Tuesday, March 14, 2017
A new experience for the kittens
One of my self-imposed responsibilities when fostering kittens is to introduce the kittens to as many new and 'weird' things as I can. This helps them be open to the new experiences that are yet to come.
One thing I've found to be helpful is to dress kittens up in clothing. I know, I know, there is a large segment of the population who thinks this is torture to cats, but it is not. It is only a problem if you do not listen to the cat. You only need to get them used to it. Being of a young age where new experiences are learning experiences, kittens are generally very accepting of it.. be it walking on a harness, taking baths, wearing clothing, etc.
Trina could not have cared any less. She had a bit of an interest in the tutu part of the shirt for a moment or two, but she was easily distracted with a toy. Max thought his sweater was completely inappropriate for the situation and tried to nibble it off, but when I told him that it was very fetching he almost instantly turned into a GQ model.
Both kittens adjusted to this new stimulus very quickly and I have no doubt they'll do very well where ever they land.