Dobby and Winky are adjusting well to our new home. As you can see here, Marshall has grown quite fond of Dobby and vice versa.
How many of you have experienced a cat kneading with both paws? According to Wikipedia: "Kneading is an activity common to all domestic cats whereby, when in a state of ease, they alternately push out and pull in their front paws, often alternating between right and left limbs."
Also, according to Wikipedia, sometimes this behavior is accompanied by sucking on your shirt or a blanket. Also when a cat is in a state of ease, this goes back to when they were sucking on their mother's teats.
Okay, how many of you have cats that suck their own teats while kneading, raise your hand?
I can now raise my hand to that. Introducing, Dobby's unique talent. You won't believe until you see it. Which is why I videotaped it. I felt slightly dirty, sitting next to him, videotaping this but of course that didn't stop me. And yes, Dobby is a boy.
I can't wait until he does this when we have guests over. The funniest part is when he tries it while sitting on Marshall. Marshall immediately stops him and says, "Aww, man... have some respect for yourself!" Though Marshall says if Dobby does do this in front of guests we should just act like it's normal behavior and wait to see if they respond. That's assuming I can keep from bursting into a fit of giggles.
I'm thinking of joining the circus side show circuit. Me and my naked male teat-suckling kitty. Perhaps we should come up with a nickname for him. Dobby "Thunder-Teats".