Po is the rescue kitten we’ve had for about a month.
He’s a crazy kitty, overflowing with manic kitten energy. He enjoys playing with flirt poles and laser pointers, but he gets bored quickly. He loves playing with our other dogs, but they get bored of him, or are too tired after walks.
This energy spilled into annoying habits, most notably biting feet, going crazy when we typed, and chewing wires. He’s not a very hands on cat, and although he’s extremely affectionate and loves to lay on you, he doesn’t really like being stroked, and we’ve never heard him purr. He needed something new to enjoy and to stimulate him.
What to do?
Get him a kitten brother of course 😉
At this point Po is about 12.5 weeks old, and the kitten we brought home was 8.5 weeks old. There is a 4 week age gap between them, yet the new dude (Bacon) is only ever-so-slightly smaller!
Bacon is a Ragdoll x Siberian cat, so he will be a big boy. Po is an unexplainable mutt, and as his mum and sibling died, he’s always been on the weedy small size haha!
Bringing Bacon home, we were nervous how Po would be. Would he accept another cat? He’d never had a kitten to play with before, what if he didn’t understand?
We initially let Bacon out of his carrier in ‘cat jail’ (a 42 inch dog crate) in case Po tried to attack – but Po was wonderful! He was extremely curious, but when Bacon would pass by (doing his own exploring), Po would retreat ever so slightly, with no hissing at all.
Within minutes I let Bacon out, and as he explored Po would creep up and sniff his new brother, then shrink back a little before creeping closer again.
I caught their first ‘proper’ interaction on camera!
Very soon after this clip, they began playing 🙂
Bacon has been home a few days now, and Po is like a completely different cat.
He’s stopped biting my partner’s feet and legs, he actually accepts a few strokes and has butted his head against us, and he sleeps SO MUCH MORE!!
As for him and Bacon, they *love* each other. They’re always running about together, wrestling, and we often find them in nooks and crannies curled up napping together. It’s made a huge difference and we couldn’t be happier with the decision 🙂
Relaxed Po 🙂
And Bacon cuteness!