|Purred: Wed Jul 11, '07 9:06pm PST |
|I think the main worry is that the two of you would burrow under those spaces and get stuck there, and be unaccessible for humans to help you out, which would be a bad thing. As you get older, you'll figure out how to get out of such jams on your own, but for now, you need to train how to get in and out of tight spaces by other surfaces that are accessible to humans.
I know it's hard not to hide down there. When I came home to mommy and daddy, I used to hide under the bed for security, and would only come out some of the day. I still hide under the bed if something really scary happens (like the super coming in when mom/dad are not there), but I can be coaxed out by mommy pretty easily these days, whereas you kittens still don't know your mommy very well, and so might be reluctant to come out when she gets home and looks for you.
Still, for your mommy to provide other safe spaces is not a bad idea. I have some of my own: I have a cat cube thingy that is like a little fort for me (I hide in there and sometimes have even slept there), the top of the bookcase, behind the curtains, and in the newspaper recycling bin (I like to hide under the paper, and only poke my nose out, which amuses mommy . The first one became an immediate second hiding place, as is my domed litter box when it's too far to run hide anywhere else. The others I discovered over time.
Mommy says that if she was housing the two of you, she'd probably buy a domed kitty bed for each of you, so that you'd have something cozy and covered that was your own, and put it near the bed, and put treats there randomly to stimulate your interest in it initially. Ideally, they would get your scents on them soon, and become a new safe destination, and then the little beds can be moved into another area very slowly and incrementally (we cats do not like sudden changes). Then again, mommy's always liked the idea of getting a domed kitty bed for any kitty, but it wouldn't work for me: I do not sleep in my current bed, because I'd rather burrow under their covers. MOL.
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