My lil’ boy Peppurr
When I first brought Peppurr home, he was only 8 weeks old and tiny. I was really nervous and sad because, although I was doing everything a person is told to do when introducing a new pet into the home, my older cat (JessieBelle) was not accepting of the new kitten. Peppurr had to stay in my guest bedroom for quite awhile until JessieBelle got to the point that she wouldn’t HISS at him and try to swipe at him with her claws. I felt so bad because she wanted nothing to do with him. I would spend hours in the bedroom with Peppurr, playing and napping with him to keep him company. It developed a strong bond between us. It took a long time, but eventually JessieBelle got the point of tolerating the new kitten, and now… they get along great and even groom each other! I never would have believed it, but it was worth the time and effort. Peppurr follows me everywhere in the house, like a little boy. He watches me shave and plays in the water in the sink next to mine. He even lays next to the shower and tries to hop in while I’m in there. For a cat, he really likes water! Cats are awesome… if you get more than one, give them time to develop relationships with each other before you give up if things start to look bad. I’m very thankful that we kept working at it.
Submitted by: Chip