They're such cuties. I love the name Theo.
I have more kitteh pictures! I'm happy to finally have a few good ones of him. His eyes have changed a bit but they still look like they could go either way (green or golden). They look like either color depending on the light.
Anyway, he's been a fun little guy to have around. Zira is tolerating him and even playing a little bit. She is very shy though and I've noticed that his sudden movements can freak her out a bit if she's not already paying attention to him.
He's very curious about everything though and I've been getting worried because he's eyeing the front door when we come and go and the back door when I let the dogs out.
Zira never did that so I'm not sure how to handle it. Any advice?
Another thing (and I'm going to post this in the behavior forum too, just thought I'd mention it in case anyone happens to read here and not there), Zira has been using Theo's litter box the last few days. I have one for each of them (Zira's is upstairs, Theo's is downstairs) She's still using hers as well, but today was the second time she's used his, and she's only used it for number 2.
I clean both boxes once a day, and he doesn't seem to mind that she's "tainted" his box (he still uses it just fine, and I've watched him go in a few times--he doesn't seem apprehensive at all). The part that's bothering me about it is that she's not burying it! It's so gross. She buries it in her own box, so I'm having trouble believing that she's not trying to send a message by not burying her (very smelly) business in his box.
I've heard the rule that I need one more boxes than I have cats----but I have a really small house and really don't have another place to put another box. (only places where it wouldn't be in direct foot traffic would be the dining room or kitchen...two places I kind of refuse to put a cat poo box.
Do you think she would stop this if I got another box? I could try to find a smaller box so that two would fit where Zira's currently is (hers is very wide), so I could fit two side by side, but I'm worried that changing her box entirely might aggravate the problem. Also, my thought is that having two right next to each other might defeat the idea that one of them is "neutral". Gahh I'm not sure what to do!
Okay enough words....pictures! (Disclaimer: there's a lot. I'm obsessed.)
Theo seems to have a habit of finding the dustiest places in my house to hang out....and he's black so of course it all sticks to him and is super obvious....so just pretend he's all nice and dust-free.