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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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.