Ash at 9 months
Christmas is over so now it’s time for a kitten catch up! Ash is now 9 months old and is getting so big, but he still has a baby face don’t you think?
He gets on with his big sister just fine now, although they fight a lot, it’s generally in play as they have never hurt each other. We have had hours of entertainment watching them play hide and seek.
My eldest daughter bought a laser pen and Ash loves it. He goes absolutely crazy running around after it. Then my daughter pointed it at the curtains and Ash dived up them like a crazed animal. It was so funny seeing him dangling on the curtains by his claws. And he will do it over and over again. The problem is, he’s ruining my curtains. I have plans for re-decorating my living room this year, so the curtains will be replaced. I just hope he grows out of climbing up them soon.
Boo and Ash
Boo loves Ash and will spend hours cuddling him like a baby. Sometimes he protests because he wants to run amok instead. But, the love is there, he will go to her when she calls him and allow her to cuddle him. He’s not generally a fussy cat, but we are trying to teach him that sitting on our laps is a good thing.
We lost Ash yesterday, although we knew he was in the house. We had been putting away the Christmas decorations so after he’d attacked the dismantled tree he decided to go and hide. We looked everywhere for him. Of course Boo missed him first and searched the house. Then Star went for a look. Finally, I managed to do a search myself, checking all rooms and even cupboards. He was nowhere to be found.
Five minutes after my check he was mewing at the living room door to be let in!
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Is it too soon for more photos of Ash?
Ash is now 7 months old and the time has just flown by. He has changed from this cute little kitten that needed to be carried down the stairs to a big blundering kitten that can bound up the stairs in seconds. He’s often been up and down three times in the morning while waiting for me to descend.
He goes from running around like crazy to curled up and asleep in a matter of seconds. He gets into some of the most ridiculous positions, but he does prefer to stretch out rather than curl up.
He’s started going out now, he bounds around the garden like, well, an over excited kitten. He loves jumping on the trampoline and playing on the slide. He follows his big sister around everywhere, it’s a shame, she can’t even escape him outside now.
Brother and Sister
It’s hard to tell whether they actually get on or not. Sometimes, not often, they will curl up and sleep together. Mostly, Sabrina is avoiding Ash as much as she can. But, a lot of the time they are chasing each other around the house and pouncing on each other. It’s hilarious to watch Sabrina following Ash’s every move by peaking out from behind the curtain. Then, when he gets close enough, she pounces on him and the chase begins. Then the process will continue with Ash hiding and pouncing on Sabrina. Honestly, they are like a couple of young children playing hide and seek!
Ash At 6 Months
My kitten, Ash, is now 6 months old, so I figured I’d dedicate my Sunday photo to him.
What can I say about Ash? Well, he’s still as cute as ever, even though he’s a little bit bigger. He is playful and loves nothing more than a piece of string or wool to be dangled in front of him.
He also loves curling up on the settee, or the floor, or anywhere at all. He gets in the most weird positions, often arching his back and looking like a big stripy banana. He loves having his tummy tickled and if you try to move your hand away he will grab it with his paws as if to say, ‘I’ve not had enough yet.’ He also likes to lick you and will curl up next to you happily licking away at your hand or arm. Again, there is no escape as he goes in for the grab if you move.
He has long legs and big paws for such a little kitten. This makes me think he’s going to be a big cat. He loves jumping around and chasing any insect that dare enter the house. Spiders don’t stand a chance, he’s a good hunter already. He will also chase flecks of dust, he’s a bit daft sometimes.
He is getting on better with his big sister Sabrina, although he still jumps out on her whenever he can. He jumps on her back and bites her neck, but no worries, she gets him back, she is bigger than him after all. She growls at him and gives him a good slap if he gets on her nerves. But, we’ve also noticed her starting to play back. The other day she was hiding behind the curtain and as soon as Ash came into view she pounced on him for a change. It’s not all about fighting though, they will sleep on the same settee sometimes, or curl up near each other on the floor.
