Monday, 15 October 2018

I am now going slightly mad in my own cat heaven:

Hello all my friends here on the world wide web, its Monday already and isn't it scary how fast weekends turns into a new weekday? Anyway, with Monday comes time for a new post on Beyond the Horizon and today I feel like ranting a bit. I guess that the headline for today's post reveals the topic. Yes, I am feeling like going mad in my own little cat heaven right now. Okay, I love animals and especially cats, but sometimes it can get a bit much. Especially with the numbers of cats that I have at the moment. I am not sure if you have read the post that I published a week ago (The Bowler family have gotten some newmembers) if you haven't read it yet, why not spend a few minutes on it? It put things into a better perspective.

So back to the topic of the day, I would say that 1 cat is a lot of fun, 2 cats are doable, but 8 cats are borderline madness. Yes, I do have 8 cats at the moment. 1 female, 1 male, and 6 kittens. I can't blame anyone else for the cat situation than my self since I failed big time on the part of getting my beautiful Gompina fixed. So it's my fault completely, but its only temporary. The plan is to only keep Gompina and find new homes for the other 7. I know that I might come off as a bit negative in this post, but with 8 cats in the apartment, I feel it is justified in some way. I am not sure about what experience you have with cats, but prior to this, I have only had one cat at the time.

So imagine this scenario, we have Gompina constantly nagging about food, Gompen is either angry or jealous 24/7 and on top of it, we have 6 kittens calling for their mom when she isn't in their bed. Let's say that from time to time they do test my patience. One thing that baffles me is how badly Gompen is reacting to this situation. Because prior to her giving birth they were like two peas in a pod, the best friends in the world and my girlfriend used to say that they were acting like a married couple. Now he can't even look at her without acting up, hissing and all that kind of stuff. It has been so bad at times that I have considered finding him a new home now, but the truth is that I love that little guy too much.

So instead of finding a new home, we are trying to give him special treatment. This in form of extra attention, his own place to eat and things like this, but I have to say that his reaction to the kittens saddens me a great deal. It seems like he is suffering because of the situation and it seems to influence my lovely Gompina too because she acts like she wants his attention. My theory is that he isn't the father and that his anger towards them stems from jealousy, but I don't think I am far off on this one. Because the first couple of days he was really eager and protective towards them, but all of a sudden he changed into this hissing and angry cat. Do any of you guys have any idea about why he is acting like this?

Well, this is my life in cat heaven, but do misunderstand me correctly. It's not like I am disliking having the cats and kittens around me. The truth is that most of the time I am loving it. Two beautiful cats and 6 super cute kittens. Most of them haven't even developed eyes yet either, but that does not stop them from crawling around and I can't help my self from engaging with them a lot more than I should. I knew it would happen sooner or later. I promised my self to keep a safe emotional distance, but I have failed big time, but can you really blame me for it? They are so adorable, you can't disagree with me on this one, or what? I guess this should be the end of my rant, but I hope you enjoyed it.