Skitty (Skittles) is absolutely wonderful.
Very much her own
style of cat with particular likes and dislikes, but just the loveliest
creature you'd ever meet. She will not let you pick her up for longer
than three seconds, does not want to sit on laps, and will tear your
arm off if you try to put her into the carry cage to visit the vet.
However, none of that really matters because she is just so wonderful.
Second, she is lovely by nature. After taking lots of time to settle in, she is now very friendly and affectionate. She always comes to greet me for pats whenever I wake up, or when I get home from work. Looooooves a long pat, and will pace back and forth in front of you while you pat her for as long as you're willing to go. Skitty politely greets you with a soft "brr, brr, brrrrr" to announce herself, and then very much keeps to herself.
Third, she does
not bother me when I'm sleeping. Just wanders off for a nap or plays
with her toys until the next time I pass by, at which point she must
be acknowledged with long pats. If I get up in the middle of the
night for a glass of water, long pats must be given, but then when
I go back to sleep so does she. Just lovely.
Mousey: mousey costs a couple of dollars from the pet store. Not any fancy sound producing, catnip filled, vibrating or realistically lifelike or anything like that ... just plain old $2.95 bottom of the range green-coloured mousey. Skitty, loves to play with her mousey and will carry it around the house, or even play fetch when you throw mousey across the room.
Laser pen: very dangerous if directed at eyes so owners must be careful and keep the dot away from kitten eyes at all times. That said, Skitty goes completely insane for the laser. Will chase the laser dot up walls, over beds, absolutely anywhere. It's like watching a video on fast forward, her chasing the laser dot is so fast and intense. Laser is an excellent way to wear out the kitten before bed. Wonderful exercise.
was instrumental in the original befriending of Skitty in the early
days. Back in the first weeks of Skitty living with me she was very
frightened, timid, and generally unhappy. She wouldn't come close
enough to let me pat her and hissed when approached on almost every
occasion. I would have to lure her out with the string to play and
then quickly give her a quick pat or two when she was unaware. This
went on for several days before I could give her quick pats without
having to trick her into it.
Anyway, I'll leave it there for now but write you again down the track. I have attached some photos of the super lovely kitten for your enjoyment. I'm also listing some links to video downloads so you can see Skitty in action. Well worth a look ...