So I’m not sure how I managed to keep this quiet for so long, but we got a tiny kitten on Thursday night! She is adorable! We actually weren’t planning on getting another cat, mostly because Mr is very needy and he likes his cuddles so we didn’t think he’s cope very well, but my brothers girlfriends cat just had a litter and we decided to just go for it.
She’s almost 7 weeks old and she is SO adorable! She absolutely loves cuddles and will try anything to nuzzle into you for a little cuddle. She also loves to climb. Seriously, she climbs up everything, including our legs! I was standing there brushing my teeth the first night and she just climbed all the way from my feet to my shoulder and just sat there. As soon as we walk in the room, she’s right there pouncing onto our legs! She’s crazy! I’ve forgotten how active kittens are! I can’t help but laugh when she walks and runs though – she’s still a little wobbly on her feet, and it’s the cutest thing ever!
My mum kept one of her brothers too – he’s called Chappie and he’s SO playful in comparison to her! He finds anything to play with, like a bag, a door, the floor, whereas she likes to cuddle. They’re so playful with each other when we bring them together though, so they get a few hours together everyday, which is nice for them.
We’re doing the whole thing of keeping her and Mr apart, giving Mr the whole house like he’s used to so that he doesn’t feel like the kitten is taking over his territory, and slowly incorporating her into the rest of the house. So far, it’s not going great – but to be fair it’s only the second day! They had a little meet yesterday, which went terribly! We let her out upstairs for a bit and she spotted him and ran all excitedly over to him, he hissed, growled, howled and then swiped her across the face before running out of the house, and she got the shock of her life! She really didn’t know how to take it! Poor thing!
I’ve read online to slowly incorporate her smells into the rest of the house, but Mr really doesn’t seem bothered by her scent at all or her constant meowing! It’s only when he sees her that he freaks out! She’s just explored the living room while he was out, and after I’d put her back and he came back in, he just jumped up onto the couch and fell asleep as if she’d never even been in there! I was expecting all this sniffing to happen, but nope! I’ll keep trying and hopefully he’ll get used to her soon!
Any tips on incorporating them together would seriously be great! He’s used to having other cats around as he grew up with his litter sister, and he’s best friends with the cats in our street, but he’s never had another cat (other than his sister) in his house before, so this is all new to him! I really don’t want to stress him out too much!
I created an instagram for her too, so if you want to follow her and Mr you can follow them @keekothekitty and @mrtoffthecat.
JesMarch 26, 2016 at 4:59 pm
I am no cat expert by all means, but I’ve heard keeping the kitten in a cage and gradually locating the cage into the room where Mr would be will help eventually. It may be a slow and long (and maybe painful) process, but I am sure he will adapt!
Keeko is so beautiful!!
AprilMarch 27, 2016 at 9:24 am
Thanks for the tip! We’ve been keeping her in our bedroom, as Mr doesn’t really go in there much, and then when he goes outside, we’ve been letting her into the rest of the house slowly to let her scent out, but he’s not bothered at all! I took him into the bedroom while she was in another room and he HATED being in there! Couldn’t wait to get out haha! It’s definitely going to be slow! 🙁
BeeMarch 26, 2016 at 5:37 pm
JudithMarch 28, 2016 at 10:16 pm
It will take lots of patience for sure, but as long as Mr gets to keep his territory (and Keeko will be second in line), there’s a good chance they’ll become friends (or simply ignore each other) in the end. They will probably fight a it when they’ll be around each other fulltime, but I’m sure they’ll manage. She looks adorable and makes me want to adopt another wobbly kitty! (not gonna happen though, 3 older cats is enough 😉 ).
AprilMarch 29, 2016 at 8:43 am
Thanks for your tip! It’s definitely taking patience haha! I feel so sorry for her locked away in our bedroom, but I definitely want him to still get the same amount of love and attention and space that he usually gets so he doesn’t feel like she’s taking over. He’s in a bit of a sulk right now, and doesn’t even want to come into the rest of the house (even though she’s still locked away), I’m just hoping its a phase and he’ll be back to his cheery self soon!
Oh wow – I’d love 3 cats, but it’s not going great with 2 right now haha!
SineadMarch 29, 2016 at 2:03 pm
Oh my god, she is so freaking cute and I love the name. Hope she brings you lots of happiness 🙂 x
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AprilMarch 30, 2016 at 6:29 am
I completely forgot what it was like to have a kitten and all of their adorable little ways haha! Thanks 🙂
Breanne AlderMarch 30, 2016 at 3:48 am
She is so adorable!! Hope they end up becoming friends x
AprilMarch 30, 2016 at 6:29 am
Thanks! Me too! It’s definitely going to be a long process, but hopefully they’ll get there in the end!
jennieMarch 31, 2016 at 9:56 pm
So so adorable <3
LucyApril 4, 2016 at 1:53 pm
Keeko is too cute for words! x
MillieApril 9, 2016 at 8:23 pm
Omg cuteness OVERLOAD – i want a little kitten so so bad!
AprilApril 13, 2016 at 6:33 am
Aww you should get one! I completely forgot how playful kittens are though, so she took a little getting used to hah! I’m so used to Mr (who is almost 14) and he’s so well trained, so cuddly and sleepy haha! BIG difference!