Sunday, June 19, 2022

Sophie–AKA the kitten from hell

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Sophie in the back garden

Sophie has now been a part of the household for two months, and during that time has grown and looks more like a small cat than a kitten these days.

Admittedly she does have a healthy appetite and loves food,  eating everything we have given her.

Those innocent blue eyes belie her feisty aggressive nature, more often than not she resorts to biting and scratching and smooches are a rarity. Our hands and arms look like we’ve been infected with a pox, though since her last visit to the vet for booster shots, it’s not quite so bad. The vet obligingly clipped her claws, so they’re not as sharp. I don’t really agree with claw clipping, but in Sophie’s case it has made a difference, and the wounds are healing.

We mostly keep her indoors, allowing her out under supervision every so often.

Her nature tends to veer towards the fierce Bengal side, rather than the talkative Siamese, though like a typical oriental she takes a keen interest in everything we do around the house, “helping” hanging out the washing, by playing with the pegs for instance.

As she is the first kitten we have adopted who has not had to deal with an already resident cat, I think emphasises her aggressive tendencies, as previous kittens expended a lot of that sort of energy on the resident cat and let us be.

We can only hope that when she grows up she will be a more restful and companionable beast.

Other than raising a crazy kitten, not much else is happening, though we are saddened by the death of my sister in law on 11 June 2022.

She was a lovely person, kind, thoughtful and loving to her family, a pleasure to know and will be greatly missed. It is such a shame that most of the last year of her life was spent undergoing treatment for melanoma, which indeed was the death of her.

We will be attending her funeral next Thursday.


Ann ODyne said...

Massive sympathy for you in your bereavement dear Cat.
When I went MIA from Blogger it was to be taken hostage by Twitter.
Twitter is cat insanity.
Apart from that I just float around the south west, Heywood today, Portland tomorrow, Sunday lunch at Digby on the way to a few days at Casterton
wishing you safe from covid

Anne S said...

Thanks for your kind comments Ms O'Dyne. Long time between drinks on the blogosphere.

The funeral was a moving affair and I was astounded to see relatives whom I had not talked to for over 20 years.

Nice to see you are still alive and kicking out West and hopefully Covid free.

Bec said...

I'm a bit late, but have only brought your blog up now. Condolences to you and the family about your sister in law. So sad.
Sophie does sound like an interesting kitten! You both have your hands full and I hope her manners improve you.
Hopefully, will see you at the races soon! Take Care.

Anne S said...

Hi Bec, Thanks for your kind comments on the death of my sister in law.

As for Sophie, she is constantly finding new ways to be naughty. There are however glimmerings of hope that she may turn out in the end to be a pleasant creature.

I'm looking forward to the Spring racing carnival and a change of scene from home.

Might go to Bletchingly Stakes Day if the field is interesting.

Bec said...

So am I! I'm in ISO until tomorrow. Work kindly gave me COVID.
I was thinking the same for Bletchingly Stakes Day. The weather and fields will play a part.
We will see...............

Anne S said...

Sorry to hear that you caught Covid. I hope it isn't too bad for you.
See you soon at the races.