Hello everyone! My new kitten is in the house! I think she was too young to leave her mommy (6.5 weeks old) but I accepted her anyway. I was told that she was eating on her own, both wet and dry food.
At first, she wasn’t eating anything and so, I took some wet cat food and mixed it with water and then I got my turkey baster and filled it with the food and then I wrapped her up in a towel, held her like a baby and fed her that way!
She slept for a really long time after her tummy was full! Thank God, I was so relieved!
Bringing a New Kitten Home – Now What?
I like the way it works. It is sturdy and easy to clean. She climbs into it with no problem at all. When I first introduced her to her litter box, I set her in it and moved her paws the way she would when doing her business.
At first, she played with it and tasted the litter. She didn’t like that at all. Then she started meowing and meowing while she looked for a spot to pee. So, progress on potty training! Yay!
New Kitty’s Bed – Large Cat Carrier For Her “Safe Place”
She was brought to me in a big box with a teddy bear blanket. However, this little munchkin decides to jump out! I’m like… what? Really? Haha, I was surprised! And so I took her in my arms and held her and then she squirmed out of my arms and ran down the hallway to the bathroom and kept trying to jump in the tub!
I felt so sorry for her. She was so scared! Well, my son and I went in there and he got all the way down on the floor to her level and she was calming down.
Did You Know…
When you get down on the floor to help a frightened cat or kitten or any animal, lay all the way down on the floor so you won’t be so scary and intimidating! It works all the time!
I didn’t want her to keep jumping out and I didn’t want her to be boxed in. My son suggested getting the cat carrier, putting her blanket and food in there for her, so she has a safe place to run to. It worked! She didn’t come out till yesterday. Ventured out a bit and if we moved too quickly she ran to her safe place!
Kitty Is Adjusting Better Today – I thought I Saw Her Smile
She slept all night in her crate and only cried once and her crate is pretty huge however, It’s for big cats and little dogs. I had borrowed it from my daughter and already had it lined with padding and blankets and so it is really comfortable for any pet to set up house in and the kitty snuggled to the back and went to sleep.
During the night, I heard her crying and so I turned on the light and talked to her for a bit and then I tucked her in bed and she slept till morning Around 10ish she started crying because she was hungry and She at first ran behind the couch and then when I got her out, she was throwing up bile.
So I made her some wet food and mixed it with water and fed her as I did before. She was a lot better. She’s doing really well now. Whenever she wakes up from a nap, I make sure to put her in the litter box and thankfully she goes. I bring out her cat box and crate out into the front room. (this is how to litter box train your kitten)
This is her safe place and she hardly runs to it anymore, instead, she runs behind the couch and gets under it! Haha… oh dear me… Well, it got close to bedtime and so I fed her again and then took all her stuff in my room and brought her to bed with me for a while.
Because as I have written before, the time frame of teaching kitty is very important. What I wrote about here: Here Kitty Kitty!
According to my article, you have 7 to 12 weeks to train your new kitten the things you expect and want from them and what you want them to do. And so I want my kitty to sleep beside me in my bed because hearing her purr as I drift off to sleep is the best thing ever!
So, last night I brought her to bed with me and let her play a little and she was drifting off to sleep. I slept for a while. She ended up waking up and I set her in her crate so we both could catch some needed sleep!
She Slept Finally All Night
This morning was a great morning. She slept all night! She meowed to get me up. She used the litter box and she ate her wet food all by herself. She is making a lot of progress in just a few short days!
I mixed her cat food with warm water and put her in front of it and she ate it! I was so happy and so was she and then she played with a string (I have to get her toys) and ran all over the house.
She hid under the couch again although I know it will take some time for her to adjust to her new home. I am taking her lead and letting her do her thing! Her way well to a point. Right?
She’s adjusting a little more every day and one must remember that with kittens or new cats they are scared and unsure of their new surroundings. Don’t rush them to adjust, it won’t work and if you take your time in transitioning your kitten they will trust you even more and love you forever!
My Kitten Has Been Names: Ms. Sammie Mae
This is an update to naming her: Since I like to give my animals human names we chose Sammie Mae because she is lively and happy and has the bluest eyes.
She is adorable! She runs around the house like a bullet over the ottoman and jumps down and she just now jumped from the ottoman to my table my laptop is sitting on! Haha, here we go on a beautiful kitties journey! I hope you will join me as I will update every one to two days!
I bought her some kittens milk and organic dry food -no fillers or grains – I mixed her wet food with some milk. I put her in her crate and locked the door. She ate most of her food and she went back for seconds! I was so happy!
Here is what I bought to give her: I call it my Kitten Starter Kit
(Amazon has a 50% off coupon on dry food. when you check off the coupon available for those who subscribe and save.)
She slept for a few hours and now she is watching my son play mind craft and she was playing with the toys I bought her… out of all the toys I bought her…
She loves the box!
If you liked this article, please let me know in the comments and any suggestions that you might have for her name. What items did you get when you were preparing for a kitten?
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All my best to you and wishing you a lovely day!
Meowz to you!
Donna Rayne & Sammie Mae
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