Harlequin on the left and Jellicle on the right, more commonly known as The Boys.
Harlequin is Robin’s instigator; he will wind her up to frenzy than takes off to the no dog zone downstairs. He plays with her toys when she is asleep, he likes to participate during our nightly game of Show Me the Bunny©, this game involves a tiny yellow plush bunny that likes to fly and hids from Robin. He can remove any bell you put on his collar. He is clumsy, the only cat I have ever seen trip. Rarely meows, although murrs (meow-purr) and sings a lot.
Jellicle will allow Robin to chew on him like a toy without protest. Although, when he wants to he can take her down in a flash. He will snuggle with her when she sleeps. Jellicle is thoughtful, a thinker. Has a tiny meow, he has a lisp when he purrs. He likes to cuddle when I'm using the computer, or reading. He helps me cook... by laying on my feet. He proudly wears his bell. Jellicle is my little Houdini he can escape outside faster than a blink. He has no clue where he is going except that he is OUTSIDE. And, there is green stuff out there to eat. As he makes his dash for freedom, he meows the whole time so he is easy to track; its like he has an on board PurrPS©.
We have discovered Robin will herd the cats if they escape. She is able to catch Jellicle faster then we can and holds him until we rescue him… from her. Harlequin has no real desire to escape however will follow his brother to the end of the earth. They love to go out on their leashes always under supervision.
They both are very, very avid bird watchers. If a Crow caws or Blue Jay screeches outside The Boys will zoom from window to window to watch the birds as they fly by the house.
The Boys have a paper fetish; they have destroyed numerous paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, paper bags and cardboard boxes. They crave water and are often found sitting a sink waiting for the water to be turned on, even though there are several bowls of fresh water within a short distance. The Boys are banned from the bathrooms after shower curtain liner vandalism. They love green plants; my violets often have their flower buds nibbled off before they can bloom. No tomato on the vine is safe, if I leave the tomatoes on the counter they will end up on the floor minus the green vine/stem. They like to help un-pack the groceries, if left alone with the bags they have been found sampling the bread, a bag of cat food, a bag of dog food and a bag of potatoes. Everything to The Boys is part of a game and they love to help do everything.
They both adore Pandora and respect her status as Matriarch. They keep her warm, happy and make sure she never lonely.
They are brothers in soul and by birth. If one is in distress the other comes running.
They are adorable, sweet, loving, funny, and an important presence in our family.
The My Boys on the East Coast.