It was Nala and Binx’s first visit officially to the vet. Vaccinations and Deworming. They were curious and turned on the computer for the vet while we were waiting. It was too hard to watch the vaccinations so we waited out in the waiting area. It was a distraction for the girls as well for us to be standing there too. Binx was a bit difficult with her squirming and not letting the vet to his thing. She had to be held and she let out some crys I tell ya. It hurt to hear her be unhappy. Nala was a lot more cooperative and she let out a soft cry. They got a clean bill of health and they were really tired after that stressful examination. They slept most of the afternoon and evening. They were pretty groggy. Poor girls.
A large cat tree will add to your cat’s enjoyment plus help to save your furniture from sharp claws. We left out some levels to avoid them getting hurt at first. But its a great size and they knew exactly what to do once they were on it. A great and a MUST have for these cats.
This playpen (pictured below) was a great idea to keep the kittens contained in a small area. We needed something to keep Binx from roaming and running around on her sprained paw. It has a mesh top to keep the kittens from jumping out and it has some mesh sides so they can see out as well. It’s portable and easy to put together.
So, it’s been a couple of hours and one kitten, Binx has had an injury while playing with her mouse. She’s smaller then her sister but she won’t let that deter her from having her fun. She thought she could twist her way at leaping for the mouse in mid air. She landed on her paw the wrong way. We weren’t sure it was a break so we took her to the animal hospital for special care. Her first trip to the vet and she was real good with the examination. Everyone there just marveled at her good looks.
As it turns out, no break, thankfully, but poor Binx must stay confined. How do you keep a playful and energetic kitten still? Its next to impossible with her sister, Nala wanting to play ALL the time. Most times, Binx allowed us to hold her while she played with her mouse on the cat tree. She was content batting and biting it as we held her, surprisingly. We purchased a portable playpen for the kittens to keep them contained in a smaller space while Binx got enough time to heal her sprained ankle. Good thing kittens heal quickly.
We are proud servants of 2 Bengal kittens. I’ve been thoroughly fascinated with the breed for many years but didn’t really think I’d ever have one of my own. I have owned a few cats over my lifetime and I have to say my tuxedo cat is by far one of the smartest ones I have had myself(until now). She can fetch like dogs do, sit on command and stay. Hunt for someone to feed her and then guide them down the hall. And to top it off she understands your moods. Blackie is 9 year old who is a bundle of joy and a one of a kind cat.
We are happy to have introduced 2 Bengals kittens to our home.
I will say, looking back, it took months to decide on having another kitten as an addition. It’s a big commitment. But finally caved to this idea.
There is nothing like the anticipation of a new kitten. On June 22, 2013, it was to be different. We were expecting 2, 9 week old Bengal kittens.
We got their safe zone ready and waited in anticipation for their arrival. Now, we have to decide on names.
This is Blackie, the Tuxedo Cat!