August 22nd 2009 12:07 pm
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Hi everyone. It has been just over a month since Kitcat invaded my house. At first I was very upset at having this little fur ball in the house. I thought it was temporary so I hissed and growled and made a big fuss whenever I saw her. Eventually, it became obvious that she was here to stay. So, I changed my tactic and decided to observe her. This was hard because when she spotted me, she would come over to bug me. I would then run and hide. Eventually, I learned to just swat her and hold my ground. Now, what I have recently learned, is to be pro-active! I walk right up to her and wrestle her to the ground and pin her down. So that is how to handle a new kitten in the house. Pin her to the ground while you still can!!! Don't hurt her, just out muscle her and show her who is boss. Then, later, when you are both feeling sleepy, it is nice to have a cuddle with a warm kitten. And, when you are feeling energetic, it is fun to chase around the house and practice catching a fast kitten and, at other times, practice avoiding being caught by a fast kitten.
Love to all of you that have had to put up with new additions to your house. I sure understand now why Peaches wasn't too thrilled when Lucky and I showed up.
I love it when Mom brings Lobo in the house. The kitten completely quits bugging me and goes over to him and annoys him. It is funny to see this big dog being bothered by this kitten. Lobo knows Mom doesn't want him to hurt her, so, he keeps moving to a different place in the house and Kitcat follows him. Eventually, Mom has to either put Kitcat on time out or put Lobo back outside. Otherwise, in his frustration, he might step on her.
One thing I like is that I still go on my leash walks and Kitcat has to stay in the house. Mom had to train her to stay in the house and not charge the door by squirting her with a water pistol. I must admit that she learned fast even though she is just a baby. She watches in envy as I go out the front door to roll on the step and eat grass and catch grasshoppers.
She does bother me at times but I am starting to like my new baby sister. She is fun.
August 15th 2009 1:24 pm
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Wow, that Kitcat is a bratt!
I feel very mature and privileged. Mom gives me special perks. I get my leash walks while Kitcat is made to stay in. I get to go in the cat run, while Kitcat has to stay in. When I attack Kitcat, she freezes and doesn't fight back. Right now, Kitcat is locked up in the bathroom while Mom and I check our Catster mail. There are good things that go with being the top cat in the house. Just now, I jumped up on Mom's lap and am having a cuddle session while she types my message. I know, from experience, to quit jumping on the keyboard!
Life is good ... Even after a really tough time.
August 1st 2009 8:33 am
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I was a diary pick a little while ago, and just because Kitcat is such a brat, we almost missed it!!! She just won't let Mom be at the computer without being a total pest.
Anyhow, thank you everyone for the thank yous and thank you to whoever chose me!
I'm starting to show Kitcat a few things. Yesterday, I was at my favorite spot on the back of the couch. I was looking out my picture window. Kitcat thought she should bug me. Well, I decided I was having none of that, so when she tried to sneak up on me I bopped her a good one. She went rolling across the seat of the couch and onto the floor. Well, not one to give up easily, she tried it again!!! "Bop"! And she went rolling off the couch and onto the floor. Mom was laughing. Kitcat decided to go do something else and went to bother the dog. Ha, ha!
July 27th 2009 10:58 am
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After thinking about if since Thursday, Mom decided to cancel my vet appointment. I have been quite well since Thursday and Mom decided that I didn't need more stress in my life. So, unless something changes for the worse, I won't be going there right away. I am on Mom's lap right now while Kitcat is having a time out in the bathroom. Mom says she will keep a close eye on me but thinks she is making the right decision. I sure do!!!
July 24th 2009 11:44 am
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I slept normal last night but started hacking at 6:30am. But, I didn't puke. I ate a little bit ( including dry food for the first time in a long while). I went for 2 leash walks and Mom let me eat just a tiny bit of grass. I played with little cat and am now napping on Mom's lap. Soooo, that means Mom won't take me to the vet today. She will keep the Monday appointment as there is still something affecting me. Mom borrowed a larger pet carrier from the neighbor to make Monday easier.
If ever Mom gets some spare time, she will post some videos of the little cat and me and the little cat. I showed her some 'tude today.
July 23rd 2009 11:02 am
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Mom left Kitcat and I both loose in the house while she worked last evening. When she rushed home after work, I took my time to show up. She petted me. Kitcat slowly showed up with sleepy eyes and I sniffed her butt. No hissing. We actually got along! Mom found only a few minor things knocked over.
