Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: 5 Things I’ve Learned About Raising Kittens

Brian's Home, adopt cats, we deserve it!I’m always thankful to learn new things.  How about you, do you like learning new things too?  Here lately I’ve been learning a lot about raising kittens, specifically the newbies, feral kittens.  Well, let me clarify that, they are far from being feral these days.

You would think I would know more about kittenhood since I was a kitten once. When I was adopted I was 9 months old, still a kitten, and Brother Angel Ivan was very patient with some of my early antics.  But, there hasn’t really been a kitten in the house since, well, since me.  The others were all a bit older when we adopted them.

I’ve had to relearn quite a few things in dealing with the endless energy of a kitten, or two:

  1. Toys are a wonderful distractions, if they are where then shouldn’t be just toss them a toy.
  2. They often confuse the word NO with the word GO.
  3. They aren’t easily offended by a hissyface.
  4. They are open for kitten business on their schedule not the peeps schedule.
  5. There is kitten joy in sticking you head under a dripping faucet.

I’m thankful for the newbies and I’m thankful they are keeping me in touch with my inner kitten.  I’m thankful when they settle in for a rest MOL!

What about you?  What are you thankful for today?  How about joining us in our Blog Hop?  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop


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45 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: 5 Things I’ve Learned About Raising Kittens

  1. Nellie

    Dearest brian! mes thinks no cat ever looses their inner kitten! mommy says mes still has mine!
    Loves the 2 sisters yesterday and mes sorry mes never got over on Valentines Day!
    Happy belated Valentines and Many Many Kisses and Valentine wishes!
    Nellie Bellie

  2. Raven

    It’s been 20+ years since we’ve had kittens in our house. I’m glad yours are bringing out your inner kitten. I’m glad they’re not offended by hissyface but I hope that’s not happening too often.

  3. Sammy

    It had been so many years since we had a kitten in the house – Sammy was only 6 weeks old when we got him 17 years ago……..his little brother Teddy who joined us a week ago from the shelter is 11 months old but just as CRAZY as I remember Sam to be as an even younger kitten. High energy doesn’t quite describe it but it’s “all good” and fun…..even for a couple of old people like Teddy’s Dad and me!

    Hugs, Pam (and Angel Sam and Teddy)

  4. Little Binky and Granny

    Granny would love to have kittens in the house, but not me…MOL 😀 I act like a kitten too sometimes, so I can show Granny the difference between a well educated Binky and a Little Binky 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Thursday 🙂 <3

  5. Marg

    There are lots of us that still have the inner kitten inside of us. Kittens are just the best fun ever. At least we all have a good time here and we sure are no longer what they call kittens. You all have a great day.

  6. Annie

    I got a laugh at #2. It’s been decades since there’s been a kitten here, but Pierrot was a crazy two-year-old when we brought him home. It sounds like they bring lots of joy to your home, and Brian, you are so good with them.

    Brian, that’s a great picture of you!

  7. jansfunnyfarm

    One day those kittens are going to be thankful for your patience with them, although they have yet to learn the word, let alone know how fortunate they are to have you mentoring them.

  8. Madi

    MOLMOL No they hear go and joy is a dripping faucet…Too funny Brian.
    I still kinda like a dripping faucet
    Hugs madi your bfff

  9. da tabbies o trout towne

    dood…we iz thanx full for de large mouth bass….sure him canna keepz a sekrit; sew due knot tell him any purrsonal info; but him doez make a grate dinner guest 😉 !!

    N joy yur free time bee for seal & simon wakez up ! ♥♥♥

  10. Elliot and Cricket

    Kittens are wonderful, they love to play more than anything.
    You probably know this already, but a brown paper bag will keep them amused for a whole day. I remember when I had the Siamese kittens and they loved that and cardboard boxes.
    Elliot and Cricket x

  11. Jan K

    Gosh, it has been so long since we’ve had kittens too, I think we’ve forgotten what little terrors they can be! Therefore, we are happy to live vicariously through you! 🙂
    Love the list – I do remember how they definitely had their own schedule. Who needed sleep anyway?

  12. Kitties Blue

    #3 and #4 are still part of Cooper Murphy’s repertoire at age 16 months. He wrote a poem today saying all the things for which he’s thankful. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  13. Lola The Rescued Cat

    The last time Mommy had a kitten was when she was 19. And she’s really old now so that was a long time ago. I was seven months old when I came to live here, but never acted like a kitten. Her boyfriend did find a kitten under a car a couple of years ago and she now has her forever home.

  14. Basil

    Happy Thankful Thursday Brian!

    The P.A. has neffur had a kitten, though she says she’d like lots!!! MOL

    Bestest purrs

    Basil & Co xox

  15. meowmeowmans

    Kittens sure are fun, huh Brian? Funny, but we think our Zoe still has some kitten joy, because she kind of likes sticking her head under a dripping faucet, too. 🙂

    Hugs!

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