As a child the only cats we had were barnyard cats & I didn't pay much attention to them unless it was time to feed them. Growing up, we had 2 dogs total and a few years back, we lost our beloved Boxer we had for so many years.
Our home and yard is small, so when a friend told my grands she had kittens, they wanted to see them and Papa agreed to letting them have one. I know they need to see the vet right away and again in a few months for shots & spaying...I know we need a litter box, toys and scratching post...but aside from that, what do you do to prevent them for scratching the furniture apart, climbing all over the cabinets, etc.?
I have a friend years ago who had 3 beautiful cats and the moment food was on the counter, the cats helped themselves...they would even out of the crock pot & I can't allow for that! Another friend couldn't leave anything on her counter because the cats would eat through it.
I am also worried about our 2 tortoises, if the cat will try to eat them??
Do I need to put my knickknacks away or will they be okay? I just don't want to come home and find my house has been destroyed.
Help! I am open to suggestions!