Monday, July 27, 2015

Gratuitous Kitteh Monday

Ladies and gentleman, friends and lovers, Maytag repairmen...say hello to Leo the kitten:

It may seem that I am a glutton for punishment, especially after my last Gratuitous Kitteh Monday post, and the fact that we've owned this little monkey for less than 48 hours and he's already knocked over a lamp and broken a ceramic figurine, but the truth is we've been planning to get another kitteh for a while.

We really wanted to keep the grey tuxedo theme going, but as most cats are wont to do, he picked us. It's kind of funny though, Chaz is light grey, Miss Thang is a slate grey, and Leo is black, so I guess we've got an ombre thing going on here. I've always heard it's better to have 3 of any type of animal because if one gets sick/dies/etc., then there is a companion for the other. This makes sense to me and I couldn't imagine bringing in a kitten as a companion to an elderly cat.

He's 8 weeks old and was at a high-kill shelter on death row. I'm surprised that I was even able to get a non-blurry photo of him; this one never sits still and he's a climber for sure, but he is the most affectionate kitten I've ever encountered. He's all ears and claws.

Chaz is our ambassador kitteh around here and has been wonderfully sweet, but quite frankly doesn't know what to do with this tiny little ball of energy.

Miss Thang, on the other hand, who we ironically got this kitten for as she has more energy than Chaz, wants NOTHING to do with this evil creature that has invaded her home. I suspected as much, as she even has non-recognition aggression towards Chaz when he has to go to the vet. Last time we took him to have his teeth cleaned, it took 2 exhausting weeks of separation and reintroduction therapy to get those two back to where they were before.

It will take a couple of weeks to get Leo and Miss Thang introduced. Right now, she is all hisses, growling, and puffed fur. Poor Chaz has even taken the brunt of her pissy attitude, as he has played with the kitten and has his scent. Right now, Leo is secluded in his own room until he is used to his surroundings and I can start introducing him to Miss Attitude.

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