Tuesday, December 13, 2005

State of the Kitten Report

Vir the kitten has now had his final round of shots and received his official tag saying he's not going to infect anybody with rabies. Yay! Assuming he remains in reasonable health, we shouldn't need another vet visit for about four months, when it'll be time to start thinking about getting him fixed. Yeah, we're all looking forward to that.

He's still growing like crazy, too. The last time I had him in, three weeks ago, he weighed just about two pounds. Now he's over four. If he keeps going at this rate, he's going to be the Cat That Ate Socorro, for sure.

I'm pleased to report that he seems to be getting on amazingly well with Nova these days, now that Nova's no longer freaked out by his presence. They do tussle a bit, but it seems to be fairly good-natured. They enjoy doing this thing where they bat at each other's paws, which is pretty amusing to watch. I've even seen them bump noses in friendly fashion a couple of times.

Happiness, alas, is less pleased with the new addition. She's such a sweet, good-natured, gentle cat when it comes to humans, but she seems to have very little patience with the kitten, and occasionally swats him even when he hasn't been doing anything. Well, she's starting to get on in years a little bit, and the vibe I'm getting off of her is that of a grumpy old lady who really wishes these damned youngsters would have her alone. Then again, she never did have much patience with Nova, either, even when she was young.

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