No, really. Contrary to some misspellings in some emails, I'm not having kittens, but a kitten, although she's plenty kitten for a couple. Who knew kittens were this feisty? Our first cat, Kissa, was a kind of sluggish little thing, with a kitten cold that just wouldn't quit. This little girl, on the other hand, is a total maniac foot, shirt sleeve, plant and blanket killing machine. She basically just eats and attacks stuff.
I had originally wanted to get a boy cat, because Kissa is definitely more C.'s kitty than mine, but as fate would have it I ended up with a little tabby girl.
So far she seems to know that I'm her crazy cat mom, purring whenever I pick her up, crawling from C's chest onto mine if I come to bed after him. We named her Kettu, which means fox in Finnish. We chose it 'cos she's orange, we're watching too many X-files and she's crazy like a fox.
Still, she's cute as a button. Kissa however is of a very different opinion on that. She hates, Kettu, even though Kettu is really submissive, even though she does like to try run after Kissa to play. Kissa doesn't seem to get that Kettu is small and ridiculous, and is rather terrified of her. She's basically just coming home to eat and seems pretty pissed off with us. We hope that she'll adjust with time. Anyone got any tips or insight into kitty psychodrama?
Waves and Heather, I'm looking at you ladies. Although if you're too busy to council me on kitty emotions what with moving countries and giving birth, I understand;).
Last time I got a kitten, I needed advice on making her bird-safe and discovered that my readers are quite cat-experienced, so I trust some sage cat-counseling is coming my way.
Crazy like a fox, indeed.
But I love her all the same. Welcome, female animal number 40 000 and 9.
Got a good/ epic pet tale to share? Indulge me.