It's probably obvious that I'm new here. I've had cats in the house for as long as I can remember, but maybe someone can offer me some advice.
About a two weeks ago my husband and I got a kitten at the Humane Society. Sawyer (not after the guy on Lost
) must be about 14-15 weeks by now, gray, with stripes barely perceptible on his tale and body, a small white dote on his chest and white on his nose.
Even thought I've always had cats, this is the first kitten I've had from 3 months old, and to be perfectly honest, I had no idea what all was really involved in raising him! I wondered if anyone could give me some advice on how their male kittens acted when they were young, any disciplinary success stories, just in general what to expect. In a way it seems like I have a little kid in the house, which is something I'm not used to!
The biggest thing right now is one night when he was "sleeping" with us, he was just up all night and trying to be up in both our faces, which is cute in the daytime but at 3:30 in the morning is not AS cute. So we shut him out, and found out how healthy and strong his lungs are. We thought of keeping him out until he learns that we're not going to open the door when he meows to get in. How long does stuff like that take? Is there another, better way to go about it? I guess for the most part I'm feeling overwhelmed, not sure if I'm doing the right thing.