|Blessi checks out Merci, who is not at all bothered|
by the huge, odd smelling dog .
Note the handle of my tack box on the floor
since handles play a role later in the adventure.
The National Alliance of Burmese Breeders gives the following description of the Burmese temperament:
|Merci gets to check out Blessi to confirm her original|
thought that Blessi is odd but harmless.
|Blessi tries to show how friendly he is by|
grooming Merci behind her ears.
The two creatures are introduced as Merci shelters in her carry case. She seems quite interested and Blessi is fascinated. Introductions outside the case are equally successful. Through practice with his other feline friends, Blessi knows how to groom Merci gently behind her ears. (When Blessi was introduced to a bunny at a horse show, he groomed the laid back bunny behind the ears also.)
The introduction is going really well so we move on to riding lessons. Merci makes the typical novice mistake of not using a centered riding position. Even so she starts to purr.
|Blessi somehow knows ho to pick up the case.|
He must have learned through observing me
pick up his tack box, which is a re-purposed tool box.
Blessi and Merci had a great visit. Here we are--three species at the end of wonderful play day. I wonder if Merci might like to ride a tolt some day. Merci is a purebred Burmese but I adopted her from a local cat rescue. Merci was found wandering the streets of Ridgefield WA. Blessi gives a big shout out to the animal rescue groups of the world.