Word of the Week – Kitten

My word of the week has to be kitten.

We adopted Ash on Monday and he’s been a big hit for such a tiny little kitten. At just over six weeks old he is small enough to fit in the palms of my hands. But his paws are big, so I don’t think he’ll be small for long. We may have a little tiger on our hands.

He was the only boy in the litter with four sisters. We were looking for a male cat so he was the obvious choice despite his sisters also being incredibly cute.

He’s a bit shy and at the moment and he’s living in my bedroom. It’s the safest place for him for now but he’s certainly making himself at home. He loves the cat condo we bought him even though it took a while to get him to come out of a cardboard box. The first night he climbed up onto the bed and slept with me. I’m not one that normally allows pets on the bed but he’s still a baby so I let him off. I think my snoring comforted him haha.

We have always had cats and for 16 years we have had more than one cat at a time. We lost three cats over the past three years and our one remaining cat, Sabrina, was feeling a bit lonely. Fingers crossed that she gets on with our new addition once we are ready to introduce them. I think she already has a hint that there is another cat in the house. I’ve found her sniffing around outside my bedroom. We also fuss her after being in with Ash so the scent of each cat is shared.

The kids adore him and love playing with him. He’s getting used to us all already, although we try not to crowd him by going in one or two at a time.  He’s a bit awkward to get photos of because he doesn’t like it when we get our phones out, it must be pretty scary for him. I’m sure as time goes by we’ll end up with hundreds of pics of him though.


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  1. June 15, 2018 / 10:30 am

    Oh, he is adorable! He looks and sounds so sweet, it must be lovely for all of you to have him around and I do hope that he gets on with Sabrina when they’re introduced. I’ve never had a cat and never will as the husband and I are both allergic to them, so I’m always a bit jealous when I see people with cute kittens!! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  2. June 15, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    He is just too cute! I bet he will still be sleeping on your bed in a years time! You forget how tiny they are as kittens. Our cat is a great big beast now but still has his naughty kitten moments. I would love another but am not sure how to 2 would get along. How do you get them used to each other? #wotw

  3. June 15, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    Aww! He really is cute…
    You softie letting him sleep in your bed….I would have too. hehehe Good luck with introducing him to Sabrina. I hope they get on x

  4. June 15, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    He is such a baby still. What a cutie and so fluffy too. Fingers crossed that Sabrina accepts him. Great for her to have feline company. #wotw

  5. June 16, 2018 / 11:33 am

    He’s adorable Anne, he looks so fluffy. Our cat Mo was a timid kitten and can still be a bit scatty now but we love him so. I would love to have more cats but I don’t think he would like it, he’s very territorial. I hope the meeting between them goes well x

  6. June 18, 2018 / 7:23 pm

    Aw he is absolutely adorable I can see why you let him snuggle I would too. We have a wild ginger kitten in our garden he is so sweet but wild, Chris is allergic to cats so I cant encourage him in and I am not sure how Toby would be with him x

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