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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Hairballs and Hissyfits

He he! I just love that-they often confuse the word no with go—so so true!

The Daily Pip
7 years ago

LOL, my assistant is laughing because her ten year old human daughter also sometimes mistakes the word no with go!

Cathy Keisha
7 years ago

I’ll bet everyone is thankful when they take a nap. MOL! Uh, don’t no and go mean the same thing?

7 years ago

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

Ellen Pilch
7 years ago

Kittens are a lot of fun. I am glad you are in touch with your inner kitten. Thanks for hosting the hop.

7 years ago

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.

Angel, Kirby and Max
7 years ago

We are thankful that it is you raising kittens instead of us!

7 years ago

It sounds like those kittens sure are a pawful!

7 years ago

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)

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

Pam Greer
7 years ago

So true!! Have a great week!

7 years ago

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.

Socks, Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD)

Kittens keep us young but you are right they do everything on their own schedule.

Marty the Manx
7 years ago

They do add extra energy to the household don’t they Brian. Glad you are getting along well with the Kids.

The Poupounette Gang
7 years ago

We think it is very important to keep in touch with your inner kitten! Those two are so lucky to have found themselves with such wise and wonderful siblings.

The Chans

7 years ago

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!

The Menagerie Mom
7 years ago

It sounds like you’re learning a lot from the kittens, Brian, and having lots of fun with them! You sure are a fantastic big brother.

7 years ago

hahaha we think n°2 is more than true :O))))

Pat Hatt
7 years ago

haha yeah, give them the hissyface and they just come back for more, what is up with that?

Bell Fur Zoo
7 years ago

I still stick my face under the faucet MOL 😉

Matilda (& Matt)

7 years ago

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.

7 years ago

Why yes Brian you’re right, no and go do sound alike! Enjoy those kittens!

Caren Gittleman
7 years ago

Hmmmm “confusing “no” with “go”?” Maybe that is my problem with Cody? LMAO!!

The Swiss Cats
7 years ago

It’s so impawtant to keep in touch with your inner kitten ! Today, we’re thankful for the wonderful sunny weather and the mild temperatures. Purrs

7 years ago

Kittens are puppies are so much fun. Sometimes they can be a bit exhausting, but they are so wonderful.

Eastside Cats
7 years ago

Brian, you are obviously the perfect older brother to kittens! Teach them well!

7 years ago

Haha, No and Go can be quite confusing for kittens!

7 years ago

Filhotes são divertidos, não são?
Cafunés para vocês, meus amores!

7 years ago

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

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
7 years ago

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 ! ♥♥♥

Rascal and Rocco
7 years ago

I love learning new things, too. Kittens! Endless balls of energy that need a good paw smack often.

Elliot and Cricket
Elliot and Cricket
7 years ago

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

Jan K
7 years ago

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?

Kitties Blue
7 years ago

#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

emma and buster
7 years ago

LOL, it seems you are and the kitties are both learning from this experience.

McGuffy's Reader
7 years ago

Good points! Maggie is 9 yrs. old and still sticks her head under the faucet! She loves kittens, too. ❤

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
7 years ago

Brian, you look like a million there in your picture and I loved re-learning about kittens.

The Dash Kitten Crew
7 years ago

This post made Mum laugh out loud Brian. Thank you. Our post goes up SOON (honest AND we managed to visit everyone last week!)

Lola The Rescued Cat
7 years ago

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.

The Island Cats
7 years ago

It’s been a long time since we’ve had kittens around here, Brian. Though sometimes the way Ernie runs around here, you’d think he was still one. ~Wally

William's Kith & Kin
7 years ago

We haven’t had a real kitten since our old bro William, and of us only our mom remembers that. Your list is very good, Brian!

Mark's Mews
7 years ago

Rule 1, kittens must be tolerated.

Rule 2, see above…

7 years ago

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

7 years ago

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. 🙂


Sailor Edgar
7 years ago

Excellent information!