Time flies with felines. Anyone who’s ever brought a kitten into their home knows that it’s not long before that dinky ball of fur grows up and enters full-on cathood.
Now if science could invent a perma-kitten that also doesn’t need to poop and pee then we’d really be in the promised land — but in the real world kittens become cats. And quite often cats are happy to nap through the day instead of chasing endless paper balls in the name of play; cats are content to be left to their own devices (as long as their humans feed them with unerring regularity) rather than demand human attention like a rambunctious kitten.
So is it really surprising that after adopting your own kitten you might find yourself struck with a little tinge of guilt as you wonder whether you’ll still fawn over your feline quite so much once she gets older?
Obviously not. But don’t worry or feel guilty — this is both a natural feeling and something that soon passes.
While it takes a minute to get accustomed to the changing whims, demands and requirements of a cat versus a kitten, you’ll soon find that there’s a whole new range of cat quirks and traits that will ensure you love your fully-grown feline in a different but equal way to a kitten.
Think of the change this way: If kittens are all about high-octane, slapstick humor, than adult cats are the dry wits making sarcastic snipes from the sidelines.
Most importantly, a kitten’s playful streak means they will happily bomb around the house at all hours of the day in the name of a play session — but when your cat enters dignified adulthood, rest assured that she will develop the smarts to let you both sleep harmoniously through the night.