Meet our new baby, Chiquita (that’s what the original owner named her so we kept it-I’ve changed the spelling because it was wrong and driving me crazy) . We are assuming she’s a regular house cat, although the man we got her from claimed she was a British Short Hair. We don’t really think she’s any breed but she was such a cutie and had such a wonderful personality that we decided to rescue her from the apartment full of cats and bring her home to be Pip’s new friend. Pip had been walking around the house looking for Zindy and crying ever since she died which was absolutely breaking my heart, so we’d been on the look out for a new baby to keep him company.
She had flees and a stomach problems so we gave her a bath and kept her in the bathroom with food and a litter box for the first night. At 8 o’clock the next morning, before I had to go to work, the kids and I took her to the vet and within 24 hours and plenty of medicine, the flees were gone and we’re hoping that her stomach gets better, it seems to be already. I also bought some kitten food so she gets just what she needs to get her healthy. Please keep your fingers crossed that it’s nothing serious with her digestive system and she gets better soon. She’s the snuggliest kitten we’ve ever had and we all adore her. Even Pip, who was a bit sceptical at first but has been playing with her and showing her how things operate here in this crazy place since she was allowed to roam free in the house. He’s even sharing his prized pipe cleaners with her, I think this was a match meant to be.
I’m also excited because this is the first cat that even Alida has been able to hold and snuggle, all the other cats have been too overpowering while Chiquita loves to sleep on Alida’s lap and even lets her carry her around. Did I mention how much we are all in love with her??
The little monster doesn’t have her own bed yet so I decided to raid my yarn supply and found 3 balls of Lopi that would make the perfect cat bed. I immediately set to work on a kitty pi with handles so it looks more like a basket. It took 3 days to finish knitting and then I felted it in the washing machine. She loved it before it was felted.
Luckily, she loved it after it was felted too.