Zoe took a liking to Jasper right away-- in fact just about everybody took a liking to this gorgeous creature. Jasper is essentially the Adonis of our feline family-- a fact about which the other cats seem to be keenly aware. Zeus and friends often mount Caligula-esque escapades against this beautiful, yet slightly dim-witted, affectionate Beta Male (who lives in a household of Alpha Males). Zoe, on the other hand, cunningly laid claim to him by sharing her condo with him. Jasper happily cohabitates with his petite gray tabby girl.
Zoe, with her huge beautiful green eyes and tiny little face, somewhat resembles an alien or an Anime character-- and as such we often lovingly refer to her as Anime (or Anna May).
Jasper is one of the most affectionate creatures that I have ever known, and he most definitely formed his deepest attachment to me. Whenever I sit on the couch he sits behind me on the cushion and wraps himself around my head and shoulders. The timber of his purr is sweet and steady, and he often drools when he feels particularly happy, safe and secure. When I sleep at night, he is happiest when he slumbers with his head resting on mine while purring effusively. When he looks into my eyes he gazes lovingly-- and just as Zoe has laid claim to him he has done the same with me.
One might think that Zoe would have misgivings about Jasper's pure and unadulterated love for me. However, she does not-- in fact, she imprinted on me in much the same way (thankfully minus the drooling).
Yet, Anime and Adonis share a very special sacred bond that is utterly heartwarming, and certainly not a given in a multi-cat household where personalities often clash.
While Jasper is a Beta Male, Zoe is no Beta Female. In fact, this feisty and diminutive ultra-bright Alpha Female has real Chutzpah as she unflinchingly stands up to anyone who challenges her. While these two could not be more different in so many ways their kinship bond is deep, true, and utterly heartwarming.
I so look forward to these kitty posts, full of hypnotic feline eyes and sometimes silly antics. Never a dull moment with this crew around, I'll bet! <3ReplyDelete
I'm so glad that you enjoy these posts as much as you do!! I'll keep posting them then! Silly antics indeed! Rarely a dull moment with them-- we definitely love living with them! Have a lovely weekend! <3Delete
they are gorgeous, helen. it sounds as if they all bring great joy to the household. i have one 3 year old neutered male (flame point with striking blue eyes) and am considering adding another, but proceeding with caution. boris is very territorial, a large cat and fights off any male that wanders into his vicinity, i am hoping that he will accept a gentle female. there's only one way to find out though and that makes me nervous.ReplyDelete
They are good babies! They definitely do bring great joy to the household, but they are not without their territory issues. It really is such a crap-shoot when you introduce another kitty into the mix. I would think that since Boris sounds like a definite Alpha that a Beta female could be okay, but you would probably have to do a trial introduction to make sure that things are okay. I hear you though-- it definitely is a bit stressful bringing a new kitty into the mix. Some cats prefer to be the only cat in a household-- while others love the company of other cats. Boris sounds GAGAGAGORGEOUS! Is he a Flame Point Siamese or Himalayan?Delete
he is siamese who adopted ME (a stray in a town over run with feral cats) while i was attempting to locate our previous beloved year old kitty, natasha. if i cannot post a picture here (and i suspect not) i will email one to you. he's a hottie :)ReplyDelete
Of course!!! I remember that we talked about this before! OMG-- HE'S SO GORGEOUS! Hottie is an understatement! He needs a little Zoe type of girlfriend in his life! Though she might not be passive enough. <3Delete
They hold each other's hands and feet! Touchin' feets... I love that.ReplyDelete
I know, isn't that the sweetest thing ever?! These two definitely love each other a lot!Delete