Last Saturday, a tiny little month-old kitten was dropped off in a box at night at the vet clinic where I work.
Today I took her home and she is absolutely adorable! After going back and forth on name ideas for a while, I've decided on "Rumble", since the purr engine starts going and going as soon as I walk into the room.
She is absolutely hilarious to play with! She does the whole halloween cat stance, puffs up, and hops sideways towards the toy. I'll try to get a video of it tomorrow (and more pictures of course!)
Looooove new kittens!!!!! My newest one still does the Haloween cat stance and jumps 5 foot in the air if she sees something different, and she's almost a year old now. They are so much fun! The other cats look at her like she's nuts
What a little cutie! I have an 12 year old tortie, and I can tell you that torties often have very, ah, forceful personalities.
Yes, this has been my experience as well.
I used to own a Tortie, I adopted her from a shelter when she was a kitten. They were going to put her down because she "wasn't friendly enough." She was just scared, sat in the back and hissed when people walked by. Took her one day to warm up, and she stayed with me until she passed away a few years ago when she was 18. Her name was Tita, and she was very opinionated.
Once, when I came back from vacation, I set my duffel bag on the floor, and Tita ran right up, jumped on my luggage, looked me straight in the eye, and peed all over it. Thankfully I'd set my raincoat on top of the pile, or it would have been a whole lot less funny.
OP, that's a darling kitty! I hope you have many wonderful years together!
"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming part dog."
At our clinic, we keep seeing kittens that are newborns or maybe a week old. Luckily, only one was actually given to us to care for; he didn't last 24 hours. But, we've had clients bring in others. So far we are 0 for 8. (Technically 0 for 6; 2 were DOA ... still upsetting!) Glad to hear you're having better luck!
Life-long horse lover, dreaming of the day when I have one of my very own.
This is a little behind schedule, but Rumble is doing great! She has so much energy and everything is play play play! I'm still working on teaching her not to bite me though, those tiny kitten teeth hurt!
She has went from 1.8 pounds to 3.4 and growing!
She is the sweetest thing though, constantly purring, and she even loves to lick like a dog.
She's darling!! Everyone is right - the torties and calis have a 'tude like no other - very very loyal IME. I had a black and white torti, and now have an all-black torti, as well as 2 gray tabby and white tortis, and they all have/had a 'tude like the others did/do not.
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Besides being mouthy and trying to bite, no tortitude yet! I'm definitely hoping the biting will go away when she gets older.
She is surprisingly respectful of the older cats too. She loves to follow my black cat around, but doesn't normally attack her or get too obnoxious about it.
I know other kittens we've had in the past constantly divebomb the other cats wanting to play!
She has been absolutely perfect about using her litter box too!
She has tons of energy though, I nicknamed her "Chock Full O'Nuts". I've devised a rating scale of kitten nuttiness, from a little nutty, to the nutty professor, to chock full o'nuts, to pure unadulterated almonds. Luckily she's not an almond!