They are closer than I thought!
Wink and Timmy spend a lot of time playing and they usually sleep together, but they surprised me yesterday. I had just taken a shower, and almost as soon as I got out, Timmy, who had climbed up on the windowsill between the screen and the drapes, started screaming. He had somehow caught his rear claws into the drapes, and fell off the window sill, upside down, and was hanging there, and screaming very loudly. Immediately, I picked him up with one hand and was trying to get his foot loose when Wink came in, jumped up and sunk her teeth into my arm, and just hung there, "chomping" away. About the time she finally dropped off, I got Timmy loose and he got me too, a couple inches away from Wink's bite. Wink's bite must have hit a small artery, as there was LOT of blood streaming from one of the holes in my arm that I finally used pressure and a styptic pencil to stop.
Timmy was ok, and held no grudge, but Wink was very upset with me, and didn't want me to touch Timmy at all for about 45 minutes and would swat at me when I did try, and would growl at me if my hand went anywhere close to her for about a half hour. She spent a lot of time grooming Timmy, who seemed to enjoy all the attention. By the time I went to bed, everything was back to normal. I have to admit, I was kind of surprised by Wink's attack. It wouldn't have surprised me if a dog did it, but Wink's attack, especially since they've only been together for 6 weeks did. The bites sure showed the difference in size between Wink and Timmy, as Timmy's bite holes are about 50% wider spaced than Wink's is.
Last edited by hemiram; 03-28-2013 at 06:59 AM.