August 2010 - The Dainty Squid

An update on the Professor.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

It's been just under a week that that little rascal has been introduced to the other three cats. Things are definitely progressing. I'm not playing referee as much as I thought I would. The kitten is still sleeping downstairs since I'm not sure how he'd do in bed with us, plus I really don't want to squish the little guy. (Kevin and I roll, flail and move around a lot in our sleep, I've woken up half on Doctor Octopus before, he was just looking at me like "really mom?") But Professor Stingray does just about everything else with us, he's learning to eat his dinner quickly before the big kitties gobble it up. He's starting to understand the concept of naps. (I thought kittens napped often, apparently I thought wrong. WAY WRONG.) And enjoys watching all my guilty pleasure shows with me. (coughjerseyshorecough) 

He does have some really bad habits though, like biting. Let me tell you those little tiny teeth are razor sharp. The pain is amplified by ten when you're not expecting it, like when you're relaxing on the couch, you let your feet down and CHOMP! Another bad habit (if you can even call it that), thinking that everyone wants to play, all the time. The big kitties love to nap, they spend the better half of the day fast asleep in the window, in front of the new patio door or on the rug in front of the toilet (whyyyy?). Professor Stingray takes power naps, he's asleep for five minutes, if that, then he's terrorizing the big kitties. This picture just about sums how the other kitties feel. 


Leaf is really warming up to him, but gets annoyed at being disturbed while napping. Doctor Octopus is offish, he's definitely trying to keep his distance and still hisses when he's close. But last night I actually saw them playing for a few minutes, or shall I say Doctor Octopus was playing back. Squid just avoids the kitten, at all costs.

When he's not beating up the others he's busy rubbing his cold, wet nose all over my chin. Nuzzling is his favorite thing ever, it's so precious. He's a real cuddle bug and definitely knows who is momma is. ;)



Sunday, August 08, 2010

This little finger biter is....FOREVER MINEEEE! All his tests came back negative! I am beyond relieved. I'm so glad I was able to rescue this beautiful little guy and give him a forever home.

I didn't bring him upstairs last night, just to give the other three one more night alone. Now he's coming up stairs for short periods of supervised time.

Leaf was the first to pay him any attention. He walked right over and started sniffing. He didn't growl, or hiss at all. He was just making all these little tiny noises at him, like talking and trying to figure out what the kitty was. Their not buddies yet, but I'm positive Leaf will be the first one to warm up to him. Maybe it's because Leaf was the third addition to our family and he knows what it feels like to be the odd cat out. Whatever the case I'm really proud of Leaf for being sweet to the kitten because we know someone else wasn't...

Doctor Octopus, I knew this guy would cause problems. He didn't pay much attention to the Professor at first, then he started sneaking up and hissing. He's currently mad at everyone else in the house as well. Poor baby Doc, I hope he gets over this soon and realizes we aren't replacing him and he's still (and always will be) my favorite little white and gray cat. 

And Squid, not quite sure how she's feeling. She would rub noses with the kitten then she'd hiss, rub noses again and hiss. She looks so curious in the photo above, or maybe more like she's thinking "WHAT?!" (And look, I actually got a cute picture of Squid! GO ME!)

Thank you all for the well wishes for Professor Stingray. I'm so glad he's healthy.

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