Babies of all kinds are special in my opinion. Kittens are adorable, and very difficult to turn your back on. This is why we are currently foster parents to a kitten. Is our elderly cat excited about this? Not really. Cassie has seemed to forget her days as the baby on the block.
About a week ago, our fourth child heard the plaintiff cries of a kitten outside the apartment she and her husband live in. Of course it was one of the days it was very cold outside. Our second child agreed to take the little orphan to the shelter. No animals allowed at the apartment.
Well, as you know, kittens are adorable. Second child decided to bring the baby home but after some discussion, the cute little guy ended up here. He is not to make this his home forever, more of a stopping place until the second or fourth child has the ability to shelter a cat.
He comes with a hip set of dishes and this cool kitten carrier. The currently youngest grandchild really loves the little guy!
After much discussion, the name of Pip was decided upon. It compliments him very well. He has a wonderful personality and he’s done a fantastic job of cleaning out all the little areas around the house that I can’t reach. He also loves to sit on my shoulder while I’m trying to write. My lap doesn’t seem to be as comfortable, and if you’re under the desk, you can’t watch the cursor jump around! So now, for serious writing, (which I really need to get back to), the office door is closed, with Pip mewling from the other side.
There’s been a few failed attempts to locate the litter box, but now that Pip can jump off our youngest’s high bed, that doesn’t seem to be happening. Huge sigh there! So, Pip is a great new, temporary addition to our family. Unless you talk with our older cat, Cassie!
Yes, I have featured her before. She has seemed to forgotten that at one time, she was the new baby coming into our home. She also arrived around Christmas time, at just about the same age. And now it’s been 10 years! She earned the respect and finally the love of our cat, Daisy at the time. Daisy wasn’t around for very long after Cassie arrived, maybe a year or so. Daisy was also a stray, found outside our house one cold evening when we returned home from AWANA. Kittens are cute, they are hard to ignore and now you know the scenario!
Cats are much like people. They have to establish the boss and their territory. And Cassie is putting Pip through his paces right now, just as Daisy did to Cassie all those years ago. Daisy and Cassie became great friends, almost inseparable. When one was sleeping, the other was there. When Daisy had to leave, Cassie was devastated and lonely. She cried for days. And I don’t think she has ever adjusted to being alone.
The dance has begun. The games that we all play in this life. It amazes me each time I watch the elder and the younger, and the resemblance to my five children and their interactions at times. This is my space, my food, my family! I’ll tease and I’ll play, but you’ll have to beg me first. If you walk past, be aware because I will swat you and make you earn the right to be here…every, single, time.
Cassie and Pip now touch noses, and just yesterday they were eating side by side. Soon, I expect to see them cuddled together, purring with contentment. And now, maybe Cassie can spend her later years with a friend that understands what it means to be a…cat.
Just some other cute kitties for your enjoyment!
4 thoughts on “New Kitten On the Block”
a big “AWWWWWWWW, how sweet!” to you today. Cats. Kittens. Fun to write about and fun to see. You have a heart of gold, my friend. Interesting how they seem to show up around Christmas time. I had a black and white cat sit outside my office window earlier this week watching me work. I must be more exciting than I thought. It’s a local, often-seen cat so I know it’s not a stray to worry about. Although there may be cause to worry as a mountain lion has been seen in our neighborhood recently. We saw it’s huge tracks in our yard and realized it was the mountain lion and not a dog by the enormous leap between paw prints. Anyway! Your kitty visitor is darling and makes another fun distraction from writing, ha ha.
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Yes…too many distractions of late. Will be happy to get back into the old, boring routine after the first of the year. Hopefully new grand baby will be here by then and settled down as well! As good as a brand new baby can settle anyway!
I love kittens! 😊
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They just put a smile on your face!
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