Merlin came home to us last night!! My wonderful sister looked after him for hours while I was stuck at work. He got to play with his brother (Anni’s new little one) while waiting.
He is SO CUTE! So handsome and wrinkly and perfect in every way. I could not be happier with the little miscreant.
It took him and Tansy all of 10 minutes to get used to each other. I’ve been a little nervous, watching them play fight. Merlin will jump Tansy, run and away, and get tackled from behind. Then Tansy, aka The Scrapper, pins him under her and shows him whose boss.
In all fairness, Tansy is bigger, and she was here first! Merlin has a few small scratches, but according to the vet, that’s just part of growing up. So I will try not to worry.
Their first vet trip this morning went very well! Lots of pitiful mewling during the 6 minute car ride. “We’re doing this for your own good,” definitely fell on deaf ears.
Tansy is healthy: her weight is perfect, her coat is soft and shiny, and her teeth are growing in on time. The vet was impressed that we were able to find a female Orange Tabby to adopt (they’re very rare).
And Merlin, of course, was an instant hit. He cuddled with the vet. He cuddled with the secretary. And he cuddled with all the vet techs in the back. Such a player. I’m pretty sure his photo is going up on the wall, they were that impressed with him. He’s also healthy, but he did need a shot. He meowed once in surprise, then went right back to playing.
It’s been a crazy Friday/Saturday, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. We’re loving our new cat babies and taking care to spoil them has been so fun. Welcome to the Brech family, little ones!