Alex Ferguson is getting along quite well.Â He is a really fun, friendly, and quirky cat, and he fits in with the dogs and Henry nicely.Â I thought I should do an update on Fergie since so many of you have asked aboutÂ his adjustment!
He eats SO SO SO much.Â I cannot put it into words.Â I feel like Iâ€™m constantly refilling his bowl (like, several times a day).Â Heâ€™s scarfing down tons of food every day, and then he tries to take more food off our plates if we walk away from the table.Â Heâ€™s been de-wormed and all that, so I donâ€™t think itâ€™s anything health-related.Â He just has a voracious teenage boy-cat appetite!Â He was a little thin when we adopted him, so Iâ€™m happy to see him pack on a few pounds.
When we first brought him home, we put his litter box in our master bathroom so heâ€™d have space to roam but we could separate him from the dogs until everyone adjusted.Â Since we moved our bedroom stuff upstairs, I just never bothered to transfer his litter box into the laundry room (which is where Pippaâ€™s box was), and now, heâ€™s kind of taken over the master suite.Â We put him into the master bedroom at night so he doesnâ€™t meow at our upstairs bedroom door.Â Â So essentially, he has his own bathroom, bed, and closet â€“ we joke that itâ€™s Fergusonâ€™s â€œapartment.â€
Heâ€™s begun to play with Henryâ€™s toys.Â This is kind of bittersweet for us because Pippa used to keep us up night by batting around Henryâ€™s balls.Â Ferguson prefers to push around Henryâ€™s Matchbox cars â€“ itâ€™s epic!
Henry calls him Berguson because he canâ€™t really pronounce F sounds.
He loves to cuddle and has a very loud purr.Â Henry has learned the word â€œpurrâ€ thanks to Burguson â€“ I mean, Ferguson. He lets Henry pet him, but Henry gets a little excited and loud.Â It works better if Henry sits in my lap and then we pull Ferguson into our joint lap.Â Ferguson loves it!
Remember how everyone was having a terrible allergic reaction when we brought Ferguson home? Well, I think the reaction was more to the rescue facility than to Ferguson himself.Â After several baths and a few very thorough brushings with the Furminatorâ€¦ no more sneezing!Â Thank Goodness.Â We were very worried for a while.
The Furminator is pretty amazing â€“ it gently strips away all loose fur and dander.Â You just have to brush them outside or itâ€™s a nightmare to clean up!Â Â I want to get the doggie version for James.
So, all in all, weâ€™re thrilled to have Ferguson.Â I never knew how much of a cat person I was until we adopted Pippa, and itâ€™s nice to have that kitty hole in our hearts filled with Fergusonâ€™s sweet little face.Â <3Â <3Â And itâ€™s wonderful to find another cat that meshes well with dogs and a toddler (a steep order, for sure).Â Pet adoption for the win!
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