Elizabeth is 6 months old!

Happy Birthday Elizabeth! She is 6 months old today.

Persian Kitten

my first time meeting her

I am so happy with the way she has adjusted to her new home. The first couple days were a bit stressful for me because it was so important to me the transition went well. But by the end of week 3, Cornelius and Elizabeth were in love.

It’s still hard for me to tell who is more dominant. At feeding time Elizabeth can push Cornelius out of his food dish no problem. But when it comes to treats Cornelius is super dominant. They seem to initiate play equally. However when it comes to allogrooming. Cornelius regularly grooms Elizabeth but I have never seen Elizabeth groom him, maybe that will change as she gets older.

In two weeks she will get spayed. I’m curious how Cornelius will act with her being gone for a half a day.

 

Persian cats

I am happy to say she has not had any accidents since her first week here. She uses the litter box and quickly started copying Cornelius by using the plants outside to go to the bathroom as well. Thankfully she’s never gone in the indoor plants but I think that’s only because of the pine cones I placed in the pots.

Physically her fur is lighter and growing in nicely. Her hair is more cottony  compared to Cornelius’ which is more silky. I think this means that it is more likely to mat and will require more grooming. Cornelius almost never gets matts. But I can Elizabeth will not be the same. Her eyes are starting to look more green rather than blue. Her eyes should be an emerald green by the age of 1-2 years.

6 month old Persian kitten

Her mother and father were both much smaller than Cornelius. But she was the largest kitten in her litter. So I’m not really sure how big she will be.  She is a very quiet cat. Cornelius is very vocal and talks all the time. She is always quiet except for little squeals before she eats

6 months Persian kitten

And at 6 months she still tries to nurse from Cornelius. He is very patient with her.

 

My question is for you:

Do your cats groom each other? Is one the groomer and one the receiver? Or do they both groom each other.  Please let me know in the comments.

 

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12 Comments

  1. September 10, 2015 / 9:25 am

    Happy 6 month birthday Elizabeth – you are beautiful! We have a lot of allo-grooming in our house but we also have three siblings so this might help explain their close bond. Charlie also loves to groom Amber, who is not-related and the baby in the family.

  2. September 10, 2015 / 9:49 am

    They sound so adorable together! But don’t let her quietness fool you. She may grow into a much more vocal cat once she’s older, like my Ruby, who hardly ever “talked” when she was small, but after about 2 years learned how to “talk” – and now is quite vocal – and she’s adorable when she chats with me. :)

    In our household, Lugosi is the “alpha cat”, and he grooms both his brother Spider and his (non-related) sis Ruby. Most of the time it starts very sweet and then ends up in a domination game, where Lugosi grabs Ruby by the scruff of the neck, hehe. Ruby and Spider sometimes do a little bit of licking around the other’s heads, but Lugosi really is the main cat groomer in our house.

    Here´s a little video of Ruby and Lugosi for you, enjoy. :)
    https://youtu.be/_uxrgbue-dg

    • September 10, 2015 / 10:20 am

      Ah so she may end up being a talker!

      That’s interesting I read that it is usually the dominant cat who does the grooming. I’m curious how true that is.

  3. September 10, 2015 / 11:57 am

    Happy Birthday, Elizabeth! You’re growing into a real beauty. Wally grooms me…a lot…and sometimes I pay him back, but not as often. ~Ernie

  4. September 10, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday Elizabeth! Oh my your cats are completely exquisite!! Just stunning! I only have one cat so he grooms himself. Well, his Sheltie brother sometimes gives him face washes :)
    Your video was precious!
    catchatwithcarenandcody

  5. September 10, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    Aaaaaaaw How sweet. Weez boff gwoom each udder, but sissy purrobly gwooms me more. You know, meez will always be da baby.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  6. September 10, 2015 / 8:34 pm

    That’s sweet! A couple of the cats who came before me used to try to groom the stuffie angora. HAH! I know better. Have you met Truffles and Brûlée, two silver Persians from Sweet Purrfections?

  7. September 14, 2015 / 2:26 am

    Happy belated birthday cutie!

  8. September 17, 2015 / 7:22 pm

    Oh you are just so cute. We have several cats here that groom each other. One pair is a mother and daughter. Have a great day.

    • September 17, 2015 / 7:29 pm

      Thank you. It seems it is quite common for related cats to groom each other. I am so lucky that Cornelius accepted his kitten so quickly.