November 11th 2012 9:53 pm
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We decided to stay a day longer in Menifee, California for a couple reasons and I bet my little Milo is overjoyed. He seems so close to Dash already, it's extremely funny because he couldn't even bond with our barn cat back home but he's instantly attached to this little pup within a day. They just have chemistry. I'm pretty sure both being of a very young age and maturity level helps a lot. All they want to do is play, play, play all day, nap together, wake up, and do it all over again. I've uploaded a picture to Milo's photo album of them sleeping together, it was too adorable not to capture. Wish they lived closer to us.. Milo sure is going to miss his pal.
November 10th 2012 12:25 pm
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Two days ago Milo, my boyfriend, and me traveled down to Southern California, Menifee, California to be exact. We're visiting family down here and my boyfriend had tickets to a football game close by. There's a small mixed breed dog named Dash, who is extremely adorable by the way, and lives here with his family. First introduction didn't go very well at all, Milo hissed at her immediately but we were all kind of grumpy and drained from the 10 hour drive, I know I was. The next day when I opened the door, Milo darted out of the room! He ran around a bit and then to the puppy and was immediately curious about her. She's in her little kennel at the time, and he's sniffing her through it, she the same. We were going to leave in a few minute so I picked him up and placed him into our guest bedroom until we arrived home. When we arrived home it was pretty late and everyone was already fast asleep. I let Milo run around the house while we watched T.V. and shortly after, we all headed to bed.
This morning after getting our breakfast, warm tea/coffee (it was extremely cold this morning, so different from Texas weather), we fetched Milo from our room and let him roam around the house as we watched TV and enjoyed our warm beverages. An hour later, the other people in the house awoke and brought the puppy downstairs with them. She ignored Milo's presence for a bit, as she was overly excited to see us all and then she went to him. They sniffed each other and Milo tried to swat her nose, lol. I know.. I know.. I shouldn't teach him that kind of behavior is nice and I did let him know, but it was more of an air swat so it was funny. She didn't seem to bothered by it and kept going near him anyway. Surprisingly, he let her. They kind of check each other out for a bit and then she runs upstairs to her bedroom. Who goes chasing after her? None other than little Milo, it was really cute. It was even cuter to see them try to figure out a way to play with each other, chasing the balls, running up and down the stairs after each other. He chased her more than she chased him, and he never made any body language that was he scared so I'm going to assume he enjoys it. He makes me catch him all the time. He'll swat my foot and then go running away for me to find him, and then when I do, I go running away for him to find me and when he does, we rinse & repeat. It's a game him and I usually play a lot. He never once hissed or growled at her today and even follows her around the house at times. It makes me happy and sad because in a day we're leaving and this is Milo's first little friend. I think he feels so comfortable around her because she's his size, maybe even a teensy, weensy bit smaller. I'll have to see if these two little rascals let me capture a photo or video so I can upload it, right now they're both fast asleep.
November 7th 2012 9:18 pm
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I haven't posted a diary entry for a month or so, been super busy with many things, as has my little Milo. For one, within the time frame I have not added any entries, he's been neutered, de-wormed, and given his rabies shot. He was very well-behaved I might add and suffered little to no down time! I say little to none, because what I've read is cats usually will hide their pain. This little guy was trying to jump & run right after surgery! I had to keep a close eye on him for the week he was to heal. That was early October, let's skip to the middle.
I introduced him to my boyfriend on the 20th and he absolutely adores him! He took to him very quickly, so quickly in fact when he was ready for bed, he'd hop in between his legs & cuddle with him, purring with delight! Not me anymore! I wasn't jealous at all though, nothing makes me happier than to see my two boys bonding. I wonder if it had something to do with hearing his voice all the time that helped Milo get comfortable with him so fast. Lots of times in my room I would have my boyfriend on speaker phone having conversations and when I'd leave, he would stay on webcam and try to talk to my kitten. Either way, they're great friends.
Now skipping forward, Milo and I moved from Texas to California on November the 3rd. We flew instead of driving, which I must say, I was glad for in the end. The flight was only 5 hours and Milo behaved wonderfully. He slept most the time and the little times he was awake, he was playing with me through the carrier. During the car ride, probably not suggested by other people, we let him roam free. He didn't run around at all, he just laid on the blanket I set up for him near my feet and slept or played by himself. Our plane landed in Sacramento, but we had to drive 4-5 hrs until we got home. We live in Ferndale, California. An hour and a half away from home, we stopped and fed ourselves and Milo. After he finished all his food, he went to sleep for the rest of the way home. I'm very grateful to have such a well behaved kitten and I think it's mostly due to me getting him used to car rides 1-2 months before. He seems very happy here! He is loving his outdoor play-time and doing very well on the harness and lead. I lived in apartments before and going outside never seemed to interest him, living in a house with a lot of land to roam with greenery of all sorts, he enjoys nothing more. Outdoor play time is supervised because he's an indoor cat. There are a lot of barn cats around here and I don't want him roaming around an unknown area into cats who may harm him. He's not used to socializing with other animals, just people. Which brings me to another subject, Milo and the animals living here. He's been adapting to the two female dogs here, who are very well-behaved, friendly animals. They're not the best of friends yet, but he's able to play outside with them, or in the house, with no worries or fears. He'll even go up to them and sniff them. I'm very pleased with the progress he's been having. The funny thing is, they have an outdoor cat here who he's not getting along with as well. They don't fight by any means, but they're very unsure of each other. She made angry, defensive noises at him when they first met so now when she gets near him to check him out, he'll put his little paw up to swipe her, lol. It's a little funny to me because he's just a baby kitten and he's holding a grudge, getting all feisty. I think they'll be friends in the future as well, just might take a little more time since that cat isn't domesticated as the dogs are.