New Kitten in Our ‘Hood

By Max

I can’t really remember the last time Cats Working welcomed a kitten, because I was the kitten! Adele says she remembers it as if it were yesterday — because it still gives her nightmares.

About a week ago, Karen brought us home a “bundle of joy” she named Roc. He already seems vaguely aware of his handle because it makes him perk up and momentarily lose that “stupid kitten” look he usually wears. But that doesn’t mean he actually shows up when he’s called.

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Karen’s been trying to catch Roc doing cute stuff (which he does a LOT), but filming a kitten is like trying to eat a bubble. You’ll just have to take our word that Roc did something really cute right before the shutter clicked on these…

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As payback for his lack of cooperation, I’ll share his most embarrassing baby-butt pic. It’s sure to haunt him on social media the rest of his nine lives…

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Don’t ask me why his neutering required a full shave. Maybe naked kitten booty is the fashion these days at the Richmond Animal League.

It didn’t take Roc long to appropriate my favorite stuff, like my kitty perch…

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Check out that fierce right-paw claw action. It explains why I didn’t put up a fight when he next swiped my yellow Chewy…

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His first night here, he pilfered a whole slice of turkey pepperoni from the coffee table he could barely reach. When Karen tried to pull it away to keep him from choking on it, he bit her finger and her chin hard enough to draw blood.

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Adele and I have our work cut out teaching him the ropes. #1 = Don’t damage the human who pops open our Fancy Feast cans.

Speaking of Adele, she doesn’t hiss at Roc much. She even let him share a perch…

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And watch her while she worked on one of her paintings on Karen’s iPad Mini.

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Then they chilled together on the couch — TOUCHING…

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Roc wasted no time getting on my good side, too…

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But then he twisted my tail trying on my bed for size, leaving me short in the comfort department…

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Annoying as a little brother can be, I have to admit he’s what I’ve always wanted. And who can stay mad at this face?…

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2 Responses to New Kitten in Our ‘Hood

  1. Mary (Austin) Hunter says:

    Adorable kitty! What a nice addition to the kitty hood.

  2. catsworking says:

    Welcome, Mary! Karen here. Last night Roc had his first all-night sleepover upstairs with Max. I don’t know what the sleeping arrangements were, but Max’s bowl was completely empty this morning, which means the Rocster must have been dipping into the big-kitty Blue. This morning he ate some of my oatmeal. So far, he’s shown that he possesses a diverse and undiscriminating palate.

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