Yesterday was a LONG day! We spent over 7 hours in the car, but we were able to watch our son’s hockey game in one part of the state, and then have some lunch and drive over to Peconic Maine Coon breeders in another part of the state before completing the triangle and driving home. Thankfully it was an absolutely beautiful drive around the White Mountains, and through some pretty foliage.
I wish I had thought to take pictures while we were at the breeders, but I was so busy playing with kittens I didn’t even think about it. There were 5 kittens, and 10 adults at the house. The adults were gorgeous! Big, spikey-eared hairy beasts. Every single one of the kittens was amazing. I’m glad we had pre-reserved one, because I don’t think I could have chosen on the spot.
This precious little 10 week old morsel came home with us. He doesn’t have a name yet, so right now he is just Baby Cat. Let’s hope that doesn’t stick!
It is not taking Baby Cat long to settle in at all. He’s pretty much taken over the house. We have him set up in his own room for now while everyone gets to know each other. When I’m around, he’s exploring the house. He runs around and checks everything out, but if I get out of sight, he starts howling as soon as he notices. I’ve never been around a cat this obsessed with people!
I sat down to work on my computer, and Baby Cat played on the floor for a while, he explored near by, then he wandered too far and started howling so I had to find him and show him where I was. He tried to climb up my leg, so I helped him into my lap. He climbed onto my chest, kneaded my neck a bit, and then settled in for a nap. That was all very sweet, but I can only type one handed for so long, so we compromised and I found him a new spot:
I’m not sure how this is going to work out when he gets bigger, but for now, he is all snuggled up and I have a nice neck warmer!
Cali, the dog, loves the kitten. She’s a tiny bit jealous, but as long as I pat them both at the same time, she’s happy and they are already playing together.
Logan and Puck, our older cats are another story. Puck is really easy going and we thought he would be super accepting of the new kitten, he’s not. Last night he sat outside the living room peering in. When the kitten got too close, Puck hissed, and left. Today they are doing a little better. They are in the same room together now. Baby Cat really wants to make friends, but Puck isn’t ready for that. I got a pheromone collar for Puck to see if that helps ease his anxiety about the transition.
Logan is carefully watching from a distance. She’s doesn’t seem stressed about the new addition, but she also isn’t interested in being friends just yet. I was going to get her a pheromone collar as well, but the pet store only had one, so I have one on order from amazon for her. This is what I bought if anyone is interested:
The clerk at the store said she had used them and it seemed to help.
Baby cat is laying on my chest again, purring, and licking my chin. I think we are going to get along just fine. Let’s hope the big cats learn to like him soon.
Vet check tomorrow. Let’s hope the vet think’s this little guy is as perfect as I do!
Check back soon for more kitten pictures and updates. Hopefully we will come up with a name soon!