Fast forward to this summer when I got my new job, and I now have my first kitten in my first apartment.
He has really big ears, really big eyes, and a really small head. We have that in common. His birthday is June 14, 2021, and he’s adjusting to life in an 850 square foot garden apartment in Chicago. He’s affectionate and incredibly adventurous. He has not yet developed brakes, which means he frequently slides into things and it’s always funny.
GusGus is such a tiny peanut that he can hide anywhere
The night I brought him home, I turned around and he had wandered up the back stairs inside my apartment. I didn’t know kittens knew how to climb stairs at 10 weeks old. His adventurous spirit has helped him acclimate to his new home: he had no hesitancy exploring his litter box, or the coffee table shelf, or, really, anything. I do hear concerningly loud “thunks” every once in a while, like when he hops off the bed. Yesterday he accidentally somersaulted off the arm of the couch, but he just walked it off.
GusGus loves toys, which is a joy to me because our family cats do not love to play. He’ll play with anything, even the single feather that fell off his favorite toy. He especially loves his crunchy shiny balls and the plastic ones with bells in them. Gus has the tiniest, cutest squeak — not yet a meow. He’s a great apartment pet, a wonderful companion, and he cracks me up all day long. Follow his adventures as he grows here and on Instagram — @The_Animal_Store and #GusGus #AdventuresWithGusGus.