The best part about taking this picture was that Merlin was purring like a loud diesel engine! Elliot and Merlin are really good buddies now: they cuddle, they wrestle, they lick each other. It’s really lovely to see them both so happy.
Our other cat Oliver, who was petrified of Merlin for the first two weeks, now tolerates him — and even plays with him sometimes. However, Oliver is really loony — even for a cat — so his idea of play is always infused with a bit of GrumpyOldManCrazyPants.