Ladies and gentlemen, meet Oliver Milton Homeboy. Two weeks ago I welcomed this tiny, three-month-old furball into my little home and it has been non-stop bliss ever since. I adopted him from Operation Ava, which is a no-kill rescue, adoption, and education center in Philadelphia. When Oliver was first placed in my hands, I totally melted. The moment he started purring (half a second later), I knew he had to be mine… and he hasn’t stopped purring since.
In the past two weeks, Ollie has hung out in both Philly and New York, and has traveled by car, bus, and train. He’s even been to a bar in Brooklyn. What a cool cat. He’s the best to travel with, too! He just sleeps the entire time. I feel so lucky to have this adorable little dude in my life. He’s my pride and joy.
I do have something to ask you veteran cat owners, though: How can I stop the bedtime craziness? When I get home from work, sometimes this homeboy likes to play, and sometimes he likes to cuddle – both are great by me. But the moment I decide I’m going to bed, whether it be 11pm or 2am, Oliver decides it’s time to go berserk. He jumps all over my bed, pouncing on whatever he deems suitable, and races all around my entire apartment. It’s actually totally adorable, but it sometimes keeps me up for hours! Is this just a little kitten phase, or is there something I should be doing or not doing? Thanks in advance for your help! And for now, please enjoy some photos of my little dude.
All photos by FP Brigette.
Feel free to follow me on Instagram for daily pictures of this little cutie!! If you live in the Philly area and are thinking about adopting a pet (you should totally do it!), be sure to visit Operation Ava or PAWS!