Shortly after my beloved Fenris passed, I knew I wanted another cat. However, I decided this time I was going to be extremely picky. I adopted my last two cats as adults (well Fenris was supposedly an adult at the time) from rescue groups and this time around I wanted a kitten with a good upbringing for various reasons. Firstly, I wanted a kitten because he (I usually always choose male animals but that is another story) would have the best chance of getting along with 10-year-old Mr. Kitty. I also wanted the kitten to grow up around the dogs and not hate their guts. Finally, I wanted a kitten who spent the first 8 weeks of his life with his mom and siblings in order to not be fearful and have social manners as far as cats go. I would like to say at this point that there are countless amazing adult cats available for adoption at shelters and rescue groups. However, I felt that a kitten who had a good upbringing was ideal for my family at the time.
I was extremely fortunate that a client from our hospital practically gave me a kitten from her recent litter AND he has completely checked-out health-wise so far AND he matches Mr. Kitty AND he has a crazy-ass personality. I don’t know about other people but the crazier and quirkier the cat is, the more I fall for them.
So I named this one Stitch Murphy, it’s weird, I know, but it just stuck. Mostly, I call him Stitch or Stitch Murf, or Murphles. Also, Gar said I could name him since he practically has named every other animal we have had including an Oscar fish we once had named Shrek who would eat crickets and McDonald’s french fries. So far, Stitch loves the dogs and loves playing with Rowan. Kitty seems to like Stitch only when he is not constantly trying to play with him. They have slept together multiple times. Stitch is extremely vocal and tells you about everything he does. Stitch’s dad is Himalayan and his mom is Siamese. We’ll talk more about him later.