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bobalina77
06-23-2010, 06:33 PM
His name is Tetley (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4582209&l=6d549aca9a&id=510183670) :)

If anyone has any tips or tricks or suggestions fire 'em at me. Neither of us have ever had a kitten before lol!

mkats
06-23-2010, 06:35 PM
Such gorgeous eyes! :swoon:

We "have" a kitty who technically belongs to our neighbor but likes to visit us all the time, probably because it gets more spoiled over here than it does next door. We keep joking about how we want to steal it :lol:

Aimless
06-23-2010, 06:38 PM
Start him on a nice scratching post or two right away, before he finds out about sharpening his claws on the furniture. Give him lots of love and handle him a lot, always gently. Tons of contact and socialization make a great cat.

bobalina77
06-23-2010, 06:51 PM
We went out and bought a bunch of stuff the day before we got him. He has a nice cushy bed which he already loves, a scratch post, some toys and a couple of dishes for food and water. BF's sister (who's cat this kitten belongs to) gave us a litter box. Oh.. and food of course.

I was worried last night that he was gonna be crying all night, but he stayed in bed (as far as we know, we put a collar with a bell on him so we know where he is lol) and we didn't hear a peep from him. This morning he was curled up in a ball in the corner of his bed lol. We have been handling him a lot.. he fell asleep on both our laps last night and snuggled up right beside me on the couch. He's definitely a lover and a cuddler. We hold him and pet him and he snuggles right in and starts purring away.

genevieve
06-23-2010, 06:52 PM
very cute! congrats :)

soxxy
06-23-2010, 06:53 PM
How cute! How did he get the name 'Tetley'?

Garden Kitty
06-23-2010, 06:54 PM
adorable! congrats.

milanessa
06-23-2010, 06:56 PM
I have a soft spot for grey cats. Congrats! :)

GarrAarghHrumph
06-23-2010, 06:58 PM
Start him on a nice scratching post or two right away, before he finds out about sharpening his claws on the furniture. Give him lots of love and handle him a lot, always gently. Tons of contact and socialization make a great cat.

Scratching posts are all-important. Put them near whatever he tries to scratch. When he goes to scratch the couch, for example, say "no" firmly, and redirect his scratching to the post. When he scratches the post instead, even for a second, he gets a "good kitty!"

If you're interested in clipping his nails to minimize scratch damage, if you do this from when he's young, it's not a big deal. The vet can show you how, if you need a lesson as I did.

IceAlisa
06-23-2010, 06:59 PM
How cute! Congratulations! :cat:

Rob
06-23-2010, 07:05 PM
Cats can't be stolen. The cat will adopt you (and the better deal) over your neighbor if s/he chooses. There is a difference (this is coming from someone who was adopted by her neighbor's cat - neighbor didn't want her anyway so she's all mine now!). ;)

Tetley is so cute!

Allskate
06-23-2010, 07:09 PM
Adorable. Tetley looks a lot like my old cat. I therefore would suggest a good brush because she is going to have a lot of hair -- and the hairballs that come with it. :lol:

bobalina77
06-23-2010, 07:11 PM
How cute! How did he get the name 'Tetley'?

Well.. we thought about naming him Earl because usually if we go out for coffee I get an Earl Grey tea, and he is grey so it made sense.. but I didn't like it, so BF came up with Tetley cause I'm a huge tea drinker in general. I thought about it for a few days before we got him and it grew on me.. so Tetley it was :lol:

Allskate we were wondering about that so we definitely have plans to get a brush. Any suggestions on the best kind?

soxxy
06-23-2010, 07:16 PM
Well.. we thought about naming him Earl because usually if we go out for coffee I get an Earl Grey tea, and he is grey so it made sense.. but I didn't like it, so BF came up with Tetley cause I'm a huge tea drinker in general. I thought about it for a few days before we got him and it grew on me.. so Tetley it was :lol:

Allskate we were wondering about that so we definitely have plans to get a brush. Any suggestions on the best kind?

I like Tetley better, too. :)

Kruss
06-23-2010, 07:55 PM
How adorable!!!! He's got some Maine Coon in him? The M on his forehead reminds me of such.

And I love his name. Welcome, Tetley! KC sends a few chirps and purrs your way. :cat: