Suki and Hiro are like water and fire, calm and hyper. They are the complete opposite. Sometimes this causes difficult moments, but sometimes they fulfill each other like fire can make water warm, and water can make fire steam. It’s not always love between those two kitties, but they can be so cute together!
Hiro loves to play, he’s an active cat and he needs his daily portion of exercise. Suki on the other hand likes to play when she wants to play and without Hiro. Not to mention, she’s hard to entertain. While Hiro loves to play! Unless Suki wants to play along. Then he’s suddenly not interested anymore…
Sometimes Suki wants to play with Hiro. A physical kind of game. Not always, but when she does she will push Hiro so far that he will play with her. Often it’s the other way around. Hiro wants to play so badly with Suki, while Suki doesn’t feel like it. He is determined to play with her, which is actually a good thing. He will get Suki of her lazy butt and get her busy. Because when she doesn’t feel like playing, she has two options: Walk away and be chased by Hiro. Or try to ignore Hiro. Both option often result in wrestling session. My boyfriend and or I always have to interfere when things get too rough. Biting ears or gurgling sounds are often signs that it’s getting too rough.
They will always end up grooming each other afterwards. Like they want to apologize to each other for their behavior during the game. It won’t take long before they will start playing again.
The Scratching Post
We have a big scratching post, it reaches from the ground up to the ceiling. The highest platform is the most favorite with both Suki and Hiro. But Suki is a tree-dweller, she likes to sit on high places, and Hiro is a bush-dweller. He likes to stay on the ground. You’d think that Suki can take a nap in the scratching post without being disturbed? Hiro often tries to get Suki off the platform and other way around. It’s usually a game of ‘who can stay on the scratching post the longest’ and ‘who’s the first to fall off’. Hiro sometimes win, but Suki always ends up claiming that platform as hers. I sometimes think that Suki let’s him win on purpose.
Suki and Hiro are both very curious! But while Suki only likes to explore places she already knows. Hiro likes to give it a try with unknown stuff. He was the first one to try ou the balcony after we made it cat-proof. Hiro didn’t even hesitate! The first one to step into the snow this year? Not Suki! She hissed at it and refused to step in it! Hiro adapts easier to changes than Suki. I remember when we got the big scratching post. Suki hissed at it, until Hiro showed that there was no reason to be scared of it. He climbed on it like it had always been there before. Suki will usually follow Hiro, like he is telling her that it’s okay and safe to go! There is one place they both refuse to go! Outside the building! (in harness of course).
One thing I noticed over the years is that both Suki and Hiro take over habits from each other. Suki was always the one to sit down in the middle of the room and stare at you. Since last year, Hiro is now doing the same. He will sit there in the middle of the room, just like Suki. He even tries to look intimidating, but he’s too much a cutie for that!
Hiro never mewed! Suki is a meower. It feels like Suki has taught Hiro how to get our attention: by meowing! I’m telling you, cats are so much smarter than you think!
Both cats are so different, and so unique in their own way. It makes them special, and they have their own ways of fulfilling each other. Suki has a calm personality, but tends to have a temper. Hiro is active, happy and very easy to handle. Sometimes Suki doesn’t care of his hyperness, but so now and then he will drag her along. Just like Suki calms down Hiro when he’s being too rambunctious.
What about your cats?