This is by no means a rollercoatter. It is a rollercoaster, swings, roundabouts and every white knuckle ride while gorging on candyfloss, toffee apples and hot dogs!Lilith wrote:OMG a rollercoaster
Mia is an angel; soft, gentler, sweet, maternal but timid, unsure and emotionally scarred
Hendrix is an angel; a hell's angel, a hell's angel on amphetamines. bold, adventurous, vocal, VERY vocal and simply won't take no for an answer!
Generally speaking, the growling has stopped but fists are flying more freely. Although Mia is soft and gentle I would not pick a fight with her and I have seen her defend herself and she has never lost a battle, yet! It takes a lot to wind her up but Hendrix knows exactly how to do it.
Face to face, Hendrix is subservient and whimpers. Mia likes sleeping on the stairs and when Hendrix wants to pass, he whimpers in the full knowledge that he will get a punch on the back of the head and his backside slapped as he passes.
When Mia turns her back on him however, he pounces and Mia runs and, if she can, she will go outside and stay out for quite sometime and it can be difficult to get her back in. Hendrix has also started interrupting her fusses more often and now deliberately lies next to the bed at night making it difficult for Mia to get the attention she desires.
Hendrix has also started mimicking Mia and often lies on the next step up from Mia for a short time. when she glances up and sees him there he gets a swift slap!
Hendrix has also discovered Mia hide away and will often go down there when she is there. However he is gentle and avoids treading on her and Mia normally just ignores him. When Mia is not there he does his best to tear the place apart!
It is quite clear to us that Hendrix wants to be friends and want to play - constantly. Mia on the other hand is still very wary of him and gets frustrated when he disrupt her routine. Mia will take her frustration out on anything she can find, throwing rugs around and clawing at the furniture.
Hendrix has now had his booster jabs and has gained 650g in weight in the past 4 weeks - more than 50% of he previous body weight and he has also had his claws clipped. He is doing well. The scratching of my hands has basically stopped but he continues to bite but as Mia has not bitten him - yet - he does not know that it hurts. He is probably about to lose his baby teeth so we have got some harder toys for him to chew on - instead of my hand!
No signs of his hormones kicking in yet but as soon as they do, he will be having another consultation with the vet to make plans for his neutering.
With the weather beginning to change Mia is spending a lot more time in the house so the next 4 months or so will be make or break for the pair.