Trying Something New With the Kitten
By Steve Helmer
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
September 23, 2016 1:45pm CST
We were keeping him in a kennel while at work, partially for his own protection (we're still not convinced our older cat won't try to hurt him if given the opportunity). But, he was so wound up in the evenings as a result of that, we decided to try him out on his own. This consisted of a trial run yesterday, when my wife and I had to go to an appointment in Fond du Lac for about three hours and, today, he's kennel free while we're at work. I did peek in at him at lunch and, so far, so good. He was sleeping in our computer chair and our older cat was in the bedroom. If that keeps up, I won't need to go home at lunch any more. One thing we did discover, however, is the kennel still is the best place for him at night. We can't close our bedroom door because our older cat likes to go in and out of there at night (and will make a lot of noise if we lock him in or out). But, little Echo doesn't understand how to share a bed just yet. He was being a pest to the point I had to put him back in his kennel/bed for the night so we could get some sleep. We'll try him again another night in the near future.
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I get that. I tend to grab the mite and hold them down, they don't like that any more than we like being awaken. If I had kenneled any of my kittens NOBODY in the neighborhood, much less the house, would get any sleep... if you know what I mean.