Kitten at heart, not a Top Cat
- Oct 24, 2021
This is like, the best Xmas story ever.
That poem is very accurate! Now we have Reese - Reese's Pieces Tiger Joyce Kunde. Niko - Saint Nikolas Flamel. And Tato - Fart Potato.Our cat, Casper, sort of picked his own name, too.
One day, we were watching TV while Casper was playing on the living room floor, I said, "Hey, Puddy Tat!" He turned, meowed and ran over to me for pets and attention. His name is still, officially, Casper but his everyday nickname is "Puddy Tat." That's what he thinks his name is, now.
Practically the only time we call him "Casper" is when he's in trouble for something.
You know the poem, "On the Naming of Cats," by T.S. Eliot. Don't you?
Thank you!! Here are some updated pictures of Reese. She has my whole heart. She turned into such a lovely cat. And she's been taking this kitten thing so well.Reese's story is another heartbreaking/heartwarming one. Tato certainly has figured out that he fell down the right chimney.
I know!! Isn't it incredible? She is amazing! Her relationship with each kitten is so different...and definitely based on each one's personality. Tato is very, very gentle and sweet. He's a chubby little mush that only wants to be picked up and loved on. He will cry so loudly if he isn't getting enough cuddles! Reese is totally fascinated by him and they're developing quite a little friendship. She still won't let him touch her, (she gently pushes him away if he tries) but they sit together all the time and even play games.That is amazing that it is the same little bedraggled kitten from the article!
I've been playing referee for the last few days because of it. Pulling him away when his brother gets too rough with him. I've been told elsewhere that the rough play is how they learn manners, but it doesn't look like he's learning anything to me! Unfortunately, I can't get him another playmate unless I sent him to live with someone who had another kitten that matched his energy. I was hoping that our Reese would teach him some manners, but she's still in the "don't touch me" phase.Hiss at big kitten when he picks on the baby. Break it up. It’s like a 3 or 4 year old child picking on a 1 or 2 year old — entirely inappropriate.
Your bigger kitten needs a playmate his own size and temperament. The little kitten has different genes and body type and personality. Nothing wrong with that, but does not need to be bullied and crying!