"Hmmmm... Smells like birdie."
"Flies like birdie, too!"
"Come to Graham, little birdie. Graham is your friend."
"Don't listen to him, birdie. Come to Belle. Belle will protect you from Graham's evil intent."
"Nice, Belle... real nice. Why you gotta give away Graham's game like that?"
"NOW what can Graham catch after mean old Belle warned the birdie?"
"WHOA!!! What's THAT???!?!?!!"
"Graham would like to investigate that red dot further. Bring it a little closer, please."
"Little Red Dot... COME ON DOWWWWNNNNN!"
The official "Taming Graham" kit has three main components: a feather teaser, a laser light, and a can of wet food. Yesterday morning, he licked my toes while I served his breakfast. He will still "hunch" down when I reach for him, but he doesn't really run and hide any more. YAY!
The girls are farther away from taming, but coming along at their own pace. I've held each of them today while they purred. Had to catch them first, but they purred (and didn't try to get away once I had them in my grasp).
Big day Tuesday... we head to the vet for their first vaccinations. Stay tuned for updates on the size of these big brutes. (Also for updates on how they did NOT escape and make me chase them through the clinic, please).