Kittens. Kittens. And more kittens.
That has been the gist of my life the past month or so!
When Luna died suddenly in early November, Chris agreed that I could adopt a new cat. Thus began our journey with Justin and Jessica – now Tarzan and Gizmo – and their endless ailments…and total cuteness.
First they were totally adorable in every way possible.
That lasted about two days. Then they began having diarrhea…they got so sick that I went back and forth between the vet’s and the Humane Society for two weeks, until I had to finally take back Gizmo because she was so sick and I just couldn’t handle it anymore.
After about a week of antibiotics, Tarzan was pretty much completely better, and we had him neutered and we adopted him! He came home with us and pretty much ruled the roost, so to speak. Tarzan is such a sweet kitten, when he’s not climbing up my legs or trying to scratch my eyes out, he’s following me around or snuggling , and he even hangs out with me at the kitchen table while I work on the blog!
Unfortunately, he takes a lot of breaks.
In my mail basket.
He is a pretty good kitten, all in all. He doesn’t scratch the furniture, he is completely litter box trained, and he gets along well with the dogs!
I don’t know what it is about Foxy, but all of the kittens want to be near her!
When Gizmo was sick, she was completely obsessed with Foxy, and wouldn’t let her out of her sight for even a minute!
Tarzan does have a few quirks about him…for instance, I can’t leave my drinks unattended around him, or I lose my straw!
After Gizmo began getting better, the Humane Society called me to let me know that she was ready to adopt. She was like a new cat!
She’s gaining weight, is full of energy and is a real sweetheart. She loves to snuggle too, and has joined Tarzan on the kitchen table to keep me company while I blog.
See that little glass of water? That’s their water.
You know, so they leave mine alone. It actually works!
Also? Don’t worry, no one really eats at that table. It’s mostly just my work space, and I clean the table off whenever we do have a meal there. We normally eat in the living room on the coffee table or TV trays. (I know, we’re bad…but as long as we are eating together, I don’t care where we eat)
I haven’t had a kitten this age (they’re about 9 weeks old now) in years…about 7 years, actually. I forgot how crazy kittens get during Christmas time…let’s just say that we didn’t get to decorate the Christmas tree with ornaments this year!
Both of the kittens have been fighting a fever for the last week and a half and the vet can’t figure out what is wrong. Gizmo had a 103 temperature when I took her to the vet last Tuesday, and Tarzan had a 104 temperature when he went to the vet last Thursday.
They are both back on antibiotics.
I tell you, at this point, I feel like I should have earned an honorary veterinary assistance degree! I am an expert at giving kittens medicine – I have been doing it twice a day for almost two weeks!
It’s totally worth it though. I adore these furry little guys!