August 31st 2013 3:02 pm
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The title to this blog entry is just. My former kitten, now an adult, thinks he is a king. He marches around the house as if he owns the place, his house, his rules. If you're using his blanket and he wants it, he'll take it. He needs the water bowl to be in a certain position and every morning he moves it to his liking, we move it back, he moves it back, the battle for the position of the bowl has not been settled. He's a very particular, prissy cat and it's hilarious to watch. Oh, don't get the King's fur dirty, he will groom himself for over an hour. Taking him a bath, you better make sure his full coat is fully dry, even if it is, he'll go over it his own way.
I haven't posted anything about Milo in some time now. He's behavior has changed immensely. He's very vocal now, before he would hardly meow at all and we wondered if that was something to be worried about. He cannot stand closed doors, he wants to be able to inspect the rooms to his liking and if your door just happens to be closed when he comes upstairs, you're in for it.
He has grown out of sleeping in our bed which saddens my boyfriend. He leaves his blanket out every night just in case he decides to sleep with us, he does sometimes. I think he prefers having the bed to himself where he can lay sprawled out. I'm also thinking that because it's summer and it's warm, he enjoys it more, winter will probably be different.
He has mastered going outdoors and staying within the perimeters he's allowed. That has been true for some time now, but it hasn't been something I shared with the Catster community. He understands the command "let's go potty", so when he hears us beckon the dogs to do so, he knows it's outdoor time and would like to join. He doesn't always get to, whether we're too tired at the moment or it's very hot, so he'll sit by the door and whine a bit. When he's more frustrated with us, he'll stand up on his hind legs and hang on the door to try and open it. It's funny, but it worries us that when it is cold and windy, he might actually succeed.
The cat I last wrote about, the outdoor one, they've befriended each other and he simply adores her. He looks forward to going outside for a few reasons but the main one seems to be to see her. He's outgrown his kitten harness, so we haven't tried walking him again, although we would like to. He loves to explore, we just do not trust him exploring the outdoors without supervision. In the next few paychecks, we're going to buy him his first stroller so that we will be able to take him more places with us.
We dread having to leave him at home and would like explore more options so we do not have to. I'll update the community on how that goes, from what I read, there have been mostly good reviews. I would love to update more but this is all the time I have for now. I'll write another blog tonight if I can, meow out.
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.