I thought it was about time I did another kitten update as Vinny has grown so much and has such a funny little character. When I last updated you he was due his second vaccinations which he had and we have now booked him in for his neutering for the end of November.
If you have seen me recently and noticed I seem to have a lot of scratches on my hands/arms its because Vinny has began biting – a lot. We have spoken to the vet about it after trying various different techniques and she said he is probably teething! We have tried ignoring him, picking him up by his scruff, tapping his nose and none of which have made any difference. We know it’s only play biting but we don’t want him to think its okay to do it, as his teeth are getting sharper, it hurts a lot! He is a very playful little thing! So we have started to put him away in the downstairs toilet room when he gets very bitey, which at the moment is calming him down a lot.
We have started letting him upstairs at night now instead of keeping him in the room downstairs he was in and he has really surprised us. Some nights he can be an absolute nightmare and run around in the early hours of the morning, dragging his toys around, jumping all over us but most of the time he is an angel. We try not to let him sleep much after 7pm and we try to tire him out so he will sleep once we go upstairs. We generally go to bed between 9 and 10 and he will just follow us up to bed and curl up at the end of the bed. We got him a really soft blanket which is at the bottom of the bed and he just kneads that until he falls asleep. On the nights he sleeps pretty easily, we don’t generally hear from him until we are woken up by him head butting us for attention. I love it when I wake up to him purring right in front of me, nuzzling into my face and just being very loving!
He had his first ever visit to a cattery, which I think he really enjoyed. I mean, how do you tell? I was really worried about leaving him somewhere as he was so young and tiny but he was absolutely fine. We dropped him off with my dressing gown so he could be reminded of us by the smell and he just went through a stage of only sleeping on it! When we got him back home after he seemed very happy to be back home, running around purring and giving us lots of cuddles and not wanting to leave our sides.
He still follows us around everywhere. And I mean everywhere. If i go upstairs so hang some washing, he’s right there beside me. Right now, he also has such an obsession with climbing in the bath and we have no idea why. We give him a bath clean every month or so, so we know that he is clean. He has a habit of standing in his poo sometimes so we like to make sure he is clean. And he hates baths and water so we really don’t know why he likes to climb into the bath so much. Thankfully he hasn’t done it whilst there has been water in there!!
He’s had a few more visits to the vets for his flea and worming treatments which have all gone ok. He got weighed again in the middle of October when we went for his treatments and he weighed 1.77kg. I can’t believe how tiny he still is! We have booked him in for the end of November to be Neutered, which I’m hoping will calm him down a little. He can be so crazy, its funny. He will run around the house like someone is chasing him, stop and sit down for about 5 seconds and then be off again. It makes me wonder what goes through his mind. I also love how he sits with his paw tucked underneath like he is in this picture, it just makes my heart melt. We have tried him with a few human foods as well and he has really loved them! His favourite is ham! We have also given him little bits of tuna, salmon and chicken. But whenever anyone has ham in their food, he is sat right by your plate meowing until you get up and give him soon! Greedy!
I think that is everything on how Vinny is doing, I hope you have enjoyed this kind of post. I love writing these ones so when he has grown even more I can go back and read them and be reminded of how tiny he was. I’m so glad we got Vinny because he keeps me company when Sean is at work and just makes me happy. I’ll be back soon with another Vinny update, probably once he has been neutered. Thank you for reading,
Until next time,