We love our kitties!! We are soooo glad that we decided to adopt the pair. They have wonderful personalities and we love watching how they each have their own unique traits. Everyone in the family loves the cats, but my daughter has a special closeness with them and spends a large amount of her time at home with them. (she is the one who begged for cats)
Zizi initially hid under furniture for a little under a week. She came out to eat and use the litter box when we weren’t home or at night. I could hear her running around after we went to bed. Once she was here a week she started coming out to see us more and more. Now she is right there to greet us when we get home, when we wake up, or even when we get up from sitting down. She is playful and loves to be petted. She likes to sleep under one of our beds at night.
We changed Ziza’s name to Zella. She was much more timid at first. She hid under a chair for almost a month. One day we came home and when we were outside we saw her sitting in the kitchen window so I knew she was exploring when we weren’t there. I encouraged the kids to leave her alone for awhile so she could get used to the settings. Eventually we started bringing her canned food and giving it to her under the chair so that she could associate us with something good. That seemed to help and eventually my daughter was able to coax her out from under the chair to be petted. She initially only came out when only one person was in the room and she would run and hide if anyone else came. Gradually she got more used to the family and now she is always near one of us!! She loves to sit on the furniture with us and she sleeps on the bed with us. Both cats are curious, but she is definitely the most curious!
When it gets dark outside the cats like to stand near the sliding glass doors and watch moths that come to the window. Sometimes they like to jump up to try to catch them. They don’t seem to notice that they are on the other side of the glass! It’s very cute!
Zizi had an upset stomach off and on when she first came. She is now on Purina Pro Plan dry food and Science Diet moist food and she hasn’t had any issues since then.
I wanted to get some good pictures to send you but it has been really hard! The cats are just like my kids were when they were babies, as soon as I go to get the camera they get up from what they were doing or they move!!
Thanks again for helping us to choose kitties that would be a good match for our family! We definitely are thankful that we have them! 🙂
Jennifer, Kaiya, and Mark