March 26 2023
Basil has decided to take up reading. His first choice seems like a great one! And also, I think he’s smiling at me! 🖤🖤🖤
February 26 2023
Chad Basil the First
Basil grows more comfortable in his new home, assuming correctly that everything is his to explore, play with, or eat. 😂
He still doesn’t get in our laps or cuddle. But has jumped on the bed twice to sit near Thomas or me. He adores Thomas (which is great since he’s Thomas’s cat and will go with Thomas to college.)
Basil had his 1 year checkup at the vet a few weeks ago. He loves his carrier. So much so that I’ve left it out for him.
He has much to say when Thomas is taking too long coming out of the bedroom in the mornings.
I love my grand kitty to pieces. ❤️❤️❤️
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.
May 19 2022
Beautiful Basil. He loves his new cat tree, perfect height for his lookout spot. If we don’t know where he is, I just have Thomas start talking, and Basil appears. Basil adores being loved on by Thomas. He’s also enjoying being allowed in Lillian’s room.
May 27 2022
Basil sure knows how to relax.
April 27 2022
Basil lets us pick him up now, and we can sit beside him without him leaving. He’s still not liking sitting in Thomas’s lap, but I’m sure that will come with time.
For anyone new to the Chad Basil the First updates: Basil is my 16 year old son’s rescue cat, adopted in December as emotional support. Basil spent the first month under Thomas’s bed, not allowing us near him. We’ve come a long way. 🎉🖤🎉
Yesterday afternoon, during my 3rd Zoom session of the day, I heard an odd noise coming from Thomas’s bathroom. When I checked into it, I found a sweet kitty climbing the shower curtain.
April 30 2022
Basil adores his Thomas. When Thomas enters the room, Basil stops what he’s doing, and goes to Thomas. It’s the sweetest to watch them together.