November 29, 2007
The last four days had been relatively quiet in the Chaos household. Junior & Zen seemed to be tolerating each other now. Zen even spent the night with Alex & I last evening & I thought to myself when I woke up, that everything will alright now.
Then lo & behold, just as I was about to leave the flat, Junior jumped on Zen. Out of nowhere. Nothing calms him down. I ended leaving Zen in the spare room by himself.
So much for better days. At least not yet. 🙂
Photos to come, promise. I slack, as always.
November 22, 2007
Late last night Junior suddenly went nuts & attacked Zen. Instinctively I doved in to separate them by picking Junior up. He turned & sank all his teeth into my arm. If you had never been bitten by cat, let me tell, it is hell f*&#king painful!!!!!
I can’t let go of him because he’d go straight for Zen’s blood again. I had to hold on him & find a place to isolate him. Panicking, in pain , the rest of Chaos screaming, I headed for the nearest bathroom, threw him in & closed the door. I looked down, my arm was bloody & there was a trail of blood from the war room to the bathroom.
I didn’t know what to do first. Zen was still hissing, Alex & Ruby were really frightened & Carma was just screaming (don’t know why) it was almost midnight & I’m bleeding. I decided to take care of myself first. But I don’t know the first thing about first aid (yes, I am THAT hopeless). I have no bandages or antiseptic creams. I had rinse my arm under the tap, washed with dettol soap. But bleeding was relentless. That boy punctured me good. I ended using a hand towel, wrapped it round my arm & went to bed. But the pain made sleep almost impossible.
This morning I checked my arm, the bleeding has stopped but punctures are still spotting blood. And my arm is still in pain. I counted, there are 8 punctures & a few scratches on my arm. But Junior & Zen, they calm & back to their usual routine like nothing had happened last night.
I went through mixed emotions last night. I was furious with Junior – for the fight & the bite. But that was only split second. I realised that no matter how well I train Junior to become, he is still a cat & he will continue to act on his instinct. And it is pointless to be angry with him precisely of this.
And these there was a sense of helplessness. I don’t even know how to take care of myself, I wish there was someone else in the flat last night to help me with the cats. Did I try to take on too much on my own? I went to bed feeling defeated on top of the pain.
But this morning, when I fed them, they looked happy. They’ve forgotten the fight, Junior & Zen were eating side by side. Thankfully holding a grudge is not forte 🙂 … And it looks like I can learn a thing or two from these cats.
November 19, 2007
November 14, 2007
Junior flexing his ‘muscle’ 🙂
I guess, this is their dance, huh?
November 9, 2007
Junior has been picking on Zen this week & I decided to put them together until he learns to get along with Zen.
Zen went to sleep almost immediately & Junior was left a little stupid growling by himself. His growling eventually dropped to a whimper, begging to be let out.
Let’s see if he will pick on Zen again.
November 7, 2007
No one is a full fledge member of Chaos until he/she gets at least one good & proper wallop by a/or a couple of resident Chaos.
Zen got his initiation from Junior last evening. Junior had been on Zen’s back for the last two days, always looking for a chance to pin the fat boy down for a friendly wrestle. Last evening must have been no different, just a little rougher is my guess. By the time I got to Zen, he was whimpering in a corner. Didn’t expect that (the whimpering) from a sumo size.
Junior got a spank & he lurked away to a dark corner, probably to hatch another plan of attack. Until then he says…..
October 31, 2007
October 28, 2007
The boys rummaging through junk meant for the karang guni man.
Both boys are about the same age & the similarity ends there. Jr is tall & lanky while Zen-san is shorter & stockier. Jr is full of energy while Zen is laid-back, very chilled. But both seem curious enough about each other, following each other around the house, mimicking each other’s little quirks.
I was telling my sister Irene about Zen-san’s arrival last night on the phone, when Jr finally decided a take a swipe at him. A true zen, he gave Jr a “now what’s that for?” look. No retaliation, no hissing nothing. Irene joked “heck! you should call him JC for that!”
Not a bad idea. That shall be his nickname. 🙂