The next step is to have him neutered. It’s something we really need to do in an area that has a lot of cats, and with him having a sister in the house. Then we can think about letting him go outside. He’s so desperate to get out he makes a dash for the door whenever we open it. He seems a little small to be roaming free just yet though. We’ll book him in for his operation and then monitor him for a little while outside each day. I’m sure he’ll be making himself well acquainted with the neighbourhood cats in no time. Not like Sabrina, who doesn’t stray from the garden when she goes out.
It seems like only yesterday when we bought Ash home, but soon we’ll be releasing him on the world…well, the neighbourhood anyway.
Ash, my new kitten, is now nearly fifteen weeks old, so I thought it was time for an update.
I love this little kitten so much, he’s been a pain at times, but he’s also very loving and sweet.
He’s still sleeping with me as I can’t trust him with our other cat Sabrina overnight yet. He has now found a spot by window on the floor where he likes to sleep best. I guess he can feel a breeze from the window which keeps him cool. He’s so fast though, as soon as the Little Man opens the bedroom door in the morning Ash is out of there in a shot. We let him go as we’ll be joining him soon.
When we first had him he was so tiny he had difficulty going up and down the stairs, now he races up and down them.
He is a good boy and always uses the cat litter tray. He hasn’t wrecked anything yet, but he does like climbing up the curtains and having a good chew on any shoes or slippers left around. Thankfully, he scratches on his post and hasn’t had a go at our new settees.
He loves it if there is a moth, fly or even spider in the house, he will keep on trying until he’s caught them. He’s going to be a good hunter when he grows up.
He has an amazing colouring, stripes on his body and spots on his belly, it’s like a cross between a cheetah and a tiger, so we call him a chiger! He’s got such big ears he could be a bat.
Ash and Sabrina
Our other cat Sabrina is still not happy, but you can’t blame her. Whenever she comes in the house Ash can’t wait to play with her. He follows her around, hides and pounces on her, runs at her then runs away quickly, he’s a proper tease. But poor Sabrina is not amused and just bats him away. I guess it’s a good job we’ve had such good weather as Sabrina is spending most of her day outside under the trampoline.
We keep their food separate so that Sabrina doesn’t have to share with him. They are on different food at the moment anyway. I’ve caught Sabrina having a sneaky snack on his baby food though.
I think things will get better once Ash is older and a little calmer.
At least Sabrina gets the house to herself once Ash has come to bed with me.
The Laughing Kitten
I had to share this photo of my kitten, Ash. It looks like he’s laughing, or at least smiling for the camera.
He is spending more and more time downstairs with us now, he desperately wants to play with his big sister but she’s not interested in him at all. What a shame. Maybe when he gets bigger she’ll like him more. He doesn’t really help matters when he sneaks up behind her and jumps at her. You can see he’s loving it, he’s so playful. But Sabrina just dismisses him with a hiss like he’s an annoying little brother.
mmmm, I was 8 years old when my Mum presented me with an annoying little brother, perhaps I know how she feels!
At night we are keeping them separated which means that Ash is staying in our bedroom still. He has settled down a lot which means I’m getting more sleep again. I do keep waking up with him lying on the pillow next to me though. He’s so tiny I really don’t mind. I do worry about him snuggling up by my feet though as my condition means that I have uncontrollable jerks in my legs and I’m frightened I’ll kick him across the room, have you ever seen a kitten fly?
Thankfully, he’s keeping all his scratching to his scratching post which is good seeing as we have new sofas. I guess with hindsight it wasn’t a good idea taking on a new kitten the week after getting new sofas but we have been lucky so far. He is also litter trained which is good.
He’s such a lovely little boy, we all love him so much, I wish we could keep him as a kitten as he’s so cute. But, I am looking forward to seeing what he’s like when he’s grown up. He’s my little tiger.