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.
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You sure have been busy. What an adventure you are having. I am guilty of not riding in a carrier in the car too. I know they say not to do it, but I get to agitated being cooped up. I usually just sit on a lap and look out the window. You can't see anything when you are in that box! I'm glad things are going so well for you!
Glad to hear from you again and to hear you are doing well. Yes what an adventure you have had to and fly in a plane, ride in a car and a new home...sounds like you are doing great with adjusting.
Mom never lets any of us ride in a lap way to dangerous...I personally think it would be fun, but Mom says safety first and always...