Today we took a very special trip to a bigger city to pick up no other than Nusse.
The cat we were looking for had certain specifics. She had to be like our previous Nusse cat, a tuxedo cat preferably. A bit of black patches on white fur. Just like you would expect from a real tuxedo… or a cow or a black and white cat.
We weren’t really looking for this cat, instead it found us. Yesterday between writing articles, we took a little break and went to the site where kittens are advertised. Without even clicking on anything, there was a section of “Recommended For You”. In this section there was this cat.
So today we took the drive there to meet up with the new kitten. She was still happily with her mother, drinking the
last milk before she would leave her. In a way does this sound cruel, but at some point in kitten hood, the kittens become cats and individuals and will no longer share this bond with their mother.
Her mother seemed less pleased, almost like she was saying “come on daughter, you are ready to stand on your own feet”, because she had already started to eat kibble. All her brothers had already left the nest, so she was the last one.
The ‘new’ Nusse kitten is indeed a bit like a tuxedo cat, but I don’t think you would actually call it tuxedo. Her big patches seem to be brown. I have to note that most black cats actually are dark brown or brown red in their fur, even though they look pretty black from distance. Kira is actually also pretty dark brown.
Anyway, this kitten has white fur, with brown patches on her body, brown typical tuxedo characteristic face shapes and a brownish nose (in the shape of a heart). Her tail is black however and so is the back of her back legs.
The kitten is now about 10 weeks old and was born in the beginning of April 2017.
Introduction Into Her New Home
Coming home after a good two hours of driving, she was pleased to leave the car (and cat box) and be on her own in a
big house. It is always interesting to see how you can introduce a new cat to your other cats. Confrontations with other cats seemed a bit of a problem, so she got first of all some quality time with only us and some toys. We gave her her own cat litter box, some kitten food and a bit of water.
After I did some shopping, I was also able to give her some cat milk. She really loved the cat milk, as it probably reminded her of her mother.
We already tried to introduce her (or vice versa) to some of our other cats in the big cat family. So far the other cats are open to receive a new kitten in the family, while Nusse is skeptical to it all. But I think this will blow over in due time. She is just overwhelmed by all the new impressions today. Besides, wouldn’t you be afraid of a cat that is at least three times your size?
Tonight she will be with us in the bedroom, so that other cats cannot attack her or anything else can happen to her. It is also the safest room for her well-being (no dangerous things here).
I predict sleepless nights however, for I have had kittens on the sleeping room before and they start playing somewhere in the middle of the night. But I suppose that this is the type of thing you take for granted, you do not have every day in your life a kitten.
Joke: Kittens vs Human Babies/Toddlers
As a side note and a little bit of a joke, is there an advantage of a kitten over a real human baby.
Advantage of Kittens:
- Grow up within a year
- Can take pretty good care for themselves
Similarities Between Kittens and Human Babies:
- They ask a lot of attention
- They want to eat-play-sleep, eat-play-sleep, eat-play-sleep
- They require to be looked after 24/7
- They explore the unknown, are very curious and do not really know what they are doing
- They don’t know what is dangerous for them
Now, while I am writing for my website, she is laying next to me sleeping happily. Earlier on she was attacking my elbow and hands and even my laptop.
She loves to play with a duck toy, a plush toy with catnip inside that our previous Nusse used to love. She also loves to play with a plastic ball in which a little noise making bell is installed. And she received a giant mouse (plush toy) from us to play with.
Now we are having 8 cats in our household again, five are ours and three are of the RSPCA. We are very pleased with the new addition to the family.
I am looking forward to tomorrow, with more playing, more exploration and fun. I’m also anxious to see how she will do with the other house cats.
What do you think of her? Please share your comments below.