Scout came into my life just two weeks ago but has already taken over the house, my sleep schedule and all manner of other things in that short time.
Lightening quick and so dark he absorbs light, he’s darn near impossible to photograph but has the cutest little baby face.
At just 2.5 pounds, he’s still just a little tyke. He’s too small for a harness so I’m working on leash training with a collar. But seeing as how he is a cat – well, it’s slow going to put it kindly.
He loves short walks in his backpack and I’m optimistic he will get used to the leash so we’ll be adventure ready soon. If it would ever stop raining, I would take him on some little hikes in his backpack that involve a short car ride too.
But it’s evidently monsoon season in Ohio so it has rained basically every day for as long as anyone can remember. Sigh.
Meanwhile, Scout has proven himself quite the escape artist – to the extent I’m thinking about renaming him Houdini.
He loves to play with toys, enjoys watching cartoons on my phone (classic Tom and Jerry is the current favorite), loathes the vacuum cleaner and still thinks the best place for a nap is curled up under my chin.
He’s kept me closer to home than normal these two weeks. Cats tend not to need much attention or care thanks to their independent nature but he’s so small I feel compelled to spend more time with him. He still eats smaller, more frequent meals and laps up every bit of attention you offer.
Life is good with little Scout. He certainly has brightened my world and given me a reason to go home every day. Here’s hoping we can report back on an adventure soon!