Saturday, October 18, 2008
The Awwwwwwwww Momment
The aww moment for me is when the cats touch noses to signal a friendly greeting. For the past week, Lexy and Mimi have been three centimeters away from touching noses with each other. As they stand there, face to face, staring at each other, I silently urge them to touch noses and become friends. Alas, after many false alarms, they still have no done so. Every single time, one of the cats would meow or growl and instead of touching noses with each other, they will have a hissing session. They have done many variations of the aww moment--from lying close to each other to Lexy sniffing the butt of Mimi, but not touching noses.
I thought Mimi and Lexy would be friends fairly quickly. After all, it took Lexy and another (female) cat that we were cat-sitting for only four days to touch noses. Since Mimi is male, doesn't hormones and evolution makes them want to be friends? Perhaps, it is the age difference? Although they have developed slightly better tolerance for each other, friendship still eludes them. Maybe, next week, they will touch noses and have the aw moment.