In five days Gremlin turns five months old and he has gone from this little dude...
To this slightly bigger dude...
I'm actually sitting at my blank screen wondering where to start. There is so much to say about gremlin but I'm super tempted to just write "he's awesome" knowing the line doesn't really do him justice but perhaps prevents me looking like a weirdo who loves her cat way too much.
Oh heck I love my cat way too much :p
Ben has gone back to work, two and half weeks down, less than 4 to go. He's been doing this work away business for a few years and I've adapted pretty well but I have to say this time has been so much easier. My cold winter bed has the delightful new addition of purring cat who curls up close to my head and falls asleep. He sleeps as long as I sleep too (which is often super long) unless something wakes him and then he bites my toes and harasses me. Maybe in another six years that won't be so cute.
Before Ben left we tried to do as much leash walking as possible + baths and car trips. He is 100% okay with cars, 50% okay with the walking and 15% okay with baths.
Luckily gremlin will eat anything so the treat system seems to work for us. I'll admit I haven't been doing the baths or walking since Ben has been gone, I feel like it's a two man job (bathing might even be a three main job) and I wuss out. We bought gremlin a backpack for when we go on trips that are a bit too crazy to expect a cat to walk. It came with a drawstring closure which although marketed as a pet backpack obviously wasn't too well designed so I sewed in heavy duty velcro and sealed it good (or so I thought).
Lesson for the day - cats can open Velcro (next step a zip!)
Does anyone have any hints and tips for me? I know the walking could definitely be better, Gremlin seems to dictate where we go or meows so we'll pick him up and carry him - which I'm a sucker and do. I'll definitely take on some words of wisdom if anyone has them :)
In short Gremlin is awesome - I actually feel sad for all the time we spent sans cat, I'd also happily adopt another cat as well :)