So, mama kitty has a name now: Dusty. And she’s been officially adopted by us! She was given a clean bill of health by the vet and after a round of vaccinations she’s been cleared to interact with the boys. Dusty & baby kitten spent a week quarantined in hubby’s office while we waited for the all-clear from the vet, and after that we slowly started to introduce her to the boys. It’s been going pretty well — there’s still some hissing, and everyone is still adjusting to their new place in the kitty-hierarchy, but they all seem relatively okay with one another. The only real issue that seems to be lingering is when one of the boys decides to roughhouse or hiss at the kitten — Dusty will jump right in and instigate trouble. But once kitten has a new home, that should resolve relatively quickly. That, and if one of the boys races past Dusty, she’ll give chase — and they don’t like that. There’s quite a bit of hissing and growling when that happens.
Speaking of which… baby has gotten his first round of shots and also has been cleared as healthy. And it’s very possible that this upcoming Monday he will be going to his new forever home! Exciting! But I do have to say that I will miss the little guy… he is such a cute, sweet, cuddly little thing! When I took him to the vet to get his vaccinations, he was such a little rockstar — all the vet techs and receptionists wanted to hold him and cuddle with him. I joke that I have a parrot instead of a kitten, because he loves to perch on your shoulder. He definitely will be missed… but I know that he’ll have a fantastic forever home; it’s looking like friends of hubby’s are going to be the ones to adopt him. So it’s looking like this weekend I’m going to have to get my fill — because once it’s over, he’ll be gone!