Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Omy Report #4 - Yin n' Yang

By Bernice

By the third day, things have mellowed out a bit, and all that passionate feline lovemaking had simmered down to a comfortable intimacy. Omar & Remy have become almost like a married couple, well maybe more like Bert and Ernie.

Remy is definitely an outgoing and extraverted kitty, having quickly made himself at home with the humans residing at 4370 Clark. By the third evening, Omar was enjoying some downtime by napping on his favourite chair in the study. I was lounging on the living room sofa when Remy approached me for the first time and plopped down beside me. Naturally, I started petting him and he rolled around, snuggling up by my side.

The next day when Omar was taking a little break elsewhere, I was curled up on the sofa, again Remy came up and was the cuddliest ever. He snuggled up to my chest and started head butting my face and kneading my chest with his front paws. Very cute.

Although Remy and Omar have become the best of friends, it’s been interesting to see some of the personality differences between them. I like to think of Remy as a blond, jocular guy who enjoys football and drinkin’ beer with his buddies (not to mention getting some Brokeback Meowtain action), whereas Omar is the more quiet, introverted type who wears black and reads Russian novels.

Conan kind of sums up a bit of their relationship one day as follows:

"I think Omar is feeling a bit, I don't know, extra clingy and affectionate today, wants his space from Remy or something. Every time I go to the bedroom he runs on to the bed and wants to play until big Remy comes galoomphing up."

Another example was when Conan got out the ol’ stick & ribbon toy, the boys got all excited. Remy spontaneously dove in and at first ended up dominating the play area, while Omar hung back a bit, watching Remy play for a while. Then he later jumped in at an opportune moment.

This is not to say that Remy is always domineering, or Omar wants to avoid Remy all the time, far from it. They just have those tendencies sometimes now that they're old friends!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Omy Report #3 - Playing Together

By Bernice

One of Omar’s fave pastimes is to play in the bathtub (an empty one, of course) with one of his toys, preferably a soft little ball for maximum rolling action.

On Friday night, I heard a telltale sound coming from the bathroom and found both Remy and Omar in the empty tub, batting a little rubber ball around. Naturally, Omar has introduced Remy to this fun activity!

One cat would bat the ball around, then inadvertently or not, the ball would end up in the other cat’s paws and the he’d bat it around some more. It really looked like they were passing the ball to each other.

Here’s the video to show it! Click on the link below, or play the YouTub box: