Here are some pictures of little Bell whom we brought home on Saturday. It is hard to take photos of a kitten! Firstly their eyes are very reflective. Secondly they are often running around or else sleepy and I wanted her eyes opened for the pictures.
Bell is a very affectionate, loving little creature. She loves to cuddle and play. The first day she called a lot for her mommy and siblings but that has subsided into normal everyday types of meows. She used her litter box from the onset thankfully! So far she only kept us up one night but since she sleeps at night or is at least well-behaved. I get up to go to the toilet almost every morning super early and this morning she did run over to me but accepted it when I went back to bed and wouldn’t play, give her breakfast just then. She has not bothered me any time I have closed a door basically and I hope that will continue and is not something weird like object permanence issues that she will our grow lol She is having a hard time with scratching pads/posts she wants to use other furniture instead. I have rubbed in some catnip to the desired areas and every time I catch her scratching or thinking about scratching in the wrong place I move her to the right place. I have covered a few especially tempting areas to discourage her and Sam has trimmed her claws so we will see. I cannot believe she accepted having her claws trimmed so well! As long as she is relaxed we have been able to wash her face, trim her nails, and brush her without issues. Obviously when she is playful there is no use trying. She is also very good about being carried. So generally speaking she has been a surprisingly accepting cat. She is, however, causing my hormones to go out of whack. I can’t be near babies for any length of time without getting a spike in hormones. I thought since the hysterectomy that might be better (I do have ovaries) but alas I am back to running a slight fever and feeling as I did when I took hormones. Hopefully that will settle down.
Anyone who has had or currently has kittens that knows of fun games to play with them please share.