Savannah Super Cat
Haven't been on here in a while! Been busy with my additional F1 Savannah merging into my home with my existing F1 It was a long year but WE DID it horrayyy! Rockstar was rehomed with me about 3 yrs ago and he adapted quite well. Went out on a limb and took another F1 so he would have a play mate, I was prompted when he would sit in the window and chatter to another neighbors cat and showed no aggression and really seemed to hate having the glass between them! The opportunity came for Sultan last April and after much discussion, planning, research & studying we went for it and Yayyyy! It was a long road, with much patience and sometimes going back to square one, keeping Sultan in his own room and making slow introductions and always supervised then 10 mths in...all of a sudden, best of Pals! Rockstar from the beginning would take toys to Sultans room and sit them outside the door, it was amazing! He was anxious for a playmate but Sultan didn't understand his actions and I think his size intimidated him a bit, he would roll into a submissive position which in turn seemed to anger Rockstar and he would then smack him around a bit..hahaaha. I honestly think as his elder he was trying to teach him. Suddenly Rockstar realized if he would drop to the submissive on his back position Sultan would continue to play and wasn't fearful. Its been so interesting watching their interaction and their relationship develop. Neither seems to be Dominant, they take turns but to see them groom each other, cuddle and follow each other around as well as play for hours has been such a rewarding experience. My husband had doubts...we sat in the living room watching the boys wrestle for an hour...and they are so comical! My husband says...WOW, who would have thought it would be like this. Not saying it didn't take lots of patience, having a large space to separate def helped too, but it can be done. I think people sometimes have unrealistic expectations, but its a slow process. Rockstar is around 16yrs old now...and you definitely would never guess and especially now as he plays all the time! His age shows when he jumps and its not as high as Sultan..lol. But he loves to throw his ball and play catch, Sultan isn't quite sure what to do with the ball when its thrown to him, but he will figure it out! They have been such a joy for sure! The attached pic, makes my heart happy!
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