This may disappoint you... especially Conan, so I'm sorry to break the news. Omar may be bigger and stronger, but the medal for bravery goes to Remy today. We finally had a big dump of snow, so in the morning we decided to find out how Remy would react by opening the back door. He wandered out and slowly tried to figure it out...
Before we could close the door, Omar bolted outside and immediately ran up the stairs. About half way up he realized that something was amiss. He was shoulder deep in snow! Well he didn't like that at all, and tried to make his way back down the stairs which proved to be quite difficult once he realized they were wet, snowy & slippery! He finally made it in and wanted nothing more to do with it. Remy stayed out and zipped around playing and loving it! It was hard to drag him in.
Later Simon and I got all dressed up in our winter gear and carried the two cats to the balcony. We dropped them in the foot of snow and Omar just HATED it! He cried at the door and when it wouldn't open, he suddenly climbed me! Remy jumped and played around while Omar just climbed one of us every chance he could and to hide up on our shoulders. We finally let him in, but Remy stayed out. This really seemed to frustrate Omar because he kept coming up and peaking out to see where Remy was. He'd stay on the door perch, but not venture off.
Once Omar saw how much fun Remy was having, he did actually take a few steps outside again. We then closed the door and he again went for the shoulders. Finally he did stay on the ground for a few minutes under the table and seemed to be trying to get used to it. I guess Omar will need some winterized combat training next!
Please enjoy a snippit of the fun on youtube!
Here's another little video of Omar in shoulder-climbing action...