When Gert and Eddie arrived, they were very, very close. Perhaps that is because
the home was new to them, and they drew some strength and courage from each other
in this strange place.
So, they did everything together. Including sleeping, as this little animation demonstrates.
They don't sleep together like this anymore. As one would expect, as these two
grow, they are developing independence. They're still best buddies, and partners
in crime, have no fear about that!
Now, usually, Gertie sleeps on the top of the sofa, where Clyde used to sleep in
winter, and Eddie sleeps on top of Clyde Chair, where Clyde used to sleep when he
wasn't sleeping on the sofa.
Can you guess which one is which?
Here's a hint, Eddie has a little white mark on the left side of his nose, and Gertie
has a white tip on her tail.
Eddie is generally lighter in color (depending on the light, his coat changes color
intensity, like a chameleon's), and has more spots on his coat. He didn't get them
from being a sloppy eater, they grew there!
They both have those big ears, and beautiful white shirt fronts, as well as "mittens"
on their paws.
Don't they look so sweet and innocent? The white pad they are sleeping on is called
a "Purr Pad". Perhaps you have seen this in a pet store? It's supposed
to make them feel calm and secure. Shortly after these pictures were taken, they
tore it to shreds. Appearances can be so deceiving.
Maybe they should make "valium pads".
Touch my nose, and I'll
take you back to our home page.
(CHU's hint: Discover the cat.
Try an ear and see what happens!
Or, go for the nose!)