Yes, today is another birthday ;)
From the two brothers Merlin and Elwin
I can write a long story about them...
But I will try to keep it short ;)
They were born at a mechanical workshop from a friend of mine.
And now they are ruling over my life lol!
For my entire life I always had a black cat living with me.
For some reason they are different than the other cats
Don't ask me why, I really don't know
but it is absolutely true that they have
a far more mysterious character.
All cats have their own character, just like humans and other animals
but I never had such strange cats as these two!
It is impossible to explane their character in a few sentences.
But I tell you, it makes them both unique
and soooo incredibly different than my other cats.
Elwin has more the looks of an Oriental Shorthair
and is the most inteligent cat I ever met.
As quick as lightning he can really flash trough the house
without letting anything fall on the floor...
His trick is to turn himself around against the door and flash on!
(You know... like skateboarders do at a wall)
I always close my eyes and hope that he has it all under control!
When Elwin wants something, he doesn't come to me... NO!
He goes to the kitchen counter and meows
if I don't respond to that fast enough,
he starts to move things with his paw!
most of the times it is the bottle of water or the cans with my coffeepads
He knows that I can hear that... meows again (to worn me)
well lets say
I have about four of his 'movements' to respond on his demand
or guess what else... yeah... right!
The thing he is moving will land on the floor!
Well... when I respond to his willing he will give me a hug!
That's nice isn't it ;)
Oh, yes and before I forget... Elwin is the father of Zorba!
Merlin... has the most charming and enchanting look in his eyes,
well maybe not on the next photo,
it's very well possible that he had a bad mood ;)
but you'll see when you compare this one with
some other photos that he really does have 'the looks'!
Merlin is the only cat I know with a thick 'userguide'
With written on the first page: 'Handle With Care!'
I could write a book just about him!
He makes history almost every day with something he does!
He is so very mysterious... and... the most sensitive guy.
His name suits him well, believe me ;)
Elwin doesn't like strange people around the house!
Merlin is too curious and wants to know EVERYHING that's going on here.
Nothing will pass his nose without seeing it.
And he demands to be involved in it too!
He even goes to the bathroom with me to check that out!
And makes me crazy with his 'theater' if I dare to lock him outside ;)
If something in Merlin's territory is changing
he immediately starts screeming!
Until I show up to look 'what happened'
He is like an alarm system!
Except for one thing...
Merlin pumps up his volume if it takes too long before I respond!
It doesn't matter to him if it has started to rain
or if I moved a chair to another corner...
Everyone should be aware of it!
Elwin loves to cuddle with every dog and all other kind of animals
(and sometimes with me too) he is friendly to my other cats
but likes to tease Ivy sometimes!
He loves and protects his son Zorba, no matter what!
Elwin has a broken relationship with Zoë, the mother of Zorba
but is practically re-married to Moortje
(more about them later on their birthdays)
Merlin is only focused on me!
He is my buddy and we are connected in a special way.
Not that I favor him above the others, I love all of them.
But Merlin well... he is just weird... lol
I can really talk with him and he always answers :)
With his loud voice or just with his eyes and grimace on his face,
he is a masterpiece on expressing himself!
Merlin hates it when I have to go out of the house for more than one hour!
When I come back ('finaly' is written all over his face!)
He waits me up at the door and as I enter inside,
Merlin doesn't want to be spoken too!
He gives me the nastiest look he can think of
then turns his back on me and starts to ignoring me
mostley that mood stays for the rest of the day.
Or... I have to pamper him for at least an hour!
Well as I said...
I could go on and on about these two brothers!
They are both extremly high inteligent and do things
that I have never seen before
(and I had a lot of different cats around me ever since I was born :)
These little stories were just a few fragments that just came up now.
Anyway... Thanks for reading this pretty long story! lol!
Here are some more photos!
Merlin has always been a top model when I want to take a photo
See what I mean... sitting and demanding on the kitchen counter!
Elwin is more difficult to catch on camera
Merlin doesn't like cold and bad weather,
he gets depressed and moody from it! Merlin LOVES the sun!
Elwin doesn't mind he loves to be outside in the catrun at any time.
As you can see, Merlin has a typical white stripe
of just a few hairs in his neck ;)
And Elwin has a bit of white on his belly and on his throat
That's what you more often see at black cats ;)
Merlin always wants to sleep in my wardrobe,
he opens the door by himself
and if I dare to put cloths on the bottom shelf,
he will just trow them all on the floor
exept for one or two pieces which are comfortable to sleep on!
So funny...when you don't have enough space to organize
all the clothes and other stuff!
Well so far a very short version of their characters.
For now I say...
to the rulers of my house, but also the most cutest
and mysterious brothers ever!
I am so glad that I have found you both
you do make my life complete :)