Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Elvis has entered the building


I got a call from the shelter that another orphaned kitten had come into the shelter.  I went in and he was still there so I brought him home.

He is one hot mess.  He apparently was a craigslist kitty given at "eight weeks".  If this kitten is eight weeks old I know nothing about cats.. the shelter thinks and I agree he is about six.  He was also so full of worms that you could smell it from across the room.  He was also gassy beyond all get out, and to top it off he was eating like a hoover so his belly felt pretty much like a water balloon.

The shelter dewormed him and I brought him home and set him up in the cage.  I figured this would give his stomach time to settle down with out getting poop all over him, the room and Odilia and it would give him time to observe her.  She is a pretty typical kitten in may regards, but she also is blind so she can not see play signals so interactions aren't always easy for her.  When she hung out with Triscuit they pretty much ignored each other and stayed on their own side of the room.

Odilia knew he was there, but she pretended not to care.



After a while she felt the need to check him out a little closer..



So I decided to wait and do more formal introductions.  He sat in his cage being a good boy until Sunday night.  When I went to give him more food and clean up his cage he bolted and they came nose to nose.  There was no major issues at all, they ended up going their separate ways.  But I was tired and he was still a mess (smelled of urine and poop) and he still had his sharp and pointies, so my plan was to let them spend some time together on Monday.


Well I ended up going over to my folks house for a bit, so they got about two hours together last night.  For the most part they ignored each other.  "Elvis" (so called at the moment, I don't think this will stick) was not all that happy about his bath nor his claw clipping, but I felt better with him all clean and a little less pointy.  I did learn that he is very much a cuddler and he spent some time up on my chest or on my shoulder nuzzling.

I also learned that Odilia is one spoiled little girl.  She LOVES bitting and swatting at things, but she doesn't much like it when someone does it back to her.  Elvis was holding his own, so I'm mostly OK with letting them have full time together - which I will be doing today.  I am sure he will do her a world of good.

a little bit of their time together on Monday..

15 comments:

  1. Elvis is REALLY tiny! Yeah, he could not have been anywhere near six weeks when he came in. But is he ever cute!

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  2. He's adorable! But no way he's "eight weeks" old. Funny that Odelia can dish it out but doesn't like to take it.

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  3. Can't think why Odilia is spoiled. ;-)

    Elvis is darling, definitely seems too tiny to be 8 weeks, even to my untrained eyes.

    Yes, he might be just what the little diva needs. LOL.

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  4. What a cutie! Was Odilia's tail all puffy when she went to check him out at the cage?

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  5. Just using her size for comparison purposes, if Odilia was one pound, four ounces last week, there is no WAY Elvis is an 8-week-old. He looks pretty babyish besides.

    Get ready, Princess. The jester has arrived to upset your little kingdom.

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  6. Oh my, Odilia looks HUGE next to Elvis, so he must be a tiny guy. I think he will be good for her.

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  7. She seems very curious about him! I think he will be good for her.. such a handsome little tuxie!

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  8. If Odilia looks big next to another kitty (although I'm sure she has grown in the past week), Elvis MUST be tiny! :) I enjoyed watching them figure out how to play with one another.

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  9. Poor lil' guy, he looks so spindly. I think he's just what Odilia needs to help her learn some CATiquette.

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  10. awwww - a friend for Odilia. Yep - terrible when you get back what you have dealing out. :) I bet they will be fine (saw the bear picture - too cute)

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  11. No way is he eight weeks and even six would be pushing it he is tiny but he is a perfect match for her to mix with given her blindness a bigger kitten would probably take advantage of her blindness.very cute both of them

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  12. Oh my, he is a tiny wee thing! I think it will be good for both of them, to learn some manners from each other. But who couldn't spoil either one of them? Not me!

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  13. No one can taech a kitten manners like another kitten, unless its their mom. They are both sweet, and Elvis sure is tiny. I loved how you used the GIF.

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    1. I respectfully disagree. A single kitten with a mom is often more badly mannered then a litter of kittens with out a mom. A sibling will often put up with far less then a mother or a human will from a kitten.

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  14. Elvis sure is cute! And we liked seeing how he and Odilia interacted.

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