Saturday, June 21, 2008

He's Home!

I brought home the little kitten on Thursday and he's settling in rather well. He's just a tiny thing, but not at all timid. As soon as he was released from the cat carrier, he started investigating the room where we're keeping him. I tried to feed him, thinking that he'd be starving after his big adventure at the vet. Much to my chagrin, he turned his nose up at the food. That didn't bode well for a raw food diet for him.

I needn't have worried. This kitten chows down in a major way. Purring loudly and kneading his paws (which look a little on the large size), he puts his face in the bowl and doesn't raise it until he's done, slurping happily all the while. He is not a neat eater, though. Food sticks to his whiskers; when he shakes his head, the food bits go flying.

He has also become very bouncy. He runs (and runs smack into furniture) and pounces with abandon on his mice, my hands and feed, the furniture legs... I don't think he's going to be good with yarn, though. He's very interested in playing with shoelaces, so the fiber room is going to be off-limits for a good long while.

I haven't introduced him to Emma yet. She smells him and has seen him from afar but hasn't reacted, other than being a bit subdued. I'll start the face-to-face introduction after I get the all-clear from the vet on Tuesday (I think he has a slight upper respiratory infection).

And again, no pictures of anything. Tom took the new camera to Wyoming where he's running this race today. I managed to get a couple of picture of the kitten on the old camera before the batteries died. He's hard to photograph, though, because he's always on the move.

That's it for now. I've got to make a couple of dishes for a dinner tomorrow night and it's getting late.

Have a great weekend!


Chris said...

Oooooh, I can't wait to see pictures of the little guy!

Mardi had a respiratory infection when we brought her home, too . . . if you can get your vet to give you some preemptive antibiotics (the kind with the dropper bottle) just in case, you may be able to avoid the kind of late-night trips to the emergency vet that we had! :D

Sheepish Annie said...

Welcome home, little guy!!!! You are going to like it there.

When I adopted Prometheus they gave me a handout on URIs as they are not really uncommon when kitties go through the stress and excitement of adoption. He'll recover in no time and be ready to give Emma big, sloppy kitten kisses!

Anonymous said...

Have you picked a name for him yet? If he has those big paws, he may be able to handle a big name. I can't think of a better name for Walter - that old fashioned name just fit, and still does. And yeah, blurry photos for a long time!