Enzo loves Zooplus ;)

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?!

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Toys, food, a harness, and cat grass!

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 πŸ˜€

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜€

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 πŸ™‚

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The most favoured item from our order, the one that outshone all the others BY FAR, was this cat teaser / flirt pole πŸ™‚

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 Β£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 πŸ™‚

Finally, a few people know that we are considering adding another kitten to the family.

Pro’s

  • 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 – theΒ 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 πŸ™‚

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17 thoughts on “Enzo loves Zooplus ;)

    • I think he could. He has no outward symptoms – he’s just as energetic as any other kitten, and I think growing with another cat would be beneficial for him, always having company and security. When we spoke to the vet staff about the kittens they are helping look afer, they seemed to think it was a good idea πŸ™‚

  1. Great purchases, Enzo is beautiful. I wouldn’t worry too much about adding another kitten to the family, it sounds like Enzo is up to it and in my experience they benefit a lot from each others company πŸ™‚

    • I think it’s the first time I’ve ever bought something for a pet where they’ve loved close to every purchase πŸ˜€

      Thanks, that’s what we’re hoping. It would be great if he could have a playmate and company 24/7 πŸ™‚ Once Enzo has the layout of the house down we can leave the door open to our bedroom at night too, although that might just mean he starts running all over us as we sleep XD

  2. I can’t really comment on getting two kittens that young (ours are about the same age but Luna came to us when they were abut a year old) but I have a friend who currently has two kittens with a 3/4 week age difference and has found it a challenge. The older kitten is much larger and, as kittens have a tendency to do, plays a bit too rough with the smaller one which has presented her with a couple problems… But then again I don’t know if her dogs factor into it because they play with them too

    • I’ve heard nice gradual intros tend to work best, and associating each other with positives (eg. play or food) is a good idea.

      I think a smaller kitten will probably be safer for Enzo as he is so tiny himself – ? He’s about the size of an 8 week old kitten (although some 6 week old kittens were actually the same size as him at our vets haha) and hopefully he won’t be too much of a bully!!

      From what I’ve researched kitten to kitten intro is the easiest, but depending on the individual kittens it can take anywhere from a few days to a month…a lot of it seems to be down to luck. Sure hope we are lucky haha!99999999999999999999999

      • Very true, I doubt Enzo will be a bully but I thought something to keep in mind πŸ™‚ I definitely think kittens would be easier, Loki and Luna don’t always see eye to eye

      • I’d like to hope he won’t be a bully…but you never know! I think we plan on keeping them in separate rooms for the first few days no matter what. Ideally they could spend most their time together after a week or so…I really hope we have a fast, swift intro though, but that’s probably very much wishful thinking XD

        How did you find intros went, and how did you go about doing it?

      • Tbh we’re fall more into the ‘throw them together and see how it goes camp’ with cats – although obviously it’s not a drop and run, so long as the cats are generally ‘cat friendly’ they don’t have much of an issue. I would never dream of adding a cat with a territorial one but kittens are very adaptable. Like puppies they’ll get alone with most other kittens without much prompting πŸ™‚

      • Hmm, interesting. I’m trying to plan the best way to intro the kittens and I really don’t have a clue…from letting them sniff under a closed door, to putting one in a carrier or crate, or just putting them together and seeing how it goes XD

      • For us it works to just play it by ear and being babies most of the time they just go ‘oooo someone to play with’ and hit it off

  3. There’s always a risk when adding a new love to your household and heart. But the love in return is always worth the risk and eventual pain when they move on – as they must do. I’m all for adding a 2nd kitten. But then I have 5 cats so I guess I’m partial!!

    • We are going to look at two groups of kittens today. One is an oops litter, and the ones I am most interested are at our vets surgery (the ones where mum was a stray). Both groups are 7.5-8 weeks old so won’t be ready for around 3 weeks, but what an exciting day! πŸ™‚

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