It is time for Dexter’s very first feature in our Funny Cat Picture series! This little kitty is an absolute delight and had brought a lot of joy and healing to my heart over these last 2 weeks. It feels wonderful to have such a happy, energetic kitten around the apartment. I think even Manna is beginning to think so. She has been grooming him and playing with him over the last few days. It feels like a huge victory!

Some of you may have seen this video already, but I am so proud that I have to share it here too!

Dexter has been doing very well at learning to be a cat. He watches Manna very closely. The one thing that we’ve had a little trouble with is that he almost always steps in his poop when he uses the litter box. It is never a very large amount of poop stuck to his feet, but even a very small amount is stinky. He gets very excited about using the litter box and spends quite a while digging all the way to the bottom. Thank goodness for bathing wipes! Keeping those feet clean is important. I’m sure that this is a problem that will go away in time (his small size may be a part of the issue).

Perhaps Manna has been giving Dexter a few tips on keeping clean. After all, cleanliness is next to catliness (or so she says). In the last few days, I have noticed Dexter taking more time to groom himself and to pay attention to his feet after using the litter box. He is not being as fussy about me cleaning his feet either. Here I  believe Dexter was asking “did I get it all this time?”

Missed a Spot - Dexter


Since I missed it yesterday, here is  a Dexter-themed word search for those of you that like to participate in these. 🙂

Want to Compete?

I finished the word search in 1 minute and 5 seconds. Can you do it faster? I got a score of 160 again, so that is still not working correctly.

Instructions for the Interactive Word Search

  • Words from the word list on the right are hidden within the puzzle. The words may be spelled forward, backward, or on a diagonal.
  • Click on the first letter of the word, drag the cursor across the word and click on the last letter of the word.
  • The puzzle is finished once you have found all of the words.

 Are your cats big fans of digging in the litter box?