Monday, January 11, 2016

Gratuitous Kitteh Monday

Well, Leo is just a tad over 7 months old and is drop-dead gorgeous, dontcha' think?

First off, can I just say how weird it is that it was warm enough over the weekend to let the kittehs out on the back patio porch IN JANUARY???!!

Anyway, back to the cute kittehs...

This one has definitely been the most destructive kitteh I've ever owned, by far. I feel guilty to admit that it's been touch-and-go on many, many occasions on whether we should give him back up for adoption with our veterinarian.

He's broken a few (expensive) things and ruined a few (expensive) things, most recently he's had an elimination accident that we are accounting to recovery from surgery (standard surgery). We had to throw away a $200 memory foam mattress topper and have some professional spot cleaning done on the carpet. Knock on wood that it was that only time and he hasn't had any issues since.

There were actually two other times where he did not make it to the litter box: When we first brought him home, he was playing with Chaz in our master bedroom with the door closed and he peed on the bed. Second, when we moved his litter box from his "kitten room" down to the basement, he got confused and peed on his plastic kitty tunnel toy. This last time, he had surgery and was quarantined in his "kitten room" (our spare bedroom) and must have not liked the temporary litter that he had to use, so he peed on the bed and in a corner. 

I have never had a cat that had an accident outside of their litter this makes me very, very nervous. I've heard horror stories of people who own cats that are notorious "pee-ers" and I'm ashamed to admit that I won't keep a destructive cat in my house. 

On top of this, I've noticed that he has a very different temperament than Chaz and Miss Thang. He's more skittish and not as sociable, plus Chaz and Miss Thang still really don't care to hang out with him. All of this combined makes me really nervous about the cat he will become and the voice in the back of my head tells me that he'd be easier to re-adopt out now while he is a kitten, than as an adult with issues.  

For now, I am taking it one day at a time and I'm praying these 3 incidents are isolated and explainable. About once a week, I take my CSI black light and go through the house to check, which has also led to some very "interesting" conversations with my husband about his...umm...aim in the bathroom. 

What is seen cannot be unseen. LOL!

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