Please say hello to our newest family member; Jazz.
Jazz is 7 weeks old and we brought him/her home on Sunday. Well, Husband and 2 very excited small people brought it home. I was not involved in the decision-making process.
I'm VERY indecisive so best that I stayed clear.
It is a terrified little thing so I'm not sure if it will settle into our house with 3 other cats and 2 children, one of which is obsessed with animals and will probably try to put Jazz in one of her baby outfits or in my knickers. Jazz was moved from his/her mum on the Sunday so it had that trauma and then the trauma of coming to our house.
On Sunday night, I told Husband to bring Jazz into the kitchen so it would learn where the toilet was and where the food was. The poor thing stayed under the table, shaking. We kept the kitchen door shut and as Husband went outside for a smoke, I saw Jazz run. I wasn't really paying attention to where it ran, I just saw it scarper.
We spent 2 and a half hours looking for the kitten. When we couldn't find it in the house, Husband thought it might have gone outside. If it was outside, it was gone. The award for "shortest kept pet" was going to us.
He searched everywhere he could think with no luck. I knew the kitten wasn't in the house as the other cats were in and they weren't going mad with the new smell. Friends came out to help look with their dogs. It was a full-on kitty search.
Husband felt terrible. I told him to look behind the fridge as this was the only place we hadn't checked. Husband said there was no way he could fit behind the fridge. I told him to pull it out anyway and when he did and I looked down on the floor, there was Jazz looking up at me as if to say, "took you long enough didn't it?"
Jazz has been much better today but still timid. It won't eat or drink but it has used the litter tray and it did play with a toy mouse. It also put up with Miss C fussing over him/her all day.
I think it will be OK.
And yes, I'm not sure what flavour of kitten we have as he/she is a huge ball of fluff. What I can tell you is it either has very small boy bits or a big hairy girl bit.