Mercury as a Kitten

Mercury as a Kitten

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Photos: January 29, 2009

These pictures were taken just a few days after I got Mercury in July 2008. He was about four months old.

He is my first cat. I initially got Mercury because I needed a cat to help me train Dino for his MAR dog training. I wanted to make sure that Dino was totally comfortable around cats.

I have trained Mercury to walk on a harness and a leash. Initially, of course, he wasn't too thrilled, but eventually I got him to walk down the street using a clicker and canned food as his reward for moving a few steps at a time.

He has turned into a great cat and he loves the dogs. Very big. At one year old he is seventeen pounds.

He and Dino play all the time and he loves to sleep with Scout. Dot is still trying to figure him out, and has slowly stopped snarling at him with my encouragement

He was recently diagnosed with urinary tract disease, so he will be on a special diet for the rest of his life. $$$$$$$$! Life moves on.

I need to take more adult pictures of him. His coat has filled out a lot.

Friday, January 30, 2009

First Kitten Picture

This picture is what was sent to me when I responded to an ad for kittens in Craigslist.