Thursday, December 23, 2010

Off topic: Our kitten's first Christmas!

I haven't blogged about Ivan, our new kitty, for a long time.  I think he may finally be about as big as he is going to get, although he has yet to fill out — his frame got bigger very quickly, signaling a growth spurt (and I hope his last one, as he is huge!).

He is a character, and a lot of fun — he'd be the perfect cat, if he weren't so adamant about chasing our other cat, Cleo, who doesn't really handle that kind of thing very well.  We are doing what we can to make her life easier, and hoping he will grow out of his kitten stage very soon — I think he chases her because he is playful and bored, a very bad combination.

Ivan is hilarious because I think he thinks he is a dog — he plays with them without fear, lays around on the floor like they do, and sometimes plays like they do as well.  The other night he discovered a little stuffed Christmas reindeer, and started playing with it much like a dog would — picking it up and shaking it, and tossing it up in the air, even though it is probably at least a third of his size.  Here is a video of some of his antics — I missed some of his more dog-like behavior, but I had to share the video because of its hilarious ending!



This morning as my husband was making coffee, Ivan went racing through the kitchen with the stuffed animal in his mouth.  He took it into the basement (where I believe he has hidden a few of the Christmas tree ornaments), and my husband had to go downstairs to retrieve it.  How he was able to run with it in his mouth, without it dragging, I have no idea, but that's Ivan for you!

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At December 26, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Anonymous Melody said...

Beautiful little kitty! I have a couple too, and they're nightmares sometimes. Have five kittens that are rescues - Windy, Stormy, Jackie, Snooki, and Itty Bitty - and they're being horrible to the new decorative pillow hubby bought from Tim's Boots. It's got tassels. Kittens + tassels = bad idea.

 
At December 29, 2010 at 8:59 PM, Blogger Katharine Swan said...

Thanks Melody! I know exactly what you mean about tassels, by the way. LOL

 

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