Chad Basil the First – Totally Not a Lap Kitty

November 12 2023

Chad Basil the First appreciation post.

We love you, Basil! Totally not a lap kitty, but he tolerates us. Plus Basil loves to be petted. We get a kick out the varied and funny noises he makes. There’s the I found a bug noise, the Thomas is awake noise, the noise accompanying a big stretch, and the I see a bird noise. Love my grand kitty to pieces! 🖤🐾🖤

Chad Basil the First Update – Growing More Comfortable, Safe and Expressive

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. ❤️❤️❤️

Chad Basil the First – One Month Update

January 8 2022

Basil has been with us a month now. I finally got to take my own photo of him last night.

He’s making great progress. He actually lets me see him now, will play with his favorite toy with me, has smelled my fingers and toes, and doesn’t run when he hears my voice.

He’s getting more comfortable with Thomas, letting Thomas touch him, and coming out from under the bed more often.

He’s also getting more brave, and mischievous. He’s been exploring the house in the middle of the night, leaving bits of his findings on the living room floor.

Look who came into the living room last night, while I was still awake! 🥰🥰🥰 I think he would have stayed longer, but he heard voices coming from outside, and got spooked.

Chad Basil the First – Welcome to the Team TLC Family

December 21 2021

Isn’t he the cutest??!! Basil has finally started to venture from under Thomas’s bed. I told Thomas he has to take a photo of him every day until I can see him in person. 🤣😂🤣

Basil has been with us for one week now. He’s finally relaxing a little, not yet ready to leave Thomas’s room. I love his little white mustache and white toes. His full name is Chad Basil the First. 😂 We call him Basil.

You wouldn’t dare to think that he yowled for 3 nights straight in a row with that cute lil face, would you?? No, not him! Thank goodness we figured out the issue …. He wanted under Thomas’s bed.

Adopting a Furry Companion for Thomas

December 10 2021

Thomas found his new companion. A sweet, mellow boy. Thomas has been in need of an emotional support pet, having been diagnosed with depression. I’m so happy we are finally making this happen. ❤️❤️❤️

This is an incredibly delicate situation. Lillian has a fear of cats and is not at all pleased with this decision.

I spent hours talking with her last night, and about an hour just now. Which is actually an improvement. We talked about it rather than her having a full blown meltdown; which is what happened when I told her about a month ago! I feel in the end this is a positive as it helps her to confront her fear.

This is why I have been distracted for the past month. Times like this are what make parenting heart achingly difficult. Needing to do something beneficial for one child, that is something the other child is against. My brain and heart have been in a vice. ❤️💔❤️