We introduced you to our fifth family member a little over a month ago. Olive Oil has been quite the addition to our family! She has shown us so much love in such little time. She has the patience of a saint with the kids and their friends who chase her in circles all day long. I’ve fallen in love with her so much (as have the rest of the fam) that I nearly adopted a second kitten last weekend — Dan was not amused that my cat lady capabilities seem to be growing.
What have we learned so far about being cat owners?
Kitten gas is the worse. Or at least our cat reserves a tank of stank within her to release in the worst moments.
They are SO self-sufficient. Put some food out, clean their litter box, they’re good to go.
Keeping their nails trimmed will result in less ripped furniture as well as not finding your cat stuck to screen doors.
What have we learned about this sweet Olive Oil in particular?
She will cuddle with anyone, almost to a fault when it is not welcome.
She likes to bite her momma (me) –
Do not leave bread on the countertop, she will eat through the package and eat the bread.
She loves water – sits and watches the boys take baths and even jumps in once the tub has drained.
She talks a lot. Right at 5:30 every morning. We wake up to her nudging our faces with her stinky salmon breath.
She will sit in an open window the entire day.
She purrs like no one is listening. So loud.
I call her a freak of nature, in the nicest way possible. She acts like a dog – every visitor has said so.
We find her in the strangest of places all of the time — the latest find was within the wreath we took down to paint our front door (for the 3rd time) –
The boys called it her nest –
Overall, we are SO glad we chose to adopt her.
Goodbye mice hello Olive Oil!