My blog has been neglected and will most likely continue to be because Ben and I finally got ourselves a kitten!! Oh man I really can't express how happy I am, I'm not even sleeping my excessive hours anymore because I want to get up for kitten love :)
So the past week we were looking around at a few different kittens, most kittens fell through, but there was one kitten that Ben had nicknamed Styles who I was secretly (or not so secretly) rooting for. On a random side note he was given the name Styles because of his hairdo and thus sharing a common link with some popular boy band guy - Harry something or other :p Anyway, we went to go look at Styles and straight away lovely owner Luke told us one of the kittens had been taken and I was sure it was going to be Styles but it wasn't.. *suspense builds*
Mamma cat Nala had had five kittens, two Ginger & white tabbies, a black kitten and two black & white guys. Ben was sold on the little black kitten but I was still rooting for Styles. Luke told us that when Styles was born he named him Gremlin - being the only longed hair dude of the bunch and sharing a surprisingly similarity with his movie counterpart. Ben and I had previously thought of a few names but we were both instantly sold on his new name :) After a two second negotiation with Ben, a Gremlin was in a box coming home with us. That part was actually extremely difficult - taking him away from his mum, brothers and Luke. I hadn't really prepared myself for it and honestly I just wanted to cry especially after Luke had told us Gremlin was his favourite :(
|Playing with my extension tubes!|
On the way home Gremlin was meowing, missing his family and it was super sad but we kept reassuring him and letting him know he was coming to a new home where he would be super loved. We're on day five now and he has adjusted amazingly. He started off hiding under chairs but now he is one super tree dweller (any Jackson galaxy fans out there?) bouncing all over the sofa tops and cuddling with everyone. We play with him, take him on a daily car trips and have regular harness practice so will be able to go for walks with him. He is doing so awesome at everything, even the visit to the vet went better than we had expected :) I honestly love him so much, he is super soft and I just want to smoosh him against my face all the time, heck maybe I even do.
Since this is my first kitten ever, do you lovely cat people have any advice? Our aim is to get him adjusted and comfortable with things that might not be so easy to do when he is all grown up but I'd love to hear advice or maybe even things you didn't do with your cat as a kitten that you wish you would have? Probably the most important thing is just to make him feel super loved and hopefully we're succeeding at that :)
Love you Gremlin!