A surprise early Christmas present for the mother-in-law; a Bengal kitten!
Commenting has been disabled on this video due to idiots.
To comment and say things like “don’t make so much noise around a kitten”, or “stop picking him up and stressing him out”, or anything eluding to the mistreatment of our kitten is simply – excuse my language – bullshit.
I only posted this video here because Facebook had a limit on the file size of videos you could upload and the rest of our family wanted to see it. I did not post this here for any of you to judge my family or criticize a beautiful gesture we made to our Mama and I am not going stand by and let it continue.
But before I leave it at that, I would just like to say …
First of all, we are an entire family cat-lovers and have owned many cats in our lifetimes. At the time we got Xander, we had three other cats living with us in the house, and he is FAR from the first ‘exotic’ breed we have owned. So trust me when I say we know a little something about how to handle and care for cats.
Secondly, the reason there was so much noise was because (a) it was a surprise, noise was going to happen whether we tried to stop it or not, and we did try; (b) there were ELEVEN people crammed into the en-suite bathroom, three of which were children and two more who are people we lovingly refer to as ‘having no inside voice’, so again it was going to get loud regardless of anything we said or did to stop it; and (c) I would REALLY like to see anyone be surprised with something they have wanted for over 30 years and not make a loud noise of surprise when they are finally given it.
Third, handling the kitten was doing no harm to him whatsoever. He was not ‘stressed out’ in any way and I know this because as soon as the noise died down he went straight back to playing with his toy on the bed. If he were stressed he would have hidden for hours underneath the bed. Also, he HAD to be held while the door was open because the other cats were in the house at the time and he had not met them yet. So to avoid him being injured by one of them he HAD to be picked up. And how is it a bad thing that my mother-in-law wanted to hold the kitten we had just surprised her with anyway?!
And lastly – this is the last time I will comment on the matter because I’m sick of idiots – it has been one year and almost four months since Xander came to live at his new home and he is happy and healthy and causing mischief on a daily basis. He has had no major health issues, has never been harmed or endangered and frankly I find it ridiculous that I even have to say these things.
So, thanks to those who made lovely comments about how cute Xander is and what a lovely thing we did for our family’s ‘matriarch’ and apologies to anyone wishing to do so in the future but the idiots of this Internet world always seem to ruin it for everyone.