We got our new baby on Sunday - isn't she adorable!! (Winston begs to differ...)
She hasn't yet been named - at least not a name that we can all agree on. I am determined she must be named Paddles (or would consider Padfoot if the H. Potter reference will sway MN.) Her front paws look like paddles, they are so huge with extra toes (which she also has on her back paws.) MN has other ideas, such as Mariel. Ginger's on my side, so we'll keep working on MN (who has final say since this is, in fact, her kitten.)
I set up a little habitat for her in the huge cardboard box that previously held our new dryer (see, sometimes it pays to be lazy and not have gotten things put out on garbage/recycle day!) Flannel sheets, food & water, mini-litter box, blankies, toys...what more could a kitten want? To have free range of the house, that's what! Oh my goodness, she can cry a cry to wake the dead when she isn't ready to go to bed. We are all getting a bit sleep deprived after a couple nights. The first night MN tried to have Paddles in her room, but MN was too worried she'd get into something (you know, those bits of whatever that are all around every kids room) so eventually we put Paddles down in her own "room" and she did actually settle down. Until it got light at 5am anyway...
Winston is slowly getting used to the idea that this intruder is here to stay. He only hissed once today - only half heartedly at that - and he didn't even rush over to defend his food when Paddles climbed into his bowl - wow! So he's coming along.
Holy moly, will ya look at those paws:
Ooo, this looks tasty: (The writing on the side says "Fat Cat"...and yes, it is rather appropriate for Mr. Tub-tub aka Winston. Haven't quite figured out how feeding time will work since Winston is on medicated food to prevent urinary crystals, and Paddles will be on kitten food for a year or so.)
Should I wear the walking shoes or the sandels today:
Nap time - I'll want lots of energy at bedtime: