Reggie's first Month as a pet

November 18, 2016

Long story short: A stray cat that had been hanging around my MIL's place decided that once her cat left after she passed away, he was going to move in. He spent months waiting on the porch, begging for pets and peering in through the window. He'd even roll over for us to pet his belly and sit on my husband's lap... and this was while he was still a stray! My MIL's place is very remote, get's very harsh winters and a coyote killed one of her cats years ago, so we couldn't leave him there!

We aren't really in a great place to get a pet, what with me hopefully getting my master's soon and then moving for work, but .... this sweet little boy found his way into our hearts. And car. And apartment.

One Sunday he was still a stray covered in poo (I'll explain, I have the post in my drafts folder), and the next spent being shampooed, brushed, cuddled and overfed. We named him Reggie. Well, his full name is Reginald, Baron von Small Mittens, but we call him Reggie. Or sweety. Or trouble. 

For the first two days we kept him in the bathroom, until we could get him to the vet. After that we started to let him out during the day, but he didn't get the hang of the litter box right away, so nights he was still left in the bathroom. He was very timid and spend a lot of time hiding behind the toilet. 


Slowly but surely he became more and more comfortable in the apartment. At first just in the hallway by the bathroom, then he made it to the couch, and I after two weeks he was running around the apartment. From there his personality came out more and more and we realized he was a very playful cat. He demands a lot of attention and playtime, and generally likes being around people. 

He's especially rambunctious around bed time. For this reason he's kept out of the bedroom at night. On occasion when we've tried it, but he wakes us up in the middle of the night to play.

He can get pretty annoying, especially when I'm trying to cook and he's lying on the floor right behind my foot in our tiny kitchen, or when he meows and makes squeaky noises because he wants to play and I haven't had my coffee yet, or when I trip over him (I have a broken toe that's still on the mend, and sometimes stopping very suddenly hurts it), but overall, he's an amazing little boy with a sweet personality. 


Likes

+ Cuddles, snuggles, pets, tummy rubs, ear scratches, attention
+ headbutting
+ Barrel Rolls
+ Flopping on feet
+ Food, especially kettle chips (?!)

+ waiting outside the bathroom until I'm done, like an anxious parent sending their little one into the public restroom at the mall
+ Shoes laces, pens, cheerios (just to play with), 



Dislikes:

+ The window ( I think he's afraid we'll shove him out into the wilderness)
+ The sound of popcorn popping
+ That my husbands gets more food for dinner than he does
+ The sound of the bathroom fan
+ Large trucks passing on the highway
+ that it's not always dinner time
+ that he's not allowed in the fridge
+ having his face wiped (he has blocked tear ducts)
+ The maintenance men who make loud noises
+ Noises from the hallway (in case it's the maintenance men and he needs to hide)

Hobbies:


+ Furious tail chasing

  

+ Attacking invisible things on the carpet
+ Being underfoot in the kitchen
+ Ending playtime by carrying the toy around in his mouth and not putting it back down
+ Climbing over and behind things

+ Batting at ankles
+ Running down the hall making pigeon noises
+ Making coffee maker sounds when he purrs (he goes from motor, to generator, to percolator) 
+ Sleeping (sometimes he snores)





10 comments:

  1. Hello,
    Oliver here from The Tribe of Five at Feline Opines. I must say that Reggie is quite a handsome fellow (and the fact that he and I look very much alike has absolutely nothing to do with my comments). Thank you for letting him adopt you. All of the Tribe of Five are rescue felines and we think every human who rescues a cat should get a medal! Waving paws of friendship to Reggie, that handsome fellow.
    Your Friend (and Doppelganger)
    Oliver www.FelineOpines.net

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  2. There is nothing like watching your new fur baby come into his own - with a little patience and love. Bear Cat was timid and unsure at first, after I brought him inside, but ten years later, he knows he OWNS this house and you'd never believe he was ever any different. Reggie's a sweetheart and a cutie!

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  3. How wonderful that you took Reggie in! It looks like he has made himself completely at home!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  4. I'm glad that Reggie found a family to love him! He sounds like a pretty smart kitty to me :)

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  5. Oh my gosh, I love that you took him in and I love how he's adapted. I hope those things that frighten him will be overcome with time!

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  6. Mee-you Rginald baron Von Small Mittenss it iss a pleasure to meet you. Mee iss Purrince Siddhartha Henry an mee iss at Thee Purrfect Pad....
    Mee all so does NOT like thee poppycorn masheen; it iss so noisy! An so are werkmen!! An mee not like thee echooooo inn thee hallway of thee buildin.....wee are quite simmylar...
    Kettull chipss?? Oh mee must try them....
    Lady Claire you have a golden <3 heart <3 fur adoptin Baron Reginald an it iss all so a pleasure to meet you.
    Sinseerlee, Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

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  7. We have fallen in love with Reggie with just this one post. What a super cutie. You were so terrific to adopt him and take him "off the streets." Thank you so much for joining our Sunday Selfies blog hop so we could meet him. We hope you'll come back each week. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  8. What a wonderful story! He is incredibly adorable. You are so lucky to have found each other! Good luck! hairballsandhissyfits.com

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  9. We agree with Kitties Blue, who host the Blog Hop, you need to come by each week, we need to know how reggie is doing - he is THE most awesome cat!!

    OK our 9 are pretty cool but Reggie is a contender for superest Cutest Cat EVER!!!

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  10. What a cutie..nice to meet you too. I like his hobbies :) Pawkisses for a wonderful day :) <3

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