Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Exotic Shorthair Cats Chester and Garfield: more missing link videos

This is Janna for Chester and Garfield. I thought I would fill in some more gaps of the boys adjusting to each other after we adopted Garfield.

This video is from the middle of August, 2012 and I'm including my original YouTube description below. I didn't know at the time that I wrote this that Garfield has the energy of a kitten and doesn't get tired from playing.
Garfield is bigger all over than Chester and has been playing a little rough with Chester. Garfield also never seems to tire - no matter how much we play with him. Whatever we are doing isn't working so we need to try new ways of playing with Garfield. Here, I am experimenting with a toy that I hope Garfield will chase after to get him a little tired. Instead, the boys seem to be looking at each other in a game of "it's your toy, no, it's your toy.
Later in August, I brought home some paper from work. Chester liked to sit on the paper and Garfield liked to play on it.

I took two videos of the boys and this particular paper. In the first video, Chester trots away and the second one shows that he's actually nearby. I had been troubled that Chester wasn't playing when Garfield was in the same room and also that Garfield was dominating the toys, so I'm relieved that Chester is now playing when Garfield is in the same room.


  1. Looks like the Exotics have personalities very similar to Persians.

    1. Yes, they do! Some exotics are more laid back than others. These guys are from the playful kind!

  2. Ooooh this kind of paper rocks!
    It's fun to play on! Or under it! my human is always saving some for me when she gets her paws, er, hands on some.

    1. Wow, you're so lucky! Mom hasn't brought any more of this home since Chester and me kinda obliterated this! Are you hearing this mom? We could use some new paper!-Garfield