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If you’re followers of our blog you may already know we recently adopted a kitten named Kalista. Kalista is one of the sweetest kittens ever! Let me give you a little run-down of who she is and what she likes!
Although we haven’t had her for long, we can confirm that her all-time favourite toy is the BOLT Automatic Laser toy. This kitty can run for hours whenever it’s on, and quite frankly a lot of her energy is pent up until around midnight when we’re exhausted so it makes it really easy for us to turn on the toy and get ready for bed. Well… I can get ready for bed since my hubby is usually already catching the zzz’s. She’s also a big, big fan of SPOT Cat Springs and actually as I’m typing this post (at 3AM) she’s darting across the apartment banging one around!
Cuddles & Belly Rubs
Kalista isn’t a big fan of being held, which is a shame, but she does love her belly rubs. Every few hours she will come up to one of us and give us a quick nibble to let us know… HEY! I WANT MY BELLY RUBBED. I’m not sure how I feel yet about the biting, but it is sweet that she’s so affectionate and loves human interaction! <3
Demeanour with other cats
So far Kalista has gotten along with Beau… most of the time. She’s still a bit of a fraidy cat who likes to hide, but she hasn’t gotten into any major fights. We’ve had her for less than a week and we can already let her walk freely with Beau in the apartment and if you didn’t already know… we don’t have the biggest apartment so there aren’t exactly that many places to hide. Beau and her, have gotten into a few hissing battles, and have almost hit each other, but they’ve never actually hurt each other, which is a huge positive for us. Because Kalista is so small and young (only 6-months old) we assume it’s because she’s still afraid of Beau and tends to be the instigator. She has tried to play with him a couple times, but no luck so far… hopefully in the near future.
Kalista has a pretty standard meow. She vocalizes when she wants attention or is hungry. She doesn’t talk too, too much, but if she hasn’t seen you for 30-minutes, be expecting a lot of head rubbing and meows spewing out of her mouth.
Kalista is one of the first cats I have experienced who is so picky. When we adopted her she would only eat Whiskas (only chicken) and Proplan kitten, although in the first week we’ve been able to get her to eat a few treats such as CARU’s Soft ‘n Tasty Baked Bites and Bravo! Healthy Medleys (All Natural Mariner’s Medley Treats for Cats) which is a good sign that she can be willing to try something new as long as it’s tasty! She’s still eating mostly Whiskas because I want to make sure she’s eating and we stockpiled it, but we hope to get her on some healthier food soon!
Kalista is oddly not a bed cat. Her foster family said she liked to sleep with them, but to this day she hasn’t slept with me at all. We actually let both of them sleep in our room and I thought Kalista had gone missing or had been locked out of our room, but she was sleeping in the carrier on top of our bookcase (man can she ever leap!) I hope that changes soon, because I love when our kitties sleep with us, but she will have to make that decision herself and I’m not about to force her! I’m sure it also has something to do with Beau being dominant of the bed (although even when he wasn’t in the room she didn’t sleep with me… who knows!)
Demeanour with our other animals
So far Kalista has taken a big interest in our chinchilla Gary. She’s been standing next to… and on… his cage for the past couple days. We’re trying to get her to stop standing on his cage and watch him from afar, but because she’s so young… she has a mind of her own. With Blub, our fish, she’s a bit of a brat. She’s stuck her hands in his tank multiple times and has tried to hit him. I’m really hoping that I can train her to stop because it really stresses him out. No one wants a kitty who stresses out the fish, but again… she’s young and it will take some time to learn.
All in all, Kalista has been a great addition to our family! I’m so happy to have her in our lives and can’t wait to tell you all the stories/memories we make together! <3