This is just another little memory that cropped up the other day. After the rather depressing stuff I thought it would be a good idea to write about something happier.
When we had Dior, she was always very clean, she kept her self clean and I never really had to bath her often when she was small. Not like Angel who gets a bath every few weeks.
One day Eleanor and I had been at work all day. Dior and Diesel were at home. When we returned the whole house stunk. It just stunk of cat poop. Dior had been in her litter numerous times throughout the day and had an upset tummy resulting in rather runny poop. Unfortunately the home had smelled better and Dior had looked cleaner.
Eleanor got on with the task of cleaning the litter out and washing all the floors with disinfectant whilst I had the job of bathing Dior to get her smelling lovely again.
Dior never used to enjoy having a bath as much as Angel does, so it was always a struggle and she would constantly tell me off for bathing her and any little chance she got she would jump out of the bath and there would be water everywhere. Nether less I continued and got the cat shampoo round her, all nice and foamy then I rinsed her clean with fresh warm water. By the time it was time to get her out of the bath she was just getting used to it, but I was the one needing a bath then!
Anyway after I got her out of the bath and give her a brief towel dry I caught this picture of her before I blow dried her. How cute does she look? But how ‘not impressed’ does she look too…? Hahaa
Dior… You are so beautiful – Love you very much xxx
So after the new arrival of Dior its fair to say Diesel wasn’t 100% amused at first. It didn’t take him long to adjust and actually become a kind of brother to her though and it was really sweet to watch.
As the days went on and Dior became used to her new home, brother ‘in the making’ & mummy’s, she and Diesel became very close indeed. Diesel & Dior would snuggle up on the bed or couch together, Diesel would let Dior get right close up, snuggle right in and put her head over Diesels tummy! See pics below.
Dior was very clever really, even at a very early age. When we got her we bought her a smaller kitty litter tray so that she could hop in and out easy with her being tiny. She only used this a handful of times. She used to watch Diesel use his big litter box, then before we knew it Dior would be in the big litter box using it. I think secretly Diesel taught her to be a big girl and use the big litter box. She was so cute!
When Dior was small she used to jump up onto the bed, or climb up, and she would snuggle into Eleanor’s Charlie bear. This was a big brown bear that we used to sit in the middle of the bed. She would look lost in the bear’s legs but really cute. We didn’t realise how much Dior loved teddies until later on in her story. Heres a picture of Dior and her snuggled with Charlie ted.
A few of my fellow bloggers have wondered why i have a page dedicated to Dior and when she is mentioned as a past tense. Over the next week or so i will be talking about Dior and her life with Eleanor and I.
To start with a brief story of the start to her life, Dior was born in February of 2011 and we adopted her for a permanent home in the April of 2011. Sadly she lost her life in November of 2011 (at only 9 months old.)
We only had Diesel at the time so when we were thinking of names for her we wanted something that was a ‘posh’ branded name and something that went with Diesel. We went through some on the internet and Eleanor mentioned Christian Dior… And that was it *boom* Dior it was, and Dior it stayed.
She was a tiny little pink pawed tabby and white kitten that was after all the cuddles in the world, and i smothered her with them! She was very very cute and her and Diesel hit it off from the start, they were best of friends within a week and cuddled up together on the end of the bed for snoozes.
The first picture we took of her was the below picture and it has to be one of the cutest pictures I’ve ever taken. I will be going into more detail about Dior and her life story with us each day, so keep posted for more on the very special Dior.
Going to talk a little bit about Dior, our tabby kitten today!
Dior was an extremely friendly and loving tabby kitten. She was by far more of my baby than my partner Eleanor’s.
From previous blogs on here talking about affection etc, I mentioned that Dior’s main way of showing affection would be to paw and suckle on her favourite teddy bear, which is now called ‘Dior’. Below is a picture of Dior and one of the larger teddy bears she claimed when she was only 9 weeks old.
When she was new into our home, Dior used to spend a lot of time with Eleanor. Eleanor used to work from home at the time so Dior would spend all day with Eleanor in the office. She used to love lying on the keyboard of the computer and having a nap! Although this was no help to Eleanor as there wouldn’t be much work getting done! Dior used to climb up onto Eleanor’s chair and up her back, very gently and sit on her shoulders. Below is a photo of Dior and Eleanor from the web cam.
Like I was saying above, Dior used to spend a lot of time with Eleanor at first. And she used to lay with Eleanor on a night and sleep. Below is a picture I took with Eleanor and Dior fast asleep together. Very cute.
Keep tuned for more cute pictures & stories about our 3 cheeky kittens!