I am mortified to report that Sake is now about 12 weeks old and is out of control.
I swear, WHAT was I thinking getting a kitten?!?!?!?! !!! Perhaps I should have insited on the older cat I had my heart set on instead of letting my husband and Sake's hard luck story and adorable blue eyes sway me.
Now I have a teeney terror who chases me through the house, bites, acts like I am part of the furnature with all her "shoulder jumping" ,(she just uses me to get from point A to point B.), and tearing around the house knocking everything that isn't bolted down over. Not to mention what she is doing to the christmas tree. Whats worse, she likes ME better than my husband. If she is going to pester somebody it will be me. If she is going to try and take a finger off, it will be my hand. Need an eyeball removed, yup she's tried to claw my eyes. All in good fun perhpas... for her anyway. She is also the boldest creature on the planet. Eating something?? Not witout her permission, and taste test, you're not! She will go s far as to try and take something off your fork if you arent quick enough about shoveling it in. Sake also tried and steals food from the dogs. She pushed my male right out of his bowl and then proceeds to growl at him while she eats to keep him away. She has also reccently discovered that the carpet in out home is great for scratching. However most of the time to her credit, she does use her cat tree and scratching posts. At this very moment she is reaching around the screen of my laptop trying to get at me as I type. Nice.
Having said all that though I have to say I LOVE SAKE and although I might be tempted to stuff her down the garbage disposal I probably wouldn't trade her. She can be really really sweet. Curling up on a shoulder purring while you read or watch TV. She is also spot on about her toilet habits. GOOD KITTY!! She just has a few kinks we need to work on. She has plenty of toys in every room of the house and I try and distract her when she is playing with something she shouldn't. I've tried shoving my hand back into her mouth when he bites, usually this just earns me a scratch and a harder bite. Hising tapping her with a finger from my opposite works better but isn't 100%. As far as the christmas tree goes.. I'm at a loss. We tried loud noises, no response (and she isnt deaf either, say the word food in a sentance and she come running!), we tried that air in a can stuff, she isn't afraid of it anymore. As far as water bottles go... well she LOVES water so I am not sure that would work. She plays in the water bowl and she gets in the shower every morning with my Husband and then an hour later with me if I don't lock her out.
I'm sure many of her antics are just her being a kitten and I wish wish wish I was able to get her a kitten friend, but I can't. Ok now I told a whole bunch of cat people who know better than I do and I feel better. Yay
Maybe soon I can get Sake to slow down long enough to start clicker training with her.