Since then, Mom twice found us sleeping together. I learned that if she is bugging me, I just have to hiss at her or give her a swat. Mom gives her time outs so I can relax a bit.
We have sort of even played together. Mom is getting a lot of this on video but is too busy to process it yet.
On the down side. I am having troubles eating. I cannot eat my dry food (Mom gives me all the Fancy Feast I want) and am puking lots. I even puked up a bit of blood on Monday and on Wednesday. I kept Mom up all last night begging for food, but when she gave me some, I didn't want it. I really want to eat grass, but that makes me puke, so Mom won't let me eat grass today.
Mom made me a vet appointment. That is a huge deal because Mom doesn't know if she will be able to stuff me in a carrier. And this will be my first time in a vehicle for almost 6 years. Plus, at the vet clinic, they may have to put me under to examine me because I am semi-feral and will for sure freak out. Mom worries big time about the stress of a vet visit for me.
Our vet can't get me in until Monday. That also worries Mom. That is a long way off if I continue to have these troubles.
Anyhow, I am still very active, bright eyed, responsive to Mom's pets and cuddles, and very interested in Kitcat. If I take a bad turn before Monday, Mom will barge me into a vet clinic no matter what.
Mom will probably look for a larger cat carrier, before then, to make it a bit easier to stuff me in. We need prayers for that day as both Mom and I will be on super duper high stress alert.
July 21st 2009 12:09 pm
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Well, I've got to see her running around like a fool. I find a safe place and watch instead of runing away. When she gets too close, I hiss at her and she backs down. I had to laugh when the little cat saw Lobo and was scared spitless. Mom has been giving me extra leash walks and lots of breaks from the little cat. I am on her lap right now. Mom thinks we can be friends. I don't know. At least I know Mom still loves me. She locks little cat in the bathroom for a lot of the day so I can feel free to be with her without being bothered by the pest. And at night too, so I don't have to worry about sneak attacks from crazy cat.
July 19th 2009 5:43 pm
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Mom brought home another cat! A wild and crazy kitten. She did tell me if it looks like I won't get along with her she can take her back to her original home. So far, I am not too pleased.
July 11th 2009 7:06 pm
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I have never been thin since I was a young kitty. In fact, I have been quite chubby! But, I lost 1 1/2 pound since I lost my dear sister Lucky. I had room to spare, so I am not skinny, but Mom is starting to worry and wonder what to do about it. She has been thinking about getting another kitty but thinks that could backfire if we don't get along. It could make things worse? or could it? She doesn't want to upset me or upset a potential new kitty. Oh, I just wish Lucky was still here.
June 30th 2009 4:27 pm
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Hello to all of our friends.
We are overwhelmed by all of the kindness shown by all of you. We received over 300 emails and gifts and comments for our dear Lucky. We are sorry that Mom was in no shape to communicate any further during this time. It was all she could do to help Squirrel along and read all of the wonderful and supportive messages from all of our friends through her tears. It is still hard for Squirrel and Mom to accept that Lucky is gone. Plus, she was still trying to help me deal with Tasha’s passing.
We don’t think it will be possible to thank all of you individually. Just please know that we read and appreciated every word, gift and kind thought from all of you. We had friends give us their personal emails and phone numbers even! Mom really appreciated that but couldn’t even talk to her own family about it. She is still trying to sort out her feeling and cannot speak about Lucky without crying. She just now phoned and left a message for her ex-husband about it, as he was her husband when she found the kittens and loves them too.
We will never know for sure but it seems like Lucky passed from a heart condition. It is the only thing that makes sense. Thinking that gives Mom some degree of comfort. Plus, knowing that the night before, Lucky came for her usual cuddles at bedtime and was her usual self in the morning. She even gave Squirrel a little chase and later came for a second helping of their Fancy Feast treat. There was no warning or signs of her being ill or in distress. She probably passed within an hour after Mom left the house.
It is impossible to express properly to all of you how wonderful you all are for taking the time to let us know how much you care. Right from the short little messages to the those who set up the candle pages, and from the ones who set up the photo in honor of Lucky, to those that gave rosettes and offered their personal information in order to help my Mom. We honestly have looked at and read every one of those. It involved a fresh set of tears from Mom, but they were tears of gratitude. She is thankful for each and every one of you who recognized how special our gentle little wildcat Lucky was. And is.
on behalf of Mom, Squirrel and all of our angels