Wow! It doesn't seem that long ago that we brought this tiny, underweight kitten home. He was the runt of the litter, had vision problems, respiratory difficulties, and it almost seemed like he was born premature. He was at the development stage of maybe 3 weeks! We tried using a little collar with a bell on it, so we'd know where he was
. Didn't work. Even the smallest collar, in the smallest setting, was way too big! He'd just put his front legs through it, and wear it as a belt
It didn't actually fit him until he was 3 or 4 months old. Herne, by then, had figured out if he bit the clasp, he could undo it, and take it off Watson. But little Watson liked his collar
He'd simply pick it up, and bring it to us to be put back on! Or, if we were still sleeping, he'd sit with it in front of the door, waiting! We'd put the collar back on, and he'd trot off, happy as a lark. Only kitten I've ever had who wore the collar until he was 8 or 9 months old, just because it was HIS, and he wanted to
Herne was enamored of him. We actually had to start putting Watson in a closed room, just so he could get some sleep. Herne was always waking him up every single time, either grooming him, or trying to get Watson to play
Has anyone here dealt with an infant, or small child who's overtired? They get just plain cranky
Poor little tyke!
However, for all his lack of size, he has to have had the biggest mouth I've ever seen on any kitten in all my(at the time), 46 years! I swear, when he opened that mouth to squawk, you couldn't see the rest of his face
Since he'd been the runt, his previous owner'd had to make sure he got enough to eat, because his siblings were always pushing him out of the way. She started giving him warm milk, twice a day. So- first thing in the morning, you'd see this tiny, wee body, attached to this huge mouth, making the most god-awful racket, running all over the kitchen looking for his warm milk
. Couldn't sleep at night either, because he had to have it just before bed
He, thankfully! outgrew that. He's now a big, handsome, healthy cat of 5 years
Without further ado, here's a slideshow of my(now big) little man!