… it was all for Matrix! Kind of.
We sold our old cloth couches that G grew up with — he had a bit of an emotional day — and we got a new couch! (First ever trade, too, we didn’t have to hand over any cash!)
You can see the couch a little in the photo where Matrix is on the blanket. It’s a black leather (possibly pleather) couch, and it came from a house that reeked of weed. So that’s interesting. But it doesn’t smell anymore! I think our air purifier helped with that, as well as opening windows and keeping curtains open.
What we do for our little kitty. Not to mention having to build up tolerance since I’m apparently pretty allergic. Hence the air purifiers, one in the main living area and one in the bedroom.
Like I say. What we do for our kitty. Or what we do so we can keep him and not die.
We also got him a new scratching post!
It was pretty cheap, too. We got it from Pet Valu, for I think about $30! It’s perfect. He loves his tree, but he doesn’t like it as much for scratching as just playing and taking kitty naps.
After noticing he likes to scratch certain chairs, I thought it was the texture he liked, so we went for a not so carpet-y post. This one has different textures: cardboard, sisal rope, and denser carpet than he has on his tree.
And, suffice it to say, he loves it! I’m super happy because you can actually reorder the different textures based on what he prefers, and the elastic ball and feather toy is the best thing to get him interested. At first he only really liked using it to play with the ball, but now he goes to it just to scratch! He barely scratches anything else now.
So if you have a kitty that keeps scratching everything, seriously, check out one of these posts!
Other than that, Matrix is growing fast. He’s already four pounds, and when we got him he was just barely three! It’s been just over a month since we got him too. He’s settling in nicely.
He does seem to like attacking my hair a bit, because he doesn’t seem to know the dangly bits are actually attached to my head. And he gets into rough play mode a bit too, probably because he didn’t really get to learn that playing rough with other kittens would result in injuries of his own. We got him a giant mouse toy to divert him from my head, which seems work, and it’s pretty fun to watch.
In other news, he has found new favourite spots around the house. He loves to hide right behind a wall by the bathroom, in a corner by the dishwasher, and wait for us to walk by before he jumps at us. (The last Matrix post features a picture of him there!) It’s completely playful — he’s learning not to use his claws with us, so he’ll just jump out, flailing like, and then run away. Pretty hilarious. But he’s found new spots!