I decided to dedicate today’s post to the time when Brucy was only a small kitten. Brucy’s mommy is a common French race – Chartreux (similar to British Shorthair), known for their calm and quiet character. You may have already realized from reading about Brucy that “calm and quiet” is the exact opposite of her character. So I believe that her wildness comes from her father (unknown), who was a European race.
Brucy joined our family at the age of 3 months. She knew how to use the toilet already, but struggled with eating dry food. After a few days of adaptation and mixing dry and wet food with tuna juice – she started eating well and gaining weight. Small tip: if your cat refuses to eat (because of stress, new food..) try starting with wet food at room temperature (it smells stronger) with bits of tuna or chicken. Don’t forget that until your cat is sterilized, he/she is considered a kitten and must eat appropriate food. Kitten food has a lot more calories and vitamins essential for his/her development and growth. Brucy’s favorites included: Almo Nature, Royal Canin Kitten Instinctive, Science Plan Hill’s Feline Kitten.
From day one, Brucy showed her “wild” character, destroying books, plants, wires, eating all the food accidently left lying around and drinking water from the tap. So do not be fooled by her cute and adorable looks – “trouble” is her middle name 😉