Today you get to hear about yesterday’s Enzo news, and I have a little update at the bottom too!
Yesterday, a large box arrived from Zooplus. Our order had arrived, and *everything* in this box was for Enzo!
Kitty heaven perhaps?!
We ordered a new food for him, which worked out slightly cheaper than the Natures Menu we had been feeding him.
The new food has very similar ingredients, but it’s cheaper and once it arrives none of it is in English 😀
I should add that Enzo has since tried a little of this food mixed in with his Natures Menu food, and he liked it so much he picked it out and left the rest!
Enzo got a selection of smaller toys…he had zero interest in the flower/sunshine toys (they’re really heavy?!) but he does like the crinkle balls.
Then I opened up the tunnel and cube set:
I’m glad I opened this when my partner was walking Kasper, otherwise I don’t think he would have ever stopped laughing – when I untied the cube it popped open and slapped me in the face XD
The tunnel was an almost instant hit. Enzo was surprisingly confident walking through it, even as it rolled (video evidence coming!) and he loves pouncing through to the halfway point.
The cube however, he was not impressed with, and he didn’t go in it for the first hour. Since I set up the lower kitty crate with the cube inside, he is happier with it, and strolls through it fairly often, and has napped in there once 🙂
And yes, Enzo has not one but TWO dog crates now XD
The box to the left is his ‘crinkle pit’, he has scrunched up packaging paper, cardboard strips, and crinkle balls in there 😀
He actually really likes his crinkle put, and is pouncing about in there as I type this!
And some photos of his newly designed lower crate, mostly his box ‘house’ XD
The lower crate is his play or hidey crate, and the upper one is where he goes to properly sleep, eat, drink, and do more active play 🙂
The most favoured item from our order, the one that outshone all the others BY FAR, was this cat teaser / flirt pole 🙂
We have one other cat teaser, and for the first week Enzo was scared of it, and ever since he has no interest in it (he also finds laser pointers boring!) – however the Zooplus teaser, omb he goes *wild* for it!
In brief: the cat food = highly recommended
The cat teaser can be found here, and we could not recommend this highly enough! For £1.49 it’s huge too, and feels really good quality.
Cat cube and tunnel = again, highly recommended. Enzo’s in the cube now, and you can also attach the tunnel and cube together 🙂
Finally, a few people know that we are considering adding another kitten to the family.
- My partner really wants another kitten, and his arguments are thus:
- Enzo would have company and comfort 24/7
- He would have a playmate to expend all that kitteny energy!
- Introducing a second cat when both are kittens is far easier
- If we were to lose Enzo, we would have a cat to help us grief
And here are my worries – the cons
- We don’t know if we will be able to neuter Enzo, there’s no saying what his condition will be like when he is 6 months old
- If a new kitten and Enzo bonded strongly, would the new kitten grieve deeply if Enzo passed?
- We never planned to have two cats, let alone two indoor cats!!
So there you go.
I will say, we are visiting some kittens in foster that we found out about at our vets’ surgery. There is one little boy available.
We will be visiting at either the end of this week, or sometime next week.
The kittens are mixed breeds (mum is semi-longhaired and was picked up as a stray, dad is unknown) and are 7.5 weeks old currently. We’d be collecting when he was around 10 weeks old.
The boy available is mainly white with some tabby markings, and has an adorable face.
If we are happy with the kitten, and after talking with the fosterer and our vet, we will most likely add another kitten to the family – even if that boy doesn’t work out, I think at this stage we will be adding a second kitten.
I think I need to relax a little with this, and leave concerns about Enzo’s future to the future. There’s no way of knowing what his future will be, and I need to accept that and stop trying to predict / worry about it.
If when he hits six months old he is still here and we’re not sure about neutering him, we will tackle that then, under the guidance of our vet.
Take one day at a time, and fill the kitten with love – my rule to live by 🙂