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A very important member of the family.
Follow up: Little kitten noname
Although kitten noname still had his eyes closed it wasn't difficult to get him to take the bottle as we had thought, on the contrary it was difficult to get him away from it!
The next obstacle for kitten noname was Sr P (the hubby) he was dead set against having a cat (any pet)in the flat!
However circumstances were such that flu spread throughout our household and both my daughter and I were heavily struck with it ... but little kitten noname had to be fed so it was left to Sr P to do it, albeit reluctantly. However although he had no experience with pets he did it, he fed the kitten every two hours,put him to the toilet and covered him up with an old jumper in a little cardboard box.
Luckily it was Easter (1994) and we all had a break from work.
All this was good but pretty mechanical and at the time I could hear my husband mumbling and complaining plenty... that is until we started to hear Sr P talking to the kitten, still complaining but directed at the kitten. Quite funny actually!
About five days on from the day kitten noname was found, Sr P was giving him a bottle on the settee when he said to me "he's looking at me"...and that was it there was the kitten on Sr P's chest a breath away from his face staring at him with his eyes wide open...he then made a tiny mew sound and snuggled his head under Sr P's chin and went to sleep. I swear ...somehow, that kitten knew that if he didn't get in with the boss ,Sr P, he would be out on the street again!!!
|Willie six months old. 1994|
All the same I know cats don't imprint like ducklings do but I'm just wondering if there could be an exception in this case because from the moment he opened his eyes for Willie, Sr P was his everything and so it has been throughout his 18 years of life up to this very day. However the fact that my husband spoils him far too much could be part of the reason why! He continues to talk to him too.....that does worry me sometimes! :-)
|Not long after it had been established that Willie had adopted us we found him snuggled between us in our bed one morning. As from that moment much to my annoyance he sleeps beside my husband for most of the night.|
|Willie Junior 1995|
|Willie and Sr P. 2009|
|Willie with Sr P of course 2009|
|Willie the sun lover 2010|
|Willie on guard 2011|