I love my clever Auntie Kalee. Not only did she help raise me when I was a teeny tiny kitten (she was one of my 'nannies' while mum and dad were at work), she has also been creating wonderful designs for my shop! This one is called 'Smitten Kitten' and it shows my transition from a tiny grey fluff ball into a sleek house panther. You can check out my full range at my Bruce the Cat shop. I'd love to hear your feedback!
I'm getting an operation called 'the snip' tomorrow. I'm a bit scared, but luckily The Little Leather Co. made a bag for me so I can take all my toys with me to the vet.
The Little Leather Co. are also giving you a 20% discount on all their handbags as a way to thank you for following me. Just enter the promo code BRUCE to claim your discount. You can visit their website here.
In the meantime, please keep your paws crossed for me!
In week 19 I appeared on George Takei's Facebook page! Dad is a big George Takei fan, so he created a Star Trek tribute set for some of my photos. I also helped out with the gardening... and fell off my chair.
Hi, I’m Bruce the cat! I was found on a footpath when I was one day old. Back then I was as small and grey as a mouse.
A few weeks later, when I opened my eyes, they were blue.
When I got bigger, I developed dark points on my paws and face. Lots of people thought I was Siamese!
But then something strange happened.
I got darker…
And darker! My fluffy grey fur turned sleek and black.
And then my eyes changed from blue to green.
But really, there’s a scientific explanation behind my amazing changing colour.
Kittens are born with blue eyes, but most don’t stay that way. At about four weeks old a kitten’s eyes start to change colour, and they don’t settle into their grown-up colour for about three months. (It might be a bit later for me, because I’m a bit of a late developer.)
But what about my coat? Why did I change colour from grey to black?
This not only had me stumped, but also my mum, my dad and my vet! I still haven’t been able to find any scientific information about this, but thanks to the internet I am pretty sure I had a condition known as ‘fever coat’.
According to the internet, if the mother cat is sick or stressed during pregnancy, her kittens can be born with fever coat. Fever coat makes the fur appear lighter than it should be for the first weeks or months of a kitten's life. In my case, I changed colour when I shed my kitten coat.
So there you have it – the answer to the mystery behind my amazing changing colour! If you have any information about fever coat please let me know in the comments.
In week 16 I discovered the joys of lawns... and the delights of tissue paper! I'm really enjoying being a seaside cat.
In week 15 I moved from one island in New Zealand to another! My big sister Jager came too, so it was a tail of two kitties moving cities. We had to go on the plane! Luckily we had some Feliway to keep us nice and calm.
In week 13 I was so helpful! I helped at mum's work, I helped pack boxes... and of course I'm always very helpful when it comes to my big sister Jager too. She'd hardly get any exercise if it wasn't for me trying to jump on her all the time!
Boy has it been hot in Auckland! I've coped by eating shaved ice, playing in the garden... and of course snoozing.
I went outside to get some cocktail ingredients for mum and dad. I found lime, lemons and mint. A good start. I found lavender, gardenias and marigolds. Less delicious, but maybe they taste nice to humans. But try as I might, I could not find any cat nip. Not one single leaf. This is a huge oversight, and I will be writing to the department for the protection of cats for a full explanation.
Hello, my name's Bruce. Mum found me when I was just one day old. She and my dad are keeping me warm and fed with help from my other new human friends.
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