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Well we have had kitten Lyra for about a month now, and she has grown a lot. She is the most active kitten I have ever seen. She loves to climb, she climbs their cat furniture like a bear, embracing with her front legs, kicking her way up with her back. She is very curious and intelligent. She already comes when called, and knows the eating and other daily routines.

To my surprise she and Yodel, (my man cat,) are good friends. Sometimes he gets fed up with her and knocks her down, or slaps her, but she is not at all daunted. She wants to follow him everywhere. They play tag through the house, and hockey, and I'm-in-the-paper-bag, and all the good cat games.

Poor meek Hazel  dog (who weighs about 75 lb,) is a little nervous of Lyra still. Cats come with knives on, after all. But Hazel will sometimes give her a kiss as she walks by.  Lyra likes Hazel fine, no problem there.

Lyra seems to love water. She cries to be let in the bathroom so she can sit on the edge of the tub. She watches human bathing with a kind of horrified fascination. She is not even put off by the humans splashing around with peppermint soap! She actually hates all closed doors, she wants the run of our whole tiny space. (NYC apartment,) She gallops around at night, talking to herself, and makes a lot of noise. I don't know who started the rumor that cats are quiet!

I actually think she might be at least part Maine Coon cat. She is very vocal, and has a strange trilling voice. She is obviously going to be quite big and fluffy. And there is the water thing. In any case she is a sweet girl.

Poor old Hazel to the vet this afternoon for ear infection. She will feel much better once she had some nice ointment!


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Dec. 18th, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
I'm glad your animals are getting along! Lyra sounds 'feisty'. Hope Hazel feels better soon. ear infections are no fun!!
Dec. 18th, 2012 04:32 pm (UTC)
Lyra sounds like a great cat. :D I love 'talking' cats. Ellie started out to be the silent kind, but I'm training her to talk more. (Every time she makes even the smallest noise, I give her lots of pats. It's gotten to the point where she asks for attention by making her little chirping noise. She doesn't meow, she chirps.)

Hopefully Hazel will feel better soon!
Dec. 18th, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
Lyra updates - excellent :)
Dec. 18th, 2012 08:09 pm (UTC)
I wants a cat!!! *meow* :)
She is a jewel, huh? And your man cat loves her obviously. I mean, in a brotherly way. That's good. Once they are friends it'll be fun.
Poor Hazel. Despite the fact that she is a squirell chaser, pat her again from me :)Gently, of course.
Dec. 18th, 2012 08:15 pm (UTC)
I swear Frank is Maine Coon crossed with Egyptian Mau - he is not a small cat, but he has that skin flap on the belly I saw in some TV show that is indicative of the Mau because it enables them to run quickly, somehow, and Frank can be across the room before you start blinking, if he's properly motivated. Plus, he's not fluffy like a Coon cat (although he does have the trilling meow and the love of water - he can play in the bowl for days, only moving when I yell at him for dragging it around the floor and spilling everywhere).
Dec. 21st, 2012 01:15 pm (UTC)
How sweet! I'm glad she became good friends with Yodel! Photos of them please, in near future? And I hope Hazel is OK with her ears!
Dec. 21st, 2012 04:14 pm (UTC)
Lyra sounds fabulous! And it was so lovely to see her the other week while nodbear was there. She's going to be a real beauty when she grows up, to say nothing of a bit of a handfull I suspect ;)

Hope Hazel's ears are feeling better now.
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