Fluffles went to the vet this week to have the big snip, his hormones were raging so bad he was finding the dog attractive. We also wanted to get him in before he started to spray the furniture to mark his territory, a sure fire way to finding himself outside in the cold. The vet thinks that Fluffles is about seven months, more than old enough to be neutered, and Skips only about about five months, still too young to be put under with anesthesia. Fluffles behavior made it obvious that he couldn't wait for Skips so that they could go together.
While I know that it wasn't fun for Fluffles, it was also a miserable time for Skips. The first morning and afternoon Fluffles was gone Skips roamed the house, this is his usual nap time so we don't normally see him during these hours. Finally, Dancer couldn't take his sulking any more and played with him with a string and crinkly paper until he was worn out and went off to nap.
During the evening he seemed like he had accepted that Fluffles wasn't around but, then it was time to go to bed. The cats sleep together in a kennel because the thought of cats walking around the counters and table at night just grosses me out. Dancer put Skips in the kennel and he started to cry and cry and cry and cry. At some point he did settle down but, goodness, it was a lonely night for him.
The next day we went to get Fluffles and took the kennel to transport him home in. When we got home we set the kennel down in it's usual spot, opened the door and out walked Fluffles! Skips jumped in the kennel and started looking around like we magically made Fluffles appear and he was going to figure out how we did it.
Fluffles has been home for over a day now and they are still very clingy with each other. Up until Fluffles surgery they napped in separate places but now they snuggle together. It is so cute and made me think of the song Reunited by Peaches and Herb.
Reunited and it feels so good
Reunited 'cause we understood
There's one perfect fit
And, sugar, this one is it
We both are so excited
'Cause we're reunited, hey, hey