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Steve wasn’t an intentional addition to our family. I found him in our backyard, one day this past November. He was scrawny, smelly, cold & hungry. I brought him into our garage, gave him some food & water, & set about trying to find his previous owners.
Turned out no one knew anything about an abandoned four month old kitten. After a few weeks, I gave up, gave in, & accepted the inevitable ~ Steve was one of us.
Steve is a lovebug.
He’s perfectly happy to receive almost constant cuddles & attention. Locked him out by shutting a door? He’ll scratch at it until he’s let in.
Did I walk by him without stopping to give him a pet? He’ll bat at my leg ’til I pick him up & pay attention to him.
We sometimes call Steve our “dog dressed in a cat suit.” At times, he displays some very dog-like behavior – he follows people around the house “barks” at the chipmunks & bunnies outside the window, & scratches at closed doors to be let in.
One thing Steve definitely shares with other cats is his love of my daughter’s braid. Every cat we’ve ever met thinks that is the bestest, most wonderful cat toy ever, & Steve is no exception. Apparently, there is just something so wonderfully satisfying about batting it around. If she’s sitting so he can reach it, then it’s HIS toy. (Don’t worry, Steve doesn’t scratch or pull, & my daughter doesn’t mind him playing with her hair)
Steve’s absolute favoritest “people” to get attention from are his canine brothers. And while Shadow & Bingo aren’t so into it ~ our Chihuahua, Gizmo, thinks hanging out with Steve is great fun. They love love playing with peacock feathers together & endlessly chasing each other through the house.
I love having Steve in our lives. I don’t, however, love having Steve’s litter box in our lives.
If you have a cat you know, it’s not a fun job keeping the litter box clean & not stinky. I usually scoop it once or twice a day & fully clean it a couple of times a week. Recently, Fresh Step® fast acting cat litter has been making my life a whole lot easier, (& much better smelling) by helping to eliminate litter odor instantly.
Since Steve found his way to us, he has filled out nicely & he’s no longer underweight. Having access to a healthy well balanced cat food like Meow Mix® Tender Centers cat food has definitely helped him catch up to the size he’s supposed to be.
Conveniently, both Fresh Step and Meow Mix can be found at Walmart. Yay, one-stop shopping! In an upcoming post, I’ll tell you how Walmart is teaming up with Fresh Step & Meow mix, to provide tips on how you can improve & strengthen your relationship with your own little lovebug.