Poor old Max

Max gets groomed. I took this shot in April 2017.
@rebelann (39614)
El Paso, Texas
October 25, 2017 2:43pm CST
Poor Max, he doesn't groom himself the way he should and now I can see why, he'd rather let Meetzee do it. Everytime I try to spend time with those two she decides she has to groom him. Is that weird? I've always had just one cat so having these two is different for me. Oh, some good news for me this morning, I caught Boobear sitting in front of the entryway of their room and she was actually having a conversation with Meetzee. That made my day. So, should I be hopeful that in another year they will get along?
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@Shortail (862)
• Philippines
25 Oct
oh, cute cats, how old max right now?
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Oct
Thank you, Max is about 17 or so.
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@Shortail (862)
• Philippines
25 Oct
@rebelann I think he's the alpha, that's why meetzee doing that to him. lol..
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Oct
That is possible @Shortail I inherited them when mom passed away.
@MALUSE (39112)
• Germany
25 Oct
Does Max also do something for Meetzee?
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Oct
He is typical male, just sits back and allows Meetzee to groom him as if he is doing her a favor.
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@MALUSE (39112)
• Germany
25 Oct
@rebelann You should train Meetzee to behave in a more emancipated way.
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Oct
I do not believe that is possible @MALUSE she is about 13 or so years old and extremely self assured, she will bite or do anything else necessary if crossed, needless to say I do not cross her.
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@responsiveme (14652)
• India
26 Oct
They seem to be in a comfort zone type of routine. Friendship can't be forced...The cats know that very well. ..So taking their time to really get to know each other well.
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Oct
The one grooming is Meetzee, she's the younger of the two and was raised with Max.
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Oct
I should have known @responsiveme sorry about that.
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• India
26 Oct
@rebelann no, it's just that I wanted you to know I know .Also your job was with data analysis, is that right.
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@nanette64 (17470)
• Fairfield, Texas
26 Oct
It sounds like they will to me @rebelann .
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Oct
You would know, you have a lot of cats, right? Since mine are all indoor kitties and elderly should I expect them to like one another eventually?
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@nanette64 (17470)
• Fairfield, Texas
26 Oct
@rebelann Yeah, got 13. In some cases it's called, "I will tolerate you, just don't bother me." I had to separate a momma one time because she wanted to beat up on her 4 children. And they were already 6 years old. Go figure that one.
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Oct
I guess cats are just weird @nanette64 I'm better with dogs cuz I get them but cats keep throwing me for loops.
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@Hannihar (32851)
23 Mar
@rebelann That is very cool. Time will tell if they get along.
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@Hannihar (32851)
23 Mar
@rebelann What about Ally? Do they gang up on her?
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@Hannihar (32851)
25 Mar
@rebelann rebelann1949 that is very hard.
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@ebanreb (6348)
• Philippines
25 Oct
cute cat. But I love dogs my friend.
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Oct
Thanks, I love animals.
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@ebanreb (6348)
• Philippines
25 Oct
@rebelann i love animals too
@kepweng (13270)
4 Nov
how old is max?
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Nov
Max is around 17 or so.
@jaboUK (53531)
• United Kingdom
29 Oct
Well that is good news, she's actually beginning to accept them.
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Oct
I agree. It's become funny though. She caught me when I caught her 'talking' to Meetzee and just like the clever girl she is she realized I wouldn't fall for her scaredy cat routine anymore .... now she runs like the devil past their door if she thinks I'm watching. It's going to be interesting.
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@LeaPea2417 (19799)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Oct
They are very cute kitty cats
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Oct
Thank you, they can be adorable sometimes.
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• United States
26 Oct
I've always had more than one cat and they all have their different personalities but Max letting Meetzee groom him just seems like he's found a better way than doing it himself
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Oct
Yeah, he's become a very lazy old man
@sallypup (26613)
• Moses Lake, Washington
26 Oct
I think washing another cat is kind of a dominance thing. Handsome fur dudes.
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Oct
Thanks. I wish I knew. Sometimes I think it's because of jealousy but I'm totally baffled. The one giving the bath is a female and for a while I just thought that's what female cats do. I only remember Prissy grooming Stanley but then she bore him along with 4 others so maybe that was a mother son thingy.
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@Gillygirl (17277)
• Sutton, England
25 Oct
Interesting, my male cat is called max but he grooms my female cat Bella. She doesn't groom him.
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Oct
I wonder if it's an age thing, Max is the elder of my 3 cats.
@jbaraka (241)
• Nairobi, Kenya
25 Oct
So nice, personally I had Melany was so adorable, unfortunately I lost her...
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Oct
Thank you. I am sorry you lost Melany
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@JohnRoberts (54196)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Oct
They just need to used to each other.
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Oct
I think you have a good point. I think Max helped my mom raise Meetzee.
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@Jackalyn (6657)
• Oxford, England
25 Oct
Aw that is so cute. I think maybe you have a cat who thinks the other one is its child!
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@rebelann (39614)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Oct
That could be. They were raised by my mom and I took them in last year in June so I don't really know a lot about them, Max is about 17 or so.
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