Well our little Odilia is a force to be reckoned with. You pick her up and she purrs but then she realizes she's near your chin and she MUST BITE IT AND BITE IT NOW!!.. *rolls eyes* I am working on breaking her of that, because while right now it is freakingly adorable, in a few days to weeks she is going to get some jaw strength and she could do some damage. So I pick her up and love on her and then the second I see (or think I see) her starting to turn to play I put her down. She hates that.. she yells at me.. but hopefully she'll learn.
She is a really interesting case study in learning 'kitten language'. She fully understands the 'ow' cue, and immediately stops biting and clawing me when I give it to her, but she is constantly giving it to me, and I try to stop playing when she meows, and she gives me every indication that she did not want me to stop.
I fear she is lonely and would do better with another kitten. but I am clueless if an older more experienced kitten or a younger and less experienced kitten would be better for her... or if she would even take to another kitty.. I've been stuck on this thought, and haven't done anything further about it. I should shoot an email in to the shelter and let the fates decide what happens to her, aka take the next kitten that comes in.. but I'm also dealing with the fact that in a week I'll be starting a road trip that will take me out of the house for several days (#BlogPawsOrBust) and my husband is not sure he feels comfortable caring for her while I'm gone.. so I might have to make arrangements for her, and would it be easier if she were an orphan?? *shrug* I just don't know. An amazing foster home through the same shelter has a mom and several younger kittens that might be good for her to spend a few days with.. Maybe I'll contact her and see if we can arrange a play date and see how it goes..
Well anyway ..
Here is a cute video for you to watch her play..