26 Aug

This is Rocco.  He joined our family last Saturday at 12 weeks old.  I picked him up just outside of Austin and drove home with him through some pretty torrential downpours.  What should have been a 3.5 hour return trip turned into 5 hour drive with massive traffic.  Blech.

Kaelin has been begging for a pet for several months now, but even though we had committed to get Rocco several weeks ago, the kids knew nothing of our new companion until they walked into the bedroom and he was there (we told them to come downstairs because they had some laundry to put up.

I have since been told multiple times that I am the BEST! MOM! in the WHOLE! UNIVERSE! – and I have the video recordings to prove it should they change their minds in the future.

Once we got home, he adjusted pretty quickly.  He was pretty worn out from his big day, and immediately found a nice place to nest on my pillow.

Later that evening, he curled up behind me and fell asleep on his back while grooming himself.

He’s a super cuddle bug and his motor starts running the second you touch him – even if he’s mad at you for not letting him explore the closet.  He loves to play and will chase just about anything – including the pants you’re trying to put on in the morning or your feet under the covers even when you’re CERTAIN you haven’t moved.

I’ll have more pictures and videos to post of him in the near future I’m sure.  Kittens have a way of hijacking your focus, even when they aren’t actually doing anything.

  1. Jillian Smiley

    August 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    so cute! 🙂

  2. Jillian Smiley

    August 26, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    so cute! 🙂

  3. Jillian Smiley

    August 26, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    so cute! 🙂

  4. Donna Randall Hauenstein

    August 27, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Adorable! Johnny and I so enjoyed watching your precious children with their new kitty!

  5. Melissa

    August 27, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Awesome! My favorite part is when she asked if you rented him. haha!

    How is Hastings adjusting to his new friend?

    • Amy

      August 28, 2012 at 3:40 pm

      Hastings is doing reasonably well, though it’s hard on a dog that has been bred to chase small scurrying critters when you bring home a small scurrying critter and tell him he’s not allowed to chase it. He’s had a few altercations with the Bitter Apple Spray. But mostly, they’re doing well.

      Rocco has been trying to stalk Hastings today and sneak up on him while he’s napping. But as soon as Hastings moves, Rocco freaks out and runs off.