March 5 2023
Basil took a break from school work to groom himself.
Chad Basil the First has been with us one year now. On December 10, 2021 I took Thomas to the Nevada Humane Society.
Thomas was drawn to this sweet faced kitty. Basil was quite scared and anxious. He stayed under Thomas’s bed for the first month, slowly making his way out of the bedroom in the next couple of months.
Basil has been a blessing to Thomas, doing great at his job as an emotional support cat. Of course I fell in love with him too, and he has helped Lillian conquer her fear of cats (mostly).
Happy One Year Anniversary to Basil!! 🎉🎉🎉 Best Grandkitty EVER!
September 3 2022
Chad Basil the First update! He continues to get more comfortable with his home, and us.
I bought a bag of 100 rubber balls for Basil last November. We only have about 5 left. Where are the balls? 😂 I have a feeling there are many under the fridge, stove, and corners of the couch that can’t be easily reached.
Basil has decided he loves to be petted, scratched, and stroked. He actively comes over and “asks” for some lovin’. He still does not want to sit with us or on our laps, but I have a feeling that one day he will decide he wants to give it a try. He does let me give him kisses now, as this used to freak him out. Maybe he thought I was going to eat him. 😆😂😆
In short, Basil is absolutely adorable.
January 27 2022
There’s just something about getting a haircut and style. It’s freeing, a lightening, a releasing of the past. It’s been over a year since my last cut. Feels so good.
February 22 2022
The coffee-filled mug did not survive this morning’s zoomie-playing-with-a-bouncy-ball session. 😳😭😳
Interestingly, Basil lost his case of zoomies after the loud crashing noise, with splattering of coffee across the room. Moving onto loafing on my bed.
February 12 2022
Chad Basil the First update. Basil has been with us for two months now.
He has nearly abandoned his safe space under Thomas’s bed, still returning there for his long afternoon nap. 😂
We’re learning his favorite things to play with, a small spiky rubber ball, little puff balls, and the assortment of foam balls Thomas and Lillian have collected over the years from birthday parties. I knew we were saving those for some reason. It’s pretty hilarious watching him toss the balls around, attacking them, with his back arched, and tail fluffed out. He loves playing with them on the stairs.
Basil enjoys jumping onto my bed, and the rocking chair to lounge in the sun. He’s finally discovering he can jump!
We finally got to hear him meow, as he’s been silent since we brought him home (except for the yowling the first 3 nights)! 😱 He meows to Thomas when he wants to be fed. It’s very quiet, and sometimes only a half meow.
Basil finally let’s us touch him. But, only when he’s half asleep, just waking up from a nap. 👏👏👏 He loves watching cat videos on our movie wall. Birds are his favorite so far.
Thomas is disappointed that Basil is spending less time in his room now. Hopefully, he’ll make his way back in there once he’s done exploring, and hanging out elsewhere. **Adding for those who don’t know – Basil is Thomas’s cat, adopted from the Humane Society.**
Lillian and Basil are steering clear of each other. He wants to explore her room so badly! 🤣 They are slowly warming up to each other.
We love him!! ❤️🥰❤️