I was playing with him earlier on tonight and Alex was ironing (we took Biscuit for a night walk along the breakwall). I had been asking him all day long 'can we keep Milko' with his reply of 'no' and me saying 'ok I'll ask later'. So tonight when he was ironing I asked him again...he said no but cracked up laughing. I started teasing him saying that he was so close to caving and that he loved him too. He kept shaking his head but he was laughing and after being together nearly 7 years I knew he was going to say yes by the end of the night. I then started asking him at what time of night would he be too tired to pretend he didn't want him so I could ask again and get a yes. I grabbed milko, put him up to my face and I was saying to Milko 'quick pull your cutest facial expression so he gives in'. Alex cracked up again, gave me a hug, and said 'you can keep him, he has been ours all day long, merry christmas.' Apparently he had decided this morning that he wasn't letting him go to another house but he wanted to give him back to me at Christmas as my present (we aren't buying each other presents this year cause the dining table was our present) and was going to ask Peter if he and Danni, or one of his family members could have him for that time, but I wouldn't give in! Now obviously it is better he stays with us to bond with us, but Alex isn't really up on all of that stuff so he was really being very sweet!!! He told me he was just way too sweet to let him go.
I can't believe us two 'non-cat' people have fallen in love with this little kitten so quickly! We don't have heaps of cash right now so Alex is going to ring one of his mates to see if they have a spare cat tree....if not I'll be ordering one from work on Tuesday for him. That will be okay for him to be without something to scratch on for a few more days right? He hasn't scratched at anything yet.
He'll have to stick to his cardboard box for a bed for a little bit but he has old towels in it, and is very comfortable. He can get a new bed after Christmas, in the sales.
Anyway guys I just wanted to share!!!!
Oh I also wanted to ask, at work we don't recommend worming kittens until 6 weeks of age, we recommend worming the mother instead. Now he doesn't seem to have worms (no pot belly etc.) but could I worm him at 4 weeks, or is it better to wait until 6 weeks still. I'm just not sure.
Except lots of photos soon!!!