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Do you enjoy the kitten stage or prefer them when they get older?

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EachandEveryone Mon 24-Oct-16 23:12:33

Or do they ever change? I love my girl so much but i swear i have aches and pains that ive never had before with the contant bending over to play. I have bags under my eyes from the 4am wake up calls and im going grey thinking she hasnt ate enough, is lonely because im at work, isnt excercising enough, stopping her from getting in the bath when its full. Do they get cold in this weather? Thats my latest thing. Will she calm down eventually or is this my life? i wouldnt have it any other way

cozietoesie Mon 24-Oct-16 23:19:31

Seniorboy slowed down a lot past 19. smile

longdiling Mon 24-Oct-16 23:24:06

Get some toys that don't require you bending down to play, close her in a room with some food, a litter tray and somewhere cosy to sleep over night. Get a vet to reassure you about food/weight. Chill. Cats are (usually) wonderfully independent creatures, it's the best thing about them!

EachandEveryone Mon 24-Oct-16 23:24:07

Thats fine ill be 70 then!

longdiling Mon 24-Oct-16 23:25:37

I have a kitten and a 7 year old and love both stages. The kitten is definitely more interactive which is fun but I do appreciate my chilled out old girl not attacking my feet.

EachandEveryone Mon 24-Oct-16 23:27:52

I know ive never been a cat person but shes stole my heart. Im away in two weeks and im worrying even though my neighbour will pop intwice a day. Should she have the op before i go or after? Shes five months now. She constantly wabts to play with the toys she can jump up for which is fine i just wish there was a battery version im at it all the time! She has loads of other toys but she prefers stuff that involves me.

MsMims Tue 25-Oct-16 00:51:02

You know what she needs don't you, another kitten as a playmate wink grin

Lovely that she's won you over! They do usually calm down, tending to have mad bursts of energy and play for half an hour or so at a time, instead of being on the go all day. I would have her spayed afterwards incase there were any complications or she tries to mess with her stitches.

OlennasWimple Tue 25-Oct-16 00:53:19

I'm not a baby person, but teeny kittens.... Sheesh, they're amazing!!

I'd wait until you get back for the op too (and agree she sounds like she needs company!)

GardenGeek Tue 25-Oct-16 01:14:48

5 months is crazy don't worry she will calm down. As soon as they start to go out it all settles down.

Currently she is learning to hunt and kill (eat), run around (evade cats & foxes), and bat things (fight to defend herself/ territory).

These are all essential parts of cat life so be proud when she tries to kill your toes or run up the curtains! It will make you feel better about when you let her out, knowing that she has the ninja skills to deal with what life throws at her grin

Lets see a picture of the cutey smile

My 1.25 yo boy is in the scrapes stage (regularly comes home with minor injuries from naive explorations); and has returned home today whimpering with a bloody broken claw sad

longdiling Tue 25-Oct-16 06:48:21

Op after definitely. And yes, she'll calm down loads once she can go outside and burn off some energy.

EachandEveryone Tue 25-Oct-16 07:07:29

I live in a flat so really another one isn't an option. Once she's had the op I can get her acquainted with the boys next door as they will share a catflap out to the back. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. I just keep thinking next doors are teenagers now and are out in London at all hours and have survived. It does pull on my heart strings leaving her she has the kitchen hall and bedroom while I'm out and loads of toys but I leave at 7am and don't get back til 8pm tbh I only work three days and have a flatmate but it doesn't stop me feeling guilty!

cozietoesie Tue 25-Oct-16 09:15:45

Cats mostly sleep when you're not there. I have a feeling that, on average, they sleep for 20+ hours a day. smile

EachandEveryone Tue 25-Oct-16 09:31:36


PigletJohn Tue 25-Oct-16 12:38:45

here's today's kitty vid (safe)

cozietoesie Tue 25-Oct-16 12:45:02

She does look proud of them. smile

EachandEveryone Tue 25-Oct-16 13:30:16

Omg they are adorable! Are you keeping any? You are very good one takes up all my time mind you I'm as bad I woke up at 5am and in a trance like state I opened the kitchen door and insisted she got onto the bed for an hour!

GardenGeek Tue 25-Oct-16 22:32:03

Awwww! Its looks exactly like my boy.

She has the siamese ears so will be very intelligent and human focused.

Does she have any bengal in her? Because she has beautiful markings and those big feet. You can tell if they do a weird chirping out the window or love to play with water.

EachandEveryone Tue 25-Oct-16 23:08:40

Loves water i have to keep the bathroom door locked. My neighbour said she will be big because of her feet. Her siblings are all jet black. She is very cute and everyone says theyve never met such a sociable cat. I dread the day she goes outside ill be a wreck. Im off to tomorrow so she will have all my attention.

Toddlerteaplease Wed 26-Oct-16 09:50:02

Op, I also work 13 hour shifts. I got a camera for when I go away to keep an eye on them. Used it while I was at work and they were quite happy. They were just mooching around the house and sleeping, so don't feel guilty.

EachandEveryone Wed 26-Oct-16 12:18:23

Well so much for looking forward to spending the day together i got up for the ocado man, fed her and shes been asleep on her throne since so you are probably right.

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