Monday, April 29, 2013

Falling for Odilia


Now before any of you get any ideas, NO.. I am NOT keeping her.. it is not going to happen.. I am hoping beyond hope that SOMEONE steps up and says "I NEED TO HAVE HER!!" before I bring her back for adoption to make it easier on me, but even if no one does, she will go back for adoption..

but I'm am absolutely head over heals for this kitten.  She has so much spunk.. She reminds me so much of Ella, only better..

We are having some issues with communication as you'll see in the videos.  I touch her and she immediately starts purring up a storm, and then throws herself on her back and starts 'playing' with me, but then this 'play' turns on a dime and she 'lunges' for me and bites and meows - acting very much as if this is no longer fun. I stop and she works to get back on her feet, and she will take a step or two away, but then turns and comes right back for more attention.  I'm working on stopping before we get to the lunge bit, and if she does start to do it, I will end all play and put her in back in her 'condo'.

Warning, videos contain mews.. if your kitties are distressed by such things, you might want to turn the volume down or get headphones..



She will eat on her own when it is pointed out to her.  She has yet to eat anything left with her over night or during the day.  Last night I put her food on the textured blanket that I had been giving her KMR on.  My hope was that she would recognize the texture as one that meant that food was coming, and she found the food on her own and started eating.  Was it the smell of the food? was it the feel of the plate? or was it the textured blanket?  *shrug*  I left her with another plate of food and we'll see when I take care of her this morning if we need to put that blanket under the food for her.  The blanket is covering the plate to keep her from accidentally pushing it off the plate..


While I was out shopping I kept seeing things I wanted to get for her including this photo frame when I did not get.. although part of me is still considering going back and getting it..


and this piece of fleece for her condo - which I did buy..


She has a personality bigger than my whole house.  I can not wait till we get things straightened out communication wise and we both are more comfortable with the daily routine..

15 comments:

  1. She is a determined little thing! Are you sure you're not weakening? lol

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  2. Oh, she is going to be one awesome kitty! She already is - she just needs a bit of direction.

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  3. What a kitty! We hope you are able to sort out the communication bit.

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  4. I would absolutely be that person who "needs her NOW"... if I were closer and had the time for a special needs baby on top of a gassy old man, foster kittens, and a new business (oh, and if I were closer). I *adore* that girl. Whiskers crossed that her family finds her quickly!

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  5. Such a little sweetie!
    xo Catherine

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  6. Aww, I know you will do your best to get her ready for her new home. She is going to be a super great and spunky cat.

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  7. Cute alert for sure, she is adorable!!!!

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  8. Awww she's just so adorable and needs a loving special home,xx

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  9. I am with Kelly.....good thing I don't live closer (since we SO don't need more residents here). She is adorable. I wonder if part of her communication issues are since she can't see the cues...plus the whole "single kitten" thing. :)

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    1. You silly, you do know I'm about to see you in a couple of weeks and have NO problem driving her down to see you!! :) so you REALLY shouldn't say such things to me unless you mean them.

      As for the communication, I'm going with the only kitten syndrome.. probably a horribly young inbred (and that one I'm purely guessing on) mom who also couldn't help her communicate.

      Eventually she will figure out that when she lunges at me I stop playing and she goes into time out.. so either she'll stop it and play nicer or she hates when I do that and she'll keep lunging so I'll stop.. either way we'll know. At this point I only give her pats until she flops over at which point I am stopping - mostly because I can't stand to see her looking like she is in pain.. (which is the feeling I get when she lunges and meows at me)

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  10. She is just too cute! We wish her all the best. Lee and Phod's Lady

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  11. What a sweet girl! She deserves a very special forever home, and you deserve great thanks for working with her and being such a wonderful caregiver. How could you not fall for such a big personality? She's a real character!

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  12. You two are obviously forming a really strong bond. Are you sure you don't see a little bundle of fur in your future? Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

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  13. what a lover!! I am dying from kitty cuteness! Ohhhh the little mews....I am dying!

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  14. You sure you don't want to keep her? ;)

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