Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gremlin the kitty

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!

20 comments:

  1. Ohmy! Soooooo happy for both of you!! Gremlin is the cutest thing I've ever seen, and the name could not be more perfect (huge fan of the movie, of course ;p) I'm too excited even to give any advice with kittens. Have you bought him a scratcher? How old is he? I already love you little Gremlin!!! I bet I will be seeing you a lot in here (happy dance)

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    1. Yay thanks Damaris :) :) We did buy him a scratcher but after doing a bit more research I don't think it's very good, so we're going to DIY an epic one for him. He gets his claws stuck on things like the couch so I think he needs to work on filing his claws down a bit? Well that's my guess but I'm a bit of a noob! I've tried to teach him how to use his cat scratcher but I'm not a very good mum cat in that regards because he doesn't seem to want to copy my (probably hilarious) actions!

      He was exactly 8 weeks when we got him, so he is 8 weeks and 4 days :)

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  2. ahhhh i'm so happy for you guys!!! gremlin is so so sweet. that face!! and i know what you mean about taking them away from the mom and siblings. i was just wondering that too. i hope for exciting adventures and lots of love for you guys!! xx

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    1. Thanks Jane :) Yeah it definitely seems cruel to do so, but the reality was that she just can't keep all her kittens and I need to focus on the super happy life he gains. A part of me will always feel a little sad for him though! Luke is a super nice guy so hopefully we can have a catch up :)

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  3. Awww!! Gremlin looks like the sweetest kitty ever! I hope Gremlin grows to be one healthy and happy cat :D

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  4. awwww what an adorably, cuddly kitty! Makes me want to get a kitty with my hubby too.

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    1. You definitely should - best decision :)

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  5. Eeeeeeek!!!! Gremlin is super amazingly gorgeous, I hope I can have a cuddle next weekend :) kittens are the best ahhh lovely!! Xxxx

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    1. You can totally have a billion cuddles, he is getting use to lots of people so hopefully he wont hide at the party :) *fingers crossed*

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  6. oh my gosh. i can't even.

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  7. OH MY GOSH FEEeeeee!! He is one great adorable ball of fluff! Love him x

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    1. Yay - when we first bought him home I had a crazy urge to always want to refer to him an pinto, that was one good name for a cat :)

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  8. oh my god, oh my god, oh my god - he's adorable. I'm so jealous. I miss my cats :)

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    1. Sorry you miss your cats Petra :( Pets are one of the hardest things to leave behind whilst having adventures for sure!

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  9. argghhhhh so cute!!!!! I am so so so envious haha! I love love love the name. he is absolutely adorable! congrats to you :-D

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    1. Thanks Emily xoxox we were straight away sold on the name too :)

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  10. i just melted totally 0_o Gremlin is so cute, he seems so likable,adorable - i think you are right the most important thing is for him to know that is loved and cuddle with him the most you can :D

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    1. Thanks Sara, getting in so many cuddles, he's becoming more and more amazing each day too!

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