August 10, 2010

Happiness Throughout the Land

There was one week of hissing. It was especially pitiful when Benchley was saying "Mrow? Prrrroww?" and the new kitten was hissing in reply.

Then there was one week of passing each other in the hallway indifferently. Maybe a sniff or two, but no friendliness.

And now there is this:




And I am SO GLAD! Because part of the reason we GOT the new kitten is that Benchley wanted so badly to cuddle and play with another cat but Mouse was having none of it, and the vet said sometimes a kitten would help with that. And then we got a kitten and it seemed like just another major rejection for poor Benchley. But now! Oh, there is happiness throughout the land!

41 comments:

Jessa (bipolararmywife) said...

Awww! That's sweet. It was the same way when my ex and I had our dogs in the same house. Hatred and then lots of love. :)

Pickles and Dimes said...

OMG, that is the cutest thing I've ever seen. I love that Benchley looks so happy!

Suzanne said...

Kitty love makes me all swiggy on the inside. The cuteness, I die!

Kai said...

Aww this post totally warms my heart! So glad you have kitty peace!

Miss Grace said...

You're mocking me with your kitten again, aren't you.

Dammit Swistle I have KITTEN ENVY.

Cayt said...

ZOMG CUTE!!

Does the kitten have a name yet?

Marie Green said...

Aw, shucks. So damn adorable! So, so, so purrrrfect. Ha, couldn't resist. ;)

Also, the question is, does Teh Kitten have a NAME yet?

Also, totally unrelated, will you please go to Blogher with me next year? Pah-lease? (Something my personality test said is that I am so extroverted that I make introverts feel at ease and slightly extroverted themselves...)

Valerie said...

Awww...SO cute! After two years I finally caught my dog and cat sleeping together...it was a long two years!

Shelly Overlook said...

There is nothing better than kitties curled up sleeping together. Mine have been together for 9 years and rarely sleep touching one another. Makes me sad.

Swistle said...

Cayt- STILL NO NAME! I finally ordered pet tags that just say "Thistle Family cat" with our address and phone number, to take the pressure off.

Swistle said...

Marie Green- No and maybe! But San Diego! Ack!

Jenni said...

I would leave a better comment but I just died from the cute.

Shelly said...

That is so cute! You totally made my day with those adorable pictures.

ccr in MA said...

That is wonderful! Love the kitty cuddles. It's great when things work out, isn't it?

Jess said...

YES. This is the cutest thing EVER. Yay!

Maggie said...

Awwwww. So Cute! Nothing else really to say.

Superjules said...

Oh GOODNESS. So cute!

Fran said...

Purr-fection!!

Swiggy said...

Oh my goodness! So awesome! And, cute!

St said...

Those are some serious happy-making photos. So cute!

d e v a n said...

Oh, I'm so glad for Benchly and Noname!! (and you all of course!) so sweet!

Katharine said...

That second picture slays me!

Life of a Doctor's Wife said...

So cute! I would trade my left eye for two kitties to snuggle with about now.

Whimsy said...

Is it wrong that I want to scoop them both into a bowl with chocolate sauce and caramel and then EAT THEM RIGHT UP? Just adorable.

Farrell said...

SO CUTE!

JEN said...

Benchley is a lov-ah cat :)
How adorable.

Christy said...

Very Cute! I'm so glad everything seems to be working out for you cat-wise.

DomestiKook said...

How freaking cute are they!?! I think you should call her Pigeon then you could call her Pig for short. Oh or Osprey. Ack! I'm dying, if she were mine I would name her Ish Kabibble.....and this is why my husband has nightmares about me naming the children.

Lora said...

Oh those pictures melt me! Such sweet kitties. I wish my husband wasn't allergic to cats.

Adlib said...

Aww, so sweet! I wish my (adult) kitties would do that...at least they keep each other entertained.

el-e-e said...

I AM A CAT PERSON!! I want this.

Ahhh-choo. I am an allergic cat person. :(

sara said...

Awww...kitty snuggles

Catherine said...

thanks for sharing, so very sweet!

Saly said...

Awwww, they are LOVAHs!! My cats were the same at first; we had Sebastian about a year before we got Oswald. I thought for sure that Sabbie would kill the kitten, but after about a week, they adjusted and are in lovey dovey love...(they are 10 and 9 now respectively)

Rah said...

Awww. Adorable! They're a lesson for the world. These pictures just made my day.

Nervous said...

Sooner or later, ya gotta snorgle. :)

I picture Mouse (hope she's doing alright, btw) off to the side, going "Ugh, get a room you two!"

Tara said...

I am super-jealous. I've never had cats snuggle together like that. The closest I get is when two of my cats will lie down head-to-head, and take turns grooming each other. However, this inevitably leads to bites, swats, and general mayhem, so while it's entertaining, it's not nearly as cute as full-on snuggling!

Thanks for sharing the pics--you made my day!

samantha said...

I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED SNUGGLY CATS! You are so lucky!

Lisa & Jason said...

Squeeeeee!!! Cuddling kitties are the best!

Rachael said...

Those photos sum up the best parts about having cats. So cute.

parkingathome said...

Oh I love them and want to kiss their heads