyes, and that gene is not connected to deafness.

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Leroy weighs 4,2kg and Angel 4,3 kg, but he is more muscular. Angel is running a lot with the other cats since she came to us and is getting leaner. Jossan is very lean and small cat, 2,9kg. That is okay for a Siamese. Leroy’s mom, girls’ grandmother, is also lean and thin, but Jossan’s and Angel’s mom, Hannah, is quite big boned, and Angel has inherited her build, but Leroy’s length. Their half brother, one of Hannah’s sons, LillFrank, weighs 6,5 kg! He is not really fat, he is very muscular and big.

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Grooming time

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Cats care a lot about their beauty and hygiene. In average they spend at least an hour per day engaged in grooming activities. Here, Leroy is licking Angel clean.

Sometimes the cats lick our hands or faces, too. Their tongues are not really smooth, they feel like sandpaper. We enjoy it anyway. 🙂

Jossan yawns!

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This picture is the first proof caught on camera that Josephine and Angel started tolerating each other. The sisters got separated when they were 12 weeks old and met again a year later, when Angel moved to our place. Jossan was very jealous at start, but it has been getting better really fast.

So, everyone is either yawning or sleeping, but I can’t. It has been sunny outside for a few hours now. During the summer we get a bit of darkness here, between 11PM and 02AM, now when the day is longest. If I miss that window to fall asleep, I just turn into a non-sleeping zombie and in the worst case do not sleep at all until the next dark period. If I am lucky, I fall asleep around 4AM. Well, not today. :/

Beautiful Angel

A beautiful blue point Siamese named Angel, Josephine’s sister, moved in to our place a few days ago!

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It is not easy to get four grown-up cats to get along well.

Cats reach their social maturity between 18 months and 4 years, and we think that only Maven may be socially mature here. Leroy started changing and adjusting his behaviour recently. He became less off a rebel and more pettable. He even started purring sometimes again.

The plan is to have Angel at our place until Jossan gets kittens (some time this year, we hope) and find her a new home with one of the kittens. We want to minimize the emotional stress of moving too many times, living with too many different cats. So, the next, and hopefully last time she moves, it will be with a kitten she knows and is friends with – a little niece or a nephew.

Angel has a similar temper to Leroy and they already play together. Leroy is a very social cat and good in making friends fast.

Jossan is very jealous and spends most of her time clinging to Jelena, claiming her and showing to the world that Jelena is her human. Jossan is a kind of cat that bonds with one person. Angel is like that, too, and she should bond with Joakim, otherwise we will have a problem.

Maven, who is the dominant cat in the cat group is not happy that there is one more cat to take care of and is occasionally disciplining Angel through terrible “MrgnMrgn” sounds when Angel comes too close to her, or looks a bit too cocky. There has been a paw or two lifted as well. Cats avoid fights and conflicts as much as they can, and usually they solve many problematic situations through making really scary sounds, staring down the opponent etc.