Remember when I wrote about the pregnant feral cat and her three kittens? Well, I have an appointment to get the mom cat fixed so she can continue her feral life without the worry of getting pregnant again and found homes for the white kitten and the ginger kitten. But the striped kitten, well we decided to keep him.
Meet Widget, the newest addition to our family. He is a playful and extremely loving kitten who doesn’t like to be left alone. He has a huge appetite and loves playing and sleeping under the covers.
It took a lot of convincing on my part but Mike agreed to it and Widget was brought indoors on October 28. He was confined to Raven’s bedroom for a week until his appointment with the vet. I didn’t want him around Jedi and Nefarian until we were sure he didn’t have FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) or FeLV (Feline Leukemia Virus). I had made arraignments with my mom beforehand so that if he just so happened to test positive she would give him a home. Thank the good Lord, Widget tested negative for FIV, FeLV and heartworms. The vet said that he looked healthy and (along with the vet tech) keep remarking how pretty, soft and well behaved he was. Widget has an appointment on December 4 to get neutered.
After everything came back negative, we started to introduce Jedi and Nefarian to Widget. Jedi couldn’t care less about him and his more concerned about what Widget has to eat. Nefarian, on the other hand, hates him and tries to attack him every chance he gets. At the moment, he is still semi confined to Raven’s bedroom. Throughout the day, we allow surprised “visitations” between Nefarian and Widget. We are taking things slow and hoping that Nefarian will accept Widget into the family sooner rather than later.