Everything is going pretty well--they're not snuggle buddies but they're giving each other plenty of exercise running around the house after each other & play fighting with each other.
Giddy is usually the aggressor--he'll jump Simon in the middle of the floor(where Simon is laying on his back to show his beautiful tummy with one eye open--really he always keeps one eye open when he lays like that!) and they'll start rolling around with each other on the floor.
Giddy makes these little squeaks when they play. When I first heard him, I thought I had a mouse in the house & one of the cats had gotten it. Other times, Giddy is just chilling out & Simon decides to start something(much less often). It's funny to watch at times because Simon doesn't really know how to box--he keeps batting at the air in front of Giddy whereas Giddy know how to land his punches. I believe he must have been professionally trained.
When I get home from work, they're usually waiting for me on the sofa across from the front door--at opposite ends but at least they're together. And they each come hopping off the couch to greet me. They are always jockeying for position by me--neither one is really a lapcat but they want to be in the same room with me & they're usually not out of each other's sight for more than a minute. I'm hosting Easter dinner tomorrow so it will be the first opportunity to see how they do with more than one or two extra people in the house.
Simon has always been relaxed around people--just lays on his cat tree by the sofa & enjoys the conversation. Giddy has gone racing into the back bedroom when a new person enters the house(and I do mean racing!) and won't appear until after they've been gone at least half an hour(better safe than sorry!).
Giddy has given Simon a second youth which is a joy to see & Giddy makes me smile every day with his soft breathy hiss meow(like a tiny obscene phone caller!) & crazy antics. Spring has really sprung this year at the Murphy household!
Thanks again for everything,