Monday, December 21, 2015

Another week with Gandalf


That crazy lady stuck me in this

We are now into the second week with Gandalf.  I will say he is suffering from only kitten syndrome pretty fierce.  He doesn't speak 'cat' very well so sometimes I'm confused as to what his intentions are, and he is far too bitey for a boy  his age.. but fortunately he is learning and learning to bite softly. We are working on getting him to not bite at all, but I have a feeling he is just going to be that type of kitten - some just are.

oh how I wish this was over

I thought I'd try dressing him up. I know some people are opposed to this kind of stress for cats, but for kittens it can be a communication building exercise, as well as a stressor that they live through and are stronger for it. I always take my cues from the kitten, if they react very badly to clothing I generally don't push it unless I think that doing so will help improve their personality. For those of you who got my Christmas card this year, you will notice there is a 'nekkid' kitty on it.. Ethan Errol was morally opposed to being clothed, so I let him celebrate nekkid. (and if you haven't gotten one yet, and would like one, well there is the link, just fill out the address there or email me and I'll get one out to you.)

oh how I would like this to be over

He has improved medically.. he is still congested sounding, especially when he plays, but he is now eating more than four bites. He is also slowly putting on weight. He feels like fur and bones right now, and hopefully the weight isn't a growth spurt because right now he needs to build a little fat and muscle. I am hoping that by the end of the week he'll be even better and maybe he'll need another week before he can move on.  He is such a character that he has had three different inquiries after him, so it looks like he will go right into a home as opposed to into the shelter too.

And for that I am very grateful.

15 comments:

  1. With all his quirks, there is just something special about Gandalf! My human adores him.

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  2. Of course, we are smitten with the little guy, what a cutie he is and what darling Catmas picks!

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  3. Not going back to the shelter before going home would be wonderful!

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  4. Gandalf, you are simply adorable in your Santa outfit!

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  5. Gandalf looks adorable in his Santa outfit!

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  6. Gandalf is adorable and I love his little mustache. I hope he finds his home right away and doesn't have to go back to the shelter.

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  7. he doesn't look too opposed to the Santa suit...cute little elf :)

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  8. That's so interesting about the outfits! And thank you for the Christmas card--I loved it! :)

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  9. Gandalf is so cute in Santa outfit! I especially love the 2nd picture - so adorable :-) I received your card! Thank you so much for such a pretty card. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

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  10. It's hard to eat more than a few bites, we suppose, if you can't smell the food. We're so glad he's getting less congested! Poor guy....

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  11. Gandalf is such a cutie. We love his mustache.

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  12. He is cute and looks adorable in his Santa outfit

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  13. He is so cute :) Love the Santa suit.

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  14. Squee! What a cutie...hope he gets over this cold soon.

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