The kitties came for a weekend visit over Memorial Day. Since Ash was out of town and Ryan's ex-roommate was staying with us, Ryan decided to stay here and bring the kitties with him. All I can say is "What a riot!" Our cats (especially Moogie) were not at all amused.
In case you don't know the story, approximately 6 months before Ryan and Ash got married Diane saw information and YouTube video of bengal cats (domesticated cats approximately 3 generations removed from the wild). One day when the kids were at the house, she called them in to the computer room and showed them the cute kitties she had found. She jokingly asked them, "Wouldn't it be funny if we got ya'll those for a wedding present?" At which point the kids were like, "coooool!" And so it came to be...Once the wedding was over, we took possession of two bengal kitties and gave them to our son and new daughter-in-law.
Their names are Azriel and Remiel - after two archangels, but the kids call them Aza and Remi. Once they got a little acclimated to the house they would run around disturbing everything. Ryan would play with them using a feather on a stick. They easily jump (fly) 4+ feet off the ground - and land with a noticeable "thud". Ryan says they work together to get stuff and mimic supposed raptor behavior. I watched several times as one would move up on something while the other circled from behind. It was spooky! They are also particularly fond of red straws - like the ones you get from Sonic. In fact, they will try to take yours from your drink if you're not watching carefully.
Beauregard (one of our cats) would just growl at them when they came near. Moogie stayed out the room. She was never pleased with them. I went to bed on Saturday night and they came in to see what was going on. Moogie was by my side and kept hissing. Eventually she moved up to the headboard and watched them from afar. I think she slept up there all night.
Now that it's late afternoon on Monday, the grand kitties have gone back to their own house. My cats are sleeping better and seem to have calmed down. I think I finally see what they mean about how wonderful it is to be a grand parent!