While the other cats have been adjusting to a kitten among them, Cupcake has been adjusting to something else: life on the go.
Newton, Ashton, and Pierre live at home unless they need to make a vet visit. But Cupcake goes out and sees people to keep up the social skills she learned at the BlogPaws conference.
Of course, Cupcake does go to the vet. She just finished her kitten vaccinations this past weekend.
She goes other places, too. Some places that allow pets have surprised us, like our local Lowe’s home improvement warehouse. Cupcake thought some of the noises there, like the paint mixing machine, were really alarming, so we probably won’t go back there for a while.
Of course, she visits the local pet stores. The day we arrived before they opened, she stood like any other impatient customer, peering in to see when the employees would let her in.
Cupcake also likes to visit local coffee shops that have outdoor seating. There, she can watch the people go by, and the ones who love cats stop to greet her.
She even has friends who she sees at the coffee shop weekend after weekend. They are already remarking on how much she is growing up!
She also has met some of the other non-human visitors to the coffee shop. She got a good look at a well-mannered dog at a nearby table this weekend.
Cupcake’s favorite coffee shop has outdoor seating in a courtyard where she can sit in the planter and pretend she is queen of the jungle.
She can also climb the tiny trees in the planter. These trees are about the height of a human, so she can’t get lost or stuck this way.
Cupcake is learning the social and confidence skills she will need for a lifetime of adventures, and she can’t wait to share them all with you!