I know a ton of people who will laugh when they see this, because we are total cat parents and probably spend way too much time talking about Wrigley. But, I’m not quite ready to reveal all our Christmas decor, and it’s been way too long since we updated the blog, so this is a little bit of a space filler That being said, meet Theo!
He’s our newest family member Yeah, he’s SUPER adorable and sooo tiny (under 3 lbs). We picked him up a couple of weeks ago from the Humane Society of Indianapolis, a no-kill shelter here in town. They have tons of cute & cuddly friends for you to bring home, too!
The adjustment has been a little difficult, mainly due to this hoss, aka Wrigley:
We thought he would love the idea of a little brother, but apparently we were mistaken. The volunteers at the Humane Society and our vet both told us that even the nicest cat will take a while to adjust to a new cat in the house, but we were not ready for what we were about to go through.
At first there was a lot of hissing, and we had to keep them separated (in different rooms with closed doors) for the first several days. Then, we let Wrigley roam free and kept Theo in the office, so they could see each other through the glass french doors. Eventually we would let them out together (supervised) to play. The scariest part was that Wrigley (who weighs 4x what Theo weighs) kept attacking the kitten and biting his neck. We finally realized that it is basically a dominance thing, and that Theo could get away any time he wanted – but still, it’s not what you want to see.
Anyways, now they seem to be doing just fine! There’s still the occasional play fight, but for the most part we can leave them out together all day without incident. Theo loves to lounge all over us, including our face (we’re trying to make that stop…it’s gross). Most of the time, he just wants to be near someone:
He especially loves laying in a “hammock” (the slack in a blanket covering my legs)…
And getting into places he shouldn’t (like the top of our dining room table messing with X-Mas decor):
But the cutest part is seeing the moments where the two cats actually seem like they like each other. This was taken mid-neck bite, but right before this Wrigley was giving Theo a little bath. Theo obviously doesn’t care. Plus, it kinda looks like they’re hugging which is a.dor.a.ble
Annnd here’s a picture of all my boys, conveniently lounging on me:
In other news, we have our tree up and most of the house decorated. Bryan is also almost finished with his latest build, so I’ll try to get a few new posts up this week! Thanks for sticking around