March 12 2022
Chad Basil the First update. Basil has been with us for three months now.
He has completely abandoned his original safe space under Thomas’s bed.
His favorite toys are his bouncy rubber balls, and his new play mat. He probably has more bouncy balls than any cat ever.
He loves his water fountain (definitely drinking lots of water now), and bird watching.
He even helped with the vacuuming. 🤣😂🤣 And has the cutest paws! 🐾
Basil is finally purring, kneading, and giving love bites and licks. We still can’t pick him up. I’m betting by the next update or two, that may have changed.
Lillian has begun to cat proof her room so that Basil can explore, as he’s not been allowed in her room. She still hasn’t touched him, but enjoys watching him play, and takes lots of photos of him.
We tried to put his collar on him. He lost his spine, turning into a wet noodle flipping and flopping, over and over, until he eventually got the collar caught in his mouth! 😱 Took us a while to get him calm, and to trust Thomas to cut it off. I think we’ll wait a while before trying that again.
Please enjoy this rather large photo dump of Basil, plus two short videos. 🤣😂🤣
Basil is in competition with my nature photographs, to see which I have the most of on my phone.
We love Basil. Thank you to Thomas for being persistent with his requests for a cat, and for choosing Chad Basil the First. ❤️❤️❤️ Thomas is doing a great job at being Basil’s caretaker. He takes care of the food, water, and litter box. And I get to spoil Basil. Perfect!